The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

by Tony K Stewart
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195392728

ISBN-13: 9780195392722

Pub. Date: 04/21/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Gaudiya Vaisnava movement is one of the most vibrant religious groups in all of South Asia. Unlike most devotional communities that flourished in 15th-, 16th-, and 17th-century Bengal, however, the group had no formal founder. Today its devotees are uniform in their devotion to the historical figure of Krishna Caitanya (1486-1533).

Overview

The Gaudiya Vaisnava movement is one of the most vibrant religious groups in all of South Asia. Unlike most devotional communities that flourished in 15th-, 16th-, and 17th-century Bengal, however, the group had no formal founder. Today its devotees are uniform in their devotion to the historical figure of Krishna Caitanya (1486-1533).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195392722
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2010
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface: Reconstructing the Life of a Text
1. Facing the Peril of Disintegration
2. Coping with the Enigma of Divinity
3. Early Formal Theories of Manifest Divinity
4. The Ascendency of the Erotic
5. Hierarchizing Theologies, Sanctioning New Practices
6. The Rhetoric of Primer, Commentary, Canon
7. A Phenomenology of Repetition and The Self-Replicating Community
8. Four Examples of the Grammar of Mimicry: the Legacy of the Caitanya Caritamrita
Personae
Works Consulted

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