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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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Gangesa

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Philosophy.

(c.14th century ce)

One of the major philosopical teachers in medieval India, whose Tattvacintāmaṇi (‘Thought-Jewel of Reality’), with its emphasis on the pramāṇas (‘valid means of...

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Gautama

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Philosophy.

1 (Akṣapāda Gotama, Dīrghatapas) (c.250 ce or earlier?) Traditionally credited with the authorship of the Nyāyasūtra, and therefore the founder of the Nyāya darśana (2).

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Hindu Eschatology

David M. Knipe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Hinduism. 10032 words.

In a survey of the extensive, complex, and cumulative history of Hinduism, it might be opportune to divide personal and cosmic eschatologies. Similarly, it could be convenient to separate...

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Hindu Eschatology

David M. Knipe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Hinduism. 10032 words.

In a survey of the extensive, complex, and cumulative history of Hinduism, it might be opportune to divide personal and cosmic eschatologies. Similarly, it could be convenient to separate...

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Hinduism

Jessica Frazier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Hinduism; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 5812 words.

Over the course of 3000 years, Hindu intellectual culture has not only embraced differing notions of the divine, but also a variety of different ‘atheisms’—the most famous of these being...

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Horace Hayman Wilson

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Philosophy.

(1786–1860)

Horace Hayman Wilson was born in London on 26 September 1786 and died there on 8 May 1860. Educated at the Soho Academy, where he developed his interest in ...

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Interrupting ‘Global-speak’: A Feminist Theological Response from Southern Africa to Globalization

Denise M. Ackermann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Hinduism; Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 12901 words.

This chapter addresses two main questions: First, what critical issues raised by globalization in southern Africa will define the spaces for feminist theologies over the next decades?...

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Krishnamurti, Jiddu (1895–1986), religious teacher

Mary Lutyens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Hinduism; Religion and Education. 1208 words.

Krishnamurti, Jiddu (1895–1986), religious teacher, was born on 11 May 1895 at Madanapalle, between Madras and Bangalore, the eighth son of Narianiah, a Telugu-speaking Brahman employed by...

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Millenarian Elements in the Hindu Religious Traditions

Hugh B. Urban.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Hinduism; Religious Studies. 6570 words.

This article deals with the temporal framework of Hindu religion, which consists of four yugas—Satya, Treta, Dwapar, and Kali. All four combined create a “manvantara”, after a thousand of...

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