Jesus and Buddha (EM)

Subject associations
HUM 290 / REL 282
Term
Spring 2021
Instructors
Jonathan C. Gold
Elaine H. Pagels
Registrar description

This course invites us to compare the stories, teachings, lives, deaths, and communities associated with Jesus and Buddha. While respecting each tradition's unique and distinctive sources, cultures, ideas and legacies, it invites us to deepen our understanding of each tradition by looking through the lens of the other. Course readings include accounts of the lives of Jesus and Buddha, what each taught about how to live and create society, and how they articulate the meaning of life and death, suffering and salvation.

Additional description

Department Area Requirement: Does NOT satisfy sub-field requirement; does count as departmental.