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xiv, 209 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Part I: HERMENEUTICAL CONNECTIONS
  • 'These then let us emulate': the early church illuminates two gospel impairment encounters / Simon Horne
  • Wilderness woman: the taming of Miriam / Christine Trevett
  • Women in the wilderness: rereading Revelation 12 / Diane Treacy-Cole
  • Mountain and the desert / David Parker
  • Finding identity in the wilderness / Lynne Wall
  • Wilderness quotation in Mark 1.2-3 / Steve Moyise
  • Reading Jesus in the wilderness / Judith Lieu
  • Poor wise man and the cacophony of voices / Paul M. Joyce
  • Mimesis, typology and the institution narrative: some observations on Tradio Apostolica 4 and its afterlife / Alistair Stewart-Sykes
  • 'Incense in our land': Julian Saba and early Syrian Christianity / Susan Ashbrook Harvey
  • Part II: THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS
  • Wilderness, revelation and the New Jerusalem in radical Christian writings / Christopher Rowland
  • From evil thoughts to deadly sins: Evagrius of Pontus's psychology of sin / Angela Tilby
  • Wilderness wisdom for the twenty-first century: Arthur, L'Arche and the culmination of Christian history / David F. Ford
  • From wilderness toward home / Jean Vanier
  • Wilderness wanderers and their theological significance in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings / Emily Hunt
  • Jesus in the Qur'an, the historical Jesus and the myth of God incarnate / Neal Robinson.
This celebratory volume in honour of Frances Young, draws on and develops the multifarious hermeneutical interests evident in the body of her work. Its overall thematic motif, to highlight concerns which impacted on her work, is the symbolic use of 'wilderness.' This multi-disciplinary volume begins with an in-depth analysis of her work by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The first part of the volume has biblical and early Christian literature as the focus, and deals with, among other topics, Jesus' encounter with people of impairment, biblical figures such as Miriam, gospel portrayals of mountains, experience of wilderness in the lives of Maori and Jewish people, the temptation of Jesus as interpreted at different times, and the redefinition of asceticism in Syrian Christianity. The second part of the volume addresses theological concerns, with essays which advocate wisdom as a potential mode for doing theology, engage with the radical Christian writings of 17th and 18th centuries, revisit the problem of sin, highlight the latent Christological motifs in the novels of Tolkien, and draw attention to the significance of the Quranic Jesus. One of the powerful messages of these lucidly written essays is the interconnectedness of the Bible, patristic writing, systematic theology and spirituality. The contributors come from different theological, disciplinary, social and gender backgrounds but there are important convergences which impact on current theological discourse. These essays reflect Frances Young's twin concerns, academic and pastoral, and will be attractive to both lay and professional readers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780567041425 20160527
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xvii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
  • Table of Figures Preface PART ONE: The Context 1. Joseph Campbell and the Place of Mythology in Modern Culture Approaching Myths Definitions of Myth Christianity and Science The Enlightenment and Romantic Views of Myth Romanticism and Depth Psychology The Functions of Myth Religion, Spirituality, and Belief 2. Mythology: East and West Distinctions Between Eastern and Western Mythology Mythic Dissociation The Withdrawal of the Gods Myth and Monotheism: The Emergence of Linear Time The Psychological Significance of Christianity Evolution and the Ego 3. The Death of God and the Ubermensch Disenchantment and the Death of God The Will to Power and the Ubermensch Nihilism and Mythology Depth Psychology and the Archetypal Hero The Coming Together of East and West, Ancient and Modern 4. Creative Mythology and Individuation The Creative Artist and Modern Myths The Three Metamorphoses of the Spirit PART TWO: The Journey 5. The Hero's Adventure: Call and Refusal The Wasteland and the Renewal of Civilization The Mythic Model of the Hero's Journey A Note on Gender The Beginning of the Journey The Call to Adventure Call as Spiritual Awakening Further Varieties of the Call The Actualization of Destiny The Refusal of the Call Existentialism, Sin, and the Dark Side State Power, the Herd, and Mechanical Man 6. Across the Threshold and Through the Opposites Supernatural Aid The Guardian of the Threshold The Point of No Return The Belly of the Whale Passing Through the Opposites 7. Dual Threats: The Empire of the Ego and the Beast Within Initiation and Transformation: Overcoming the Ego The Double Bind of Consciousness The Relationship Between the Ego and the Unconscious Romanticism and the East The Descent into the Underworld Alchemy and the Nigredo Transformation and Purification in Alchemy The Test of Power The Inner Child 8. The Encounter with the Goddess and the Sacred Marriage The Goddess as Great Mother The Evolution of the Archetypal Feminine Anima as Temptress Paradise Found? Personal and Transpersonal Atonement with the Father Apotheosis, Wholeness, and the Hieros Gamos 9. The Return Journey: The World Transformed The Path of the Return Crossing the Return Threshold Communication: Sharing the Boon Hospitality to the Gods Freedom and the Transcendence of Self-will The Re-enchantment of the World Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908995056 20160612
The portrayal of the hero in classical myths and modern films continues to exert a compelling influence on the collective imagination, entertaining and inspiring audiences the world over. On a deeper level, the myth of the hero's adventure is recognized as a fundamental pattern of human experience itself, a symbolic expression of the individual's struggle for greater consciousness, psychological wholeness, and spiritual realization. About the book In The Rebirth of the Hero, Keiron Le Grice draws on the ideas and life experiences of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Friedrich Nietzsche to explore the spiritual journey of the modern self, from existential crisis and the "awakening of the self" to the dramatic encounter with the underworld of the psyche and the arduous labor of spiritual transformation. In a work of wide-ranging scope and penetrating insight, Le Grice analyzes scenes from a number of popular films - Jason and the Argonauts, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pan's Labyrinth, and more - to illuminate the themes and stages of psychospiritual rebirth and individuation, helping to make the deepest of transformative experiences more readily accessible and intelligible to us all. Drawing interchangeably on classical Greek myths, Christianity, alchemy, Romanticism, and depth psychology, the author also relates the individual's personal journey of transformation to the relationship in Western civilization between spirit and nature, reason and instinct, and masculine and feminine. In so doing, The Rebirth of the Hero demonstrates the critical significance of the archetypal pattern of the hero not only for the individual, but also for cultural renewal and the wider spiritual transformation of our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908995056 20160612
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vi, 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Magic and the millennium / David S. Katz
  • Showman or shaman? The acts of a biblical prophet / Mark Brummitt
  • Curse tablets and binding spells in the Greco-Roman world / John G. Gager
  • Magic, healing and early Christianity : consumption and competition / Justin Meggitt
  • All the devils : Port-Royal and pedagogy in seventeenth-century France / Nicholas Hammond
  • The magic of French culture : transforming 'savages' into French Catholics in seventeenth-century France / Sara E. Melzer
  • A magus of the north? Professor John Ferguson and his library / David Weston
  • The golden fleece and Harry Potter / Amy Wygant
  • Cowboys and magicians : Buffalo Bill, Houdini and real magic / Ronald G. Walters
  • The search for a new dimension : surrealism and magic / Alyce Mahon.
The notion of "magic" is a current popular culture phenomenon. "Harry Potter", "The Lord of the Rings", the commercial glamour of the footballer and the pop idol surround us with their charisma, enchantment, and charm. But magic also exerts a terrifying political hold upon us: Bin Laden's alleged March 28 e-mail message spoke of the attacks on America in form of "crushing its towers, disgracing its arrogance, undoing its magic." The nine scholars included in this volume consider the cultural power of magic, from early Christianity and the ancient Mediterranean to the curious film career of Buffalo Bill, focusing on topics such as Surrealism, France in the classical age, alchemy, and American fundamentalism, ranging from popular to elite magic, from theory to practice, from demonology to exoticism, from the magic of memory to the magic of the stage. As these essays show, magic defines the limit of both science and religion but as such remains indefinable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845451783 20160528
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248 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue: a sense of wonder
  • Through the darkness
  • Bewildered in the city: the journey begins
  • Rumors of another world: a taste of new wine
  • Veritas envisioned: the idea of the Veritas Forum
  • The Veritas Forum begins at Harvard
  • Road trip: living in skin
  • Veritas beyond Harvard: first flight
  • Searching for clues: a true vine in the ivy
  • East to west: from New England to California
  • Forgiving: pain, the color of crimson
  • Knowing and believing: true north
  • Healing and friendship: true vine, new wine
  • Engaging the world: the rise of veritas
  • Seeing all things: the questions of our times
  • The lord of the rings and a kingdom among us
  • Epilogue: coming home.
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xiii, 353 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction-- Analysis of the NDE and Its Successive Stages, Illustrated by Experiencer Accounts-- Testimony of Professor Jean-Pierre Girard, M.D.-- Testimony of Henry H-- Dialogue with Professor Kenneth Ring, Ph.D.-- Dialogue with Professor Louis-Marie Vincent, Ph.D.-- Dialogue with Professor Rgis Dutheil and Brigitte Dutheil-- Dialogue with Professor Paul Chauchard, M.D.-- Dialogue with Monsignor Jean Vernette-- Dialogue with Professor Michel Lefeuvre.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306455612 20160528
}According to researchers in the field, over 8 million Americans have undergone a near-death experience (NDE). Ms. Valarino, an expert in NDE history, presents this phenomenon in a probing multidisciplinary examination: a dialogue with distinguished investigators and scholars in the fields of psychology, biology, physics, neurophysiology, theology, and philosophy to explore different understandings of the NDE.These six eminent personnel propose original and scientifically stimulating hypotheses on the NDE phenomenon: Professor Kenneth Ring, a world-renowned psychologist, presents a vast survey of the latest research; Professor Michel Lefeuvre, a philosopher, provides the first extensive philosophical analysis of the NDE phenomenon; Professors Louis-Marie Vincent, a biologist, Rgis Duthiel, a theoretical physicist, and Paul Chauchard, a neurophysiologist, put forth highly interesting theories with respect to their scientific fields of expertise; and, Lord Bishop Jean Vernette, delegate of the French Episcopate and advisor to the Vatican, puts forth the views of the Catholic Church. On the Other Side of Life is an unbiased exchange of ideas and knowledge on the near-death experience. Ms. Valarino infuses this book with disarming intellectual honesty, leaving a lasting impression on anyone willing to open up to this fascinating phenomenon as well as professionals in the areas of psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and theology. }.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306455612 20160528
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v, 176 p. ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Encountering Myth-- 2. Types and Theories of Myth-- 3. Creation Myths-- 4. The Hero's Journey: The Warrior-- 5. The Hero's Journey: The Saviour-- 6. Eschatological Myth: The End of the World-- 7. Myths of Evil-- 8. Nationalistic Myth-- 9. The Sources of Myth-- 10. The Psychology of Myth-- 11. Mythologists-- 12. Modern Myth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847062345 20160527
This book presents an accessible introduction to the complex topic of Myth. Ellwood examines theories, meanings and interpretations, all of which are structured around a typical programme of study. Myth is a complex but vital component of an understanding of religion, and issues surrounding the modern discipline of mythology are often fraught with difficulty. In "Myth: Key Concepts in Religion" students will find all the tools they need to achieve an understanding of this complicated topic.Structured around a typical programme of study, Robert Ellwood's accessible introduction covers all the major theories concerning the meaning and interpretation of myth, from structuralist to psychoanalystic, and includes illustrative examples throughout, including modern literary and cinematic myths, from "The Lord of the Rings" to "Star Wars.""Key Concepts in Religion" is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encounters in the study of religion. Specially written to meet the need of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, religion, the books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847062345 20160527
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7. Classical myth [2009]

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x, 694 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • CONTENTS Preface Part I Definitions and Background 1. The Nature of Myth 2. The Cultural Context of Classical Myth 3. The Development of Classical Myth Part II Divine Myth 4. Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus 5. Myths of Creation:The Origins of Mortals 6. Myths of the Olympians: Zeus, His Wife Hera, and His Brothers 7. Myths of the Olympians: The Male Deities 8. Myths of the Olympians: The Female Deities 9. Myths of Fertility: Demeter 10. Myths of Fertility: Dionysus 11. Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld Part III Legends 12. Introduction to Heroic Myth 13. Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain 14. Heracles 15. Theseus and the Myths of Athens 16. The Myths of Crete 17. Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes 18. Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon 19. The Trojan War 20. The Fall of Troy and its Aftermath 21. The Return of Odysseus Part IV Roman Myth 22. Legends of Aeneas 23. Legends of Early Rome Part V Interpretation 24. Theories of Myth Interpretation List of Perspectives 1.1 The Brothers Grimm 4.1 Goya's Saturn Devouring His Children 4.2 The Biblical Creation Story 5.1 Prometheus and the Romantics 6.1 The Loves of Zeusin European Art 6.2 The Three Graces 7.1 Bernini's Apollo and Daphne 7.2 Pan and Pastoral Tradition 8.1 Venus: Images of Beautyin European Art 9.1 Rossetti's Proserpina Holding the Pomegranate 9.2 H.D.'s "Adonis" 10.1 Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne 10.2 Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy 11.1 Michelangelo's The Sibyl of Cumae 11.2 Dante's Inferno 12.1 J.R.R. Tolkien's Hero in The Lord of the Rings 13.1 Vasari's Perseus and Andromeda 13.2 Classical Myth and the Stars 14.1 Daumier's Hercules in the Augean Stables 15.1 Boccaccio's Misfortunes of Famous Men 16.1 Picasso's Minotauromachia 16.2 Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus 17.1 Gustave Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx 18.1 Seneca's Medea 18.2 Delacroix's Medee 19.1 Yeats' "Leda and the Swan" 19.2 The Beauty of Helen 20.1 The Trojan War in European Art 20.2 Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida 21.1 Ulysses 21.2 The Legends of Odysseus in European Art 21.3 Cavafy's "Ithaca" 22.1 Aeneas, Augustus, and Mussolini 23.1 David's Oath of the Horatii 23.2 The Lucretia of Rembrandt and Shakespeare 24.1 Apuleius' Allegory of Cupid and Psyche Maps I. The Ancient Mediterranean (inside front cover) II. Southern and Central Greece IV. The Ancient Near East V. Ancient Italy VI. Imperial Rome VII. Greece, the Aegean, and Western Asia Minor (inside back cover).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780136061717 20160528
Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told. It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780136061717 20160528
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113 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Einleitung : Problembegegnung
  • "Gekreuzigte Söhne" in der "heiligen Mutter Kirche"? : zur aktuellen Notwendigkei teiner jungenorientierten Gemeindepädagogik aus wissenschaftlicher und alltagspraktischer Perspektive
  • Theoretisch-wissenschaftliche Fokussierung von "Gemeindepädagogik"
  • Die begrifflichen Ursprünge und die damit verbundenen Erwartungen
  • Die lebensweltorientierte "Kommunikation des Evangeliums" als Wesen und Anspruch von Gemeindepädagogik
  • Zur Bedeutung der gemeindepädagogischen Berufsrolle
  • Kirchengemeinden im kritischen Blickfeld einer jungenorientierten Bedingungsanalyse
  • Analyse der gegenwärtigen geschlechtsspezifischen Verteilung der haupt- und ehrenamtlichen kirchlichen Mitarbeiterschaft
  • Analyse der in der gemeindepädagogischen Arbeit mit Kindern und Jugendlichen vorhandenen Arbeitsfelder und der primär eingesetzten didaktisch-methodischen Mittel
  • "Männer in Bewegung" : auch in der Kirche? : eine exkursive kirchensoziologische Betrachtung
  • Zur aktuellen Notwendigkeit einer verstärkten Wahrnehmung von Jungen im gemeindepädagogischen Denken und Agieren
  • "Look at the boys" : Männliche Kinder und Jugendliche im Fokus pädagogischer Forschung
  • Jungenpädagogik als eine Dimension geschlechtergerechter Pädagogik
  • Versuch einer jungenpädagogischen Begriffsdefinition sowie Darstellung der bisherigen historischen Forschungsentwicklung
  • Anspruch und Ziel einer geschlechtergerechten Jungenpädagogik im Horizont einer gender-theoretischen Kritik
  • Biologische, psychologische und soziologische Erkenntnisse der Jungenforschung als Grundlage einer jungenorientierten Pädagogik
  • Evolutionstheoretische und neurobiologische Grundlagen des geschlechtstypischenVerhaltens von Jungen
  • Zur Bedeutung der biologisch veranlagten parentalen Investition
  • Aggression als eine Form männlicher Extemalisierung
  • Zur Bedeutung hormonbiologischer Einflüsse
  • Provokation, Risikobereitschaft und Abendteuerlust als weitere typisch männliche Verhaltensweisen
  • Fazit
  • Relevante entwicklungspsychologische Aspekte hinsichtlich des Aufbaus einer positiven männlichen Geschlechtsidentität
  • Zur Bedeutung der Bekräftigungstheorie nach Thomdike, Watson und Skinner
  • Zur Bedeutung der sozialen Lerntheorie nach Bandura sowie der Identifikations-theorie nach Kasten
  • Zur Bedeutung der kognitiven Theorie nach Kohlberg und Piaget
  • Zur Bedeutung der entwicklungspsychologischen Theorie nach Erikson
  • Fazit
  • Gegenwärtige männliche Sozialisation als Herausforderung jungenpädagogischer Identitätsbildungsprozesse
  • Aktuelle sozioökonomische Rahmenbedingungen
  • Der familiäre Kontext
  • Der schulische Kontext
  • Der Freizeitbereich
  • Fazit
  • Zusammenschau der aus der pädagogischen Forschung resultierenden Kriterien für eine positive gemeindepädagogische Jungenarbeit
  • "Scouting for boys" : zur Bedeutung der (gemeindepädagogischen) Pfadfinderarbeit aus jungenpädagogischer Perspektive
  • Kurze begriffsdefinitorische und historische Betrachtung der Pfadfinderarbeit
  • Die ganzheitliche Persönlichkeitsbildung als pfadfinderisches Erziehungsziel
  • Die pfadfinderischen Erziehungsgrundsätze nach Hans Gerr im Horizont einer gemeindepädagogischen Jungenarbeit
  • Zur Bedeutung des erfahrungs- und erlebnisorientierten Lernens
  • Zur Bedeutung des Gemeinschaftsprinzips
  • Zur Bedeutung der Wert- und Normorientierung
  • Das bedürfnisorientierte (jungen-)pädagogische Agieren in den Altersstufen
  • Die pädagogische Arbeit in der "Wölflingsstufe"
  • Die pädagogische Arbeit in der "Sipplings- und Knappenstufe"
  • Die pädagogische Arbeit in der "Akela- und Leiterstufe"
  • Zur jungen- und gemeindepädagogischen Plausibilität pfadfinderischer Arbeit
  • Der "Ring Evangelischer Gemeindepfadfinder" (REGP) als eine Praktizierungsplattform gemeindepädagogischer Pfadfinderarbeit
  • Resümee und gemeindepädagogisch-konzeptioneller Ausblick
  • Anhang
  • Gemeindepädagogenordnung der Ev.-Iuth. Landeskirche Sachsens
  • Diakoninnen- und Diakonengesetz der Nordelbischen Ev.-Iuth. Landeskirche
  • Gemeindepädagoinnen- und Gemeindepädagogengesetz der Nordelbischen Ev.-Iuth. Landeskirche
  • Umfragebogen zur Datenerhebung in den Ev.-Iuth. Kirchengemeinden Gettorf und Henstedt-Ulzburg
  • Auswertung der stichprobenartig durchgeführten Umfrage an 33 Jungen in den Ev.-Iuth. Kirchengemeinden zu Gettorf und Henstedt-Ulzburg
  • Schema 1 nach Hans Gerr : "Die Persönlichkeitsbildung in der Pfadfinderarbeit"
  • Schema 2 nach Hans Gerr : "Die fünf Erziehungsgrundsätze der Pfadfinderarbeit"
  • Schema 3 nach Hans Gerr : "Die bedürfnisorientierte Arbeit in den Altersstufen"
  • Pfadfindergesetz und -versprechen in einigen Ausprägungen
  • Satzung des "Ringes Evangelischer Gemeindepfadfinder (REGP)"
  • Fotographische Eindrücke aus dem Leben der gemeindepädagogischen Pfadfinder-arbeit kommentiert mit Zitaten des Pfadfindergründers, Lord Robert Baden-Powell
  • Literaturverzeichnis.
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9. Rāmāyaṇa [2005 - ]

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volumes ; 17 cm.
  • bk. 1. Boyhood / translated by Robert P. Goldman ; with a foreword by Amartya Sen
  • bk. 2. Ayodhyā / translated by Sheldon I. Pollock
  • bk. 3. The Forest / translated by Sheldon Pollock
  • bk. 4. Kiṣkindhā / translated by Rosalind Lefeber
  • bk. 5. Sundara / translated Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
Rama goes to the monkey capital of Kishkindha to seek help in finding Sita, and meets Hanuman, the greatest of the monkey heroes. There are two claimants for the monkey throne, Valin and Sugriva; Rama helps Sugriva win the throne, and in return Sugriva promises to help in the search for Sita. The monkey hordes set out in every direction to scour the world, but without success until an old vulture tells them she is in Lanka. Hanuman promises to leap over the ocean to Lanka to pursue the search. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814752074 20170130
The skies darken for the exiles, who have taken refuge in forest hermitages. First one demon, then another, attempts to harm or corrupt them. When these efforts fail, an army of demons is sent, and then a bigger one, but each time Rama again defeats them. Finally Ravana, the supreme lord of the demons, decides to cripple Rama by capturing Sita; he traps her, and carries her off under heavy guard to the island fortress of Lanka. Rama is distraught by grief, and searches everywhere without success. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814767221 20170130
Rama, the crown prince of the City of Ayodhya, is a model son and warrior. He is sent by his father the king to rescue a sage from persecution by demons, but must first kill a fearsome ogress. That done, he drives out the demons, restores peace, and attends a tournament in the neighboring city of Mithila; here he bends the bow that no other warrior can handle, winning the prize and the hand of Sita, the princess of Mithila. Valmiki's Ramayana is one of the two great national epics of India, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Vishnu. The first book, "Boyhood, " introduces the young hero Rama and sets the scene for the adventures ahead. It begins with a fascinating excursus on the origins and function of poetry itself. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814731635 20170130
The fifth and most popular book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, Sundara recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hanuman leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there, he scours the city for the abducted Princess Sita. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Ravana, the beauty of his harem, and the hideous deformity of Sita's wardresses. After witnessing Sita's stern rejection of Ravana's blandishments, Hanuman reveals himself to the princess, shows her Rama's signet ring as proof of identity, and offers to carry her back to Rama. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814731789 20170130
The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment; they dutifully accept their fate, and go off to the jungle. The other brothers refuse to benefit from his misfortune, which leaves nobody to run the city; eventually one of them is persuaded to act as regent, but only consents to do so on condition that he lives outside the city and acts in Rama's name. "Ayodhya" is Book Two of Valmiki's national Indian epic, The Ramayana. The young hero Rama sets out willingly from the capital with wife and brother for a fourteen-year banishment, which will entail great suffering and further difficult choices in the books ahead. Of the seven books of this great Sanskrit epic, "Ayodhya" is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814767160 20170130
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