Course: Systematic Study of Religions 4 (India)

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Course title Systematic Study of Religions 4 (India)
Course code KFI/NSRI4
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Klapetek Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Indus Valley Civilization 2. Vedic cosmogeny, vedic ritual 3. Vedic pantheon, brahmanism 4. Hinduism, puranas, cosmology 5. Trimurti, shakti 6. Modern hinduism, yoga, Indian philosophy 7. Sikhism, Jainism 8. The Four Noble Truths 9. Tripitaka - the standard collection of scriptures in the Theravada Buddhist tradition 10. Theravada, sangha, Buddhist councils

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The course deals with religions in India. Students get acquainted with texts about Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic cosmogeny, vedic ritual, Vedic pantheon, brahmanism, Hinduism, puranas, cosmology, Trimurti, shakti, modern hinduism , yoga, philosophy, Sikhism, Jainism, The Four Noble Truths, Tripitaka, Theravada or sangha.
The student orientates in the questions of hinduism.
no prerequisite

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Students must know the content of the lectures and recomended literature. Students are also required to prepare a paper from a book from the bibliography of papers. Specific selection of books signed by the student on the sheet posted at the bulletin board of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Theology, next to office number 4.28.
Recommended literature
  • Buddhismus I.-V. Antologie theravádového buddhismu.. Bratislava: CAD Press, 1995.
  • buddhovy rozpravy 1-5.. Praha: Dharma Gaia, 1996.
  • Dhammapadam: Cesta k pravdě. Bratislava: CAD Press, 2001.
  • Džátaky. Příběhy z minulých životů Buddhy. Praha: DharmaGaia, 1992.
  • Braswell, George W. Understanding world religions : hinduism * buddhism * taoism * confucianism * judaism * islam. Nashville, 1994.
  • Conze, E. Stručné dějiny buddhismu. Brno: Jota, 1997.
  • WERNER, K. Náboženské tradice Asie: od Indie po Japonsko. Brno, Masarykova univerzita, 2002.
  • Zotz, V.:. Buddha. Olomouc, 1995.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy and Religious Studies (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter