Harvard University Online Course - Hinduism Through Its Scriptures

Publish Date: Mar 30, 2016

Harvard University Online Course - Hinduism Through Its Scriptures

Length: 4 weeks

Effort: 3-5 hours per week

Price: FREE
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Level: Introductory

Languages: English

About this course

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.

This course in part of the World Religions Through Their Scripture XSeries Program.

What you'll learn

  • Religious and philosophical insights conveyed in Hindu texts
  • How scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts
  • Sensitive appreciation of world religions

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