Hinduism Teachings

In Our Time: S16/12 Hindu Concepts of Creation (Dec 5 2013)

Melvyn Bragg and his visitors talk about Hindu concepts about Creation. In accordance with most Western non secular traditions, a deity was the unique creator of the Universe. Hinduism, then again, has no single creation story. For hundreds of years, Hindu thinkers have taken a wide range of approaches to the query of the place we come from, with some making the case for divine intervention and others asking whether or not it’s even doable for people to understand the character of creation. The origin of our existence, and the character of the Universe we reside in, is likely one of the richest strands of Hindu thought.

With: Jessica Frazier, Lecturer in Spiritual Research on the College of Kent and a Analysis Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Research on the College of Oxford; Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Professor of Comparative Faith and Philosophy at Lancaster College; and Gavin Flood, Professor of Hindu Research and Comparative Faith on the College of Oxford. Producer: Thomas Morris.


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Gavin Flood, An Introduction to Hinduism (College of Cambridge, 1996)

Julius Lipner, Hindus: Their Spiritual Beliefs and Practices (Routledge, 2010)

Gerhard Oberhammer (ed.), Research in Hinduism: Vedism and Hinduism (Austrian Academy of Science Press, 1997)

Andre Padoux, Vāc: The Idea of the Phrase in Chosen Hindu Tantras (SUNY Press, 1990)


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