School of Religion
Philosophy and Religion: Philosophy
Primary Subject Area
Comparative Methodologies and Theories
Hedrick, Will, "The Worldviews of Hinduism and the Christian Believer" (2008). Senior Honors Theses. 43.
In this thesis, the Vedanta branch of Hinduism will be studied in order to gain an understanding of this diverse religion. The Vedanta concept of God, the self, the problem of life, the cause of this problem, the solution, and means to reach this solution will be examined in detail. After explaining these concepts, they will be compared with Christianity in order to see what common ground exists. Along with this, apologetic thoughts will be presented so that the Christian can better evangelize the Hindu. Finally, the concepts will be reexamined with the goal of finding truths that may help the Christian to strengthen his or her faith.