Christian Encounters with Hinduism
STH TT 841
This course begins with a survey of Hinduism - its history, beliefs, and practices - and moves on to trace the history of Hindu-Christian encounter both in India and the US. Three pieces of writing are studied as samples of encounter - my book on The Crucified Guru, John Thatamanil's book The Imminent Divine, and Francis Clooney's Christian God, Hindu God. The course ends with examining the various theologies of religions and constructing a appropriate theological stance for a healthy encounter with Hindus today. The course will involve both visit to Hindu temple, and meeting Hindus as guest speakers in the class.