A Brief Introduction to Hinduism

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism

by Timothy Dowley (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506450346
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Series: Brief Introductions to World Religions
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christopher Partridge is professor of religious studies at Lancaster University, UK.

Tim Dowley is a historian and prolific author and editor of Bible and theology resources. He is editor of Introduction to the History of Christianity (Fortress Press, 2018) and Atlas of World Religions (Fortress Press, 2017), among many other titles.

Table of Contents

Contributors 7

List of Maps 8

List of Time Charts 8

List of Festival Charts 8

List of Illustrations 9

Preface 10

Part 1 Understanding Religion

1 What Is Religion? 12

2 Phenomenology and the Study of Religion 15

3 The Anthropology of Religion 21

Myths and Symbols 24

4 The Sociology of Religion 26

5 The Psychology of Religion 31

6 Theological Approaches to the Study of Religion 34

7 Critical Theory and Religion 38

8 Ritual and Performance 42

Part 2 Hinduism

9 A Historical Overview 52

10 Philosophy 59

11 Sacred Writings 63

12 Beliefs 67

13 Worship and Festivals 75

14 Family and Society 81

I am a Hindu 82

15 Hinduism in the Modern World 85

Gallery 91

Rapid Fact-Finder 95

Index 102

Picture Acknowledgments 104

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