(available in Seminary bookstore)
Paul. An Orphan in History. Woodstock VT: Jewish Lights
Farid. On Being a Muslim. Finding a religious path in the world
today. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999.
Vicki. Cave in the Snow. Tenzim Palmoís Quest for
Enlightenment. Bloomsbury, 1998.
Lizelle. My Life with a Brahmin Family. Baltimore: Penguin
(student must choose one of these)
Merle. A Spiritual Life. A Jewish feminist journey. Albany,
NY: SUNY, 1999.
Thich Nhat. My Masterís Robe. Memories of a Novice Monk. Berkeley:
Parallax Press, 2002.
Fatima. Dreams of Trespass. Tales of a Harem Girlhood.
for consideration; introduction to Hinduism
Devotional Hinduism; discussion of reading
My Life with a Brahman Family
Introduction to Buddhism; discussion of reading
Reading: selected passages from Sri
in Buddhism; discussion of reading
Cave in the
Film or speaker; discussion of reading
Masterís Robe (optional)
on Judaism; discussion of reading
An Orphan in
Spiritual Life (optional)
Introduction to Islam; Islam in the West; women in Islam
Discussion of reading
On Being a
of Trespass (optional)
required texts in
time to participate in class discussion.
In addition, each class participant must read one of the optional
texts in time for relevant discussion in class (total of 5
short essays. For each book read (including one optional text)
students must write a 3-4 page paper, double spaced, responding to
one of the questions distributed.
class discussions. Each person will share with others in leading
the discussion on a particular text, assignments to be made at the
beginning of class.