HIN5270EN - Hindu Theology

Course description

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.

How this course benefits students

Students wishing to minister in the Hindu world need a deep understanding of Hindu theology and need to wrestle with how to engage it.

Why this course is important

The missional nature of this course will be expressed in all aspects of reading, writing and personal interaction with those from the Hindu background.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Hindu Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Hindu and biblical theology will be compared from the stand point of the effective communication of truth.

Missionally driven

The missional aspect of biblical truth and the effective means to communicate that in a Hindu context will be emphasized.

Contextually informed

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.

Interculturally focused

These theology classes will also emphasize intercultural exchange through fieldwork and through guest speakers of other worldviews.

Practically minded

The course will encourage students to develop practical approaches to Hindus that speak into points of need in their worldview.

Experientially transformed

Hindu philosophy will be understood through experiences in Hindu writings as well as interactions with Hindus.