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Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Francis X. Clooney


Analyzing six Hindu and Christian hymns, Clooney asks questions such as: How have Hindu theologians made room for a feminine divine alongside the masculine, and why? How has Christian thinking about divine gender differed from Hindu thinking? What might contemporary feminists, including goddess worshippers and experts in the field of thealogy, learn from the goddess traditions of India? It begins by looking at three specific goddesses as they are presented and addressed in religiously and theologically rich hymns from the Sanskrit and Tamil traditions: Sri Laksmi, the eternal consort of Lord V ... More

Keywords: Sri, Devi, Apirami, Mary, god, goddess, Visnu, Sri, Laksmi, Devi, Apirami, Mary, feminist theology, thealogy, goddess worshippers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195170375
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195170377.001.0001


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Francis X. Clooney, author
Boston College
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