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 Prayers, Recipes, Memoirs: Hanuman in Hindi Popular Literature

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After highlighting the growing role of literacy and the mass-dissemination of standardized texts in popular Hindu practice, this chapter turns to the importance of Hanuman in the Hindi devotional ... More


Reconstructing a Religious Biography

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter provides a backdrop for the entire study and lays down its foundation by addressing/defining the basic issues and concepts related to religious biographies. It not only explores the ... More


Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book presents a scholarly treatment of the life and work of Guru Arjan (1563–1606), the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. First, it discusses the theoretical framework of a religious biography, and ... More


Introduction

William M. Gorvine

in Envisioning a Tibetan Luminary: The Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199362349
eISBN:
9780190914547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362349.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this opening section the author introduces Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, the Tibetan Bön religion’s most renowned and influential luminary of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author describes ... More


The Lives and Lives of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of religious biographies or hagiographies: how they function in their documentary and work-like aspects; what they do and do not tell us; and how ... More


Envisioning a Tibetan Luminary: The Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint

William M. Gorvine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199362349
eISBN:
9780190914547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362349.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book examines the religious biography of Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1859–1934), the most significant modern figure representing the Tibetan Bön religion, a vital minority tradition underrepresented ... More


Intermezzo: The Relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This brief section examines what can be gleaned about the relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang from their respective biographies, which present highly varied accounts of what transpired ... More


Introduction

Kathryn T. Long

in God in the Rainforest: Missionaries and the Waorani in Amazonian Ecuador

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190608989
eISBN:
9780190609016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608989.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction places the missionary-Waorani story within the context of the history of American evangelicalism. The iconic narrative of the five men slain in Ecuador stands in a tradition of two ... More


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