Name Title Description

REL-125

Religions of the World

Important ideas and practices of major religions in historical and cultural context.

REL-224

Introduction to Buddhism

Examining the doctrines, practices, and communal life of the Buddhist religious tradition. Beginning with the origins of Buddhism in India, its spread and transformation through Asia and to the West. Exploring the various interpretations about Buddhology, the meaning of Dharma and how it becomes embodied in practice. Studying the Buddhist perspectives and approaches to issues and challenges Buddhist face in the modern world.

REL-327

East Asian Buddhism

Aspects of East Asian Buddhism, focusing on the Bodhisattva model. The development of early Indian Buddhism and its role in the debate between early Buddhist schools and the emergent Mahayana views. The role of this model in the hagiographic traditions of Buddhist monks, nuns, founders, and saints. Special attention given to the pantheon of Bodhisattva Savior figures, such as Guan Yin (Kannon), Dizong (Jizo), and Milo (Maitreya).

Education
Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Th.M.
Harvard Divinity School
M.Div.
Southeastern Baptist Seminary
B.A.
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