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|Author||: Axel Michaels|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
In this book, Axel Michaels examines the traditions, beliefs, and rituals Hindus hold in common through the lens of what he deems its "identificatory habitus," a cohesive force that binds Hindu religions together and fortifies them against foreign influences.
|Author||: Roshen Dalal|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
An invaluable encyclopedia of Hinduism Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions; an amalgam of diverse beliefs and schools, it originates in the Vedas and is rooted in Indian culture. Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide illuminates complex philosophical concepts through lucid definitions, a historical perspective and incisive analyses. It examines various aspects of Hinduism, covering festivals and rituals, gods and goddesses, philosophers, memorials, aesthetics, and sacred plants and animals. The author also explores pivotal ideas, including moksha, karma, dharma and samsara, and details the diverse commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita and other important texts. Citing extensively from the regional languages, the book describes Hinduism’s innumerable myths and legends, and looks at the many versions of texts including the Ramayana and Mahabharata, placing each entry in its historical context and tracing its evolution to the present. • Outlines all eighteen major Puranas, the 108 Upanishads, and a selection of Vaishnava, Sahiva and Tantric texts • Provides quotations from rare original texts • A product of years of research, with a wide range of entries
|Author||: Mariasusai Dhavamony|
|Editor||: Gregorian Biblical BookShop|
After a brief introduction on the idea of culture, enculturation and acculturation in social anthropology, a theology of culture, symbol and language is treated in order to lead to the central subject-matter of the Christian theology of inculturation, which is articulated in themes such as revelation and culture, redemptive incarnation as an exemplary model of inculturation, Lay people and inculturation, missionary spirituality and inculturation. The final chapters deal with inculturation in the Indian Church, the meeting of the Gospel with Asian religions, cultures and aspirations for full humanity, and Asian Christian theology.
|Author||: Kim Knott|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-first century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of Brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of divine truths, and the cultural and moral importance of epics such as the Ramayana. In this second edition Knott considers the impact of changes in technology and the flourishing of social media on Hinduism, and looks at the presence of Hinduism in popular culture, considering pieces such as Sita Sings the Blues. She also analyses recent developments in India, and the impact issues such as Hindu nationalism and the politicization of Hinduism have on Hindus worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
|Author||: Deepak Sarma|
Hinduism: A Reader offers a comprehensive guide to this major world religion through a combination of passages from scriptures and excerpts from the work of leading scholars in the field. Introduces students to the main textual, regional, intellectual, philosophical, historical, and contemporary traditions of the Hindu faith Includes excerpts from both canonical ancient texts and thought-provoking contemporary texts to offer a balanced overview of the religion Features selections that are concise without sacrificing essential material Provides clearly written introductions to each section that help situate the readings within the wider context of Hindu scholarship.
|Author||: Arvind Sharma|
|Editor||: Univ of South Carolina Press|
Leading scholars from around the world take stock of two centuries of intellectual investment in Hinduism, and chart the course of what remains to be accomplished in the field of Hindu studies.
|Author||: Brian A. Hatcher|
How did Hindu reformers make the religion modern? Brian Hatcher argues that this is the wrong question to ask. Exploring two nineteenth-century Hindu movements, the Brahmo Samaj and the Swaminarayan Sampraday, he challenges the notion of religious reform.
|Author||: Natalie M. Rosinsky|
Provides an overview of the beliefs and customs of Hinduism, including an introduction to sacred texts, a history of the religion, and its continued growth throughout the world today.
|Author||: James G. Lochtefeld, Ph.D.|
|Editor||: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc|
Provides information on the origins, history, and practice of Hinduism, including facts on the various festivals and celebrations.
|Author||: Sitansu S. Chakravarti|
|Editor||: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.|
This is a book on Hinduism designed to explain many South Asian practices, some not confined to Hindus only, that have very often been misunderstood in North America. The book contains essential information on standard Hindu sacraments and rituals, on dress codes, customs and festivals, on worship practices and sacred images. It provides a sampler of prayers, points for reflection and liturgical formulae. It notes peculiarities of emigre Hindu experience in the United States and Canada and incorporates insights from the author`s experience as a Hindu chaplain. The book has been written in response to requests for information from hospitals, ethnic squads in police forces, schools and boards of education, chaplains, social workers, and Hindus themselves. It will be helpful to students as well.
|Author||: Dms Books|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
You'll love this Hinduism 2020 Planner Amazing quality book that makes an ideal gift for friends and family. Perfect book to write in daily, take notes and jot down ideas. 110 lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of writing and doodle space. Compact size: 6'' wide x 9'' high; fits in most purses, backpacks, and totes. Acid-free archival-quality paper takes pen or pencil beautifully. Durable matte, sturdy paperback cover, perfectly bound, for an expert finish. The cover is professionally designed and the interior is high quality 60# stock. DMS Books prides itself on providing a wide variety of useful journals, notebooks and diaries for every occasion. This design is also available with plain lined, Cornell note taking system, college ruled, dot grid, story board, planner, calendar and doodle sketchbook interiors... plus many more. Please enjoy your purchase. xxx