HDS 3750

The Bhagavad Gita and Its Commentators

Francis X. Clooney, SJ


Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu classic of devotion and theology, has received extensive classical and contemporary commentary. The seminar explores selectively the interpretations of classical commentators (such as Sankara, Ramanuja, and Madhusudana Sarasvati), and 20th century interpreters (B. G. Tilak, Mohandas Gandhi, Bede Griffiths). This course is meant for students interested in closely reading Indian/Hindu texts, with attention to textual analogues from other religions. Sanskrit useful but not required.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 20 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1615

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tues 2pm-4:30pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Comparative Studies
  • Hindu Studies
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None