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Kinsley, David R.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 142 publications in 5 languages and 7,134 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: BL1216.2, 294.5211
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Publications about David R Kinsley
Publications by David R Kinsley
Publications by David R Kinsley, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David R Kinsley
Hindu goddesses visions of the divine feminine in the Hindu religious tradition by David R Kinsley( file )
40 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,117 libraries worldwide
"Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute-Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship."--
The goddesses' mirror visions of the divine from East and West by David R Kinsley( file )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
Hinduism, a cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
The sword and the flute : Kālī and Kṛṣṇa, dark visions of the terrible and the sublime in Hindu mythology by David R Kinsley( Book )
40 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 883 libraries worldwide
Kali and Krsna are two of Hinduism's most popular deities, representing dramatically different truths about the nature of the sacred. The cruel and terrible Kali is thought to be born of wild, aboriginal roots. She is the goddess of thieves and often associated with human blood sacrifice. Krsna, in contrast, is the divine lover and inimitable prankster who plays a bewitching flute to draw all to him. But Kali and Krsna have much more in common than their contrasting personalities suggest. Kinsley shows that Krsna's flute can be interchangeable with Kali's sword, revealing important perceptions of the divine in the Hindu tradition
Ecology and religion : ecological spirituality in cross-cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Tantric visions of the divine feminine : the ten mahāvidyās by David R Kinsley( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
The Hindu pantheon is rich in images of the divine feminine--deities representing a wide range of symbolic, social, and meditative meanings. This book documents a highly unusual group of ten Hindu tantric goddesses, the Mahavidyas, many of whom are strongly associated with sexuality and violence. What is one to make of a goddess who cuts her own head off, or one who prefers sex with a corpse? The Mahavidyas embody habits, attributes, or identities usually considered repulsive or socially subversive and can be viewed as "antimodels" for women. Yet it is within the context of tantric worship that devotees seek to identify themselves with these forbidding goddesses. The Mahavidyas seem to function as "awakeners"--Symbols which help to project one's consciousness beyond the socially acceptable or predictable. Drawing on a broad range of Sanskrit and vernacular texts as well as extensive research in India, including written and oral interpretations of contemporary Hindu practitioners, this book describes the unusual qualities of each of the Mahavidyas and traces the parallels between their underlying themes
The divine player : a study of Kṛṣṇa līlā by David R Kinsley( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Health, healing, and religion : a cross-cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Sacred geography of goddesses in South Asia : essays in memory of David Kinsley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Hindu Goddesses Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition by David R Kinsley( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Annotation
Flöte und Schwert : Kṛṣṇa u. Kālī ; Visionen d. Schönen u.d. Schrecklichen in d. altind. Mythologie by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Niwētwitthayā kap sātsanā : čhit winyān chœ̄ng niwēt nai mummō̜ng tāng watthanatham by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Thai and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The divine player : a study of Krishna Lila ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Flöte und Schwert : Kṛiṣṇa und Kālī. Visionen d. Schönen und d. Schreckl. in d. altind. Mythologie by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hinduism a cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Floete und Schwert : Krisna u. Kāli ; Visionen d. Schoenen u. d. Schrecklichen in d. altind. Mythologie by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Obrazy božestvennoj ženstvennosti v tantre : desât mahavidij by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 1 library worldwide
Cele zece Mahavidya : aspectele feminine ale Divinităţii în viziunea tantrică by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Romanian and held by 1 library worldwide
Tantric visions of the divine feminine : the ten mah?vidy?s by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Flöte und Schwert (The sword and the flute, dt.) Krisna u. Kālī by David R Kinsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
David R. Kinsley
Kinsley, David.
Kinsley David 1939-2000
Kinsley, David. R.
Kinsley, David Robert
Kinsley, David Robert 1939-2000
Kinsli, Dèvid.
Languages
English (122)
German (10)
Romanian (1)
Russian (1)
Thai (1)
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