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Religious Unity and Diversity within Hinduism and Buddhism 2018

Summer School of , 10 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1373 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 830 EUR
Sri Lanka is a typical Buddhist country with Buddhas in temples and markets, valuable ancient monuments, and monks dressed in saffron robes. But it is also an island with different religious traditions living side by side in harmony and conflict. Religious pluralism is seen in rituals such as pilgrimage, fire walking and individual prayers, where Buddhism and Hinduism in many ways merge as living religions. Differences between Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are recognised through peaceful diversity or aggressively acted out as religious and ethnic exclusivity or even violence.

The summer school will give the students a deeper understanding of 1) Hinduism and Buddhism as living religions in contemporary perspective, 2) Religious diversity in theory and practice, 3) The relationship between religion and culture in an Asian context, 4) Religion and materiality and 5) field work in practice. The course consists of two periods: a period (over two months) with virtual supervision and a period (12 days) in Sri Lanka. Knowledge of Indian religion (primarily Hinduism and Buddhism) at introductory level is required. Course material will be uploaded before the course.

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 20


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