Religion And Social System Of The Vira' Saiva Community

Religion And Social System Of The Vira' Saiva Community

by Dan A. Chekki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313302510

ISBN-13: 9780313302510

Pub. Date: 11/30/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Using original religious-philosophical texts and sociological research, the author explores the various dimensions of the Virasaiva religious tradition. His sociological analyses of the monastic organization and social structure, the family and the community, the roles of women, and the future of the community emphasize the intricate relationship between religion

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Using original religious-philosophical texts and sociological research, the author explores the various dimensions of the Virasaiva religious tradition. His sociological analyses of the monastic organization and social structure, the family and the community, the roles of women, and the future of the community emphasize the intricate relationship between religion and the social system. This study of a largely unknown religious community demonstrates how the followers of Virasaivism, known as Lingayats, have been adapting to the changing milieu in North America while retaining the religion's core values. Dr. Chekki shows the interplay between tradition and modernity as the Virasaivas attempt to maintain a distinct identity while adopting the ways of modern culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302510
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1997
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Anthropology Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Patterns of Religious Culture

Vira'saivism: A Prologue

'Siva: The Vira'saiva Concept

The Guru in the Vira'saiva Religious Tradition

Ethical Bases of Vira'saivism

Psychological Dimensions

Theology of Vira'saivism

Vira'saiva Philosophy

The Social System and Cultural Dynamics

The Social Vision of Basava

The Monastic Organization

Ideology and Practice: Social Equality and Inequality

The Socio-Ethical Code of Conduct

Family and Community, 1880-1950

Contemporary Family and Community, 1951-1996

The Status and Roles of Women

The Future of the Vira'saiva Community

The Community in Retrospect and Prospect

Knowledge and Society

Intellectuals and Culture

Glossary

References

Index

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