Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide

Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide

by Klaus K. Klostermaier
     
 

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In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the tone both

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In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the tone both entertaining and informative. Covering contemporary issues such as the relationship between Hinduism and modern Western ideas, and imminent challenges the religion faces, Klostermaier’s sweeping exploration of this fascinating and long-lasting belief system is essential reading for students, followers, and interested readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780740263
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Beginner's Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,197,002
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Klaus K. Klostermaier, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada.

Klaus K. Klostermaier, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada.

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