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Riassunto: Provides an accessible introduction to the Vedic religious world by focusing on the role of divine and human imagination in sacred texts.
"The Artful Universe provides a gentle tour through formative passages from the Rgveda and Upanisads that explicate the creative ritual/philosophical process. I particularly enjoyed the passages selected by the author, and his competent translation of them. He has captured and summarized the philosophical intent of the Vedic hymns, and thematized key concepts." -- Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University
"This is a very important contribution to our understanding of early Indian religious imagination and to the field of religious studies broadly construed. Basically, the book develops an angle of interpretation that tracks on what the Vedic poets were constructing in the way of a universe in which imagination, language, and nature intersected one another. Using philological and literary-critical approaches to Vedic texts, Mahony sorts through a great many of the one thousand and eight hymns of the Rgveda in an effort to reconstruct and present the unfolding of a world view which sees the cosmos as an elaborate, interconnected, and paradoxical artistic reality." -- Paul B. Courtright, Emory University
The Artful Universe introduces the Vedic religion, a rich and densely textured tradition that has influenced the religious sensibilities of India for 3500 years or more. Engagingly written and based on traditional as well as modern Vedic scholarship, the book introduces Vedic ideas regarding the nature of divinity, the structure of the sacred universe, the process of revelation, the function of ritual as hallowed activity, and the realizations lying behind the practice of meditation. As a way to link these diverse aspects of Vedic religion, Mahony identifies and highlights the important role of the divine and human imagination in the formation, revelation, and reformation of a meaningful world.
"I found Mahony's translations of the Vedas to be stunning. He has treated the text carefully, even reverentially. After reading these texts anew, some of which I had read many times before in mechanical translations, I was able to viscerally understand how and why the Vedas are revelatory, shining, holy." -- Joanne Punzo Waghorne, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
About the Author: William K. Mahony is Professor of Religion at Davidson College. He is an editor and contributor to the sixteen-volume The Encyclopedia of Religion.
Titolo: The Artful Universe: An Introduction to the ...
Casa editrice: State Univ of New York Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro SUNY, Albany, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 16483
Descrizione libro State University of New York Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0791435792I5N10
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2757394905
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Book has signs of cover wear. Inside pages may have highlighting, writing and/or underlining. Used books may have stickers on them. Ships same day or next business day. Free USPS Tracking Number. Excellent Customer Service. Ships from TN. Codice libro della libreria 251220
Descrizione libro State University of New York Press., Albany, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition hardcover in glossy illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. 325 pp. Notes, bibliography, index and glossary. Fine. Book. Codice libro della libreria 46862
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807914357933.0
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0791435792