Williams on South Asia Religions and Immigration Collected Works

Williams on South Asia Religions and Immigration Collected Works

by Raymond Brady Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754638561

ISBN-13: 9780754638568

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The dual foci for this collection of Raymond Williams' most important writings are Swaminarayan Hinduism and South Asian immigrants in the United States. Both are topics of wide and growing interest in India and in many countries where South Indians have settled.  See more details below

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The dual foci for this collection of Raymond Williams' most important writings are Swaminarayan Hinduism and South Asian immigrants in the United States. Both are topics of wide and growing interest in India and in many countries where South Indians have settled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754638568
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Contemporary Thinkers on Religion Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

ITransmission of religious traditions
1What has Athens to do with Jerusalem or Bombay? : tradition and the liberal arts7
2The sacred thread : transmission of tradition18
3Sacred threads of several textures33
IISwaminarayan Hinduism
4Presentation of the Shikshapatri to Sir John Malcolm57
5The holy man as religious specialist : acharya tradition in Vaishnavism63
6The holy man as the abode of god in Swaminarayan Hinduism93
7The guru as pastoral counselor104
8Training religious specialists for a transnational Hinduism : a Swaminarayan sadhu training center113
9Terror invades paradise131
10The Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Glen Ellyn, Illinois138
IIIReligions of immigrants from South Asia
11Asian-Indian and Pakistani religions in the United States179
12Religion and ethnicity in America195
13Negotiating the tradition : religious organizations and Gujarati group identity in the United States207
14A brief history of South Asian religions in the United States220
15Asian-Indian Muslims in the United States238
16South Asian Christians246
17Immigrants from India and Hindu-Christian dialogue262

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