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概要 ~比較宗教コース~Outline~Area of Comparative Religion~

画像:北米先住民ハイダ族の神話に基づいた芸術画像:フランスからの招聘学生を交えた比較宗教論7の授業風景

▲ (左)北米先住民ハイダ族の神話に基づいた芸術
(右)フランスからの招聘学生を交えた比較宗教論7の授業風景
(left) Art based on the myth of Haida Tribe, the native people of North America
(right) Lecture scene of Comparative Religion 7, attended also by invitee students from France

世界の諸宗教を歴史と社会の観点から学ぶ。
Studies of religions in the world from the perspectives of history and society.

世界の諸宗教は歴史に重要な軌跡を残しています。それはキリスト教の愛や仏教の空など人間の精神の深みを表した教えにあると言えます。そして、宗教は政治、経済、芸術、文化などの諸領域で人間生活を豊かにする源泉でもありました。「無宗教」と思われている日本社会も、決して例外ではありません。宗教は歴史と社会との複雑な関係の中で成立してくる重要な人間現象であるといえます。教団や信仰の立場からではなく、宗教を人間現象として捉え、その様々な側面を比較・検討しながら学問的に解明します。また、フィールドワークを通して今日の生きた宗教に触れながら学ぶことを重視します。
Religions in the world marked important tracks on history. Their impact stems from those teachings indicative of the depth of the spirit of human beings such as love in Christianity and emptiness in Buddhism. In addition, religions have been the origins of forces to enrich human life in such segments as politics, economy, art, culture, and so forth. Japanese society is by no means an exception, although it is often quoted as being “nonreligious”. Religion is an important humane phenomenon which arises out of complex relations between history and society. We do not look into religions from the postures of any religious body or religious faith, but perceive religions as humane phenomena and study multiple aspects of religions comparatively or in other ways, all in the academic manner. Also, we put much attention on the importance of field work through which students come to know and comprehend the religions which are presently active.

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The curriculum of Area of Comparative Religion is arranged to let students acquire specialty knowledge progressively over the consecutive academic years. The subject of Introductory Seminar in Philosophy and Religious Studies gives the basics about the religions in the world. The subject of Introduction to Comparative Religion provides the theories of religious educations, and leads students to grip various approaches. During the subject of Seminar in Comparative Religion students learn various themes of Area of Comparative Religion. Lectures cover those studies recently pursued by the relevant faculty members as well as current trends of studies. Additionally, there is field work, because we put much importance to visiting the sites of the ongoing religions.

開設している主な授業 Subjects Offered

1年次生
1st year students
思想文化領域入門演習
比較宗教概論
2年次生以降
専門科目
2nd year and subsequent year students – specialty subjects
比較宗教論I~VIII
比較宗教演習I~VIII

教員

木村 武史
Takeshi Kimura
アメリカ宗教、少数先住民族宗教、神話研究、東南アジアの宗教踊史
Religions in North America, Religion and Environment, Mythologies, Religions in Southeast Asia
津城 寛文
Hirofumi Tsushiro
日本宗教史、宗教研究方法論
Japanese Religious History, Methodologies of Religious Studies
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