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This course grapples with understanding the sophisticated ways of mystical experience in general. A variety of mystical phenomena from a number of different cultures will be considered as an introduction. The communalities and diversity of the mystic traditions of Islam and Christianity are explored through readings of the foundational works of each. The methods, practices, arts and institutions of Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu mysticism are investigated along with mystical aspects of the non-scriptural religions of Africa, Native America, and Aborigine Australia are studied. Various critiques formulated against mysticism are presented as the post-modern turns towards mysticism. Overall this course will challenge the boundaries of single religious traditions and disclose the nature of the human quest for union with the divine.
Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses
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- BL1-2790 Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
- BL1-50 Religion (General)
- BL51-65 Philosophy of religion. Psychology of religion. Religion in relation to other subjects
- BL74-99 Religions of the world
- BL175-265 Natural theology
- BL660-2680 History and principles of religions
- BP1-610 Islam.Bahai Faith.Theosophy, etc.
- BR1-1725 Christianity
- BS1-2970 The Bible
- BT10-1480 Doctrinal Theology
- BV1-5099 Practical Theology
- BX1969 Forms of worship. Catholic practice
- BX1970-2175 Liturgy and ritual
- BX2050-2175 Prayers and devotions
- BX2177-2198 Meditations. Devotional readings. Spiritual exercises, etc.