To better understand world religions, the key is becoming acquainted with the Sacred Texts of that religion. An example would be that one best understands Judaism by becoming acquainted with the Old Testament. This week we consider one of the oldest religions in Hinduism and its Sacred Texts which includes the Vedas that probably came out of the Indus Valley in India where the seeds of Hinduism first began and developed around 1000 BC. Read the section of the text, The Vedas (pg79-81) as an overview for this week’s discussion
Go to the following website following and choose three of the Vedas quotes.
A. Write the quotes out that you choose then:
Summarize the meaning as you understand it and by quoting a small portion and adding any comments or reflections on what you read.
B. What meaning can you draw that your selections may seek to communicate for persons today in the 21st century?
C. JAINISM – Choose ONE (1) of the following principles of Jainism and summarize its meaning for this religion: AHIMSA APARIGRAHA ANEKANTWAD
Week 9 Public Works and Pop Art and Consumerism
Please respond to all of the following questions, using sources on line or your text as the basis of your response (you will enjoy these topics, so take time to post on all of them!):
- Describe two or three elements of Hamilton’s collage, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? that you find intriguing, offensive, or humorous and explain why.
- What current items you would include if you created a 21st century collage like Hamilton’s, where would you display this work, and how much would you charge if you were to sell it?
- Take this interactive quiz about the value of modern art paintings at auction today. How many were you able to correctly value? Would you put any of these painters or paintings in your own Museum or hang them in your own home (why or why not)?