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328 Pages | 36 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190086725


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Loving Stones

Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

David L. Haberman

  • Explores conceptions of and worshipful interactions with Mount Govardhan, a sacred mountain in India that is considered an embodied form of Krishna
  • Considers the place and history of the pejorative concept of idolatry in the comparative study of religions
  • Examines ways in which scholars engaged in the difficult work of representing other cultures struggle to explain radically foreign concepts
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