Whether you are new to the study of Hinduism or you have been studying and/or practicing the tradition for years, this course will provide you with the opportunity to familiarize yourself with a variety of Hindu texts—both oral and written—that we might classify as “scripture” today. This course on Hinduism Scriptures will provide you with a variety of frameworks to study, analyze, and reflect on this rich and diverse body of scriptural texts that inform the spiritual and social dimensions of life for the third largest religious community in the world.
About this course on the Hinduism Scriptures
Ever wondered about the sacred scriptures that have sustained for millennia one of the oldest and most diverse religions of the world – Hinduism? Want to discover the lessons this history may offer mankind in the 21st century?
This religion course introduces the rich and diverse textual sources from which millions of Hindus have drawn religious inspiration for millennia. The Bhagavad Gita has offered philosophical insights to a number of modern thinkers. This course will introduce important passages from important Hindu sacred texts, their interpretations by moderns and will give you an opportunity to engage with them.
What you will learn from Hinduism Scriptures?
- The range and diversity of Hindu scriptures
- Religious and philosophical insights conveyed in Hindu texts
- How scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts
- Sensitive appreciation of world religions
1. Day 1: Hinduism Scriptures: Introduction
2. Day 2: The World of the Vedas and the Upanishads
3. Day 3:
4. Day 4: The Ramayana
5. Day 5: The Bhagavad Gita
6. Day 6: The Puranas
7. Day 7: Vernacular Devotional Texts and Bhakti Traditions
8. Day 8: Hinduism Scriptures: Conclusion
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- Harvard University
- Online Course
- 1-4 Weeks
- Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
- History Philosophy Religion