Hinduism: Origins and Development
This course examines the origins and development of Hinduism in its major historical forms. Relevant sections of sacred texts as well as writings from selected classical and medieval thinkers are studied with reference to foundational themes. Included in these themes are world-views and sacrifice, gods, goddesses and God, the law of Karma and rebirth, duty and destiny, the paths to liberation and the caste system as the custodian of Hindu manners and customs. (S) (lec 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both RLST 2176 and RLST 3276 or RLST 3275.