REL3070 Foundations of Hinduism
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Introduction to the ancient religious texts of India and modern religious and philosophical movements with particular emphasis on Hindu religious thought. Considers the Christian response to these faiths as they have become highly influential in the western context. Personal fieldwork amongst Hindus is encouraged.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Students with an interest in a deeper understanding of Hinduism need foundations in the philosophic systems of India, deeper readings in their source texts and actual engagement with the Hindu community that is growing in America.
Why This Course Is Important:
Understanding the foundations of Hinduism is essential to the task of reaching Hindus with the good news of Jesus.