9780199684564

The Truth Within A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism

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    9780199684564

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    0199684561

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/31/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Gavin Flood is Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at Oxford University and the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Among his publications are An Introduction to Hinduism (CUP 1996), The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory, and Tradition (CUP 2004), and The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (Blackwell 2012).

Table of Contents


1. The Mountains of the Mind
Part I: History and Text
2. Prayer and Vision in the Middle Ages
3. Inwardness as Mystical Ascent
4. Inwardness and Visual Contemplation in Hinduism
5. A Hindu Philosophy of Inwardness
6. Inwardness Without Self
Part II: Theory
7. A Theory of Religious Inwardness
8. The Phenomenology of Inwardness
9. The Historical Self and Comparative Religion

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