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Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India (March 2022)
Conversion, Resistance, and the Making of Goa
Ângela Barreto Xavier - Author

 
 
Sacred and Secular
Sacred and Secular (January 2022)
Responses to Life in a Finite World
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.

The sacred and the secular—or religion and secularity—differ from one another in many ways, but they must also frequently interact with and can instruct and benefit one another in today's world. This is especially s...(Read More)
 
 
When Does History Begin?
When Does History Begin? (January 2022)
Religion, Identity, and Narrative in the Sikh Tradition
Harjot Oberoi - Author

Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.

Focusing on important issues in Sikh religious identity and memory, Harjot Oberoi shows how premodern techniques of narrating the past and truth-telling in South Asia were deeply transformed by...(Read More)
 
 
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India (November 2021)
Baptist Missionaries and Naga Nationalism
G. Kanato Chophy - Author

Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.

Through an ethnohistorical study of the Nagas—a congeries of tribes inhabiting the Indo-Myanmar frontier—this book explores an unusually interesting region of India that is all too often seen as peripheral. G. Kanato Ch...(Read More)
 
 
Friendship and Hospitality
Friendship and Hospitality (September 2021)
The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China
Dongfeng Xu - Author

Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.

The Jesuit mission to China more than four hundred years ago has been the subject of sustained scholarly investigation for centuries. Focusing on the concepts of friendship and hospitality as they were both theorized and practiced by the ...(Read More)
 
 
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal (June 2021)
The Prewar and Holocaust Legacy of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira
Don Seeman - Editor
Daniel Reiser - Editor
Ariel Evan Mayse - Editor

Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (1889–1943) was a remarkable Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator. He confronted the secularization and dislocati...(Read More)
 
 
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia (January 2021)
Power, Authority, Knowledge
Francis Robinson - Author

Sets out the challenges presented to Muslim societies by Western dominance over the past two hundred years, and explores Muslim responses, particularly in the context of South Asia.

Over the past two hundred years, two great processes have shaped Muslim societies: Western domination and the industrial capitalism that came with it, and the Islamic revival that preceded the Western p...(Read More)
 
 
Theosophy across Boundaries
Theosophy across Boundaries (November 2020)
Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Modern Esoteric Movement
Hans Martin Krämer - Editor
Julian Strube - Editor

Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.

Theosophy across Boundaries brings a global history approach to the study of esotericism, highlighting the important role of Theosophy in the general histories of religion, science, philosophy, art, and politics. The first half of the bo...(Read More)
 
 
Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing
Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing (February 2019)
The Panacea Society in the Twentieth Century
Alastair Lockhart - Author

A unique historical study of the personal nature of religion, spirituality, and healing in the twentieth century based on the letters of ordinary people from around the world.

The Panacea Society was a small religious community of women that was established in England in the early twentieth century. They followed the early nineteenth-century mystic Joanna Southcott, as well other e...(Read More)
 
 
The Problem of Disenchantment
The Problem of Disenchantment (June 2018)
Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939
Egil Asprem - Author

Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.

Max Weber famously characterized the ongoing process of intellectualization and rationalization that separates the natural world from the divine (by excluding magic and value from the realm of science, and reason and fact from the re...(Read More)
 
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