Comparative Asian Mysticism

Course Type: 
REL
Code: 
5510
Level: 
Graduate
Credit Hours: 
3
Schedule Type: 
Lecture
Description: 

Examination of the religious phenomenon and category of "mysticism" in various Asian traditions including Daoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism (both early Indian Buddhism and Japanese Zen). Particular topics include: the nature of mystical and religious experience in general; the relationship between religious experience and other aspects of religions, such as religious practice, doctrine, and language; and the question of the universality of mystical experience.

Restrictions: 
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.