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Fall 2018
Jan 20, 2022
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THEO 064 - Monasticism:Buddhist&Christian
This course is designed to introduce students to the ethical teachings of Buddhism, their philosophical and spiritual foundations, and their application to contemporary issues. The first half of the course will focus on the nature and development of Buddhist ethics, from the early Pali and Sanskrit texts to the writings of contemporary Buddhists. Special attention will be given to the ethical teachings the XIV Dalai Lama and Thich Nath Hanh. The second half of the course will examine social teachings of Buddhism and the way contemporary Buddhists are expanding classical Buddhist ethics to address a number of issues such as human rights, obligations to animals and to the environment, social justice, corporate responsibility, just war, death penalty, abortion, euthanasia, same sex marriages, gender inequality. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theology & Religious Studies Department

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