Nathan R. B. Loewen

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REL 231.001 Religious Existentialism

Challenges common understandings of “meaning” and “self” by surveying classics in this European intellectual movement and then turning to ancient and modern South & East Asian texts to complicate and problematize a variety of traditional existential problems and concepts.

In this course, we will:

  • Create a safe space for learning and sharing ideas.
  • Familiarize ourselves with the existentialist approach to philosophy.
  • Closely read the texts in the existentialist genre of philosophy.
  • Formulate the key questions that may be used for existentialist inquiries.
  • Closely read contemporary texts from an existentialist perspective.
  • Apply existentialist questions to current issues in the study of religion.

T, R | 11:00-12:15

PRH 207

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