Journals Higher Education



09 July 2010

288 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199738731

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Divine Mother, Blessed Mother

Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Francis Clooney

  • "Many have looked forward to this kind of book for years....Reading each of the paired texts allows for extraordinary illumination between the two, as the author gives close textual analyses dealing with theology, the use of images, and textual and ritual structures. A final essay is especially valuable, as it focuses on some of the larger, broader questions of goddess worship."--CHOICE
  • "...a notable achievement. It allows new questions to flow about the nature of the divine, letting gender issues take their rightful place in mutually enriching conversation." --WATERwheel
  • "Divine Mother, Blessed Mother is a groundbreaking study of comparative theology as well as a beautiful book to enjoy, a work that appears to be as much the fruit of devotion and meditation as of scholarship and philosophical reflection." --Theological Studies
  • The only book to compare Hindu goddess traditions to traditions about the Virgin Mary

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