God as Mother: A Feminine Theology in India : an Historical and Theological Study of the Brahmavaivarta Purāna
Today's societies of both East and West are seeking a new respect for womanhood. In his study of the Brahmavaivarta Purana, a Sanskrit text, the author awakens such appreciation for a feminine theology.
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CULTURAL HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
History of the Text
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according amsa Anand appears aspect Atman attain avatdras bhakti BhBhP Brahma Brahmavaivarta Caitanya school chapter copulative cosmogony cosmic cosmogonic creation dasya DBhP ddsya deities desire Devi devotion divine doctrine Durga epithet eternal extant BVP female feminine theology five Gail goddesses gods Goloka gunas Gupta Hari Hazra Hindu historical identified incarnation India jndna Kalpa karma khandas KJKh Krsna Krsna says Krsnaite krsnasya KurP Laksmi left side legends Lord manifestation mantra MarkP masculine MatP maya mdyd meditation moksa mother mukti mulaprakrtir Narada Narayana NarP NarPR nature navadhd bhaktilaksana Nimbarka nine acts nirguna nirvana notion original parallel passage Prakrti Purana Purusa Radha Radha and Krsna referred regarded relation role saguna Saktas sakti Samkara Sanskrit Sarasvati Savitri seems sevana Siva smarana Supreme Tantric tapas three gunas tion Vaikuntha Vaisnavas Vallabha various Vedas verse Visnu Vyasa Wilson worship