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Sherma, Rita DasGupta

Overview
Works: 10 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 778 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Rita DasGupta Sherma
Woman and goddess in Hinduism : reinterpretations and re-envisionings by Tracy Pintchman( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume offer multiple interpretations of Hindu understandings of the Feminine, both human and divine, that self-consciously encourage theological revision and gender activism. All of the contributors are faithful to traditional Hindu categories, texts, and ways of thinking, but they creatively appropriate the materials they examine in ways that are affirming of the feminine and, in many cases, explicitly empowering to women. In offering multiple constructive explorations of the Hindu Feminine--some with, and others without the framework of a confessional stance--this book challenges normative conceptions of the emic/etic chasm and its expected impact on scholarship"--
Hermeneutics and Hindu thought : toward a fusion of horizons by Rita DasGupta Sherma( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advent of Hindu Studies coincides with the emergence of modern hermeneutics. Despite this co-emergence and rich possibilities inherent in dialectical encounters between theories of modern and post-modern hermeneutics, and those of Hindu hermeneutical traditions, such an enterprise has not been widely endeavored. The aim of this volume is to initiate such an interface. Essays in this volume reflect one or more of the following categories: (1) Examination of challenges and possibilities inherent in applying Western hermeneutics to Hindu traditions. (2) Critiques of certain heuristics used, historically, to a oeunderstanda Hindu traditions. (3) Elicitation of new hermeneutical paradigms from Hindu thought, to develop cross-cultural or dialogical hermeneutics. Applications of interpretive methodologies conditioned by Western culture to classify Indian thought have had important impacts. Essays by Sharma, Bilimoria, Sugirtharajah, and Tilak examine these impacts, offering alternate interpretive models for understanding Hindu concepts in particular and the Indian religious context in general. Several essays offer original insights regarding potential applications of traditional Hindu philosophical principles to cross-cultural hermeneutics (Long, Bilimoria, Klostermaier, Adarkar, and Taneja). Others engage Hindu texts philosophically to elicit deeper interpretations (Phillips, and Rukmani). In presenting essays that are both critical and constructive, we seek to uncover intellectual space for creative dialectical engagement that, we hope, will catalyze a reciprocal hermeneutics
Dying, death, and afterlife in Dharma traditions and Western religions by DANAM Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary issues in constructive dharma : epistemology and hermeneutics by DANAM Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the First DANAM Conference : held on site at American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 21 November 2003 by DANAM Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism and the divine. A new introduction to Hindu theology by Rita DasGupta Sherma( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With no fixed boundaries between theology and philosophy, or the sacred and the secular, Hinduism arguably has more theological oppositions and self-contradictions than any other religious tradition. navigating such complexity is challenging. A book that explores the multi-faceted character of Hindu theology is much needed, and in her authoritative introduction Rita Sherma explores these nuances and elusive dichotomies in depth, thereby doing full justice to the great richness of Hinduism's cultural legacy. She outlines the general features of Hindu theology and discusses the various characteristics of the divine, whether in the persons of Shiva, Vishnu or Mahadevi, the feminine manifestations of God
Contemporary issues in constructive dharma by DANAM Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros, ecology, and engagement : a Hindu ecological theology for a global era by Rita DasGupta Sherma( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analytical methods for pesticides and plant growth regulators by Zeveig( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

World as Sakti, world as self : the reenvisioning of Sakta Tantra as a foundation for a Hindu ecofeminist theology by Rita DasGupta Sherma( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Woman and goddess in Hinduism : reinterpretations and re-envisionings
Alternative Names
Sherma, Rita

Sherma Rita D.

Languages
English (43)

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Hermeneutics and Hindu thought : toward a fusion of horizonsDying, death, and afterlife in Dharma traditions and Western religions