Hinduism A Beginner's Guide

ISBN-10: 1851685383

ISBN-13: 9781851685387

Edition: 2007

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In this accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier explains the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, and considers modern challenges the religion faces, such as the relationship between Hinduism and the West. Sweeping in scope, and highly readable, Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years and is essential reading for students, followers, and interested readers alike.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Note on pronunciation of Indian words and names
The Vedictradition
Origins of Hinduism
The scripture of Hinduism: the Veda
The vedic ordering of life
Vedic ritual
The Hindu Religions
The heart of Hinduism
Lord Visnu and his devotees
Siva means grace
The Goddess and her worshippers
The Hindu Philosophical Quest
The wisdom of the Upanisads
The philosophy of yoga
Sankara and his Advaita Vedanta
Vaisnava theistic Vedanta
Hinduism Encounters Other Religions
Hinduism welcomes modern Western ideas
Hinduism rejects the modern West
New faces of Hinduism
Hinduism and the challenges of today
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