RLST 002 Introduction to Comparative Scripture (4) Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Examines sacred texts of several religious traditions in comparative perspective. Contextualizes readings in primary texts from traditions including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, classical Confucianism, and a number of modern new religious movements.
RLST 013 World Religions in California (5) Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour; individual study, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): none. Explores the religious landscape of California and provides basic background to texts, beliefs, and practices. Topics include local expressions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Native American religious traditions, as well as spiritual movements specific to the state such as Scientology, Heaven’s Gate, Muir’s nature mysticism, and Jim Jones’ Peoples’ Temple.
Lecture on Unity and Diversity in Hinduism…
(35) , this shows that Vedic philosophy is not as complex as some peoplethink. It briefly explains the major points of Vedic philosophyand Hinduism, how it started, what are the basic beliefs and goals that weare all looking for, what are the Vedic texts, the main spiritual concepts andprocesses, andsome of the traits and characteristics of the practice and meanings ofthem. (30 pages)
Stephen Knapp and his books on Spiritual Enlightenment …
The idea of atman entails the idea of the self as a spiritual rather than material being and thus there is a strong dimension of Hinduism which emphasises detachment from the material world and promotes practices such as asceticism. Thus it could be said that in this world, a spiritual being, the atman, has a human experience rather than a human being having a spiritual experience.
BBC - Religions - Hinduism: Hindu concepts
RLST 014 Religion and Science (5) Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour; extra reading, 3 hours. Covers major themes in the relation of science and religion. Primary focus is on issues between science and Western religions, with attention to Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Major attention is given to creationism and Darwinian evolution. Explores religious meaning in a scientific cosmos through the study of contemporary science fiction and film.
C. P. Snow - The Two Cultures debate controversy - Rede Lecture 1959
RLST 101 Religions of India (4) Lecture, 3 hours; individual study, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): one lower-division course in Religious Studies or consent of instructor. An examination of the major religious traditions in India with special emphasis on Hinduism and Buddhism.
Oxford Bibliographies - Your Best Research Starts Here - obo
RLST 108 Modern Hinduism (4) Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): upperdivision standing or consent of instructor. A survey of developments in the Hindu religious tradition during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, inside and outside of India. Topics covered include the impact of colonialism and nationalism on Hinduism, the rise of neo-Hindu movements, modern Hindu “fundamentalism,” and Hinduism in the modern Western world.