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The Resource Hinduism : past and present, Axel Michaels ; translated by Barbara Harshav

Hinduism : past and present, Axel Michaels ; translated by Barbara Harshav

Label
Hinduism : past and present
Title
Hinduism
Title remainder
past and present
Statement of responsibility
Axel Michaels ; translated by Barbara Harshav
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Michaels, Axel
Dewey number
294.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1202
LC item number
.M53 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harshav, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Hinduism
Label
Hinduism : past and present, Axel Michaels ; translated by Barbara Harshav
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Theoretical and historical foundations. 1. Theoretical foundations -- Is India different? -- The identificatory habitus -- What is Hinduism? -- Hinduism and Hindu-ness -- Religion and Dharma -- Hindu religions and Hindu religiosity -- Great and little Hinduism -- Continuity and change -- 2. Historical foundations -- Epochs in the history of religions -- First epoch : Prevedic religions -- Second epoch : Vedic religion -- Third epoch : ascetic reformism -- Fourth epoch : classical Hinduism -- Fifth epoch : sects of Hinduism -- Sixth epoch : modern Hinduism -- Religious literature -- Vedic literature -- The literature of the ascetic reformation -- The literature of classical Hinduism -- The literatures of the Hindu sects -- Literatures of modern Hinduism
  • Religion and society. 3. Stages of life and rites of passage -- Initiation -- The salvational goal of initiation -- The second birth -- Pre-rites -- Tonsure -- Natural birth, ritual birth, new birth -- The sacred thread -- Consecration of the ascetic, consecration of the student, consecration of the man -- Childhood and socialization -- The early years -- Parentage and the "Oceanic feeling" -- Sacred fatherhood -- Wedding and matrimony -- The wedding -- The daughter as gift -- Kinship, alliance, and descent -- The situation of the woman -- Death and life after death -- The Brahmanic ritual of dying and death -- Ancestor worship -- Widow-burning and religiously motivated suicide -- The ban on killing and Ahiṃsā -- Karma and rebirth -- Mortality and immortality -- 4. The social system -- Social stratification -- The caste society -- Segmentation -- Social contacts -- Greeting -- Touching -- Eating -- Purity and impurity -- Religious and social hierarchy -- Priests and the supremacy of the Brahmans -- Religious and economic centrality -- Hierarchies of the gift -- 5. Religiosity -- The idea of god and the pantheon -- Equitheism and homotheism -- Viṣṇu, Kṛṣṇa and the centrality of the gods -- Śiva in the great and little traditions -- Ganęśa and the miracle -- Wild and mild goddesses -- Elements of religiosity -- Prayer -- Looks -- Ritual acts -- Ritualism -- The Brahmanic-Sanskritic morning ritual -- Divine worship (pūjā) -- Sacrifice -- Devotionalism and theistic traditions -- Bhakti movements -- The grace of the gods -- Spiritualism and mysticism -- The identification doctrine of the Upaniṣads -- The psycho-physical identifications of Sāṃkhya and yoga -- Śaṃkara's doctrine of nonduality -- Special features of Indian mysticism -- Heroism and kingship -- Ākhāṛās : religious centers of strength -- Power and authority of the king -- King and ascetic
  • From descent to transcendence. 6. Religious ideas of space and time -- Religious awareness of space -- Spaces and directions as sacred powers -- Pilgrimage sites and their hierarchy -- Astrology and the cosmic place of man -- Religious and scientific concepts of space -- Religious awareness of time -- Ancient Indian cosmogonies -- Creation in classical mythology -- The doctrine of the ages of the world -- Cyclical and linear time : the calendar -- Unity of space and time : festivals -- Religious and scientific ideas of time -- 7. Immortality in life -- Asceticism : life in transcendence -- Ascetic practice and sects -- Asceticism and sacrifice -- The salvation of identifications -- The socioreligious function of norms of purity -- Descent and autonomy -- The logic of the identifications -- The "theology" of the Hindu religions : identity of god and man
Control code
51886444
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780691089522
Lccn
2003045972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hinduism : past and present, Axel Michaels ; translated by Barbara Harshav
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Theoretical and historical foundations. 1. Theoretical foundations -- Is India different? -- The identificatory habitus -- What is Hinduism? -- Hinduism and Hindu-ness -- Religion and Dharma -- Hindu religions and Hindu religiosity -- Great and little Hinduism -- Continuity and change -- 2. Historical foundations -- Epochs in the history of religions -- First epoch : Prevedic religions -- Second epoch : Vedic religion -- Third epoch : ascetic reformism -- Fourth epoch : classical Hinduism -- Fifth epoch : sects of Hinduism -- Sixth epoch : modern Hinduism -- Religious literature -- Vedic literature -- The literature of the ascetic reformation -- The literature of classical Hinduism -- The literatures of the Hindu sects -- Literatures of modern Hinduism
  • Religion and society. 3. Stages of life and rites of passage -- Initiation -- The salvational goal of initiation -- The second birth -- Pre-rites -- Tonsure -- Natural birth, ritual birth, new birth -- The sacred thread -- Consecration of the ascetic, consecration of the student, consecration of the man -- Childhood and socialization -- The early years -- Parentage and the "Oceanic feeling" -- Sacred fatherhood -- Wedding and matrimony -- The wedding -- The daughter as gift -- Kinship, alliance, and descent -- The situation of the woman -- Death and life after death -- The Brahmanic ritual of dying and death -- Ancestor worship -- Widow-burning and religiously motivated suicide -- The ban on killing and Ahiṃsā -- Karma and rebirth -- Mortality and immortality -- 4. The social system -- Social stratification -- The caste society -- Segmentation -- Social contacts -- Greeting -- Touching -- Eating -- Purity and impurity -- Religious and social hierarchy -- Priests and the supremacy of the Brahmans -- Religious and economic centrality -- Hierarchies of the gift -- 5. Religiosity -- The idea of god and the pantheon -- Equitheism and homotheism -- Viṣṇu, Kṛṣṇa and the centrality of the gods -- Śiva in the great and little traditions -- Ganęśa and the miracle -- Wild and mild goddesses -- Elements of religiosity -- Prayer -- Looks -- Ritual acts -- Ritualism -- The Brahmanic-Sanskritic morning ritual -- Divine worship (pūjā) -- Sacrifice -- Devotionalism and theistic traditions -- Bhakti movements -- The grace of the gods -- Spiritualism and mysticism -- The identification doctrine of the Upaniṣads -- The psycho-physical identifications of Sāṃkhya and yoga -- Śaṃkara's doctrine of nonduality -- Special features of Indian mysticism -- Heroism and kingship -- Ākhāṛās : religious centers of strength -- Power and authority of the king -- King and ascetic
  • From descent to transcendence. 6. Religious ideas of space and time -- Religious awareness of space -- Spaces and directions as sacred powers -- Pilgrimage sites and their hierarchy -- Astrology and the cosmic place of man -- Religious and scientific concepts of space -- Religious awareness of time -- Ancient Indian cosmogonies -- Creation in classical mythology -- The doctrine of the ages of the world -- Cyclical and linear time : the calendar -- Unity of space and time : festivals -- Religious and scientific ideas of time -- 7. Immortality in life -- Asceticism : life in transcendence -- Ascetic practice and sects -- Asceticism and sacrifice -- The salvation of identifications -- The socioreligious function of norms of purity -- Descent and autonomy -- The logic of the identifications -- The "theology" of the Hindu religions : identity of god and man
Control code
51886444
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780691089522
Lccn
2003045972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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