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ENRICH-0677 – Rel In-Person: Chinese Religions (ENRICH-0677_CREL)

Chinese Philosophy and Religion and Beyond

Before you enter into a study of Chinese philosophy and religion, be careful not to be misled. China has a very different viewpoint from what we are all familiar with in the West. In fact, it’s often lumped together with India under the misleading title of “Eastern Philosophy.” But in actuality, China is as different from India as the West is from the East. “So, it is just incorrect to lump them together under the rubric ‘Eastern Thought,’” says Sharon L. Coggan, a former professor of religious studies. “Chinese philosophy has always been very grounded, down to earth and deeply engaged with the natural world, whereas India produced classic transcendental philosophy that eschewed the natural world.” Join Coggan as she examines the unique qualities of Chinese philosophy and religion along with a sweeping view of the traditional Chinese world, and the geographic areas it influenced. Uncover the mysteries of China that take you far beyond the traditional offerings in Western philosophy. Explore the classic Chinese philosophical movements including Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, Legalism, Chinese logic, Neo-Confucianism, Neo-Taoism and Chinese Buddhism. Then conclude with an illuminating survey of Tibetan and Japanese religious forms. Come away with a new and greater gratitude of East Asia and all of its depth, beauty and rich traditions.

Four in-person sessions
Tue., Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2022, 7-9 pm MT

Sharon L. Coggan, PhD, now retired, was an associate professor clinical teaching track at the University of Colorado Denver where she created and directed the Religious Studies Program. Her areas of study include history of religions, psychology of religion and Jungian thought.
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Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 23Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $180


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday11th October 20221st November 202207:00PM - 09:00PMSturm HallSharon Coggan