Classes

HDS 3392: Interreligious Theology in a Post-Post-Modern Era

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Description

Theology is grounded in belief in God, or some Transcendent Reality that engages normatively our minds, hearts, bodies, lives. It is the practice of faith seeking understanding, attentive to the canonical scriptures and traditions, yet also to ritual, ethical and experiential learning. Today theology must be purified by contemporary critical questions, as honest theologians expose biases and systemic injustice, learn to be more suspicious of elite power structures and exclusions and, in our interreligious world, hesitant about overdependence on the ideas, words,...

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HDS 3931: The Yoga Sutras: Text, Meaning, Purpose

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023

Description

The brief Yoga Sutras (only 195 sutras) of Patanjali (c 100 BCE-100 CE) is a vastly influential and fundamental text of yoga. It is the focus of the course, along with its primary commentary (Vyasa’s Bhasya), notes on other commentaries, and with some attention to BKS Iyengar’s famous Light on the Yoga Sutras. What was Patanjali up to? What are the Sutras for? What do the Sutras tell us about the meaning and purpose of yoga then and now? Though not a course about the practice of yoga or yoga in the modern world, it is always attentive to the implications for...

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