課程資訊
課程名稱
宗教史討論
History of Religions, Past and Prospect 
開課學期
105-1 
授課對象
文學院  歷史學研究所  
授課教師
周伯戡 
課號
Hist7211 
課程識別碼
123 M7220 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期三7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
上課地點
博雅303 
備註
大三以上學士班學生可向教師領取授權碼進行加選。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:20人
外系人數限制:5人 
 
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課程概述

這是演講、討論、有定期作業的課程。
宗教對「真理」的宣稱與實踐是文化活動的核心。來自宗教組織對自身宗教的看法常聚焦在教義上,在基督教稱為神學。十九世紀,隨著歐洲強權對世界的支配,神學常被視為研究宗教的平台。但新興學科的興起,與非歐洲文明的認識,宗教與文明的研究把歷史,而不是教義作為客觀研究的課題。這門課程回顧宗教史先在歐洲、後在美國發展的過程,並討論未來在中國/臺灣發展的展望。
 

課程目標
(1)宗教史研究在歐洲與美國的學術界的地位。
(2)瞭解芝加哥學派的宗教史觀
(3)反思中國文化中(各)宗教史的研究
 
課程要求
(1) 閱讀大量的英文作品。
(2) 每週有一位同學指定上課前在課程網站上帶領發問。
(3) 上課中討論。
(4) 學期末學生要交一篇不超過十頁的小論文。(可用翻譯取代)(學生要諮詢老師)
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: By appointment. I will give students my email address. 
參考書目
See reading materials of each week.
More reference works will be handed out in the class. 
指定閱讀
1. Hans G. Kippenberg, Discovering Religious History in the Modern Age, Princeton, 2002
2. 其他指定閱讀材料(參見課程進度)
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Leading to answer proposed issues 
30% 
Every week, one student will be assigned to lead the discussion on issues of reading materials. 
2. 
dicussion 
30% 
Every student has to participate in the discussion. 
3. 
final paper 
40% 
Students shall submit a paper of less than 10 pages at the end of the class. 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/14  organization meeting 
第2週
9/21  The Verbal Meaning of ‘Religion’
Readings:
W. C. Smith, ‘Religion’ in the West, in The Meaning and End of Religion, 1991, 15-51.
Jonathan Z. Smith, “Religion, Religions, and Religious” in Critical Terms for Religious Studies, edited by Mark C. Taylor, 1998, 269-284
 
第3週
9/28  Teacher Day. No Class. 
第4週
10/05  What is Theology
Reading:
David Ford , Theology: Very Short Introduction, pts II & III, Oxford UP, 2013,
 
第5週
10/12  Questioning about Theological Explanation of the nature of ‘Religion’
Reading:
Discovering Religious History, chapters I, II
 
第6週
10/19  Searching for the Original Form of ‘Religion’
Reading:
Discovering Religious History, chapters, III, IV
 
第7週
10/26  Searching for the Religious Genealogies of Western Civilization
Reading:
Discovering Religious History, V, VI,VII
 
第8週
11/02  Modernity and Disenchantment
Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
 
第9週
11/09  Social Bond
Selections of 宗敎生活的基本形式 / 涂爾幹(Emile Durkheim)著 ; 芮傳明,趙學元譯 台北市 : 桂冠, 1992
 
第10週
11/16  Review  
第11週
11/23  The Mythos of the “Chicago School” and its Prehistory
1. Kitagawa, “History of Religions at Chicago” in Kitagawa, History of Religions: Understanding Human Experience (Atlanta: Scholar’s Press, 1987), pp. 133–144.
2. Long, Charles. A Look at the Chicago Tradition in the History of Religions and Its Future Task,” in Kitagawa, ed., History of Religions: Retrospect and Prospect (New York: Macmillan, 1985), pp. 87–104.
Kitagawa, “History of Religions in America” in History of Religions: Understanding Human Experience (Atlanta: Scholar’s Press, 1987), pp. 3–26
 
第12週
11/30  Allgemeine Religionswissenschaft (The General History of Religions)
Wach, Joachim. Introduction to the History of Religions(New York: Macmillan, 1988), pp. 3–142
 
第13週
12/07  Spokesman of the Chicago School
Eliade, The Myth of the Eternal Return (全) Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1969
 
第14週
12/14  Later Chicagoans
1. Long, “The Study of Religion: Its Nature and Discourse” in C. Long, Significations (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986), pp. 13–26
2. Long, “Human Centers: An Essay on Method in History of Religions” in Significations pp. 65–78.
3. Kitagawa, “Religious Studies and the History of Religions” in J. Kitagawa, The History of Religions: Understanding Human Experience (Atlanta: Scholar’s Press, 1987), pp. 145–157.
4. Kitagawa, “History of Religions: Then and Now” in The History of Religions: Retrospect and Prospect (New York: Macmillan, 1985), pp. 121–143.
 
第15週
12/21  Expanding Scope and Territory:
Smith, J. Z., “Acknowledgements: Morphology and History in Mircea Eliade’s Patterns in Comparative Religion (1949–1999) (Parts One) in his Relating Religion (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004), pp. 61–79. Part II: The Texture of the Work,” in J. Z. Smith, Relating Religion (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004), pp. 80–100
 
第16週
12/28  Smith, .”A Twice-Told Tale: The History of the History of Religions’ History” in J.Z. Smith, Relating Religion (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004), pp. 362–374 
第17週
1/04  Robert Ford Campany, “On the Very Idea of Religions,” History of Religions, Vol. 42, No. 4 (May 2003), pp. 287-319