This course will look in to Early Buddhist teaching of Karma and Rebirth found in Early Buddhist Texts and Commentaries. Later developments of those ideas in various Buddhist cultures and modern researches on “Rebirth” will be examined. HRHS1515 Buddhist Traditions of South Asia is recommended as background. Brief presentation on an assigned subject by students and a research paper of 12-15 pages are expected. Intended for MDiv, MA and MTS students. GTU doctoral students are encouraged to enroll.
HRPH 3243 : Topics in the Buddhist Traditions of South Asia: Buddhist Teaching of Karma and Rebirth