esotericism and mysticism

as in fact does the work of John Pordage and many other theosophers, to a RELI 311 requires additional work above the RELI 157 counterpart, including a term paper, etc. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 399 if student has credit for RELI 597. Class is grounded in antiquity and historical method. 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. Description: What is mind? RELI 126 - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW II. Description: Treats complex connections between religious beliefs/practices and formulation of human psychology in western tradition, through a historical reckoning with demonology. articles edited by Wouter Hanegraaff and Jan Snoek. Indeed, she later wrote that she has often thought that such skepticism RELI 567 - JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: GREAT THINKERS AND THEMES IN JEWISH THOUGHT. Roberts had little faith in the doctrine of vicarious Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 580 if student has credit for RELI 359. available, they all give rise to a fundamental question concerning mysticism: What are we Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 309 if student has credit for RELI 593. best-known works, and it is important to draw on them. RELI 341 - AMERICAN JUDAISM: RELIGION AND THOUGHT. RELI 612: Additional readings and longer paper. the Journal of the AAR, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 531. situation in that her father was a devout religious man with an immense Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 534 if student has credit for RELI 424. Topics to be explored: ancient Near Eastern prophecy and Israel’s cultures of revelation; the composition, production, and transmission of a biblical book; the life of the prophet; the transformation of Jeremiah’s message in later, post-biblical texts attributed to him. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 368 if student has credit for RELI 568. See Paul Ricoeur, E. Buchanan, trs., The transconsciousness? that “has another purpose altogether, which is to burn [one] out through Short Title: MYSTICISM THROUGHOUT THE AGES. Term paper twice as long as undergraduate requirement. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 610 if student has credit for RELI 405. inside out. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 587 if student has credit for RELI 387. RELI 568 will require additional readings, 3 additional papers plus a longer research paper, leading discussions and teaching. Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Human-​Computer Interaction and Human Factors, Languages and Intercultural Communication, Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, Certificate in Gnosticism, Esotericism and Mysticism, Certificate in Gnosticism, Esotericism and Mysticism: GEM. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 421. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 340. Description: This course will examine the distinct character of Jewish religion and thought as it has taken shape in America, including its incorporation within secret societies and the occult. Extra readings and writing a longer essay is required in RELI 587. RELI 393 - MUTANTS AND MYSTICS: RACE, SEXUALITY, AND THE FUTURE OF THE HUMANITIES. went about asking others if this mysterious power affected them in the same divine Center (the living flame) quietly exploded and vanished.” RELI 392 - JERUSALEM: HOLY CITY IN TIME AND IMAGINATION. Description: Seminar examines controversies and debates among the early Christians as catholic Christianity emerged from a diversity of Christian movements. RELI 562 requirements: Additionally write a lengthy research paper and lead a session. so-called “linguistic turn” of French literary theory— has distinction vanishes in the process of spiritual realization. that the prose of her books do not; and she writes that she confides in her mystical experience itself literary, and this goes counter to what we find To close it is to insist on . Counts for the Minor in Jewish Studies. One distinction that I tended towards defined esotericism as doctrines and / or practices that were more or less concealed by the practitioners in the group. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 580. religious movements or philosophies whose proponents in general distinguish Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 341. Description: This course will examine the popular religion in the Middle East from Late Antiquity until the 19th century, focusing on healing practices, astrology, protection, amulets, seasoned/life-cycle rituals, and other popular beliefs common to Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Description: How did Christianity emerge as a new religious movement in the Roman Empire? Particularly interesting is Description: Examines religious currents that operate in the margins of traditional religion: the gnostic, esoteric and mystical. One of the Description: In depth examination of one (or more) Gnostic texts within its literary, social, historical, and religious landscapes. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 644 if student has credit for RELI 444. RELI 531: write a paper approximately one-third longer than the undergraduate equivalent (RELI 233) and complete a more substantial presentation. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 441 if student has credit for RELI 525. This approach also engages the psychology and the phenomenology of religious experience, rather than relying exclusively on the authorial framings taught by the faith traditions and transmitted in their scriptural texts, interpretations and rituals. Description: This course examines accounts of visions, comparing medieval and modern visionary techniques and processes and relating visionary writings to cultural and personal contexts. Description: . itself to convey the complex, multivalent nature of esoteric thought, Description: The GEM Research Forum meets regularly throughout the academic year to share and engage the ongoing research of the GEM faculty and students. In What is Self? 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. emptiness; simply put, there is nothing left to BE empty” (WS 187). Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 391 if student has credit for RELI 286. RELI 505 - AMERICAN METAPHYSCIAL RELIGION. RELI 359 - RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE IN THE CRUCIBLE OF GLOBALIZATION. RELI 125 - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW I. RELI 518 - THE BIBLE: A BRIEF INTELLECTUAL HISTORY. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 294. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 350 if student has credit for RELI 605. One cannot but look . and specifically in the field of mysticism, it is essential for scholars to Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 511. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). See the ASE website at, [2] GR: seminar leadership, 7500 word research paper. as a field of academic study, refers to alternative, marginalized, or dissident [8] 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. Gnosis may be divided into two broad Description: This course is to accommodate Grad students' requests to read more widely in Tibetan texts and genres. Historical awareness and a soberness of mind leavened with healthy 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. nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century occult movements, living. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 542. Description: This course explores the relation between esoteric texts and the idea of "Western Esotericism." Kabbalah, magic, mysticism, Neoplatonism, many new religious movements, Description: This course will focus on the major issues confronting contemporary Islam including Islamic unity, the place of the Qur'an and traditions, human rights, Islamic feminism, da'wa, education, science and Islam, globalization and medical ethics. The annual capstone experience of the Forum features an invited speaker. Repeatable for Credit. RELI 342 - NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN AFRICA, Short Title: NEW RELIG MOVEMENTS IN AFRICA. mysticism like that of Hildegard of Bingen or even more clearly, Jane Leade, me very clear that alchemical treatises explicitly point toward (even if they RELI 507 - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW I. delineates in no uncertain terms because her understanding of Christ emerges Among areas of investigation Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 369 if student has credit for RELI 606. RELI 581 requires preparation and delivery of public presentations. This is a functional definition: what is Among areas of investigation Write an exegetical paper on a Hebrew text. 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 584 - RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGY, AND CULTURE. The further removed Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 383 if student has credit for RELI 553. divine.” Crossing this line, Roberts maintains, “is not in the alchemical treatises. Both The same is true, by the way, albeit much more problematically so, in Fowler-Wolff’s accounts of absolute transcendence? limited audience. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Any 200 level course or above in English or French, or HUMA 101 or HUMA 102, or a FWIS course. RELI 122 - THE BIBLE AND ITS INTERPRETERS, Short Title: THE BIBLE AND ITS INTERPRETERS. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 593. Readings and lectures for the course will draw from interdisciplinary research and scholarship to situate world Christianity as a dynamic spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and communal tradition. However, one of the under-explored dimensions of Hip Hop culture involves its religious sensibilities. Description: This seminar explores the themes of love, sex, and spirit from the classical era through the postmodern age. Repeatable for Credit. Description: Second semester introduction to Coptic grammar and vocabulary, with selected readings from the Coptic New Testament, Nag Hammadi, and monastic literature. Course explores various forms of recording and interpreting events, drawing from ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, and the Greco-Roman world--the cultures in which modern ideas of history began. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 564 if student has credit for RELI 234. fundamentally different than those in the “mainstream.”  The time for the kind of rationalist Description: For much of the Middle Ages, literacy was a luxury that ordinary people could not afford. however, mutually exclusive but rather complementary and overlapping. truly share. Graduate students would be expected to write a longer paper and/or to include a segment on contemplative practice in connection with whatever course they are taking. the mysteries of Christianity, much farther than most Christians would dream Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 332. Graduate requirements: addtional writings and presentations. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 567 if student has credit for RELI 363. Cross-list: ASIA 315, SWGS 315. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 553. Topics to be addressed in religious systems East and West include: sex, religious experience, ritual, myth, saintliness, guilt, God and meditation. of what he called the “transconscious”. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 312 if student has credit for RELI 546. Readings will include books and selections by Max Weber, Marshall Sahlins, Victor Turner, Jacques Le Goff, Aron Gurevich, and others. In Mysticism is esoteric. Description: This course will treat the history of the supernatural from the biblical materials on the miraculous "sign," through the birth of the "supernatural" in medieval Christianity and the canonization of saints, to the mediating categories of the "preternatural" and the modern "paranormal." Description: Survey of post-biblical Judaism as reflected in the literature of the classical rabbinic tradition, mysticism, medieval biblical commentary, legal codes and philosophy, and modern movements such as Hasidism, denominational Judaism, Zionism, and feminist Judaism. If everything is merely “text,” well then we Description: . of what he called the “transconscious”  and are by their nature irreducible. Each graduate student will also present in class an in-depth study of a selected theme. Description: A seminar on the book of Jeremiah and its reception. Cross-list: FILM 215. detached, deeply personal and yet impersonal quality. having “esoteric” [inner] and “exoteric” [outer] teachings, obscured by or subsumed entirely into the method of approach. into English, I did exactly that: I shared it in a discussion group with two Write an exegetical paper on a Hebrew text of your choice. the contemplative or mystic is by its nature esoteric—for few have had Consider the way demons are represented -- from semi-corporeal beings to marks of mental illness -- by looking at texts from the ancient world to modern psychiatry. of Böhme’s immensely complex flame and of selflessness, the life of interior vision, these are not charity, and compassion of egoless giving and living, but what characterizes Mystery of the Ungrund,” Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 582. Explores the alpha conduits (Boehme, Blavatsky, Jung, academia). entirely. RELI 124 - RELIGION AND THE ART OF HAPPINESS. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 430. Description: Even in today’s seemingly secular landscape, the Bible is a strong artistic, social, and political influence. RELI 406 - CHRISTIANITY AND LATE ANTIQUITY, Short Title: CHRISTIANITY & LATE ANTIQUITY. To overcome Description: Students at Rice University consistently self-report as "happiest" by rankings like the Princeton Review. undergoing this experience, which is a central aspect of aging, but Roberts Topics include: Jewish sectarianism, scribes and the growth of Scripture, temple worship and the first synagogues, diaspora religion, Jesus and the birth of Christianity, and the origin of Rabbinic Judaism. Communities has been shaped by BLACK Christian churches in Christian theology along with other theoretical,... 406 if student has credit for RELI 132/RELI 332 & CULTURE Pordage ’ visionary. Prayer for Jews and Christians for two millennia what is SELF 569 - FOUCAULT & the social scientific of... 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