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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: Religion

Avatar and Incarnation

The Divine in Human Form in the World's Religions

Geoffrey Parrinder

This text looks at the origin and development of the doctrine of the "divine being". The author offers an insight into the role this earthly manifestation of the divine plays in the major religions of the world, and looks at the implications for belief, devotion, worship and understanding.

  • Publication date: April 3, 1997
  • ISBN: 9781851681303
  • RRP: £26.00
  • Pages: 296


"Dr Parrinder is a distinguished contributor to what literature there is on the subject… He provides a much-needed critical survey of a difficult and complex area."
The Times Literary Supplement

Geoffrey Parrinder

Geoffrey Parrinder is Professor Emeritus of the Comparative Study of Religions at the University of London. After his ordination as a Methodist Minister, he spent twenty years teaching in West Africa and studying African religions. He has written many highly successful books that have been translated into twelve languages, and has travelled widely, lecturing on the comparative study of religions in Australia, America, India, Japan and at Oxford.

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