This hybrid course will introduce Hinduism, the world’s third largest faith, and a five-thousand year history through a multi-disciplinary lens focusing on Hindu theological doctrines in diverse aspects of sacred art, ritual, semiotics, dramaturgy, and contemplative practice. As such, it will examine both the theory and practice of Hindu theological themes in the context of art, ethics, and aesthetics. These themes will be examined through readings, audio-visual presentations and visits to Hindu places of worship. This course will use a lecture and discussion format. Requirements include reflections on readings, one short essay, and a final paper. The course is appropriate for students in MA, M.Div., MASC and MTS programs. The class may attend liturgical music events and visit a contemplative center, or a Hindu house of worship. Newhall Fellowship course under SKSM faculty supervision.
Online, synchronous on Zoom.
Maximum enrollment 20.
List of Thresholds:
1) Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement
4) History of Dissenting Traditions and the Thea/ological Quest
5) Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul
6) Thea/ology in Culture and Context
7) Educating for Wholeness and Liberation
8) Embodied Wisdom and Beauty
List of Ministerial Fellowship Competencies (MFC):
1) Worship and Rites of Passage
2) Pastoral Care and Presence
3) Spiritual Development for Self and Others
6) Serves the larger UU Faith
7) Leads the faith into the future