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The Hindu world is permeated by sound: drums, bells, gongs, cymbals, conches, flutes, and an array of vocalizations play a central role in worship. Guy L. Beck contends that the traditional Western focus on Hinduism's visual component has often been at the expense of the religion's most important feature-its emphasis on sound. In Sonic Theology Beck addresses this longstanding imbalance, contending that Hinduism is essentially a sonic theology. Beck argues that sound participates at every level of the Hindu cosmos. Comparing the centrality of sound in Hindu theology to its place in other religions, Beck raises issues about sound and language that not only reshape our understanding of Hindu worship but also invite a fresh approach to comparative theology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570038433
Author:
Beck, Guy L.
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Subject:
Hinduism - Theology
Subject:
Hinduism - Ritual & Practices
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-Theology
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.70 in. 1.01 lbs.

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Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » History
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » Rituals and Practice
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » Theology

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"Synopsis" by , The Hindu world is permeated by sound: drums, bells, gongs, cymbals, conches, flutes, and an array of vocalizations play a central role in worship. Guy L. Beck contends that the traditional Western focus on Hinduism's visual component has often been at the expense of the religion's most important feature-its emphasis on sound. In Sonic Theology Beck addresses this longstanding imbalance, contending that Hinduism is essentially a sonic theology. Beck argues that sound participates at every level of the Hindu cosmos. Comparing the centrality of sound in Hindu theology to its place in other religions, Beck raises issues about sound and language that not only reshape our understanding of Hindu worship but also invite a fresh approach to comparative theology.
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