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Kinsley, David R.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 169 publications in 5 languages and 7,750 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: BL1216.2, 294.5211
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David R Kinsley
Hinduism, a cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindu goddesses : visions of the divine feminine in the Hindu religious tradition by David R Kinsley( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship
The sword and the flute : Kālī and Kṛṣṇa, dark visions of the terrible and the sublime in Hindu mythology by David R Kinsley( Book )

49 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and German and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author explains Hindu spirituality by treating the dieties, Krishnaand Kali, as human experiences
The goddesses' mirror : visions of the divine from East and West by David R Kinsley( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology and religion : ecological spirituality in cross-cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tantric visions of the divine feminine : the ten mahāvidyās by David R Kinsley( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hindu pantheon is rich in images of the divine feminine--deities representing a wide range of symbolic, social, and meditative meanings. This book documents a highly unusual group of ten Hindu tantric goddesses, the Mahavidyas, many of whom are strongly associated with sexuality and violence. What is one to make of a goddess who cuts her own head off, or one who prefers sex with a corpse? The Mahavidyas embody habits, attributes, or identities usually considered repulsive or socially subversive and can be viewed as "antimodels" for women. Yet it is within the context of tantric worship that devotees seek to identify themselves with these forbidding goddesses. The Mahavidyas seem to function as "awakeners"--Symbols which help to project one's consciousness beyond the socially acceptable or predictable. Drawing on a broad range of Sanskrit and vernacular texts as well as extensive research in India, including written and oral interpretations of contemporary Hindu practitioners, this book describes the unusual qualities of each of the Mahavidyas and traces the parallels between their underlying themes
The divine player : a study of Kṛṣṇa līlā by David R Kinsley( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health, healing, and religion : a cross-cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred geography of goddesses in South Asia : essays in memory of David Kinsley( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niwētwitthayā kap sātsanā : čhit winyān chœ̄ng niwēt nai mummō̜ng tāng watthanatham by David R Kinsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Thai and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism a cultural perspective by David R Kinsley( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obrazy božestvennoj ženstvennosti v tantre : desât mahavidij by David R Kinsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Devotion as an alternative to marriage in the lives of some Hindu women devotees by David R Kinsley( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cele zece Mahavidya : aspectele feminine ale Divinităţii în viziunea tantrică by David R Kinsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The divine player a study of Krsna-lila by David R Kinsley( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tantric visions of the divine feminine : the ten mah?vidy?s by David R Kinsley( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flöte und Schwert (The sword and the flute, dt.) Krisna u. Kālī by David R Kinsley( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hindu goddesses visions of the divine feminine in the Hindu religious tradition by David R Kinsley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goddesses' mirror : visions of the divine from East and West by David R Kinsley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hindu goddesses : visions of the divine feminine in the Hindu religious tradition
Alternative Names
David Kinsley

David Kinsley US-amerikanischer Indologist

David R. Kinsley

David R. Kinsley Amerikaans hoogleraar (1939-2000)

Kinsley, David.

Kinsley David 1939-2000

Kinsley, David. R.

Kinsley, David Robert

Kinsley, David Robert 1939-2000

Kinsli, Dèvid.

Languages
English (150)

German (11)

Romanian (1)

Russian (1)

Thai (1)

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Hindu goddesses : visions of the divine feminine in the Hindu religious traditionThe sword and the flute : Kālī and Kṛṣṇa, dark visions of the terrible and the sublime in Hindu mythologyThe goddesses' mirror : visions of the divine from East and WestEcology and religion : ecological spirituality in cross-cultural perspectiveTantric visions of the divine feminine : the ten mahāvidyāsHealth, healing, and religion : a cross-cultural perspectiveSacred geography of goddesses in South Asia : essays in memory of David Kinsley