Hi class, here are the terms I am going to test you on tomorrow in our lesson: hindu-terminology-for-test-wednesday-2nd-november
In today’s lesson, we looked at the Hindu sacred text, ‘The Bhagavad Gita’. Here is the Power Point we used during class time. bhagavad-gita
So far this term we’ve looked at:
a) the nature of truth in sacred texts and how texts can be interpreted in different ways.
b) Hermeneutical tools
c) The concepts of ‘The World of the Text’ – Inside, behind, in front of; Texts: text, pretext, context
d) Sacred Text excerpts: Genesis story of Creation (Adam and Eve), The Book of Ruth, Noah and the Flood.
The following resources have been used in class. Please make sure you download these and use them to revise for your exam and help when constructing your writing practice activities in class time:
Hi class, here is a word document outlining some main points you should consider for your essays. I have included some samples of submitted essays with my feedback. Please check your work to ensure your essay has the necessary formal academic tone required of a Study of Religion essay. Your essay should show depth of research and analysis, with clear links made to your hypothesis throughout your entire essay.
Buddhism in South East Asia (Thailand): Buddhism in South East Asia Internet Links
- Access the following document and read about one of the different types of Buddhist rituals. Types of Buddhist Rituals Internet Resources
- Explain the basic elements of the ritual to the class. Try to refer to relevant scripture involved in the ritual. Eg. Sutras.
- The following Power Point shows the level of detail you will need to go to when analysing rituals for your upcoming assessment: Analysis of the Sacred Thread Ritual
- When you have an understanding of ritual analysis, make sure you have a strong grasp of the key beliefs in Hinduism. These can be found in the following Power Point: Hinduism Summary of Key Beliefs