The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition: A New Look at the World's Oldest Religion

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition: A New Look at the World's Oldest Religion

by Linda Johnsen

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Overview

A new look at an ancient religion.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more.

? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide

? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today

? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga

? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101052570
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 196,487
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Linda Johnsen holds a Master's degree in Eastern studies. She is author of Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India (winner of the Midwest Book Association Award for Best New Age Book of the Year), The Living Goddess: Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe, and Meditation Is Boring?: Putting Life in Your Spiritual Practice. She has published nearly 100 articles in magazines such as Hinduism Today, Yoga Journal, and Yoga International, and has lectured throughout the United States on Hindu spirituality.

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