The Madness of the Saints: Ecstatic Religion in Bengal

The Madness of the Saints: Ecstatic Religion in Bengal

by June McDaniel, McDaniel

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Overview

This book is a study of religious ecstasy in the Bengali devotional or bhakti traditions. These traditions are dedicated to religious experience, and the texts of Bengali bhakti give some of the most detailed accounts of ecstatic states in world religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226557229
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1989
Pages: 343
Product dimensions: 6.19(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

June McDaniel is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

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