The Resource Hindus : their religious beliefs and practices, Julius Lipner

Hindus : their religious beliefs and practices, Julius Lipner

Label
Hindus : their religious beliefs and practices
Title
Hindus
Title remainder
their religious beliefs and practices
Statement of responsibility
Julius Lipner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Hinduism is a vastly complex phenomenon, a world religion with a history of over three thousand years. It has produced men and women who have made outstanding contributions across the range of civilised human behaviour, and played a crucial part in the rise of two other great religions - Buddhism and Sikhism. Julius Lipner was born and raised in India and is able to draw on his own experience of Hindu beliefs and practices to explain what it means to be Hindu in a changing world. Hindus examines the religion as a plural phenomenon - that is, as a family of religions rather than a monolithic entity. The approach is thematic, and the author considers various topicssuch as the status of women - in more than one place and from more than one angle. He also tells and sometimes analyses Hindu stories, stressing the narrative quality of Hindu religion and giving us an insight into the nature of the Hindu phenomenon itself
  • Hindus will be valuable on more than one level: as a source of instruction, as a basis for discussion, seminars and further study, even as a challenge for further research. It provides a new perspective on what it means to live as a Hindu and enables readers to appreciate this great and marvellous religious phenomenon, its extraordinary richness, and the way it encompasses the diversity of human experience
Dewey number
294.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL1202
LC item number
.L56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hindus : their religious beliefs and practices, Julius Lipner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. About 'Hindu', Hinduism and this book -- Pt. I. Guiding voices. 2. The voice of scripture as Veda. 3. The voice of scripture as Veda and 'Veda'. 4. The voice of tradition: Varnasrama dharma. 5. The voice of tradition: 'Caste' and narrative. 6. The voice of tradition: Folklore and the intellectual heritage. 7. The voice of experience -- Pt. II. Reason and morality. 8. A story with a tail. 9. Morality and the person -- Pt. III. Images of time, space and eternity. 10. Modes of reckoning time and 'progress'. 11. The sacred and its forms. 12. Means, ways and ends
Control code
000040327864
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 375 p.
Isbn
9780415051828
Lccn
93003813
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.b16300798
System control number
  • rmr6481440
  • (OCoLC)27896440

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