survey of hinduism a

Book Title : Survey of Hinduism A
Author : Klaus K. Klostermaier
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date : 2010-03-10
Pages : 718
ISBN : 9780791480113
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The third edition of this well-regarded introduction to Hinduism adds new material on the religion’s origins, on its relations with rival traditions, and on Hindu science.

Book Title : A Survey of Hinduism
Author : Klaus K. Klostermaier
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date : 1989-01-01
Pages : 649
ISBN : 0887068073
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Hinduism
Author : Klaus K. Klostermaier
Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Release Date : 2014-10-01
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781780746807
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An informative study of Hindu history that moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from the early emergence of the Vedic tradition, to developments in twentieth-century Hinduism.

Book Title : The Great Transformation
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
Release Date : 2011-03-01
Pages : 496
ISBN : 9780857895196
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence is second only to man's harnessing of fire in fundamentally transforming our understanding of what it is to be human. But why did Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jeremiah, Lao Tzu and others all emerge in this five-hundred-year span? And why do they have such similar ideas about humanity?In The Great Transformation, Karen Armstrong examines this phenomenal period and the connections between this disparate group of philosophers, mystics and theologians.

Book Title : The Study of Hinduism
Author : Arvind Sharma
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date : 2003-01
Pages : 315
ISBN : 1570034494
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Leading scholars from around the world take stock of two centuries of intellectual investment in Hinduism, and chart the course of what remains to be accomplished in the field of Hindu studies.

Book Title : The Complete Idiot s Guide to Hinduism 2nd Edition
Author : Linda Johnsen
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2009-05-05
Pages : 432
ISBN : 9781101052570
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

Book Title : Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism
Author : John Renard
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 179
ISBN : 080913845X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A short, user-friendly introduction to major historical, cultural, spiritual, and theological points of interest in the complex of faith traditions known collectively as Hinduism. Stress in copy that this is an irenic approach to Hinduism. Perfect for World Cultures classes. An academic catalog selection.

Book Title : A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy
Author : Chandradhar Sharma
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release Date : 2000-01
Pages : 414
ISBN : 8120803655
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The present treatise is a critical study of different systems of Indian Philosophy based on original sources and its principal value lies in their interpretation. On almost all fundamental points the author has quoted from the original texts to enable the reader to compare the interpretations with the text. The book opens with the survey of Indian philosophical thought as found in the Vedas, the Upanisads and Bhagavadgita. It proceeds to the study of Materialism, Jainism and Early Buddhism, Sunyavada, Vijnanavada and Svatantra Vijnanavada. It expounds the tenets of the six systems of Indian Philosophy with special reference to Sankara, the pre-Sankara and the post-Sankara Vedanta, and the essentials of Buddhism and Vedanta in comparison and contrast. It discusses the doctrines of Vedanta as interpreted by Ramanuja, Madhva, Nimbarka, Vallabha, Caitanya and Aurobindo. It also contains a clear exposition of Saiva Siddhanta, Kashmir Saivism and Sakta Schools.

Book Title : Pagan Theology
Author : Michael York
Publisher : NYU Press
Release Date : 2003-04-01
Pages : 239
ISBN : 9780814797389
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In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.

Book Title : An Introduction to Hinduism
Author : Gavin D. Flood
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1996-07-13
Pages : 341
ISBN : 0521438780
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This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship.