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A survey of Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier

Label
A survey of Hinduism
Title
A survey of Hinduism
Statement of responsibility
Klaus K. Klostermaier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klostermaier, Klaus K.
Dewey number
294.5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1202
LC item number
.K56 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hinduism
  • RELIGION
  • Hinduism
Label
A survey of Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994. 2nd ed
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 611-660) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hinduism: sources and worldview -- The beginnings of Hinduism -- Hindu Dharma: orthodoxy and heresy in Hinduism -- The Veda: revelation and scripture in Hinduism -- Itihasa Purana: the heart of Hinduism -- The Bhagavadgita -- The world of the Hindu -- The many gods and the one god of Hinduism -- Trimarga: the three Hindu paths to liberation -- The path of works: Karmamarga -- Purity and merit: the twin concerns of Karmamarga -- Samskaras: the Hindu sacraments -- The path of knowledge: Jnanamarga -- Atman and Brahman: self and all -- Karma, Vidya, Moksa: liberation from rebirth -- The path of loving devotion: Bhaktimarga -- Lord Visnu and his devotees -- Siva: the grace and the terror of God -- Devi: the divine mother -- Mudalvan, Murukan, Mal: the great gods of the Tamils -- The structural supports of Hinduism -- The divine presence in space and time: Murti, Tirtha, Kala -- The Hindu social order: Caturvarnasramadharma -- Samnyasa: the highest Hindu aspiration -- Stridharma: the position of women in Hinduism -- Hindu structures of thought: the Saddarsanas -- Hindu logic and physics: Nyaya-Vaisesika -- Hindu metaphysics and psychology: Samkhya-Yoga -- Hindu theology, old and new: Mimamsa and Vedanta -- Hinduism encountering the "other" -- Hinduism and Buddhism -- Hinduism and Christianity in India -- Hindus and Muslims in India -- Hindu reforms and reformers -- Mahatma Gandhi: a twentieth-century Karmayogi -- Hindutva, Hindusim, Hindu dharma -- India and the West -- Hinduism and science -- Hinduism and ecology -- Hindu measures of time -- Indian chronology
Control code
190680703
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 700 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791480113
Lccn
2006021542
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3407469
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190680703
Label
A survey of Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier
Publication
Note
Previously published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994. 2nd ed
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 611-660) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hinduism: sources and worldview -- The beginnings of Hinduism -- Hindu Dharma: orthodoxy and heresy in Hinduism -- The Veda: revelation and scripture in Hinduism -- Itihasa Purana: the heart of Hinduism -- The Bhagavadgita -- The world of the Hindu -- The many gods and the one god of Hinduism -- Trimarga: the three Hindu paths to liberation -- The path of works: Karmamarga -- Purity and merit: the twin concerns of Karmamarga -- Samskaras: the Hindu sacraments -- The path of knowledge: Jnanamarga -- Atman and Brahman: self and all -- Karma, Vidya, Moksa: liberation from rebirth -- The path of loving devotion: Bhaktimarga -- Lord Visnu and his devotees -- Siva: the grace and the terror of God -- Devi: the divine mother -- Mudalvan, Murukan, Mal: the great gods of the Tamils -- The structural supports of Hinduism -- The divine presence in space and time: Murti, Tirtha, Kala -- The Hindu social order: Caturvarnasramadharma -- Samnyasa: the highest Hindu aspiration -- Stridharma: the position of women in Hinduism -- Hindu structures of thought: the Saddarsanas -- Hindu logic and physics: Nyaya-Vaisesika -- Hindu metaphysics and psychology: Samkhya-Yoga -- Hindu theology, old and new: Mimamsa and Vedanta -- Hinduism encountering the "other" -- Hinduism and Buddhism -- Hinduism and Christianity in India -- Hindus and Muslims in India -- Hindu reforms and reformers -- Mahatma Gandhi: a twentieth-century Karmayogi -- Hindutva, Hindusim, Hindu dharma -- India and the West -- Hinduism and science -- Hinduism and ecology -- Hindu measures of time -- Indian chronology
Control code
190680703
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 700 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791480113
Lccn
2006021542
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3407469
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190680703

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