Hinduism

Paperback | January 1, 1993

byR. C. Zaehner

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Hinduism is both a way of life and a highly organized social and religious system, but in the modern world its essentials, perhaps more than those of any other major religion, are undergoing a process of redefinition. Professor Zaehner's book traces these concepts through the four-thousand year development of Hinduism, and explains the enduring foundations from which it continues to flourish and grow. This book's great merit is that it conveys the essence of concepts such as moksha, karma and sanatana dharma to the newcomer without over-simplification. It remains a penetrating interpretation of the multiple facets of Hinduism from ancient times to the present day.

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Professor Zaehner's book traces the key concepts through the four-thousand-year development of Hinduism.

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Hinduism is both a way of life and a highly organized social and religious system, but in the modern world its essentials, perhaps more than those of any other major religion, are undergoing a process of redefinition. Professor Zaehner's book traces these concepts through the four-thousand year development of Hinduism, and explains th...

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Professor Zaehner's book traces the key concepts through the four-thousand-year development of Hinduism.

Robert Charles Zaehner (1913-1974) was Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His publications include The Concise Encyclopaedia of Living Faiths (ed. 1959); Hindu Scriptures (ed./trns 1966); The Bhagavad-Gita (1968); Drugs, Mysticism and Make Believe (1972)...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.55 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019888012X

ISBN - 13:9780198880127

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly Informative As a student completing a BA with major being RELIGIOUS STUDIES, (focus Asian religions, emphasis on Hinduis), this text is absolutely excellent all-around. Easy to understand, Zaehner has created a master-piece in terms of being able to study the religion of Hinduism.
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Professor Zaehner's book traces the key concepts through the four-thousand-year development of Hinduism.

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`the best short introduction to Hinduism in existence ... a really first-class guide to its ancient roots and to its subtle blend of the mythological and the metaphysical'Guardian