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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2214 - Religions of China: Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism in Dialogue

Hours: 3
When Buddhism was introduced to China, sometime around the second century CE, it encountered a culture with strong Confucian and Daoist roots. Over time, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism have continued to interact with and influence one another in Chinese cultural and spiritual landscapes. Examination of the history, beliefs, philosophies, rituals, and traditions associated with all three traditions. The significance of trade along the Silk Road and way that economic factors have driven change in these spiritual traditions over time. Emphasis will be on understanding the historical forces which shape religious traditions, be those theological influences from alternate traditions, competition for cultural and financial resources, or shifting political forces.
Notes: Cross-listed with RELG 2750.