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Embodying the Extraordinary in Iceland and India: The Difference Spirits Make

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199860333
eISBN:
9780199919598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860333.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter juxtaposes Hindu and Christian strategies for conferring extraordinary abilities onto human bodies. The traditions under consideration, Icelandic Spiritualism and Indian Neo-Vedanta, ... More


Sri Ramakrishna’s Harmonizing Philosophy of Vijñāna Vedānta

Ayon Maharaj

in Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190868239
eISBN:
9780190868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868239.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter outlines Sri Ramakrishna’s overall philosophical framework. Militating against narrow sectarian interpretations of Sri Ramakrishna’s philosophical teachings, Maharaj argues that Sri ... More


Are Hindus Monotheists or Polytheists? 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hindu texts and practices suggest the simultaneous existence of polytheism and what seems to be monotheism, but some Hindus find it insulting to be called polytheists. This paradox can be traced to ... More


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