The Implied Spider : Politics and Theology in Myth, Hardback Book



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
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  • Category: Comparative religion
  • ISBN: 9780231156417



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