Contemplative Christianity

This course examines the contemplative and mystical tradition of Christianity and its recent recovery by mainstream Christians through the work of Thomas Merton and others. Students examine contemplative perspectives on such major topics as God, Christ, salvation, divine union, deification, scripture, and spiritual evolution, especially as these views contrast with modern fundamentalism. This class also studies the contributions of the major historical writers of the tradition. The class includes ample time for contemplative practice. Cross-listed as REL325.
Course Number: REL525
Units: 3.0