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Sociology Of Religion In India

Author : Rowena Robinson
ISBN : 0761997814
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Focused on the theme of the sociology of religion, this volume brings together essays by well-known scholars which examine the resurgence of religious identities in the Indian context. The contributors question many received notions, address critical problems, and raise important issues surrounding various current debates./-//-/The papers are divided into four sections. The first deals with religion, society and national identity. The next section is devoted to sects, cults, shrines and the making of traditions. The third section discusses religious conversion, while the last section provides a comparative perspective drawn from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. /-//-/Tackling a subject of immense contemporary importance and demonstrating a sensitivity to the shifts and changes brought about in faith, identity and tradition, this volume will be of considerable interest to students of sociology, anthropology, religion, politics and history./-//-/This book is one of the Indian Sociological Society: Golden Jubilee Volumes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Religion Of India

Author : Max Weber
ISBN : 8121509890
Genre : Buddhism
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Max Weber`S Cearly Twentieth-Century Study Of The Religious And Civilization Of India Is A Great Pioneering Adventure In The Sociology Of Ancient India.
Category: Buddhism

The Sociology Of Religion

Author : Max Weber
ISBN : 0807042056
Genre : Social Science
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Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler
Category: Social Science

The Economics Of Religion In India

Author : Sriya Iyer
ISBN : 9780674989290
Genre : History
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Religion is not a popular target for economic analysis. Yet the economist’s tools offer insights into how religious groups compete, deliver social services, and reach out to converts—how religions nurture and deploy market power. Sriya Iyer puts these tools to use in an expansive study of India, one of the world’s most religiously diverse nations.
Category: History

Religion In India

Author : T. N. Madan
ISBN : UOM:39015028937624
Genre : Religion
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This Book Is An Important Contribution To The Sociology Of Religion. It Attempts To Capture The Great Diversity Of Religious Phenomena In India And Brings Together The Theoretical Perspectives Of A Wide Variety Of Scholars.
Category: Religion

India S Religions

Author : T. N. Madan
ISBN : 0195668294
Genre : Religion
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Presents Essays On India`S Major Religions As Practised In Everyday Life And Views Religion From Ethnographic And Historical Perspectives Rather Than From Theological Angle. 18 Essays Placed Under 6 Handings-Setting Apart-Bonding Together Mediations-Traditions-Innovations-Intermovements-Epilogue-Religion In India; An Essay In Interpretations, Index.
Category: Religion

Pentecostalism And Religious Conflict In Contemporary India

Author : Sarbeswar Sahoo
ISBN : 9781108416122
Genre : Political Science
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This book studies the politics of Pentecostal conversion and anti-Christian violence in India. It asks: Why has India been experiencing increasing incidents of anti-Christian violence since the 1990s? Why are the Bhil adivasis increasingly converting to Pentecostalism? And, what are the implications of conversion for religion within indigenous communities on the one hand and broader issues of secularism, religious freedom and democratic rights on the other? Drawing on extended ethnographic fieldwork amongst the Bhils of northern India since 2006, this book asserts that ideological incompatibility and antagonism between Christian missionaries and Hindu nationalists provide only a partial explanation for anti-Christian violence in India. It unravels the complex interactions between different actors/ agents in the production of anti-Christian violence and provides detailed ethnographic narratives on Pentecostal conversion, Hindu nationalist politics and anti-Christian violence in the largest state of India that has hitherto been dominated by upper caste Rajput Hindu(tva) ideology.
Category: Political Science

Ancient Judaism

Author : Max Weber
ISBN : 143911918X
Genre : Religion
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Weber’s classic study which deals specifically with: Types of Asceticism and the Significance of Ancient Judaism, History and Social Organization of Ancient Palestine, Political Organization and Religious Ideas in the Time of the Confederacy and the Early Kings, Political Decline, Religious Conflict and Biblical Prophecy.
Category: Religion

Religions Of Ancient India

Author : Louis Renou
ISBN : 9781474288194
Genre : Religion
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This book is based on the inaugural Jordan Lecture Comparative Religion in 1951 and offers a survey of religious movements in India, past and present. Renou discusses the Veda, its rise and fall, and the state of studies of Vedic ritual, liturgy, mythology, magic, speculative thought, and secular discipline; the contribution of Vedic Upanishads to Hinduism; the Mahabharata; the expansion of Hinduism, its fertility and battle myths, eroticism, legends of the gods, cosmogonic speculations, and theories of transmigration and 'liberation'; its doctrine of meditation and exercises of Yoga; Hinduism's mosaic of sects and independent groups and their attitude to the caste system. The volume concludes with a presentation on Jainism, the ascetic, non-violent sect that has adapted to modern society.
Category: Religion

The Sociology Of Religion

Author : George Lundskow
ISBN : 9781506319605
Genre : Social Science
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Most Sociology of Religion texts are decidedly staid and uninteresting, covering "contemporary" developments which are only contemporary only from a disciplinary perspective. They are not contemporary if viewed from the perspective of the religion's practioners (in religious and non-religious settings). The textbooks that attempt to be interesting to undergraduate students often fall short because they either try to cover too much in an encyclopedic format, or sacrifice a sociological perspective for a personal one. Many use real-life examples only superficially to illustrate concepts. Lundskow's approach is the opposite—students will learn the facts of religion in its great diversity, all the most interesting and compelling beliefs and practices, and then learn relevant concepts that can be used to explain empirical observations. The book thus follows the logic of actual research—investigate and then analyze—rather than approaching concepts with no real bearing on how religion is experienced in society. This approach, using provocative examples and with an eye toward the historical and theoretical, not to mention global experience of religion, will make this book a success in the classroom. The author envisions a substantive approach that examines religion as it actually exists in all its forms, including belief, ritual, daily living, identity, institutions, social movements, social control, and social change. Within these broad categories, the book will devote particular chapters to important historical moments and movements, leaders, and various individual religions that have shaped the contemporary form and effect of religion in the world today.
Category: Social Science