The Sacred Thread: Hinduism in Its Continuity and Diversity
Hinduism is not just one particular approach to life. In this best-selling textbook John Brockington shows how Hinduism encompasses new dilemmas in traditional language and accommodates fresh insights to established viewpoints.
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BHAKTI IN THE NORTH Bhakti poetry
of the Rgveda and Atharvaveda Brāhmanas and Sūtras
THEISTIC TRENDS Theistic Upanisads
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