The Bhagavadgītā: doctrines and contexts

The Bhagavadgita is one of the most renowned texts of Hinduism because it contains discussions of important issues such as liberation and the nature of action as well as the revelation of the Krishna as the highest god and creator of the universe. It is included in the ancient Indian Mahabharata epi...

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Main Author: Malinar, Angelika 1961-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2007.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Bhagavadgītā
Further subjects:B Hinduism Doctrines
B Bhagavadgītā Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Bhagavadgītā ; Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Hinduism ; Doctrines
B Bhagavadgītā
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Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521883641
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Summary:The Bhagavadgita is one of the most renowned texts of Hinduism because it contains discussions of important issues such as liberation and the nature of action as well as the revelation of the Krishna as the highest god and creator of the universe. It is included in the ancient Indian Mahabharata epic at one of its most dramatic moments, that is, when the final battle is about to begin. In contrast to many other studies, this book deals with the relationship between the Bhagavadgita and its epic contexts. On the basis of a thorough analysis of the text Angelika Malinar argues that its theology delineates not only new philosophical concepts and religious practices but also addresses the problem of righteous kingship and appropriate use of power. Malinar concludes by considering the Bhagavadgita's historical and cultural contexts and those features of the text that became paradigmatic in later Hindu religious traditions.
The Bhagavadgīta in the history of research -- Debates over war and peace in the Udyogaparvan of the Mahābhārata -- The doctrines of the Bhagavadgīta -- The doctrines of the Bhagavadgīta : summary and systematic considerations -- Historical and cultural contexts
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511488297
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511488290