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GSFS0391A-F14

Seminar on Women and Religion
Please register via RELI 0391A

Seminar on Women and Religion: Goddesses in South Asia
In this course we will examine the multiple portrayals of the divine in feminine form in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of India and Tibet. We will first raise questions about the role and significance of goddesses from a comparative perspective, before examining the large variety of South Asian feminine divinities within their historical, mythological, iconographic, and theological contexts. We will also examine sociological and psychological perspectives on these traditions, opening a way for dialogue between indigenous and modern theoretical frameworks. 3 hrs. sem.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92689

Course

GSFS0391

All Sections in Fall 2014

Fall 2014

GSFS0391A-F14 Seminar (Pierce)