REL 379 Sacred Space in South Asia

Across South Asia, monasteries, mosques, temples, and trees all play important roles in the construction of religion. This course examines the legal and philosophical aspects of sacred space and sacred structure, as well as the sociological and anthropological ramifications. Students gain a nuanced comparative perspective on the religions of South Asia (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, and Jainism) and their relationships with one another.




One of REL 130, REL 240, or REL 250; or permission of the instructor.