What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a Jew, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, and a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time?
In a continuation of the course offered Winter Quarter, this is an opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. Watching DVDs from The Teaching Company, you will learn the historical conditions in which the world religions arose, and how the religions answered shared human dilemmas.
The course helps you think about specific traditions while you ponder the common processes of religious development. You are welcome at any session even if you cannot attend the entire series.
Alternate Mondays: Apr 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun 8, 17
Monday, April 8 - Buddhism continued: Why We Suffer and The Noble 8-Fold Path
Monday, April 22 - Buddhism continued: From Buddha to Buddhism and Jainism
Monday, May 6 - East Asia before the Axial Age and The World of Confucius
Monday, May 20 - The Foundations of Confucianism and The Cultivation of Virtue
Monday, June 3 - Early Confucianism and the Rise of Taoism and The Tao de Jing
Monday, June 17 - Taoist Politics and Mysticism and Reflections on the Axial Age
Location: Fireside Room
Facilitator: Bill Hilton
Registration: Appreciated but not required: email
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