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Perspectives on Ritual Power: The Cost, Science, and Grace of Divinity

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter recounts some of the Rush temple’s conceptions of and rationales behind its dedication to ritual performance. In contrast to most North American Hindu temples that typically downplay the ... More


Grounding the Sacred: Traveling Deities and Sanctified Terrain

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the transplanting of South Asian divinities onto North American soil, and the transposition of South Asian sacred geography to rural upstate New York. It begins by recounting ... More


Mūrti, Idol, Art, and Commodity: The Multiple Identities of Hindu Images

Tanisha Ramachandran

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198790839
eISBN:
9780191833281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790839.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

This chapter investigates the production, deployment, and interpretation of Hindu images, beginning in the nineteenth century, involving the interaction of non-Hindus and Hindus with the image in the ... More


Recovering Rāmānuja’s Tradition

Brian Philip Dunn

in A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Rāmānuja: A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198791416
eISBN:
9780191833885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 is an exploration of how Appasamy’s reading of Rāmānuja has changed over the course of his career. His early construction of Rāmānuja as ‘philosopher’ is contrasted with his later ... More


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