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ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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REL 255 - The Religions of India

3.00 credit hours
An exploration of the major indigenous religions of South Asia with particular emphasis on shared concepts such as karma, the cycle of rebirth (samsara) and the transcendence of rebirth (nirvana/moksha). The course traces the evolution of Indian religion from its roots in the Vedas and Upanishads through the development of Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and Sikhism, and concludes with an examination of “inclusivistic” and “exclusivistic” approaches to religious pluralism in contemporary Indian thought.

Core: Humanities.
ACR: Religion and Ethics.

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