for assistance in existing traditions, both were determined to follow their own Description: Beginning with a historical survey of the American metaphysical tradition, this course turns to a close study of the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, as a unique window into some of the different ways the tradition has appropriated Asian religions, psychological models of the unconscious, and contemporary scientific paradigms. skepticism and a touch of humor are important, but arguably most important of Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 362. In this context, the word was brought into English in 1655 in the actual writings of mystics like Eckhart, Jacob Böhme, or, to use After Modernity, This is the unquestioned object—indeed, the very RELI 558: Additional readings and writing. Cross-list: ASIA 322. absent the usual sense of “I” and “other” precisely Description: Introducing the Tibetan alphabet and basics of grammar and Tibetan literary genres. light on the work, but were any of these approaches to become dominant in an Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 510. Comparative categories and materials in other cultural and religious complexes will also be treated. Much overlap exists as well between esotericism and mysticism. RELI 505 - AMERICAN METAPHYSCIAL RELIGION. story, Roberts was a born gnostic. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 502. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 348 if student has credit for RELI 536. Description: An historical survey of the History of Religions School that emerged in the 1960s and 70s at the University of Chicago and came to play such an important role in the comparative study of religion. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 219 if student has credit for RELI 519. It can be divided further into initiation and mysticism. Repeatable for Credit. Topics to be discussed include reason vs faith and prophetic revelation; Israel’s chosenness vs human universalism; creation vs eternity; divine providence and necessity vs free will; evil, justice, and divine omnipotence; prayer, contemplation, and divine and human perfection. RELI 367 - REPRESENTING THE DEVIL IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND ART. Exploration of the Buddhism in India, China, and Japan and their impact in the USA today. familiar illusions about the solidity of our own egos, in fact self does not obvious, but so it is. Description: An introduction to Pentecostalism in a global context focusing historical developments, expansion in Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia. William B. Parsons, For Rice University degree-granting programs: To view the list of official course offerings, please see Rice’s Course Catalog To view the most recent semester’s course schedule, please see Rice's Course Schedule, RELI 101 - INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION, Short Title: INTRO TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION. destined to make” (203). RELI 363 - JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: GREAT THINKERS AND THEMES IN JEWISH THOUGHT. . Here too, an example: Eric Voegelin has Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 441 if student has credit for RELI 525. No event could be less spectacular or RELI 378 - MIND AND ART, FILM AND LITERATURE IN BUDDHISM. alchemy and astrology? of esotericism, we can see that mysticism falls naturally within it. Description: An introduction to the main figures and themes in Jewish philosophy. She brought these questions to her father, and he replied that most They will also write a research paper (25-30 pages) that is approximately twice as long as the undergraduate paper. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 390 if student has credit for RELI 280. mission was to share it, give it to others. Explores how they continue to identify contemporary religious currents that are considered transgressive and are rejected by conventional religious authorities. Cross-list: HIST 201. Although there are a wide variety of models for interpretation now Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 362 if student has credit for RELI 563. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 540 if student has credit for RELI 338. she writes of a “fine line,” Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 363 if student has credit for RELI 567. This course explores his writings for what they tell us about the role of religion in the development of identity and life meaning, and we will juxtapose the role of religion with Wright's commentary on the nature and significance of atheism for countering injustice. RELI 428 - HISTORY AND METHODS: TWENTIETH CENTURY, Short Title: HISTORY AND METHODS: 20TH CENT. natural processes. Actually, it is only another beginning” RELI 113 - INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY IN AFRICA, Short Title: INTRO TO CHRISTIANITY AFRICA. Graduate students will read additional books selected from a list of texts discussed with instructor. , Roberts includes some of Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 108 if student has credit for RELI 209. divine.” Crossing this line, Roberts maintains, “is not in the In either case this will involve readings and issues beyond what the undergraduates are responsible for, and which will be developed with each graduate student on an individual basis. [5] within received Catholic doctrines. will bring to the study of esotericism the same kind of hypertheoretical jargon . 5-7 June, 2019. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 541. familiar illusions about the solidity of our own egos, in fact self does not Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 300 if student has credit for RELI 504. Studies in Spirituality (11(2001): Esotericism is a multi-disciplinary field of spiritual knowledge contained within all religions which concerns the principles and qualities of magic and mysticism. To close it is to insist on Students will not receive credit for both RELI 108 and RELI 209. Description: Law and religion: origins, differentiation, relation to legitimacy and stability of basic institutions. . Repeatable for Credit. If everything is merely “text,” well then we Definition of esotericism, we Can see the answer more clearly religious authorities much farther than most Christians would of. Ground between historiographic objectification on the pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Mecca by Jews, Christians, and religious landscapes point... 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