Required Readings:

All "basic" readings available at

Diana L. Eck, Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India (Columbia)

Eugene Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage)

Elie Wiesel, Night (Bantam)

Peter Brown, The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity (Chicago)

Farid Esack, On Being a Muslim (Oneworld)


Class Schedule and Readings:

Thursday 17 September  - Introduction to the Course and Judaism


Thursday 24 September - Rethinking God

Readings:  Elie Wiesel, Night.

Thursday 1 October - Christianity


Thursday 8 October - Creating Community

Readings:  Peter Brown, The Cult of the Saints.

Thursday 15 October - Islam


Thursday 22 October - Religious Identity in/and the Modern World

Readings:  Esack, On Being a Muslim.

First Exam Due

Thursday 29 October - Hinduism


Thursday 5 November - Seeing and Knowing the Divine

Readings:  Diana L. Eck, Darsan.

Thursday 12 November - Buddhism


Thursday 19 November - Ritual Practice

Readings:  Eugene Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery.

Tuesday 24 November

Second Exam Due