ISBN 9788170690672,Theism In Medieval India

Theism In Medieval India



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1977

ISBN 9788170690672

ISBN-10 8170690676

Hard Back

Number of Pages 564 Pages
Language (English)


J. Estlin Carpenter's Theism in Medieval India is an attempt to present a general view of the phases of theism in medieval India. It covers the period from the middle of the seventh century A.D.--a period when Buddhist theism had significantly developed and the interaction and mutual influence of Buddhism and Hinduism had already been substantial--till the close of the reign of Akbar by whose time the various interactions between Hinduism and Islam had already resulted in the sprouting of new theological and philosophical tenets. This complex theme has been analyzed and elaborated by Carpenter in eight lectures respectively on the Origins of Theistic Buddhism, the Development of Theistic Buddhism, Popular Theism: Brahma, Religious Philosophy in the Great Epic, The Trimurti, Philosophy and Religion in Saivism, Religion and Philosphy in Vaishnavism, and Hinduism and Islam, besides a brief note on Christianity in India. Carpenter's Theism in Medieval India is an indispensable work for scholars and lay readers. The copious references, detailed Index of Sanskrit and Pali words and phrases, Index of Names and Subjects add to the utility of the volume.