REL 2030 - Religion in Japan

A study of the historical continuity and overall unity in the Japanese religious tradition. The major organized religions of Shinto and Japanese Buddhism, and also the influence of Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity are discussed. Also taken up are the informal religious movements of "ancestor worship," family religion, and state religion. An attempt is made to assess the role and significance of religion in Japanese culture.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations.

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