Contemplative Christianity

This course examines the contemplative and mystical tradition of Christianity and its recent recovery by mainstream Christians through the work of Thomas Merton and others. Students will examine contemplative perspectives on such major topics as God, Christ, salvation, divine union, deification, scripture, and spiritual evolution, especially as these views contrast with modern fundamentalism. This class will also study the contributions of the major historical writers of the tradition. The class includes ample time for contemplative practice. Offered alternate years. Co-requisite or prerequisite: COR113 or COR130. Cross-listed as REL525.
Course Number: REL325
Units: 3.0
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