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Hindus : their religious beliefs and practices

Author: Julius Lipner
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Series: Library of religious beliefs and practices.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hinduism is a vastly complex phenomenon, a world religion with a history of over three thousand years. It has produced men and women who have made outstanding contributions across the range of civilised human behaviour, and played a crucial part in the rise of two other great religions - Buddhism and Sikhism. Julius Lipner was born and raised in India and is able to draw on his own experience of Hindu beliefs and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Lipner
ISBN: 0415051819 9780415051811
OCLC Number: 27896440
Description: xiii, 375 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. About 'Hindu', Hinduism and this book --
pt. I. Guiding voices. 2. The voice of scripture as Veda. 3. The voice of scripture as Veda and 'Veda'. 4. The voice of tradition: Varnasrama dharma. 5. The voice of tradition: 'Caste' and narrative. 6. The voice of tradition: Folklore and the intellectual heritage. 7. The voice of experience --
pt. II. Reason and morality. 8. A story with a tail. 9. Morality and the person --
pt. III. Images of time, space and eternity. 10. Modes of reckoning time and 'progress'. 11. The sacred and its forms. 12. Means, ways and ends.
Series Title: Library of religious beliefs and practices.
Responsibility: Julius Lipner.
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Hinduism has been a major religious faith for well over 3000 years, and Hindus today account for over 600 million people. Lipner's book offers a study of its evolution, its multidimensional nature,  Read more...

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