Eastern Archaic Religions

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This course will cover archaic religions, ie, religions which do not have a scripture but rather an oral and artistic tradition. Most of these are tribal in nature and it will take examples around the world. Following that, we will look at the religions of India, China, Tibet and Japan. Hinduism (a general name for many religions in India) look to the Vedas, the oldest written scriptures in the world, for their inspiration. Many different sects have formed around these scriptures. Buddhism, its founder, its tenants and some of the many offshoots which developed over the following centuries will be covered. This will include Tibet, which is unique in it approach to Buddhist teachings. The religions of China, Confucian and Taoist, as well as its Buddhist schools, which were changed quite radically in China, will be discussed. Finally, Japan with Shinto and Buddhist schools as well as some "new" religions that have developed in the past two centuries will be covered. 

Class Details

12 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Cooley Residence - SE Area

Eleanor Cooley 



Please read:  Text: The Worlds Religions (plus) Harper One, 50th Aniv. Ed. (May, 2009), Huston Smith. Personal Enrichment - Tuition Remission



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/26/2017 - 12/12/2017 Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, Cooley Residence - SE Area  Map, Room: Classroom Eleanor Cooley 

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