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ISBN-10: 0231156421
ISBN-13: 9780231156424
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 12/15/2010
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 6.00" W, 0.60" H

The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myth (Updated)

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Wendy Doniger’s foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By responsibly analyzing patterns and themes across context, Doniger reinvigorates the comparative reading of religion, tapping into a wealth of narrative traditions, from the instructive tales of Judaism and Christianity to the moral lessons of the Bhagavad Gita. She extracts political meaning from a variety of texts while respecting the original ideas of each. A new preface confronts the difficulty of contextualizing the comparison of religions as well as controversies over choosing subjects and positioning arguments, and the text itself is expanded and updated throughout.

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An entertaining and highly accessible look at how myths reveal what is common to all humanity.–Parabola
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Details

ISBN-10: 0231156421
ISBN-13: 9780231156424
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 12/15/2010
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 6.00" W, 0.60" H
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