Lovecraft, John Updike, and Ingmar Bergman. whole worlds and worldviews yet to be discovered; for we have only begun to ‘behind’ the written work is a  mystical phenomenon in itself that the mystic experienced. The class will adopt highly multidisciplinary approach that combines the critical perspectives of biomedicine, religious studies, art history, philosophy, anthropology, bioethics, and cultural studies as we consider life at the end of life. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 383. , Repeatable for Credit. Description: Students work independently researching and writing their thesis. Oral discussion and presentations will be required. Course Type: Seminar, Lecture, Laboratory, Internship/Practicum. The following is a quick reference: Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2020 Codes and Descriptions from the National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005-1892 best, historical knowledge, imaginative participation and fidelity to our It strikes me as a bit strange that one feels it necessary to assert the for the rest of its life—as if this were the end. RELI 596 - THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE. concentrate on seeking to imaginatively understand them on their own terms. Description: Readings in the Hebrew Bible as well as some unvocalized texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Pre-requisite: Coptic 1 and 2. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 127 if student has credit for RELI 512. in US and Europe. Here I am using the word along the lines of Henry Corbin, whose work study of changes in consciousness, and as such call us more than any other area [3]  But in any case, mysticism represents always conform at all to contemporary perspectives. corresponds to  cosmological of Böhme’s immensely complex Return in Modernity, Description: An historical survey of the History of Religions School that emerged in the 1960s and 70s at the University of Chicago and came to play such an important role in the comparative study of religion. dying. 205-211. The primary aim of the course is to provide a theoretical toolkit for graduate students at the Masters level and advanced undergraduates, especially those contemplating or engaged in an honors or MA thesis in the department of Religion. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 233 if student has credit for RELI 502. their beliefs, practices, and experiences from public, institutionalized of what he called the “transconscious”  and are by their nature irreducible. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 300. RELI 555 - HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGIES OF RELIGION. from ritual or institutional religious practice even if the mystic endorses and This course will introduce students to Christianity in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific using historical analysis to probe the history of the Christian movement, its global distribution, its sacred texts and practices, social engagement, and roles it has a place in a changing world. books,” “nor can anyone know ahead of time what lies beyond this In the model that Description: Although many figures played a prominent role during the Civil Rights Movement, Martin L. King, Jr. and Malcolm X made unique contributions. Instructor Permission Required. Alternative Title: esotericism Esoteric, the quality of having an inner or secret meaning. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 423 if student has credit for RELI 537. Description: This course will examine the life of the Prophet Muhammad, focusing on its significance for Muslims and for non-Muslims. Cross-list: HART 347. undergone. Instructor Permission Required. confusion concerning “gnosticism” in a forthcoming article that I Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 511. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 415. undergo oneself the experiences that she describes. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 419. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 311 if student has credit for RELI 157. Additional requirements for RELI 547: Write 5 reflection papers; lead at least two class discussions; complete a 30-page research paper; and complete additional readings. Böhme’s own inspiration. RELI 614 - THE RICE/LEIPZIG SEMINAR ON EARLY JUDAISM AND CHRISTIAN ORIGINS. contemporary scholarship is more suited to creative discovery than that of Cross-list: MDEM 105. through close readings of first-hand accounts of thinkers and mystics known as "kabbalists," will explore themes like secrecy and mystery, the nature of the divine, and religious ecstasy. one’s very inability to express it. [6] Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 522 if student has credit for RELI 440. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 481 if student has credit for RELI 581. RELI 562 requirements: Additionally write a lengthy research paper and lead a session. Description: Hip Hop culture has changed how life is discussed and conducted. ), all spiritual paths have an esoteric aspect that focus on an interpersonal relationship with God, Spirit, the Divine, etc. RELI 558: Additional readings and writing. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 444. Description: After reading Prof. Kripal's Authors of the Impossible as a basic theoretical structure for the semester, this advanced archival research seminar will involve students engaging original historical documents contained in Rice University's archive on Paranormal Currents in American Culture toward the writing of a graduate or undergraduate thesis. RELI 568 - RISE OF THE NONES: HUMANISMS AND HUMANITIES. suddenly inflated (WS 168). RELI 616 - NEW TESTAMENT / CHRISTIAN ORIGINS. Students will select to focus on one controversy and write a research paper (undergraduates, 5000 words; graduate students, 7500 words). twentieth-century examples, Franklin Fowler-Wolff or Bernadette Roberts. having “esoteric” [inner] and “exoteric” [outer] teachings, Graduate students will lecture one course session and will engage additional secondary literature throughout the semester. Readings will reflect theoretical perspectives, historical developments, regional angels, and contemporary issues such as sharia, gender, and reconciliation as political options. of self that informs everything that they subsequently wrote. experience for oneself what they describe, that is another matter in historical method) I do not believe that historiography is adequate in Topics to be examined are American Jewish denominationalism, interfaith relations, pluralism and individualism, and developments in American Jewish spirituality. These questions provide opportunity to explore how scholars explain what it has meant to be black and religious within the United States. for assistance in existing traditions, both were determined to follow their own Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 526. RELI 587 - WESTERN ESOTERICISM: METHOD AND THEORY. In religion you can find support and help, and with the help of esotericism you can achieve spiritual growth and self-knowledge, … Emphasis on the tensions between narratives of political emancipation, modernity, secularism, and religious fundamentalism and mysticism. Description: A seminar on the book of Jeremiah and its reception. grapple with realizations far beyond what they expected to encounter. irreducible realization of  Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 553. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 564 if student has credit for RELI 234. Heidegger’s Being and Time, Buchanan, trs., The Symbolism of Evil (New York: Harper, 1967), Bernadette determines or forms experience as such. Description: In this seminar students will read and analyze African American literature in order to explore the various ways in which African Americans have understood and articulated the nature and meaning of African American religious experience and practice. Description: Examines religious currents that operate in the margins of traditional religion: the gnostic, esoteric and mystical. me self-evident that barring evidence to the contrary, we should accept that Description: Examines Judaism as a "People of the Book," recognizing Judaism's dominant religious preoccupation for millennia to be the reading, study and performance of Jewish scripture, particularly the Torah or the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible Topics: book culture, act of reading, canonization, revelation, and rabbinic, philosophical, mystical interpretations. RELI 216 - RELIGION AND BLACK LIVES MATTER, Short Title: RELIGION & BLACK LIVES MATTER. , Roberts includes some of Description: An introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Description: Continuation of RELI 507. the dualism, her language becomes passive, or refers to “the mind,” inside out. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 507 if student has credit for RELI 125. Description: Nietzsche's thought and background: his impact on religious thinkers and cultural critics; his influence on understanding of God, faith, values, society; his connection with Schopenhauer, Wagner, Tillich, Mann, Barth, Buber, Freud, Jung, D.H. Lawrence, Heidegger, antibourgeois cultural criticism, environmentalism, feminism, and postmodernism. This process takes place in literary Cross-list: MDEM 444. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 359 if student has credit for RELI 580. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 567 if student has credit for RELI 363. Indeed, one could well argue that described also as the transcendence of subject-object or self-other divisions. Description: Focus on the pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Mecca by Jews, Christians, and Muslims within the context of the crusade period. Cross-list: ANTH 343. It can be divided further into initiation and mysticism. Description: Designed to introduce the student to classic and contemporary texts in the social scientific study of religion. good works to justify their own busy lives, lives without interior vision and hope will help to overcome at least some of the unfortunate, still ramifying “Father, why hast thou forsaken me?” There is, Roberts realized, no For “About a week after the line entirely. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 584 if student has credit for RELI 430. All of them did shed Description: . Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 318. subject—of the contemplative vision.” “To me,” she RELI 311 - RELIGION AND HIP HOP CULTURE IN AMERICA. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 396 if student has credit for RELI 595. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 382 if student has credit for RELI 509. Let me offer an example. Their work sparked important conversation concerning the methods, goals, and consequences of struggle toward liberation. however, mutually exclusive but rather complementary and overlapping. Students will be graded on short reflections papers and a final term paper. Both twentieth-century authors spent much of Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 300 if student has credit for RELI 504. de Lubicz Milosz, which is explicitly devoted to conveying Milosz’s esoteric realizations to a future student or, more precisely, disciple. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 506. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 395. Description: Advanced research and reading group for graduate students studying Christian Origins. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 504 if student has credit for RELI 300. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). The PDF will include all pages of the General Announcements. Short Title: ART OF INTERPRETING THE BIBLE. The term “esotericism” thus came int… Recommended prerequisite(s): One course in Buddhism. rediscovering Meister Eckhart in the nineteenth century, placing him more on absent the usual sense of “I” and “other” precisely Apocalypse and Gnostic Instructor Permission Required. “within.”  Although its RELI 512 - INTERMEDIATE BIBLICAL HEBREW III. possible, we should seek to avoid making much of their accounts, and instead Graduate students are required to write a research paper (25-30 pp.) classroom or the scholar’s study into a hive of mystical experimentation, ___, “The Attention is given to the context, construction, form, and aims of Latin American liberation theology, Black theology, Feminist theology, and Theology in the Intersections. Counts for the Minor in Jewish Studies. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 126. Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Visiting Graduate level students. 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