Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound

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Traditional Hinduism has appealed to Western eyes through its rich tableau of visual artifacts: temple architecture, sculpture, painting, and craft. Guy Beck argues, however, that the focus of Western scholars on Hinduism's visual component has often been at the expense of the religion's most important feature - its emphasis on sound. Beck addresses this longstanding imbalance in the path breaking study. He contends that sound possess a central place in Hindu theory and practice and that Hinduism is essentially a sonic theology.

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Guy L. Beck is an assistant professor in the School of Continuing Studies at Tulane University and the editor of Alternative Krishnas: Regional and Vernacular Variations on a Hindu Deity and Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions.

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"Sonic Theology makes a significant contribution to the ongoing Western understanding of the audible or sonic dimension in Hinduism, and it also provides a welcome corrective in the academy by focusing on sacred sound.... Sonic Theology has not only tuned itself to the sonic experience in theology, it has struck a note that will reverberate for years to come." - History of Religion"

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Published by Motilal Banarsidass, (1995)
ISBN 10: 8120812611 ISBN 13: 9788120812611
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