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RELG 2105 - Eastern Religions

An introduction to the religion and philosophy of the East through a selective historical examination of major thinkers, texts, and cultural expressions. Primary emphases are on the origins and development of indigenous traditions, the spread of religious views throughout Southeast and Central Asia, and the relationship between intellectual thought and popular practice. Topics include polytheism, ritual, ethics, mysticism, death and the afterlife, and salvation. The comparative approach also focuses on the issue of inter-faith dialogue and methodological problems involved in the study of “other” religions.