Themes and Issues in Hinduism / Edition 1

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Overview

This book, part of the World Religions series, is written for students of comparative religion and the general reader. After a brief introduction, each book in the series addresses the same issues, and concludes with a list of recommended further reading.

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Provides a thematic survey of Hindu attitudes to issues of concern to all the major religious traditions and systems of the world. Coverage encompasses Hindu understandings of human existence and our relation to the universe, Hindu myths and texts, and attitudes to the divine in terms of representation, worship, and location. Other topics include rites of passage, women in Hinduism, and attitudes to nature. Contains b&w illustrations. Distributed by Continuum. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304338511
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/22/1998
  • Series: World Religions Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Bowen is Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University, UK.

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Table of Contents

The contributors
Abbreviations
Introduction: raising the issues 1
1 Human nature and destiny 11
2 Making moral decisions 30
3 Women in Hinduism 56
4 Attitudes to nature 80
5 Myth and history 105
6 Sacred writings 132
7 Picturing God 161
8 Worship 203
9 Sacred place 230
10 Rites of passage 254
Index 277
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