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DI4750   Themes and Texts in Christian-Buddhist Dialogue

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm Wed.

This module examines the foundations of Christianity and Buddhism and the possibility of dialogue between these two faiths/world religions. The possibilities of dialogue between a theistic and an atheistic religion are explored through themes such as silence, meditation and service as well as through theological texts by important authors, e.g. John, the 14th Dalai Lama, Raimon Pannikar, and Shantideva. This module has practical components such as periods of meditation, the recitation of sacred texts and the listening of music and mantras.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour lecture.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor M I Aguilar
Module teaching staff: Prof M I Aguilar