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Avatar and incarnation : the divine in human form in the world's religions

Author: Edward Geoffrey Parrinder
Publisher: Oxford, England ; Rockford, MA : Oneworld, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A rich insight into the role played by earthly manifestations of the divine.

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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parrinder, Edward Geoffrey.
Avatar and incarnation.
Oxford, England ; Rockford, MA : Oneworld, ©1997
(OCoLC)609254598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Geoffrey Parrinder
ISBN: 1851681302 9781851681303
OCLC Number: 38897692
Description: 294 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Avatars in the Great Epic --
3. Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita --
4. Philosophical Comments on Avatar Doctrine --
5. Avatar in Rama --
6. Growth of the Krishna Cult --
7. Similarity and Opposition --
8. Modern Indian Thought and Christianity --
9. Analysis of Avatar Doctrines --
10. Incarnation of the Buddha --
11. Buddhas and Avatars --
12. Developing Buddhology --
13. Jinas and Avatars --
14. Incarnation in Islam? --
15. Incarnation and Avatars --
16. Theophany: Differences Between Krishna and Christ --
17. Docetism, in Buddhology and Christology --
18. Adoptionism: Christ and Muhammad --
19. Recent Interpretations.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Parrinder.
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"Dr Parrinder is a distinguished contributor to what literature there is on the subject... He provides a much-needed critical survey of a difficult and complex area." * The Times Literary Supplement * Read more...

 
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