Cart
Free Shipping on all orders in the UK
Over 7 million books in stock
Proud to be B-Corp
The Bhagavad Gita By W. J. Johnson (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University)

The Bhagavad Gita by W. J. Johnson (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University)

Condition - Very Good
£5.19
<20 in stock

Summary

The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most widely read Hindu religious text in the Western world. This new translation is ideal for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian religions, providing a full cultural and historical context in its introduction and notes.

The Bhagavad Gita Summary

The Bhagavad Gita by W. J. Johnson (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University)

'I have heard the supreme mystery, yoga, from Krishna, from the lord of yoga himself.' Thus ends the Bhagavad Gita, the most famous episode from the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. In its eighteen short chapters Krishna's teaching leads the warrior Arjuna from perplexity to understanding and correct action, in the process raising and developing many key themes from the history of Indian religions. The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most widely read Hindu religious text in the Western world. It considers social and religious duty, the nature of sacrifice, the nature of action, the means to liberation, and the relationship of human beings to God. It culminates in an awe-inspiring vision of Krishna as God omnipotent, disposer and destroyer of the universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Bhagavad Gita Reviews

'an excellent primer in the Hindu belief system' * Daily Telegraph, October 1994 *
'freshly accessible to a Western readership...The presentation is both scholarly and inviting. * Good Book Guide, January 1995 *

Additional information

GOR002803762
9780199538126
0199538123
The Bhagavad Gita by W. J. Johnson (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-08-14
128
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Bhagavad Gita