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RELG 253 Lecture Notes - Christianity In Korea, Taoism

Religious Studies
Course Code
RELG 253
Victor S?gen Hori

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Course Outline
1. China
Historical background
Daoism and Confucianism
2. Japan
Historical background
Zen Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism
3. Korea
Historical background
Christianity and Shamanism
Is Chinese Confucianism a religion?
Is Japanese Shinto a religion?
Made up word to correspond to the Western "religion" definition
Is Korean Christianity an authentic religion?
Why should Christianity be the centre point to decide if something else is a religion?
Defining Features of a Religion
A God
A founder
A sacred text
A church
A doctrine
A transcendent element
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