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ASIA 1147: Religions of Asia

Randolph College
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  • Class Start

    July 05, 2022

  • Class End

    August 10, 2022

  • Drop Day

    July 07, 2022

  • Term

    Summer 2022

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About this course

ASIA 1147: Religions of Asia is offered online by Randolph College. This course provides a thematic and historical overview of four major Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism—in the cultural regions of India and China. To accomplish this ambitious goal, we will direct our focus to the major themes of each tradition, paying attention to how some of these traditions developed in dialogue with each other, and how others crystallized into distinct traditions in reaction to each other. This introduction to Asian religions will be undergirded by an exploration of the nature of religious belief and questions about the ethics of interreligious dialogue. Specific themes that we will address include the following: What is religion as opposed to personal, moral, or political philosophy in India and China? How is religious identity defined in cultures that embrace a plurality of traditions? What common religious problems do the four traditions attempt to answer? How do we define religious pluralism? What are some approaches to religious difference? What do you think is the best approach to religious difference for you?

Required Text

Tsai Chih Chung, Zhuangzi Speaks, trans by Brian Bruya. Princeton:Princeton University Press, 1992. | Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy Ivanhoe, Philip J., and Bryan W. Van Norden, eds. Indianapolis | Extensive Articles Provided on Google Classroom

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