will provide an in-depth introduction to the social, philosophical, and religious phenomenon that western observers have called Hinduism. The first part of the course will focus on religious texts, as we explore the roots of the tradition and the flowering of the devotional movement. The latter part of the course will focus more on modern Hindu life, in an attempt to give some appreciation of its religious quality, as well as some of the ways that it has influenced modern Indian life. In the process I hope that this will provide some opportunity to reflect on the nature and meaning of religious life, and to consider the ways in which the faith of these men and women can inform our own lives.
Information on the Course Readings, Course Overview, Small Group Discussion Requirements, Term Paper, and Exams (as well as other course materials) can be found on the course eRacer page. Please read each of these carefully.
Instructor: James G. Lochtefeld
Office: LH 207, x5913
Office Hours: MWF 8:45-10:30, and by appointment.
Campus E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home page: personal.carthage.edu/jlochtefeld/
Home telephone: 652-6975 (Please don't call after 10 p.m.)
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