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Methods and Theories in the Study of Religions : Perspectives from the Study of Hinduism and Other

Penumala Pratap Kumar

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ISBN 10: 8189320017 / ISBN 13: 9788189320010
Editorial: Black and White, New Delhi, 2005
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Contents Introduction. 1. Category formation in religious studies methodological dilemmas. 2. Contextualizing the category formation in religious studies A Hindu perspective. 3. Religion and God some reflections on the emerging relations between theological and comparative study of religion. 4. A polymethodological approach to the study of myth in the popular Hindu tradition. 5. Syncretism as a methodological tool in the study of religion some reflections from the Diaspora Hindu experience. 6. Study of Diaspora Hinduism some theoretical issues. Index. Do the categories such as God and religion as used in English and in the Western discourse capture the meaning and intent in Indian religions in order for them to be used effectively in the context of Indian religions. The book attempts to interrogate the categories used in western discourse in the study of religion. In doing so the book outlines a broad overview of the discussions on issues relating to the methods and theories in the study of religion with a special focus on the study of Indian religions. It attempts to introduce students of religion in India to the academic study of religion as it developed in the west and at the same time provides an insight into some of the key issues that need clarity in dealing with Indian religions. 120 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 55174

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Título: Methods and Theories in the Study of ...

Editorial: Black and White, New Delhi

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hardbound

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