Embodying Sacred Wisdom: Modern Saints

An exploration of the human thirst for spiritual experience and transformation through the studies of biographies of nineteenth and twentieth-century contemplatives from several selected religious traditions, both Eastern and Western. Through examining the spiritual and religious journey of saints and their relationships with their traditions, students learn the diversity of religious traditions of sainthood. How do the journeys of their saints relate to our personal journeys? Readings include sacred biographies (hagiographies), study of modern religious traditions in context, and interpretations of sainthood in both theological and cross-cultural perspectives.
Course Number: REL247
Units: 3.0