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年度 2018年度 開講部局 総合科学部総合科学科
講義コード AHH34001 科目区分 専門教育科目
授業科目名 Theories of Religious Studies - Comparative Religion
授業科目名
(フリガナ)
Theories of Religious Studies - Comparative Religion
英文授業科目名 Theories of Religious Studies - Comparative Religion
担当教員名 杉木 恒彦
担当教員名
(フリガナ)
スギキ ツネヒコ
開講キャンパス   開設期 2年次生   前期   1ターム
曜日・時限・講義室 (1T) 火5-8:総K209
授業の方法 講義 授業の方法
【詳細情報】
Lecture, question and answer, and discussion 
単位 2 週時間   使用言語 E : 英語
学習の段階 2 : 初級レベル
学問分野(分野) 23 : 人文学
学問分野(分科) 23 : 宗教学
対象学生 Students from all departments
授業のキーワード Theories of Religious studies, world religions, comparative religions 
教職専門科目   教科専門科目  
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この授業科目の位置づけ
As the world is globalizing, religions are more and more important topics of discussion. We are required to have more knowledge and understanding of religions in the world. This course is provided as an introduction to world religions and Religious Studies. 
到達度評価
の評価項目
 
授業の目標・概要等 This course provides learning the basics of religions in the world (such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditional religions, Shinto, and some recent religious movements in developed countries) and the major classic and modern theories regarding religions developed in Religious Studies (particularly in the sociology of religion and anthropology of religion). These theories are abstracts of forms, structures, and functions that many religions have in common. They are indispensable in analyzing religions from the perspective of comparative religion. The comparative perspective is important because it enables us to view different religions as fairly and impartially as possible. The main objectives of this course are to get knowledge of the basics of major religions and to learn how to investigate religions theoretically from the perspective of comparative religion. 
授業計画 Lesson 1: Guidance
Explains the policy and outline of this course, clarifying what “Religious Studies” is.

Lesson 2: Magic and Religion
(1) Theories on forms and functions of magic. (2) How we should understand magic.

Lesson 3: Typologies of Religion
Typologies developed from the differing viewpoints of (1) modes of existence of god(s) or goddess(es), (2) elementary forms of religion, (3) how religions were founded, and (4) natures of ethical teachings in religions.

Lesson 4: Charisma and Religion
(1) Types of charisma, agents of religion, and their tendencies. (2) Patterns of appearance and formation of “founded religions.”

Lesson 5: Religion and Salvation (1)
(1) “Salvation religion.” (2) Examples of soteriology: Early Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.

Lesson 6: Religion and Salvation (2)
(1) Examples of soteriology: Early Hinduism and Taoism. (2) Confucianism and the ancestor worship.

Lesson 7: Religious Ordering of Space
(1) The religious cosmicization theory. (2) Religious cosmicization of space. (3) Holy sites of religions in the world.

Lesson 8: Religious Ordering of Time
(1) Religious cosmicization of time. (2) Annual rituals (festivals) in religions in the world.

Lesson 9: Religious Ordering of Life
(1) Religious cosmicization of life. (2) Life cycle rituals (or rites of passage) in religions in the world.

Lesson 10: Religious Experiences
Religious experiences of (1) an individual person and (2) individual persons in an intimate community.

Lesson 11: Religion as an Overarching Meaning System
(1) The sacred canopy theory. (2) Religious legitimization. (3)Forms of sacred canopy in religions in the world.

Lesson 12: Functional Differentiation (Secularization) and Religion
(1) What is “secularization”? (2) Secularization of society and change of religion in the Western societies. (3) Cases in other areas.

Lesson 13: Individualization of Religion in Modern Societies
(1) The religious individualization theory. (2) Cases of privatization of religion in the Western societies.

Lesson 14: Public Religions in Modern Societies
(1) The religious de-privatization theory. (2) Forms of public religions in the Western and Islam societies.

Lesson 15: Cultural Religion in Modern Societies
(1) Trends of cultures and religions in the world. (2) The cultural religion theory. (3) The natural (or spontaneous) religion in Japan.

Students are required to hand in a paper at the end of this course. 
教科書・参考書等 I provide handouts in every class. I give a list of reference materials in class. 
授業で使用する
メディア・機器等
Handouts, PC, DVD player, projector, and screen. 
予習・復習への
アドバイス
Lesson 1: Understand the outline, purpose, and structure of this course.
Lesson 2: Understand what are implied in the concept “magic.”
Lesson 3: Learn various typologies (classifications) of religion developed from various viewpoints.
Lesson 4: Study patterns of origination and development of “founded relgions” and understand “charisma”in religious contexts.
Lessons 5-6: Study forms of soteriology in religions in the world and understand what the “salvation religion” is.
Lessons 7-9: Study holy sites, annual festivals, and life cycle rituals of religions in the world and understand how religions make people’s lives and worlds.
Lesson 10: Understand some aspects of religious experiences.  
Lesson 11: Understand the aspect of religion as an ideological system that provides meanings.
Lesson 12: Understand what the “secularization” is.
Lessons 13-15: Understand new forms and functions of religions in modern societies that undergo “secularization.” 
履修上の注意
受講条件等
You must be interested in religions. Your English level is expected to be above TOEFL PBT450, iBT45 or TOEIC 600.  
成績評価の基準等 ① Class performance 30% and ② the final paper 70%. 
メッセージ I expect your active performances in class. 
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