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Hindu Worldviews: Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality

Frazier, Jessica (2017) Hindu Worldviews: Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality. Bloomsbury, 240 pp. ISBN 978-1-4742-5155-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Designed to help readers deepen their understanding of Hinduism, and reflecting themes central to the study of religion and culture, Jessica Frazier explores classical Hindu theories of self, the body, the cosmos, and human action. Case studies from Hindu texts provide readers with direct access to primary sources in translation, ranging from ancient cosmology to philosophical teachings and modern ritual practices.

Through the theme of the Self in classical Hindu sources, the chapters provide an interpretative framework for understanding classical approaches to ethics, liberation, and views of the body and the mind. These provide a key to the rationale behind many forms of modern practice such as divinisation rituals, worship of deities, and theological reflection. Reflecting central themes in courses on Hinduism and Indian Philosophy, Hindu Worldviews provides an accessible new perspective on both Hinduism and modern theory in the study of religion.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: School of European Culture and Languages
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Religious Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Frazier
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2016 16:34 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 09:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59047 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Frazier, Jessica: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0317-0649
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