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Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170375
eISBN:
9780199835379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Analyzing six Hindu and Christian hymns, Clooney asks questions such as: How have Hindu theologians made room for a feminine divine alongside the masculine, and why? How has Christian thinking about ... More


Coping with the Enigma of Divinity

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The pivotal role of the Caitanya caritāmṛta as community-building tool can best be understood in the context of the different beliefs it sought to hierarchize. The earliest hagiographies presented ... More


The Lifetime “Living Lord” Icon of Mahavira: Anxiety about the Authenticity of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Narratives of the miraculous or otherwise special origin of icons betray anxiety about the authenticity of icons. This chapter investigates the Shvetambara narratives of a sandalwood icon of ... More


Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Paul Younger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the South Indian religious tradition, there are grand ten‐day festivals held each year in the streets around the temples, mosques, and churches. This tradition is found not only inTamil Nadu and ... More


Return to the Mountains: The Ayyappaṉ Festival in Sabarimalai, Kerala

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the oldest festivals in South India is the pilgrimage to the Sabarimalai shrine of Ayyappan in the mountains of Kerala. About 10 million male devotees make this pilgrimage each December and ... More


Wandering and Romance With Lord Raṅkanātaṉ: The Ati or “Original” Festival in Śrīraṅkam

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Ati or “Original” festival of Srirankam brings an ancient festival tradition into the ritual cycle of one of the most sophisticated temple traditions in all of India. The festival image of Visnu ... More


Śrī, Devī, Apirāmi, and Mary: Who and Why

Francis X. Clooney

in Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170375
eISBN:
9780199835379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170377.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter initiates a conversation drawing together feminist perspectives, contemporary goddess worship and the discipline of thealogy, Christian theological views of gender, and the age-old Hindu ... More


Íśvara

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Íśvara, an important philosophical concept in modern Hinduism, has been identified with one of the three members of the trimūrti-Brāhmā, Visnu, or Śiva. However, historians of Hindu religion have ... More


Visṇu

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Some Hindu thinkers have juxtaposed the doctrine of evolution with that of the incarnations of Visnu. These incarnations occur as a series of evolutionary steps that began with the emergence of a ... More


Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

This first three chapters or first third of this book documents the ups and downs in the conflictual correspondence between Sigmund Freud and India’s first psychoanalyst, Girindrasekhar Bose. They ... More


Eschatology

Romila Thapar

in Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter argues that new chronological forms did not result in a new eschatology at the beginning and end of creation. For this, the cyclic theory continued to be the basis of cosmological time. ... More


Two Dharma Biographies?: Sītā and Draupadī

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Sītā and Draupadī's dharma biographies, which introduce two exemplary strands of women's spirituality. Their spiritual life comes to be intertwined with bhakti, “devotion”—and ... More


Asala Perahara: Powers of the Buddha’s Tooth-Relic in Sri Lanka

John Clifford Holt

in Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides the mythical account and then a detailed history of the origins of the Dalada (“Tooth-Relic”) of the Buddha and its importance as a legitimating device for Buddhist kingship in ... More


Social and Literary History of Dharmaśāstra: The Foundational Texts

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Who invented the Dharmaśāstra genre and for what reasons? Using the newly discovered semantic history of gṛhastha (householder), the chapter presents new insights into the origin of this literature ... More


Pradyumna-Kāmadeva in the Major Vaiṣṇava Purāṇas

Christopher R. Austin

in Pradyumna: Lover, Magician, and Scion of the Avatara

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190054113
eISBN:
9780190054144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054113.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 documents Pradyumna’s changing identity and significance in the context of the evolving Vaiṣṇava tradition, chiefly through an analysis of the abduction narrative as it is retold in the ... More


Unraveling of the Bose–Freud Correspondence, with More Light Shed from the Freud–Rolland Correspondence and from Freud’s 1933–34 Work with H. D.

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Chapter 3 treats the final periods of both the Bose–Freud and Rolland–Freud correspondences, which peter out as Freud leaves thoughts of India behind for his final book, Moses and Monotheism, in ... More


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