Jesuit university launches master’s degree in yoga studies
August 22, 2013
A Jesuit university has launched a master’s program in yoga studies, according to the online publication of the Cardinal Newman Society.
“By remaining deliberately ambiguous and non-dogmatic about ultimate theological issues, the Yoga tradition establishes itself as a positive proponent for individual spiritual development for persons of all religious backgrounds and creeds,” said Christopher Key Chapple, director of Loyola Marymount University’s new degree program.
Posted by: unum -
Aug. 22, 2013 8:34 PM ET USA
Universities "in the Jesuit tradition" continue to amaze me. I believe that their administrators and faculties must have been educated beyond their capacity in order to embarrass Christ's Church and their once proud order with such nonsense.
Posted by: DrJazz -
Aug. 22, 2013 11:06 AM ET USA
First Things quotes Candy Gunther Brown, an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the case, saying that Ashtanga yoga … “emphasizes postures and breathing on the premise that these practices will ‘automatically’ lead practitioners to … ‘become one with God’ … ‘WHETHER THEY WANT IT OR NOT’.” [emphasis mine] Apparently, its originators didn't think it possible to be "deliberately ambiguous and non-dogmatic" about it.
Posted by: Defender -
Aug. 22, 2013 8:45 AM ET USA
They've offered a certificate program for a while now.