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  • 2. Religion 75: Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest (Distance Learning: Summer I, May 23-June 20, 2012) Dr. Phyllis Zagano, Hofstra University, phyllis.zagano@hofstra.edu Office 516/463-5615 ; 24-hour max e-mail response; Skype by apptclick next to proceed
  • 3. Menu on Left of Blackboard • Announcements • Syllabus • PPs, Readings, & Videos • Assignments • Discussion Boardclick next to proceed
  • 4. PPs, Readings, & Videos • Understanding spirituality/religious spirituality • The Psychology of Mysticism • Hinduism • Buddhism • Judaism • Christianityclick next to proceed
  • 5. Understanding spirituality/religious spirituality • Weds, May 23 Link to PPT Intro and Slide Show #1 • Thurs, May 24 Read: Carmody 3-27 • Fri, May 25 Watch video: "Inner Journey: The Path of Mysticism" Also available in the Hofstra Media Library VD-1474 • Fri, May 25 & Tues, 29 Assignment: Post on Discussion Board about “Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest” in terms of Slide Shows, Readings, and Online Video. Initial post due Friday, May 25, 10:00 p.m.; comments due by Tuesday, May 29, 12:00 noon.click next to proceed
  • 6. The Psychology of Mysticism • Tues, May 29 Link to Slide Show #2; Readings: William James, Lectures on Mysticism • Weds, May 30 Link to Slide Show #3; Continue William James, Lectures on Mysticism • Thurs, May 31 Watch Video: “Spirituality and the brain: Is God a figment of the imagination?” Chris Bury. Also available on Hofstra Media Library VD-1833. (22 mins) • Fri, June 1 Assignment: Post on Discussion Board about The Pyschology of Mysticism in terms of Slide Shows, Readings, and Online Video. Initial posting due 10:00 p.m. Friday June 1; Comments due 12:00 noon. Monday, June 4click next to proceed
  • 7. Hinduism • Mon, June 4 Watch Video: “Hinduism” NY, NY: Films Media Group (2008/2007) (28 minutes) • Tues, June 5 Link to Slide Show #4; Readings: Carmody 28-59 • Weds, June 6 Watch Video: “Hinduism and Buddhism” Public Affairs Television, NY, NY, 2005/1997 (56 minutes)click next to proceed
  • 8. Buddhism • Thurs, June 7 Link to Slide Show #5; Readings: Carmody 60-100 • Fri, June 8 Watch Video: “Buddhism” NY, NY: Films Media Group (2008/2007) (28 minutes) & TURNITIN ASSIGNMENT: write 750 words on a topic in Hindu and Buddhist mysticism and spirituality due via Turnitin 10:00 p.m. Friday June 8.click next to proceed
  • 9. Judaism • Mon, June 11 Link to Slide Show #6; Readings: Carmody 137-185 • Tues, June 12 Watch Video: “Christianity & Judaism” Public Affairs Television, NY, NY, 2005/1997 (57 minutes)click next to proceed
  • 10. Christianity • Weds, June 13 PP#7; Readings: Carmody 186-225 • Thurs, June 14 Watch Video: “The Great Yearning: Of Heretics and Saints” Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2001.(44 minutes) Also available in Hofstra Media Library: V-5866 • Fri, June 15 TURNITIN ASSIGNMENT: write 750 words on a topic in Jewish and Christian mysticism and spirituality due via Turnitin 10:00 p.m. Friday June 15click next to proceed
  • 11. End of Term • Monday, June 18: Your final paper is an East-West comparison of a topic, persons, or spiritual practice. For example, you may write comparing the Buddha with a Christian figure (e.g. Francis of Assisi, St. Ignatius of Loyola). Or you may wish to compare an Eastern and Western understanding of prayer. Or you may wish to discuss differences and similarities between an Eastern and a Western way of living (moral strictures). You may use materials from your Discussion Board postings and your two Turnitin papers. Discussion Board ASSIGNMENT: Initial postings about paper topics due by 10:00 p.m. today-- Monday, June 18 • Tuesday, June 19:Discussion Board ASSIGNMENT: Initial postings comments due by 10:00 p.m. today—Tuesday, June 19 • Wednesday, June 20: ASSIGNMENT: Papers due on Turnitin by 10:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 20click next to proceed