Class - Buddhism and the West
Buddhism and the West
Discover the varied ways in which European civilization came into contact with practitioners of the "Middle Path" for over 2,000 years. From Alexander the Great's journey to India and his encounter with Buddhist monastics to the post-WWII increase in Western interest in the Dharmic traditions thought and cultural history are merged. How has colonialism, war, and global trade, added or detracted from the inter-play between the development of Western religious thought and Buddhism?
CLASS #: 14675
INSTRUCTOR: Gunnar Abramson
02/24/2020 - 03/23/2020
CTC 337 - CLCTC
Instructor: Gunnar Abramson
Gunnar Abramson is a local historian with far-reaching interests which run the gamut
from Military, Political, and Religious History to languages, philosophy, music, and
antique militaria. He is currently completing a book on the early Japanese Diaspora
in the Pacific NW in keeping with his former academic focus on East Asia and a more
recent interest in local histories. The latter has encouraged his community involvement
in his local historical society. He enjoys teaching and connecting with the past -
both the broad strokes and the minutia - through research, discussion, and engaging
with his students.
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