Hinduism and Judaism: Culture, Religion, and Identity
Using interdisciplinary comparative frameworks, this course will study how two major world religions, Hinduism and Judaism, create a dynamic cosmos that brings abiding meaning to the daily lives of millions of believers. Explores concepts such as “ritual” and “myth” by examining Jewish and Hindu materials from early to modern times. The broader aims of the course are to understand how each tradition imagines time, space, and matter, and to explore how claims about the sacred are transformed in modernity. Ultimately, it aims to inspire reflection on how religion, identity and culture function in the modern world.