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Hinduism 2: Hinduism in History and Society: Session 1

Faculty of Theology & Religion, Gibson Building
Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Beginning with the early medieval period, this paper traces the development of Hinduism in devotional (bhakti) and tantric traditions. The paper examines the development of Śaiva, Śākta, and Vaishnava traditions along with ideas about liberation, ritual, asceticism, yoga, and devotion. There will be some exploration of Hinduism and Modernity and there may also be reference to major schools of Hindu philosophy such as Vedānta.