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A survey of Hinduism

Author: Klaus K Klostermaier
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Klostermaier, Klaus K., 1933-
Survey of Hinduism.
Albany : Sate University of New York Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006021542
(OCoLC)70251175
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus K Klostermaier
ISBN: 9781435616707 1435616707 9780791480113 0791480119
OCLC Number: 190680703
Notes: Previously published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994. 2nd ed.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 700 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Hinduism: sources and worldview --
The beginnings of Hinduism --
Hindu Dharma: orthodoxy and heresy in Hinduism --
The Veda: revelation and scripture in Hinduism --
Itihasa Purana: the heart of Hinduism --
The Bhagavadgita --
The world of the Hindu --
The many gods and the one god of Hinduism --
Trimarga: the three Hindu paths to liberation --
The path of works: Karmamarga --
Purity and merit: the twin concerns of Karmamarga --
Samskaras: the Hindu sacraments --
The path of knowledge: Jnanamarga --
Atman and Brahman: self and all --
Karma, Vidya, Moksa: liberation from rebirth --
The path of loving devotion: Bhaktimarga --
Lord Visnu and his devotees --
Siva: the grace and the terror of God --
Devi: the divine mother --
Mudalvan, Murukan, Mal: the great gods of the Tamils --
The structural supports of Hinduism --
The divine presence in space and time: Murti, Tirtha, Kala --
The Hindu social order: Caturvarnasramadharma --
Samnyasa: the highest Hindu aspiration --
Stridharma: the position of women in Hinduism --
Hindu structures of thought: the Saddarsanas --
Hindu logic and physics: Nyaya-Vaisesika --
Hindu metaphysics and psychology: Samkhya-Yoga --
Hindu theology, old and new: Mimamsa and Vedanta --
Hinduism encountering the "other" --
Hinduism and Buddhism --
Hinduism and Christianity in India --
Hindus and Muslims in India --
Hindu reforms and reformers --
Mahatma Gandhi: a twentieth-century Karmayogi --
Hindutva, Hindusim, Hindu dharma --
India and the West --
Hinduism and science --
Hinduism and ecology --
Hindu measures of time --
Indian chronology.
Responsibility: Klaus K. Klostermaier.
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