The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism
By (author) Gavin D. Flood
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Blackwell Companion to Hinduism by Gavin D. Flood
Book DescriptionAn ideal resource for courses on Hinduism or world religions, this accessible volume spans the entire field of Hindu studies. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience. It comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism. It features four coherent sections covering theoretical issues, textual traditions, science and philosophy, and Hindu society and politics. It reflects the trend away from essentialist understandings of Hinduism towards tradition and regional-specific studies. It includes material on Hindu folk religions and stresses the importance of region in analyzing Hinduism. It is ideal for use on university courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405132510
(247mm x 174mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gavin D. Flood
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Tantric Mantras, Hardback (May 2011)
Provides an overview of the scholarly quality on Tantric mantras. This book presents a general summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. It explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric mantras and gives an introduction to their beliefs and practices.
Tantric Body, Paperback (October 2005)
Contributes to an understanding of tantra's mysteries. Without minimising its sexual dimensions, this book argues that within tantra the body is more than a sexual entity, it is a vehicle for the spirituality that is fundamental to people's minds. This book is useful to students of South Asian cultures and societies, and of comparative philosophy.
Ascetic Self, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Gavin D. Flood
A 2004 approach to comparing religions (Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism), focusing on traditions of asceticism.
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Author Biography - Gavin D. Flood
Gavin Flood is Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Stirling. Among his publications are Beyond Phenomonology: Rethinking the Study of Religion (1999), An Introduction to Hinduism (1996), and Body and Cosmology in Kashmir Oaivism (1993).
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