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The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith
The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith (April 2017)
Ellen Bradshaw Aitken - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

First work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and his influence on the development of religious studies and Islamic studies in the twentieth century.

This is the first work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith (1916–2000), whose intellectual and institutional contributions helped shape the field of religious studies in the latter half of the twentieth century. As a young scholar, Sm...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions (December 2012)
Victoria Kennick - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.

What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World’s Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by sch...(Read More)
 
 
One Religion Too Many
One Religion Too Many (May 2011)
The Religiously Comparative Reflections of a Comparatively Religious Hindu
Arvind Sharma - Author

Enlightening encounters with the world’s religions from a Hindu perspective.

One Religion Too Many is a Hindu pilgrim’s progress through the world’s religious traditions. An eminent scholar of comparative religion, Arvind Sharma provides a firsthand account of how he came to be a party to the dialogue of religions—first with his own religion, then with the comparative study of ...(Read More)
 
 
Hinduism as a Missionary Religion
Hinduism as a Missionary Religion (April 2011)
Arvind Sharma - Author

Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion.

Is Hinduism a missionary religion? Merely posing this question is a novel and provocative act. Popular and scholarly perception, both ancient and modern, puts Hinduism in the nonmissionary category. In this intriguing book, Arvind Sharma reopens the question. Examining the historical evidence from the major Hindu eras, the Vedic, classical, ...(Read More)
 
 
Christianity and Human Rights
Christianity and Human Rights (January 2007)
Influences and Issues
Frances S. Adeney - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

A wide-ranging look at Christianity and human rights.

This book addresses the relationship of Christianity and human rights—a relationship fraught with ambiguity. While human rights discourse arose in a Christian culture, it has sometimes stood in opposition to organized Christianity. Christianity has been a champion of human rights; on other occasions it has been a major violator of them. Contributors to thi...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology
Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology (September 2005)
The Case for Reciprocal Illumination
Arvind Sharma - Author

A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.

Comparison is at the heart of religious studies as a discipline and foundational to the field's methodology. In this book, Arvind Sharma introduces the term "reciprocal illumination" to descr...(Read More)
 
 
Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedanta
Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedanta (October 2004)
Arvind Sharma - Author

Explores deep sleep (susupti), one of the three states of consciousness in Advaita Vedanta, and the major role it plays in this philosophy.

Indian philosophy bases itself on three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. Deep sleep, or susupti, plays an important role in Advaita Vedanta, the major philosophical school that advocates a doctrine of pure consciousness. Explaining ...(Read More)
 
 
Methodology in Religious Studies
Methodology in Religious Studies (September 2002)
The Interface with Women's Studies
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Explores the impact of women's studies on methodology in religious studies.

Methodology in Religious Studies
assesses the impact of women's studies on the various methods employed in studying religion. Since its inception in the 1860s, the study of religion as an academic discipline has evolved over time, ranging from the classically historical to the boldly hermeneutical. The women's studies movement ...(Read More)
 
 
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions (November 2001)
Volume VI
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

This interdisciplinary consideration of women in world religions features new scholarship across traditions and approaches.

The Annual Review of Women in World Religions
is polymethodic, interdisciplinary, and multitraditional in its approach to the study of women and religion. It not only allows the comparative dimension to appear in bolder relief, but also helps to establish a dialogue between the two solitudes of h...(Read More)
 
 
Women Saints in World Religions
Women Saints in World Religions (September 2000)
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Presents stories and commentaries on women saints from the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions.

Women Saints in World Religions deepens our understanding of the concept of sainthood, brings to light original material, and presents the first comparative analysis of female sainthood. Using original sources, previously unavailable in English, the book describes the lives of figures considered "saintly...(Read More)
 
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