Course Description for Religions of India
Religions of India
This course studies the major religions that originated in India or which have had major influence upon the Indian subcontinent. It is a critical analysis of some of the primary scriptures and a respectful comparison with European and American philosophical ideas and religious beliefs. The course will focus upon Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, but there will be consideration of the Jains, the Sikhs, the Zoroastrians, and upon Jews and Christians in India.