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Woman and Goddess in Hinduism: Reinterpretations and Re-Envisioningsby Tracy Pintchman
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Offering multilayered explorations of Hindu understandings of the Feminine, both human and divine, this book emphasizes theological and activist methods and aims over historical, anthropological, and literary ones. The contributors approach the Feminine in Hindu traditions from the standpoint of intersubjective construction via a method that can be termed dialexis. Here, dialexis refers to a form of intellectual engagement “across styles” that takes as its starting point an adequate accounting of contextualized signification. The diverse ways that cultures articulate themselves are rooted in lexical choices made in historical, geographical, and cultural contexts.
About the Author
Tracy Pintchman is Professor and Director of the International Studies Program at Loyola University, Chicago. Rita Sherma is Director of the Institute For Theology Beyond Boundaries and Executive Director of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Taksha Institute. She is also the founder and President of the Center for Convergence Spirituality.
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