RELIGION 225 - Introduction to Hinduism
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
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Hinduism is a major world religion practiced by over a billion people, primarily in South Asia, but it also was the precursor of Buddhism, and along with Buddhism it had a major impact on the civilizations in East and Southeast Asia. This course will cover its origins and development, its literature, its belief and practices, its unique social structures and doctrines, its interactions with other religions, and finally its confrontation with and accommodation of 'modernity.' We will use reading materials, lectures, discussions, and audio and video resources.

RELIGION 225 - Introduction to Hinduism
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 0195073495
The origins and development of classical Hinduism, Author: A.L. Basham ; edited and completed by Kenneth G. Zysk., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1989
ISBN: 9780521438780
An introduction to Hinduism, Author: by Gavin Flood., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2003
ISBN: 0195052218
Songs of the saints of India, Author: text and notes by John Stratton Hawley ; translations by J.S. Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1988
ISBN: 0192829521
The Bhagavad Gita, Author: translated with an introduction and notes by W.J. Johnson., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1994
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