The Implied Spider : Politics and Theology in Myth Hardback
Part of the American Lectures on the History of Religions series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 19/11/2010
- Category: Comparative religion
- ISBN: 9780231156417