Williams on South Asia Religions and Immigration Collected Works

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754638568
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Contemporary Thinkers on Religion Series
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

I Transmission of religious traditions
1 What has Athens to do with Jerusalem or Bombay? : tradition and the liberal arts 7
2 The sacred thread : transmission of tradition 18
3 Sacred threads of several textures 33
II Swaminarayan Hinduism
4 Presentation of the Shikshapatri to Sir John Malcolm 57
5 The holy man as religious specialist : acharya tradition in Vaishnavism 63
6 The holy man as the abode of god in Swaminarayan Hinduism 93
7 The guru as pastoral counselor 104
8 Training religious specialists for a transnational Hinduism : a Swaminarayan sadhu training center 113
9 Terror invades paradise 131
10 The Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Glen Ellyn, Illinois 138
III Religions of immigrants from South Asia
11 Asian-Indian and Pakistani religions in the United States 179
12 Religion and ethnicity in America 195
13 Negotiating the tradition : religious organizations and Gujarati group identity in the United States 207
14 A brief history of South Asian religions in the United States 220
15 Asian-Indian Muslims in the United States 238
16 South Asian Christians 246
17 Immigrants from India and Hindu-Christian dialogue 262
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