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THEO 3527 Meditation and Action: Interfaith Explorations (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Tibetan Buddhist understandings of the nature of awareness with its capacities for wisdom and compassionate responsiveness are explored through contemporary writing and guided meditations adapted for students of all faiths and backgrounds. Buddhist thought and practice is then brought into conversation with Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Henri Nouwen and other faith-based activists—for learning across religious boundaries (comparative theology) and to shed light on the students’ own spiritualities as bases for social service and action. Weekly writing, active weekly discussion, two ten page papers.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Makransky

Prerequisites: At least one prior course in theology.

Cross listed with: TMCE7113

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Last Updated: 19-Dec-16