Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

9. Where and When did Hinduism Originate?

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Thomas B. Ellis [+-]
Appalachian State University
Thomas B. Ellis is Professor of Religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). Having published a book on the life and work of the twentieth century Hindu philosopher, Jarava Lal Mehta, Ellis’s current research pursues psychological and biological explanations of religion. Along these lines, Ellis has published “Disgusting Bodies, Disgusting Religion: The Biology of Tantra” and “Evoked Puja: The Behavioral Ecology of an Equatorial Ritual,” both of which appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript on religion, disease and immunology.

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The chapter’s title elides two concerns. First, there is a question about the temporal and geographical origins of the term, “Hinduism.” Second, there is a question about the temporal and geographical origins of the practices we associate today with Hinduism. The term appears to be several centuries old, the practices several millennia old.

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Ellis, Thomas. 9. Where and When did Hinduism Originate?. Hinduism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 30-32 Aug 2022. ISBN 9781800502406. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41676. Date accessed: 30 Sep 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41676. Aug 2022

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