A Survey of Hinduism: Third Edition

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State University of New York Press, 5 juil. 2007 - 700 pages
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This third edition of the classic text updates the information contained in the earlier editions, and includes new chapters on the origins of Hinduism; its history of relations with Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam; Hindu science; and Hindu measures of time. The chronology and the bibliography have been updated as well.

A comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, the book deals with the history of Hinduism, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hinduism—Vaisnavism, Saivism, and Saktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu thought. Klaus K. Klostermaier describes the development of Hinduism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern world religion. A unique feature of the book is its treatment of Hinduism in a topical fashion, rather than by chronological description of the development of Hinduism or by summary of the literature. The complexities of Hindu life and thought are thus made real to the reader, and Hindus will recognize it as their own tradition.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - The_Hibernator - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book for someone who already knows a little about Hinduism and wants an in-depth view of the philosophies and social concepts of Hindus. However, if (like myself) you are not well ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Maggie Mollioris - Goodreads

Borrowed from James (6-2010). Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Klaus K. Klostermaier is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of many books, including The Nature of Nature: Explorations in Science, Philosophy, and Religion.

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