Deep study of the salvific systems of India and the diversity of views as to the nature of God. Students will engage strategically in the task of explaining the Gospel to this different viewpoint.
Students wishing to minister in the Hindu world need a deep understanding of Hindu theology and need to wrestle with how to engage it.
The missional nature of this course will be expressed in all aspects of reading, writing and personal interaction with those from the Hindu background.
Hindu and biblical theology will be compared from the stand point of the effective communication of truth.
The missional aspect of biblical truth and the effective means to communicate that in a Hindu context will be emphasized.
This class will emphasize both understanding Hindu thinking within their own context and also how to contextualize the message of biblical theology into the Hindu context.
These theology classes will also emphasize intercultural exchange through fieldwork and through guest speakers of other worldviews.
The course will encourage students to develop practical approaches to Hindus that speak into points of need in their worldview.
Hindu philosophy will be understood through experiences in Hindu writings as well as interactions with Hindus.