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RELI0228

Japanese Religions

Japanese Religions AT
We will begin our study of Japanese religions with the ancient mythology that forms the basis of Shinto (the way of the kami, or gods). We will then consider the introduction of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism to Japan and examine how these traditions were accepted, absorbed, and adapted. We will also investigate Japanese reactions to Christianity in the 16th century and the appearance of "new" Japanese religions starting in the 19th century. Throughout, we will ask how and why Japanese have both adhered to tradition and been open to new religions. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL PHL
Equivalent Courses:
JAPN0228

Sections

Spring 2015

RELI0228A-S15 Lecture (Morrison)

Fall 2012

RELI0228A-F12 Lecture (Morrison)

Spring 2011

RELI0228A-S11 Lecture (Morrison)

Fall 2008

RELI0228A-F08 Lecture (Morrison)

Spring 2006

RELI0228A-S06 Lecture (Morrison)

Spring 2004

RELI0228A-S04 Lecture (Morrison)