The Resource Understanding Hinduism, Frank Whaling

Understanding Hinduism, Frank Whaling

Label
Understanding Hinduism
Title
Understanding Hinduism
Statement of responsibility
Frank Whaling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hindu tradition can claim to be the world's oldest religion. It has evolved in India over the past three thousand years. It differs from monotheistic beliefs, such as Christianity, in that there is no identifiable founder, specific theological system, or single system of morality. Frank Whaling provides an overview of the history and development of the Hindu tradition. He takes account of recent scholarship and regards Hinduism as a world-view as well as a religious tradition. The book covers the core areas of Hindu religious organisation, rituals, ethics, social involvement and sacred texts as well as key concepts, aesthetics and spirituality. It illustrates these topics by personal example as well as by informed analysis. While more stress is placed upon the modern situation including the neo-Hindu and Hindutva movements, the Hindu past is not ignored. Village Hinduism as well as sophisticated and 'high' Hinduism is addressed as well as the Hindu presence in Britain and the wider world."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CNCGM
Dewey number
294.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1210
LC item number
.W43 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
Series statement
Understanding faith,
Label
Understanding Hinduism, Frank Whaling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The history of the Hindu tradition -- Transcendence and the gods -- Hindu rituals -- Hindu religious traditions -- Social and political life -- Dharma and ethics -- Scripture and sacred texts -- Hindu aesthetics -- Hindu spirituality -- Hindu concepts, philosophy and the modern world
Control code
ocn656451653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781906716608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612466472
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
246647
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25073576
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)656451653
  • pebcs1903765366
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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