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Redemptive Encounters: Three Modern Styles in the Hindu Tradition

Babb, Lawrence A.

ISBN 10: 1577661532 / ISBN 13: 9781577661535
Published by Waveland Pr Inc, 2000
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Title: Redemptive Encounters: Three Modern Styles ...

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Acceptable

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The three modern Hindu movements that Babb describes so well in this compelling book are prominent today in India as well as in other areas of the world. Babb is directly concerned with the Hindu tradition's capacity to manifest common themes in extremely diverse ways. While there is justification for viewing Hinduism as an inclusive cultural order, the three movements challenge the notion of a single Hindu belief system, for each represents a construction of the world and the human situation quite different from the others. In this clear exploration, Babb challenges readers to perform a careful analysis; to discover the ties that bind Hinduism's diverse doctrines, symbols, attitudes, and principles; and to understand Hinduism's worldwide appeal and its political and social effects.

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Gold, Fruitful Journeys: The Ways of Rajasthani Pilgrims (ISBN 1577661338); Klass, Singing with Sai Baba: The Politics of Revitalization in Trinidad (ISBN 0881339016); Knipe, Hinduism: Experiments in the Sacred (ISBN 1577660110); Kolenda, Caste in Contemporary India: Beyond Organic Solidarity (ISBN 088133183X); and Preston, Cult of the Goddess: Social and Religious Change in a Hindu Temple (ISBN 088133135X).

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