Terms and Questions:
Hinduism: The One and the Many
notion that there is "one" God:
How would you say that it differs from the notions of God’s
“one-ness" in the monotheistic traditions of the West?
What is the origin of the term “Hinduism” and how
might the term be misleading to an unsuspecting student?
How would you characterize the problem of the “one and
What does Eck mean by “the polytheistic imagination”?
Eck writes: “The day to day life and ritual of Hindus
is based not upon abstract interior truths, but upon the charged, concrete, and
particular appearances of the divine in the substance of the material world” Based on your own
experience, how does this apply or not apply to other religious traditions, say
Christianity or Judaism?