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Hinduism I: Themes and Textual Sources Lecture 2: The Veda and Vedic traditions

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 11:00
Theology Faculty Seminar Room

This course offers a thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism for students of theology and religious studies. Focusing on the brahmanical tradition we will explore the textual sources, categories, practices and social institutions that formed that tradition. Primary texts in translation will provide the basis for reflection on issues such as dharma, renunciation, caste, and concepts of deity. We then move on to some of the major philosophical developments of the tradition, with particular emphasis on the Vedanta.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin