HDS 3753

The Summation of Hindu Theology (Vedartha Samgraha) of Ramanuja

Francis X. Clooney, SJ


A seminar on Ramanujas (10th-11th c.) Vedartha Samgraha, dedicated to a theistic reading of Upanisads and Vedanta, defending devotion, synthesizing an integral view of God, world, and self, while criticizing alternative Vedanta readings of the Upanisads. Meant for students interested in closely reading Indian/Hindu texts, with attention to textual analogues from other religions. No Sanskrit required, but may be useful for optional reading.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Religion 1663


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Spring 2016
Tues 2pm-4:30pm
Course location to be announced.

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