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HRHS 8307 : History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: Premodern 

Instructor(s): Amstutz Units: 3.0
This is an Online CourseCourse Level: Intermediate
Our online courses are co-sponsored by the Starr King School for the Ministry

A survey of themes and problems in the history of Jōdoshinshū Buddhism, from Hōnen into the nineteenth century, focusing on issues other than Shinran’s doctrine and text per se (institutionalization, women’s roles, evolution of teachings, interaction with political and economic regimes, etc.). Online course, with readings and written interactions among students and instructor. Evaluation based on weekly student writings and a final paper. For all students concerned with Shin Buddhism’s interaction with Japanese history, but assumes some familiarity with Buddhist traditions.

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