Religions of the Silk Roads: Interaction of Buddhism, Islam and Others

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Religions of the Silk Roads

Fall 2021

Taught By: Marleen Kerson

Section: AX

CRN: 11827

Credits: 4

Join us as we travel with monks, princesses and plunderers along the Silk Roads, the network of trade routes that have linked Asia, the Middle East and Europe from the second century BCE to the present. We will explore cross-cultural connections in Silk Road areas through the lens of religion, as we discuss major religions such as: Buddhism, perhaps the world’s first world religion; Islam, spread within 200 years by merchants and warfare; Zoroastrianism, arguably the world’s first monotheistic religion; Nestorian Christianity, considered unorthodox by the established Christian world, but an important belief system to members of Mongol leadership, Confucianism, the foundation of statecraft in East Asia, and Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan which greeted Buddhism as it moved into Japan. Discover the role each has played in shaping society, art, architecture, politics and more along the Silk Roads in history and today.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:42pm 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 908

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021