Darshanas Jan 13
Mastikas Buddhism and Jainism. They were developing around this time and
there was a rigourious philosophical/religious debate within these communities.
Much of the argumentation that was developed was in opposition to this i.e.
Goddesses & Shakti Tradition: Jan.6th/13
Think of how goddesses are portrayed. Why is there a disparity there? What is
this trying to say about the representation of women in Hinduism? What is the
effect socially/religiously of portraying women this way?
Mon. Sept. 23rd/13
1. Indus Valley 2500 BCE 1500 BCE
2. Vedic (Aryan) 1500 BCE 500 BCE
3. Epic + Puranic 500 BCE 500 CE
4. Medieval 500 CE 1500 CE Bhakti: devotional Hinduism
5. Modern 1500 CE Today evolution of Hinduism after it comes in contact w
Mon. Nov. 18th/13
Test: primarily consist of terms to which we give short answers
Terms (1 hour) then a choice of 2 essay questions, write a short essay in class
(wont get in advance).
5 marks: properly identify term (1), give context historically (2),
Mon. Nov. 25th/13
Use only academic sources for next paper
Do not use popular websites as sources
Cannot use the textbooks for next paper
Midterm next week:
30 terms on study sheet, test will have 20 of those terms; 5 marks each
nothing from this class wi
Hindu goddesses are often characterized in mythology as being both nurturing and fierce, mildmannered and all-powerful. Discuss how this union of contrary elements reflects key theological
understandings of Hinduism.
Hindu goddesses are important as they
RLG205Y1 Mon. Sept. 16th/13
What is religion?
Religion structures the way we live our lives
Religion is the thing that matters most in your life if you are a devotee
Religion has led to many things in the world. 830 million people of the populati
Part 1 research & writing
Part 2 Vedas + Dharma
8 pages 10 pages, 2500 3000 words
articles scholarly journals
a primary source is not required
you can interview someone i.e. religious leader, look for in-sight
Nov. 4th/13 Bhagavad Gita Epucs and Puranas
War between Pandavas vs Kauravas
Pandavas are sentenced to 12 years in jungle with an additional year in disguise
War again, Pandavas win.
Dialogue between Krishna and Arjunas doubts of the war
Mon. Oct. 7th/13
How the Brahmans and King are related, socio-political reality, ritual
Universal law, religion, law, jurisprudence
Look at Dharma in terms of Duty (based on position in life, caste)
British consulted with Brahmans to make laws in I
Paper: 8-10 pages, 8 sources
Karma: actions that we do that create merit or demerit, and affect us in this life
and the life to come
Samsara: reincarnation; wheel of birth and rebirth that you want to get out of