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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Religion (REL)
Mysticism East and West
Mysticism East and West
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Mysticism and its various meanings in Eastern and Western religious and spiritual traditions. Comparative study of major figures and works. What schools of mysticism teach about the nature of God and the world and the human state. The rapport between mysticism and various forms of sacred and traditional art.
After taking these courses, students should be able to: 1. understand the definition of mysticism, its relationship to the meaning of related contemporary terms, such as occultism and esotericism, as well as to other disciplines, such as philosophy and theology. 2. understand the various roles mysticism has played and continues to play in different religious contexts, from “primordial” to contemporary cultures. 3. comprehend the views of various schools of mysticism concerning the reality of God (or Ultimate Reality), the cosmos, and man. 4. understand the basic practical methods, as well as symbols, through which mystical realization is experienced and expressed. 5. have an awareness of the contemporary context of mysticism in both the Western and non-Western contexts.
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