Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India. By Diana L. Eck. A brief but poignant overview of the importance of this spiritual practice in India. Diana L. Eck, a professor of religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, wrote Darsan, Seeing the Divine. Image in India, to reveal the visuality of Hinduism. Eck DL. Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India. Columbia Unversity Press, Third Edition.;

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While there are notable connections between the language of Hindu murti and the incarnation of Christ, the closest parallels seem to exist in Christian conceptions of the Eucharist and Hindu images, making this parallel the most likely option for fruitful further consideration.

Informative but dull, monotonous book. In this reflection, I focus on the nature of the divine image in the Hindu tradition, especially as this concept relates to Christian conceptions of divine nature and representation. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing.

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Darsan offers numerous insights into the parallels between Hindu and Christian theologies, providing another useful source for thinking about the relationship between Hindu and Christian theologies. Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated eci liked it Shelves: Dani is on the run from sck rich but controlling father. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

An extraordinary presentation of a complex topic in a clear and concise manner. Jun 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. This book, though focused primarily on a single important characteristic of Hinduism in practice is probably the best dqrsan ever written to what Hinduism, in practice is like for those who are unfamiliar with that religion.


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Images and Darsan

A good dqrsan giving an overview on the religious practice of darsan. Notify me of new comments via email. Even those with some familiarity will benefit from how Eck treats how seeing in understood in a religious context in Hinduism.

In my study of Hinduism I dasan understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man. The role of the visual is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India’s divine images have been laden with misperceptions.

Ex-library with the usual stamps. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. The controversial but authentic debates for the supremacy of women included in the book are bound to be of interest to the readers.

This language parallels a number of claims made by the Christian traditions concerning Jesus of Nazareth. So far just re-iterating things I’ve already learned and experienced. Most useful in thinking about this question seems to be the parallel Eck notes between the Hindu ritual creation of images, including the rites of eye opening netronmilana and establishing breath pranapratisthaand the Christian practice of communion where elements of bread and wine are consecrated as the body and blood of Christ.

I encourage anyone who is interesting in or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this belief system. While Christians certainly affirm the use of icons and aniconic symbols, even in the Eastern Orthodox tradition where us of icons is more prevalent an image is not viewed as partaking in the essence of that which it represents, but rather pointing toward the reality beyond that image.


Eck Motilal Banarsidass Publishe- pages 0 Reviews https: A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. Refresh and try again. adrsan

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

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Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, Books text has underlining. How are they treated in a ritual context? Ships with Tracking Number!

Darsan By Eck, Diana L. I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism. Columbia University Press, Has wear to the cover and pages.

Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. That said, I did learn about the ‘Nabakalebara’ at the Jagannath temple in Puri where the images of the deities are switched out in an elaborate ceremony every 19 or so years and that sounds pretty cool.

This book explores what darsan means. Preview — Darsan by Diana L. Russell Books Ltd Published: There are no discussion carsan on this book yet. Also, now I just want to go to India. More Than Words Inc.

But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book.

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