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On the Slopes of Mount Govardhan: Lay of the Land

David L. Haberman

in Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190086718
eISBN:
9780190086756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086718.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces some of the foundational stories related to Mount Govardhan and describes the physical features of the mountain as well as the sacred terrain that surrounds it. For instance, ... More


Introduction: Dził Łeezh—Enter, Exit, and Return Home

Michael Lerma

in Guided by the Mountains: Navajo Political Philosophy and Governance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190639853
eISBN:
9780190639884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639853.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter sets the stage for a potentially unique perspective on political philosophy. It requires a nonmainstream approach and readers are highly encouraged to dismiss commonly held assumptions ... More


The Esotericization of Medieval Shinto

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines the pervasive influence of Buddhist esotericism. Premised on the ultimate identity of Kami and Buddhist divinities, esotericism neutralized Shinto’s claims to represent the indigenous. The ... More


Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

David L. Haberman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190086718
eISBN:
9780190086756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan is based on ethnographic and textual research with two major objectives. First, it is a study of the conceptions of and ... More


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