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Ancient Religions Modern Politics

Author : Michael Cook
ISBN : 9780691173344
Genre : Religion
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Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in modern political life, placing special emphasis on the relevance—or irrelevance—of their heritages to today's social and political concerns. Michael Cook takes an in-depth, comparative look at political identity, social values, attitudes to warfare, views about the role of religion in various cultural domains, and conceptions of the polity. In all these fields he finds that the Islamic heritage offers richer resources for those engaged in current politics than either the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He uses this finding to explain the fact that, despite the existence of Hindu and Christian counterparts to some aspects of Islamism, the phenomenon as a whole is unique in the world today. The book also shows that fundamentalism—in the sense of a determination to return to the original sources of the religion—is politically more adaptive for Muslims than it is for Hindus or Christians. A sweeping comparative analysis by one of the world's leading scholars of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics sheds important light on the relationship between the foundational texts of these three great religious traditions and the politics of their followers today.
Category: Religion

Annual Report International Religious Freedom 1999 Report Submitted To The Committee On International Relations U S House Of Representatives And The Committee On Foreign Relations United States Senate By The Department Of State In Accordance With Section 102 Of The International Religious Freedom Act Of 1998

Author : United States. Dept. of State
ISBN : PURD:32754082333802
Genre : Freedom of religion (International law)
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Category: Freedom of religion (International law)

Religion Is Raced

Author : Grace Yukich
ISBN : 9781479808670
Genre : Social Science
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Demonstrates how race and power help to explain American religion in the twenty-first century When White people of faith act in a particular way, their motivations are almost always attributed to their religious orientation. Yet when religious people of color act in a particular way, their motivations are usually attributed to their racial positioning. Religion Is Raced makes the case that religion in America has generally been understood in ways that center White Christian experiences of religion, and argues that all religion must be acknowledged as a raced phenomenon. When we overlook the role race plays in religious belief and action, and how religion in turn spurs public and political action, we lose sight of a key way in which race influences religiously-based claims-making in the public sphere. With contributions exploring a variety of religious traditions, from Buddhism and Islam to Judaism and Protestantism, as well as pieces on atheists and humanists, Religion Is Raced brings discussions about the racialized nature of religion from the margins of scholarly and religious debate to the center. The volume offers a new model for thinking about religion that emphasizes how racial dynamics interact with religious identity, and how we can in turn better understand the roles religion—and Whiteness—play in politics and public life, especially in the United States. It includes clear recommendations for researchers, including pollsters, on how to better recognize moving forward that religion is a raced phenomenon. With contributions by Joseph O. Baker, Kelsy Burke, James Clark Davidson, Janine Giordano Drake, Ashley Garner, Edward Orozco Flores, Sikivu Hutchinson, Sarah Imhoff, Russell Jeung, John Jimenez, Jaime Kucinskas, Eric Mar, Gerardo Martí, Omar M. McRoberts, Besheer Mohamed, Dawne Moon, Jerry Z. Park, Z. Fareen Parvez, Theresa W. Tobin, and Rhys H. Williams.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford History Of Hinduism Hindu Practice

Author : Gavin Flood
ISBN : 9780191053221
Genre : Religion
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Traditions of asceticism, yoga, and devotion (bhakti), including dance and music, developed in Hinduism over long periods of time. Some of these practices, notably those denoted by the term yoga, are orientated towards salvation from the cycle of reincarnation and go back several thousand years. These practices, borne witness to in ancient texts called Upaniṣads, as well as in other traditions, notably early Buddhism and Jainism, are the subject of this volume in the Oxford History of Hinduism. Practices of meditation are also linked to asceticism (tapas) and its institutional articulation in renunciation (saṃnyăsa). There is a range of practices or disciplines from ascetic fasting to taking a vow (vrata) for a deity in return for a favour. There are also devotional practices that might involve ritual, making an offering to a deity and receiving a blessing, dancing, or visualization of the master (guru). The overall theme—the history of religious practices—might even be seen as being within a broader intellectual trajectory of cultural history. In the substantial introduction by the editor this broad history is sketched, paying particular attention to what we might call the medieval period (post-Gupta) through to modernity when traditions had significantly developed in relation to each other. The chapters in the book chart the history of Hindu practice, paying particular attention to indigenous terms and recognizing indigenous distinctions such as between the ritual life of the householder and the renouncer seeking liberation, between 'inner' practices of and 'external' practices of ritual, and between those desirous of liberation (mumukṣu) and those desirous of pleasure and worldly success (bubhukṣu). This whole range of meditative and devotional practices that have developed in the history of Hinduism are represented in this book.
Category: Religion

The Hindu Connection

Author : Victor A. R. Raj
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016298379
Genre : Religion
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Explores philosophical and popular Hinduism and views of great Hindu minds in order to help Christians understand the fundamentals of Hinduism.
Category: Religion

Hinduism And Ecology

Author : Christopher Key Chapple
ISBN : UOM:39076002097744
Genre : Nature
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"In this volume, scholars of Hinduism, Hindu practitioners, and environmental activists discuss the past history and future prospects for the development of environmentally responsive forms of Hinduism. Topics include the Vedic viewpoint on nature, the potential contribution of Gandhian thought, forest ecology in India, the degradation and damming of river systems, and Hindu grassroots approaches to environmental restoration."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Nature

Hinduism For The Next Generation

Author : Visvanatha Krishnamurthy
ISBN : UVA:X002311575
Genre : Hinduism
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Puts Together The Lectures Of The Author Of Sufism At Various Centres - 9 Chapters - Select Bibliography - 3 Indexes - Persons - Books - Places. Owners Name On The First End Page.
Category: Hinduism

Key Words In Hinduism

Author : Ron Geaves
ISBN : UOM:39015069292590
Genre : Religion
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An essential resource for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar concepts of Hinduism.
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Hindus In Britain

Author : Helen Kanitkar
ISBN : UOM:39015032638960
Genre : Hinduism
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Culture Religion And Philosophy

Author : Nava Kishor Das
ISBN : UOM:39015061562545
Genre : Religion
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Deals With Syncretism-An Unexplored Aspect Of Culture. Examines Various Manifestations Of Syncretism And Synthesized Cultural Manifestations In Religious Experiences Of Diverse People. Cases Presented Pertain To All Major And Minor Religious Of India Including The Raith Of Adivasis And Dalits. Highlights The Promising Realm Of Inter-Religious Harmony.
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The Many Colors Of Hinduism

Author : Carl Olson
ISBN : UOM:39015077117383
Genre : Social Science
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Conventional approaches to Hinduism typically stress its classical religious tradition with an emphasis on the Brahmin texts and practices. Frequently neglected are the practices of lower caste Indians, the role of women in the culture, the religious life of village folk, devotion to the deity Rama, and the Sant tradition of North India. The Many Colors of Hinduism is the first introductory text to provide a balanced view of this rich religious tradition, acknowledging the full range of its many competing and even contradictory aspects. Utilizing a thematic-historical approach, Carl Olson draws on a wide array of textual evidence, the fieldwork of anthropologists in close contact with insiders, and voices of thinkers ranging from Indologist Alf Hiltebeitel to Cambridge scholar Julius Lipner. The result is a narrative approach that offers a view of Hinduism that emulates the storytelling nature of the religion itself. Covering ancient times to the present and explaining important cultural metaphors, symbols, and narratives not generally found in other introductory textbooks, Olson offers students a new perspective of a religion that is more varied than most Westerners realize. The Many Colors of Hinduism will be essential reading for undergraduate courses in world or Asian religions.
Category: Social Science

A Concise Encyclopedia Of Hinduism

Author : Klaus K. Klostermaier
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110403503
Genre : Reference
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With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book.
Category: Reference

Hindu Scheme Of Things

Author : Esa. Ela Dhanī
ISBN : UVA:X002192340
Genre : Hindu sociology
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Category: Hindu sociology