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Devī : goddesses of India

Author: John Stratton Hawley; Donna Marie Wulff
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Series: Comparative studies in religion and society, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess." This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Mahādevī.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Stratton Hawley; Donna Marie Wulff
ISBN: 0520200578 9780520200579 0520200586 9780520200586 0585105960 9780585105963
OCLC Number: 33405172
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: the goddess in India / John Stratton Hawley --
Devi: the great goddess / Thomas B. Coburn --
Vindhyavasini: local goddess yet great goddess / Cynthia Ann Humes --
Kali: blood and death out of place --
David R. Kinsley --
Sri: giver of fortune, bestower of grace / Vasudha Narayanan --
Radha: consort and conquerer of Krishna / Donna M. Wulff --
Ganga: the goddess Ganges in Hindu sacred geography / Diana L. Eck --
Saranyu/Samjna: the sun and the shadow / Wendy Doniger --
Seranvali: the mother who possesses / Kathleen M. Erndl --
Bhagavati: ball of fire / Sarah Caldwell --
Sati: the story of Godavari / Lindsey Harlan --
Bharat Mata: Mother India and her militant Matriots / Lise McKean --
Epilogue: the western Kali / Rachel Fell McDermott.
Series Title: Comparative studies in religion and society, 7.
Responsibility: edited by John S. Hawley and Donna M. Wulff.
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This collection explores 12 different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing,  Read more...

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