Gods Of Flesh/Gods Of Stone / Edition 1

Gods Of Flesh/Gods Of Stone / Edition 1

by Joanne Punzo Waghorne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231107773

ISBN-13: 2900231107777

Pub. Date: 12/01/1985

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Drawing from topics of religion in India such as bhakti, puja rituals, and spirit posessions, these essays offer a close study of the physical representations of god as the central feature of Hinduism. A valuable tool for students of anthroplogy and the philosophy and history of religion.

Helpful reviews of how Western scholarship has traditionally been

…  See more details below

Overview

Drawing from topics of religion in India such as bhakti, puja rituals, and spirit posessions, these essays offer a close study of the physical representations of god as the central feature of Hinduism. A valuable tool for students of anthroplogy and the philosophy and history of religion.

Helpful reviews of how Western scholarship has traditionally been troubled by religious images. The provocative suggestion is that the basic distinction in Indian religion is not the conventional one between personal and impersonal conceptions of deity, but between impersonal and embodied conceptions. Highly recommended. (Choice)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900231107777
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
218

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >