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 Celibacy in Classical Hinduism

Patrick Olivelle

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The system of the stages of life for a Hindu played a crucial role in the development of celibacy in Indian culture, although there was a tension between the values of domestic life and ascetic ... More


Genesis's Central Concern: Human Existence Under God

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Genesis has two levels or focal points – history of Israel (the patriarchs) and human life (or human existence). Both are important and indispensable, but for Genesis, human life is the more ... More


The Ethical

Anthony Rudd

in Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752189
eISBN:
9780191695063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752189.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the first main transition or leap that is required for the progress through Søren Kierkegaard's stages of life, that from the aesthetic to the ethical. This is presented mainly ... More


Conclusion

Anthony Rudd

in Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752189
eISBN:
9780191695063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752189.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book has now followed Søren Kierkegaard's account of the progress through the stages of life. It has also discussed and endorsed its polemic against objectivism. The book is hoping that it has ... More


The Stages of Life (Āśrama) and Human Rights

Arvind Sharma

in Hinduism and Human Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195665857
eISBN:
9780199082025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195665857.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

According to the concept known as the āśrama system, or the doctrine of the stages of life, the life of a human being is notionally divided into four stages: (1) that of a celibate student ... More


Hinduism and Human Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Arvind Sharma

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195665857
eISBN:
9780199082025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195665857.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book adopts a conceptual approach to the issue of Hinduism and human rights in a cultural ethos in which they are perceived, at least initially, as antithetical, if not antagonistic to each ... More


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