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Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Laurie Patton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. The book takes a new look at mantra as “performed poetry” and in five case studies ... More


Vaiṣṇava Practice

Rembert Lutjeharms

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198733508
eISBN:
9780191797958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733508.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter attempts to offer not a historical overview of Vaiṣṇava practice, but an overview of the ways Vaiṣṇavas have viewed their own practice. Given the enormous variety of Vaiṣṇava traditions ... More


No Deposit, No Return: Religious Rejections of Exchange

Robert A. Yelle

in Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585451
eISBN:
9780226585628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585628.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 considers two case studies that reject the idea that salvation can be purchased through exchange, whether of gifts, sacrifices, or money. The first study is of the Roman or papal Jubilees ... More


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