Essentials of Hinduism

A summary of Hindu beliefs.

About this Class

A summary of Hinduism's historical and theological themes. You may access the seminary level course on this subject by Dr. Tennent, by going to Introduction to Hinduism. You may also purchase an mp3 CDROM that contains the lectures from this class, as well as the summary lectures on African Traditional Religions, Buddhism and Islam by clicking here.

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  • Length:
    3 hours
  • Skill Level:
    Beginner
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Subject:
    Missions & Evangelism
  • Language:
    English

Lectures

1

An introduction to Hinduism, discussion of their sacred texts, and the ten themes of the Upanishads.

2

The ten metaphors of Hinduism and how Hinduism is structured overall.

3

A look at the more popular forms of Hinduism. You can find images for each of the gods Dr. Tennent describes by downloading the, "Hindu Gods and Goddesses Images" file under the Downloads heading on the class page, or by searching the web using the name of the god, followed by the keywords, "hinduism images."

4

Four themes in the Devotional movement

5

A brief comparison of the beliefs and practices of Hinduism and Christianity. You can see the English translation of a tract that Dr. Tennent wrote using his Hindi pen name by clicking on the link, "Your Questions, Our Answers" under the Downloads heading on the class page. The tract identifies questions commonly asked by Hindus in India about Christianity and gives responses to each one. 

Resources

Essentials of Hinduism - Student's Guide

Timothy Tennent

Are you ready to go deeper? Get the student guide for this course. This guide will deepen your understanding of Hinduism and help you witness to Hindu followers genuinely and effectively. Perfect for individual or small group study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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