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The Implied Spider Updated with a New Preface

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by Wendy Doniger
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The Implied Spider Updated with a New Preface by Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger's foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By responsibly analyzing patterns and themes across context, Doniger reinvigorates the comparative reading of religion, tapping into a wealth of narrative traditions, from the instructive tales of Judaism and Christianity to the moral lessons of the Bhagavad Gita. She extracts political meaning from a variety of texts while respecting the original ideas of each. A new preface confronts the difficulty of contextualizing the comparison of religions as well as controversies over choosing subjects and positioning arguments, and the text itself is expanded and updated throughout.

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Pages: 256
Size: 1.9 MB
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 2370007723126 (DRM-EPUB)

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