Beliefs and Practices
By (author) Lynn Foulston
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Hindu Goddesses by Lynn Foulston
Book DescriptionThis book explores the diversity of Hindu goddesses and the variety of ways in which they are worshiped. Although they undoubtedly have ancient origins, Hindu goddesses and their worship is still very much a part of the fabric of religious engagement in India today. The book offers an introduction to a complex and often baffling field of study. Part I, "Beliefs" provides a series of encounters with a range of Hindu goddesses starting with the idea of 'Goddess' as a philosophical concept. Topics include textual evidence for belief structures, goddess mythology, and the importance of 'the Goddess' in Tantrism. Part II, "Practices" leads the reader through the tangled web of goddess worship, pausing along the way to examine the contrast between temple and local worship, the splendour of festivals and the importance of pilgrimage to those places in India where goddesses are considered to reside. A Conclusion provides details of contemporary developments in goddess worship, such as the appearance of new deities who supply the needs of worshipers in the twenty-first century. No prior knowledge is necessary as the book is aimed at undergraduate students and anyone interested in the religions and philosophy of India.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781902210438
(138mm x 216mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lynn Foulston
Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Hardback (January 2006)» View all books by Lynn Foulston
Covering all aspects of Hinduism, this encyclopedia contains over 750 entries reflecting the advances in scholarship which have raised theoretical and methodological issues. These entries range from 150-word definitions of terms and concepts to 5,000-word investigations of major topics.
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Author Biography - Lynn Foulston
Lynn Foulston is the program leader of religious studies and philosophy at the University of Wales Newport.She is the author of "At the Feet of the Goddess." Stuart Abbott is a visiting lecturer at University of Wales Newport and an associate lecturer at Cardiff University."
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