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Religious Studies

REL 233 (TH) Religions along the Silk Road (1)

This course will examine different religions that spread along the Silk Road. Main themes of this course include patterns of religious conversion, cultural interactions among different religious groups and the impacts of cultural encounters on the internal development of several religions. In the end, students will develop a deeper understanding about patterns and impact of encounters of diverse religion by studying the transformation of Buddhism, Islam, Manichaeism and Nestorian Christianity. Students will also make connections to cultural interactions among different religious groups in the U.S. today.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically

  • Offering: Alternate springs
  • Instructor: Zhou