A Survey of Hinduism: First Edition

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SUNY Press, 1 de gen. 1989 - 649 pàgines
This book provides a comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hindusim, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hindusim--Vaisnavism, S aivism, and S aktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu philosophio-theological thought. Klostermaier describes the new development of Hinduism in the 19th and 20th centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern-world religion.

A unique feature of this book is its treatment of Hinduism in a topical fashion, rather than by chronological description of the development of Hinduism or by summary of the literature. The complexities of Hindu life and thought are thus made real to the reader. Hindus will recognize it as their own tradition.

A glossary and a chronological table are useful additional features.
 

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Continguts

VII
18
VIII
30
IX
46
X
61
XI
74
XII
94
XIII
108
XIV
125
XXV
277
XXVI
292
XXVII
316
XXVIII
328
XXIX
341
XXX
349
XXXI
358
XXXII
368

XV
148
XVI
162
XVII
175
XVIII
184
XIX
195
XX
202
XXI
210
XXII
226
XXIII
244
XXIV
261
XXXIII
385
XXXIV
401
XXXV
415
XXXVI
427
XXXVII
507
XXXVIII
539
XXXIX
541
XL
607
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Sobre l'autor (1989)

Klaus K. Klostermaier is Professor and Head of the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba.

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