Harvard University is offering free online course, ‘Hinduism Through Its Scriptures. In this 4 week course applicants will learn about the rich diversity of Hindu sacred texts – hymns, narratives, philosophical thought – and their interpretations.
This course is part of the World Religions Through Their Scriptures XSeries Program and will start on June 4, 2018.
Course At A Glance
Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours/week
Institution: Harvard University and edX
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $50.
Session: Course starts on June 4, 2018
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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.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills they gain.
-Religious and philosophical insights conveyed in Hindu texts
-How scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts
-Sensitive appreciation of world religions
Neelima is an Associate Professor and Director of South Asia Studies (with a focus on religions and cultures) at Wellesley College. She received her PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard University in 2003.
Jason is a doctoral student in comparative studies and South Asian religions in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University.
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