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Heavenly Books, Earthly Connections

Lecture no. 36 from the course: Sacred Texts of the World

Heavenly Books, Earthly Connections

Taught by Professor Grant Hardy | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Conclude with Professor Hardy’s recommendations, from each of the major religious traditions, of specific texts with which to begin your own reading of sacred writings. Finally, contemplate the question of what difference the comparative study of sacred texts might make in our lives when we read them with empathy and understanding.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Reading Other People’s Scriptures
Reading Other People’s Scriptures
0 of 28 min
2
Image of Hinduism and the Vedas
Hinduism and the Vedas
0 of 29 min
3
Image of What Is Heard—Upanishads
What Is Heard—Upanishads
0 of 30 min
4
Image of What Is Remembered—Epics
What Is Remembered—Epics
0 of 33 min
5
Image of Laws of Manu and Bhagavad Gita
Laws of Manu and Bhagavad Gita
0 of 30 min
6
Image of Related Traditions—Sikh Scriptures
Related Traditions—Sikh Scriptures
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Judaism—People of the Book
Judaism—People of the Book
0 of 29 min
8
Image of Five Books of Torah
Five Books of Torah
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Prophets and Writings
Prophets and Writings
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Apocrypha and Dead Sea Scrolls
Apocrypha and Dead Sea Scrolls
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Oral Torah—Mishnah and Talmud
Oral Torah—Mishnah and Talmud
0 of 30 min
12
Image of Related Traditions—Zoroastrian Scriptures
Related Traditions—Zoroastrian Scriptures
0 of 31 min
13
Image of The Three Baskets of Buddhism
The Three Baskets of Buddhism
0 of 31 min
14
Image of Vinaya and Jataka
Vinaya and Jataka
0 of 32 min
15
Image of Theravada Sutras
Theravada Sutras
0 of 27 min
16
Image of Mahayana Sutras
Mahayana Sutras
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Pure Land Buddhism and Zen
Pure Land Buddhism and Zen
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Tibetan Vajrayana
Tibetan Vajrayana
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Related Traditions—Jain Scriptures
Related Traditions—Jain Scriptures
0 of 32 min
20
Image of Five Confucian Classics
Five Confucian Classics
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Four Books of Neo-Confucianism
Four Books of Neo-Confucianism
0 of 32 min
22
Image of Daoism and the Daodejing
Daoism and the Daodejing
0 of 31 min
23
Image of The Three Caverns of Daoist Scriptures
The Three Caverns of Daoist Scriptures
0 of 32 min
24
Image of Related Traditions—Shinto and Tenrikyo
Related Traditions—Shinto and Tenrikyo
0 of 31 min
25
Image of Christian Testaments Old and New
Christian Testaments Old and New
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Gospels and Acts
Gospels and Acts
0 of 28 min
27
Image of Letters and Apocalypse
Letters and Apocalypse
0 of 29 min
28
Image of Apocryphal Gospels
Apocryphal Gospels
0 of 29 min
29
Image of Related Traditions—Mormon Scriptures
Related Traditions—Mormon Scriptures
0 of 30 min
30
Image of Islam and Scriptural Recitation
Islam and Scriptural Recitation
0 of 31 min
31
Image of Holy Qur’an
Holy Qur’an
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Hadith and Sufism
Hadith and Sufism
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Related Traditions—Baha’i Scriptures
Related Traditions—Baha’i Scriptures
0 of 29 min
34
Image of Abandoned Scriptures—Egyptian and Mayan
Abandoned Scriptures—Egyptian and Mayan
0 of 33 min
35
Image of Secular Scripture—U.S. Constitution
Secular Scripture—U.S. Constitution
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Heavenly Books, Earthly Connections
Heavenly Books, Earthly Connections
0 of 30 min

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b********m
August 2, 2016
Grant is very respectful and positive regarding all religions and passionate about his subject matter. This is a wonderful course.

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