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RELG 241: Islam in Asia: Lived Traditions and Meaning-Making

This course explores contemporary expressions of Islam in Central, South, and Southeast Asia, and China. We will examine the ways theology, philosophy, ethics, and poetics have served as crucial forms of Islamic meaning-making in conversation with Islamic legal traditions. Additionally, the course examines a diversity of mystical and embodied traditions, as well as material cultural productions, emerging from interactions between indigenous rituals and practices and Islamic poetic and philosophical traditions.
6 credits; HI, IS, WR2; Offered Spring 2020; T. Doha