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Kim Knott

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

by Kim Knott

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Kim Knott

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In this entry of Oxford's Very Short Introduction series, professor Kim Knott presents some of the basic ideas and practices behind the world's third-largest religion.

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Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

by Kim Knott

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Kim Knott

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Hinduism is one of the oldest and most widespread religions in the world. Today, it is practiced by around 1.35 billion people worldwide. This represents almost 16% of the world's population, making it the third most populous religion on Earth.

Kim Knott is a Professor Emerita of Religious and Secular Studies at Lancaster University. Knott is the President of the European Association for the Study of Religion. Knott's fields of research are the relationship between religion and socio-political context, the 'secular sacred', migration, and diasporas.

A Very Short Introduction is a series of books by the Oxford University Press aiming to concisely debunk complex subjects. In this volume, professor Knott walks us through the main principles and most sacred texts of Hinduism, exploring the challenges the religion is facing today.

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"Whether a Hindu believes in an ultimate impersonal reality or a personal God has important consequences for his or her religious practice and spiritual journey."

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