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Gods Guardians And Lovers

Author : B D Chattopadhyaya
ISBN : UOM:39015032814116
Genre : Art, Indic
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Celestial lovers, guardian deities, gods, goddesses, semidivine and human forms bedeck the magnificient, elaborately sculpted medieval temples of northern India. This handsome catalog of an exhibition at the Asia Society in New York City explains that each temple, rich in symbolism and sacred geometry, was viewed as a microcosmic model of cosmic creation and order. Led by Desai, director of the Asia Society Galleries, and Mason of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, six scholars discuss the historical background, patterns of royal patronage, architectural placement of images and Hindu stories and hymns as keys to the cult of temple images and to the medieval worship service, "an elaborate multisensory experience." Nearly 200 color and black-and-white plates document a major architectural and sculptural legacy.
Category: Art, Indic

Hinduism And The Religious Arts

Author : Heather Elgood
ISBN : 9780304707393
Genre : Religion
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The roots between the Hindu religion and the wider culture are deep and uniquely complex. No study of either ancient or contemporary Indian culture can be undertaken without a clear understanding of Hindu visual arts and their sources in religious belief and practice. Defining what is meant by religion - no such term exists in Sanskrit - and what is understood by Hindu ideals of beauty, Heather Elgood provides the best synthesis and critical study of recent scholarship on the topic. In addition, this book offers critical background information for anyone interested in the social and anthropological roots of artistic creativity, as well as the rites, practices and beliefs of the hundreds of millions of Hindus in the world today.
Category: Religion

The Sculpture Of Early Medieval Rajasthan

Author : Cynthia Packert Atherton
ISBN : 9004107894
Genre : Art
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A survey of artistic, religious, and historical developments in early medieval Rajasthan. It analyzes patterns of change in temple sculpture and architecture, and argues for a reinterpretation of the relationship between art, religion, and politics.
Category: Art

Guardian And Lover

Author : Mrs. Alexander Fraser
ISBN : UIUC:30112045845440
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Places In Motion

Author : Jacob N. Kinnard
ISBN : 9780199359684
Genre : Religion
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Jacob Kinnard offers an in-depth examination of the complex dynamics of religiously charged places. Focusing on several important shared and contested pilgrimage places-Ground Zero and Devils Tower in the United States, Ayodhya and Bodhgaya in India, Karbala in Iraq-he poses a number of crucial questions. What and who has made these sites important, and why? How are they shared, and how and why are they contested? What is at stake in their contestation? How are the particular identities of place and space established? How are individual and collective identity intertwined with space and place? Challenging long-accepted, clean divisions of the religious world, Kinnard explores specific instances of the vibrant messiness of religious practice, the multivocality of religious objects, the fluid and hybrid dynamics of religious places, and the shifting and tangled identities of religious actors. He contends that sacred space is a constructed idea: places are not sacred in and of themselves, but are sacred because we make them sacred. As such, they are in perpetual motion, transforming themselves from moment to moment and generation to generation. Places in Motion moves comfortably across and between a variety of historical and cultural settings as well as academic disciplines, providing a deft and sensitive approach to the topic of sacred places, with awareness of political, economic, and social realities as these exist in relation to questions of identity. It is a lively and much needed critical advance in analytical reflections on sacred space and pilgrimage.
Category: Religion

Studying Early India

Author : Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya
ISBN : 8178241439
Genre : India
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Category: India

This Tremendous Lover

Author : Eugene Boylan
ISBN : UIUC:30112065680164
Genre : Christian ethics
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Category: Christian ethics

The Modern Review

Author : Richard Acland Armstrong
ISBN : NYPL:33433081740395
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

The Guardian

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ISBN : HARVARD:AH3Q45
Genre : Conduct of life
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Category: Conduct of life

The Expositor

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ISBN : BML:37001105196278
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The Expositor

Author : Samuel Cox
ISBN : HARVARD:AH6LAE
Genre : Bible
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The Ten Commandments

Author : George Jackson
ISBN : PRNC:32101055177651
Genre : Ten commandments
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Category: Ten commandments