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Introducing Hinduism by Hillary Peter Rodrigues
Book DescriptionIntroducing Hinduism is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of this fascinating religion. This lively introduction explores the complexities of Hinduism, including its social structures, especially its caste system, its rituals and many scriptures, its vast mythology and varieties of deities, and its religious philosophies. Hillary Rodrigues, an experienced teacher of the Hindu tradition, emphasises the importance of Hindu rituals and practice, subjects of particular interest in contemporary scholarship. Illustrated throughout, the book also includes text boxes, summary charts, a glossary and a list of further reading to aid students' understanding and revision. The accompanying webstie to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415392691.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415392693
(246mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hillary Peter Rodrigues
Studying Hinduism in Practice, Paperback (June 2011)
Hinduism is rich in fascinating practices. This title offers students with an understanding of the living tradition, including discussions of well-known rituals such as the performance of 'puja' and the great festivals of Holi and Diwali, to lesser known rites associated with healing or possession.
Study of Religion: A Reader, Paperback (November 2009)
Religious studies draws on work by anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, theologians, and others for an understanding of its subject matter. This title introduces students of religion to its most common perspectives and approaches, and provides them with an understanding of how the discipline developed.
Introduction to the Study of Religion, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Hillary Peter Rodrigues
Why do people study religion? Is the academic study of religion the same as religious education? This book describes the key concepts and terminology in the study of religion. It includes such topics as definitions of religion, perspectives in the study and teaching of religion and how people experience religion.
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Author Biography - Hillary Peter Rodrigues
Hillary Rodrigues was born in India and has spent many years living, traveling, and studying Eastern religions in South and South-east Asia. He has over a dozen years' experience teaching the Hindu religion to undergraduate students at the University of Lethbridge, where he has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award.
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