HIN6070EN - Theories & Methods in the Study of Hinduism

Course description

An advanced research course exploring key issues for research in regards to Indian philosophy and the Christian faith’s approach to Indian thought. Students will research and write a publishable quality paper relating to significant philosophic and ethical issues within Hinduism.

How this course benefits students

Students hoping to engage the Hindu world need to develop a research project that takes them deeply into an issue relating to the communication of the Gospel into a Hindu context.

Why this course is important

All research should lead toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

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

The research courses will always gear the student to encounter the biblical message with regard to the Hindu groups or philosophies that they do their research on.

Missionally driven

Research in this context always seeks to engage the missional purpose of the Church and the spreading of the Gospel to all nations.

Contextually informed

Topics of contextualization in research are always paramount in seeking ways to contextualize the Gospel to Hindus.

Interculturally focused

The research paper will always be within the intercultural context of west to east and Christian to Hindu.

Practically minded

Practical engagement with Hindu communities in the process of research is strongly encouraged.

Experientially transformed

Although written research oriented, in this course scope is given for participant observation and ethnographic interview in the context of experiential research learning.