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Fall 2014 General Registration: 8/18/14-8/29/14
Spring 2015 Early Registration: 11/10/14-11/21/14

While the IBS offers a set of classes each semester, there are instances in which a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If there are enough students to warrant, and the instructor is willing, such a class may be converted from a regular class format to a directed studies format, with fewer meetings over the course of a semester.

Course Listings for Spring 2014

HRPH 8455 : Topics in Buddhist Thought: Japanese Buddhism Through Personal Perspectives 

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

This course introduces Buddhism in Japan not by looking at the great sweeps of history but by focusing on the personal writings (in translation) of a limited number of figures in various time periods. Through these personal perspectives, the major aspects of Buddhism will be explored, from the advent of Buddhism to Japan, through the great changes in doctrine and practice of the medieval period, and the profound transformation of Japanese Buddhism in the Meiji period. Figures include, among others, the great founders Kukai and Saicho, the medieval monk Myoe, the courtesan Lady Nijo, the chronicler Muju Ichien, the nineteenth-century female founder of a new religion Nakayama Miki, and the Meiji-era reformer Kiyozawa Manshi. Online lecture (voice-to-voice) and/or Moodle discussion. Term paper. Intended audience: MA/MTS. Auditors with faculty permission.

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