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In this accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier explains the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, and considers modern challenges the religion faces, such as the relationship between Hinduism and the West. Sweeping in scope, and highly readable, Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years and is essential reading for students, followers, and interested readers alike.
Klaus K. Klostermaier is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada.
Table of Contents
|Note on pronunciation of Indian words and names||p. ix|
|Origins of Hinduism||p. 9|
|The scripture of Hinduism: the Veda||p. 18|
|The vedic ordering of life||p. 32|
|Vedic ritual||p. 42|
|The Hindu Religions|
|The heart of Hinduism||p. 55|
|Lord Visnu and his devotees||p. 67|
|Siva means grace||p. 79|
|The Goddess and her worshippers||p. 91|
|The Hindu Philosophical Quest|
|The wisdom of the Upanisads||p. 103|
|The philosophy of yoga||p. 114|
|Sankara and his Advaita Vedanta||p. 125|
|Vaisnava theistic Vedanta||p. 135|
|Hinduism Encounters Other Religions|
|Hinduism welcomes modern Western ideas||p. 152|
|Hinduism rejects the modern West||p. 165|
|New faces of Hinduism||p. 177|
|Hinduism and the challenges of today||p. 193|
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