Devī : goddesses of India

edited by John S. Hawley and Donna M. Wulff

The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess". This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess - energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali; ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like "Mother India". The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before - fascinating, contradictory, powerful.

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  • Thomas B. Coburn, Devi: The Great Goddess Cynthia Ann Humes, Vindhyavasini: Local Goddess yet Great Goddess David R. Kinsley, Kali: Blood and Death Out of Place Vasudha Narayanan, Sri: Giver of Fortune, Bestower of Grace Donna M. Wulff, Radha: Consort and Conqueror of Krishna Diana L. Eck, Ganga: The Goddess Ganges in Hindu Sacred Geography Wendy Doniger, Saranyu/Samjna: The Sun and the Shadow Kathleen M. Erndl, Seranvali: The Mother Who Possesses Sarah Caldwell, Bhagavati: Ball of Fire Lindsey Harlan, Sati: The Story of Godavari Lise McKean, Bharat Mata: Mother India and Her Militant, Matriots

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書名 Devī : goddesses of India
著作者等 Hawley, John Stratton
Wulff, Donna Marie
シリーズ名 Comparative studies in religion and society
出版元 University of California Press
刊行年月 c1996
ページ数 xii, 352 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0520200578
NCID BA28337343
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国