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Sacred Play
Sacred Play (January 2010)
Ritual Levity and Humor in South Asian Religions
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.

Frivolity isn’t always frivolous—sometimes it can be sacred. Sacred Play uncovers levity and playfulness in a variety of South Asian traditions where one might least expect to find it: in the heart of ritual. While stories recounting the antics of various South Asian deities circulate widely, this enlighten...(Read More)
 
 
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions (October 2008)
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

Claims of the miraculous are foundational to faith and skepticism, making and breaking religious careers and movements in their wake. Drawing on a variety of South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity—this book revolves around the...(Read More)
 
 
Dealing with Deities
Dealing with Deities (April 2006)
The Ritual Vow in South Asia
Selva J. Raj - Editor
William P. Harman - Editor

Explores the practice of taking ritual vows in South Asia, a lay tradition prevalent in the region’s religions.

Drawing on original field research, Dealing with Deities explores the practice of taking ritual vows in the lives of ordinary religious practitioners in South Asia. The cornerstone of lay religious activity, vow rituals are adopted by Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and S...(Read More)
 
 
Popular Christianity in India
Popular Christianity in India (October 2002)
Riting between the Lines
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Explores the lived experience of Christianity in India.

Popular Christianity in India explores Indian Christianity as crafted and expressed through lived experience, providing an important balance to currently available, typically theological, studies. Drawing from many disciplines, this volume unearths the multifaceted terrain of festivals, rituals, saints, miracle workers, missionaries, and visionaries in Ch...(Read More)
 
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