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Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Reiko Ohnuma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is an exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in premodern South Asian Buddhism, drawing primarily on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. It argues that Buddhism in India ... More


Mother Viṭhāī

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter considers the way that the saints devoted to Viṭṭhal use the imagery of motherhood to express his love for them. After a lengthy exposition of the maternal imagery used by the two most ... More


Introduction

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Introduction refutes the idea that premodern Indian Buddhism was a “mother-rejecting” tradition and argues that, in fact, it had a complex and ambivalent relationship with mothers and motherhood. ... More


Ancient Stories of Jael and Sisera: The Biblical Versions

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter critically examines the two versions of the Jael and Sisera tradition found in Judges 4 and 5. It argues that the poetic account and the prose account offer two different accounts of the ... More


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