Themes in Hinduism and Christianity

In the Introduction the author describes the experience which led him to write the book, and on which much of it is based. He then considers seven themes: these are myth, time, evil, purity, images, renunciation, and woman.

Author: Roger Hardham Hooker

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015021958114

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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In the Introduction the author describes the experience which led him to write the book, and on which much of it is based. He then considers seven themes: these are myth, time, evil, purity, images, renunciation, and woman. Each theme is allotted a chapter in which it is considered first within a Hindu and then within a Christian context. This treatment brings out the differences and similarities between the two traditions in ways which are often unexpected. In the final chapter he examines the implications of his findings both for the theology of religions and for inter-faith encounter.

Hinduism and Christianity

A selection of themes from the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity, chosen to highlight the central concerns of both, while not neglecting their internal diversity and also maintaining a balance between doctrine and practice, in ...

Author: J. L. Brockington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349222803

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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A selection of themes from the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity, chosen to highlight the central concerns of both, while not neglecting their internal diversity and also maintaining a balance between doctrine and practice, in order to compare like with like. The themes addressed are the nature of the divine, divine interaction with mankind, authority and mediation, devotionalism and personal piety, meditation and asceticism, social values and morality, and teleology; the final chapter then outlines the history of contact and dialogue between the two religions. Although the treatment is thematic, the process of historical development is given due attention.

Economic and Political Weekly

Later The Hindu (September 23, 1981) reported that according to reports received by the Central government the above two ... That section represented by the Janata Party MP, Subramaniam Swamy, Muslim leaders, some Christians and some ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105007305332

Category: India


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Encyclopedia of American Religions

The presence of Buddhists and Hindus in significant numbers in America is leading to an additional significant shift in American religion. Accommodation to the presence of Jews in an otherwise Christian-dominated society was made from ...

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015057946082

Category: Religion

Page: 1408

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This encyclopedia, revised and expanded, contains over 2600 descriptive entries on the religious and spiritual groups of the United States and Canada.

Hindu God Christian God How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries between Religions

Although in important ways these theologians differ-the Christians among themselves, the Hindus among themselves, and the Hindus and Christians compared—1 have argued that there is suficient common ground in terms of themes and methods ...

Author: Francis X. Clooney Professor of Comparative Theology Boston College

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198031697

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This volume offers an in-depth study of key themes common to the Hindu and Christian religious traditions. It redefines how we think about Hinduism, comparative study, and Christian theology. This book offers a bold new look at how traditions encounter one another, and how good comparisons are to be made. Redefining theology as an interreligious, comparative, dialogical, and confessional practice open to all people, it invites not only Hindus and Christians, but also theologians from all religious traditions, to enter into conversation with one another.

Religion and Ethics in a Globalizing World

with issues of theology and doctrine. ... Some ofthe chapters in this book allude to some of these themes. ... In Malaysia, volunteers from different faiths—Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, andBaha'is, among others—both doctors ...

Author: L. Anceschi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230117686

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Around the world religion is an increasingly vital and pervasive force in both personal and public life. Though this trend has been widely noted, its long-term implications are as yet only dimly perceived. Will this be a force for healing or for violence? To express the question to its most dramatic, yet urgent form: can the world's major religious traditions respond constructively to contemporary challenges in the public sphere that are now, by definition, global? Religion and Ethics in a Globalizing World seeks to address this question, and to contribute to a greater understanding of the role of religion in the paradoxical context of a world that is increasingly unified, but which remains fundamentally plural.

The Effective Teaching of Religious Education

Figure 6.4 Points of convergence HINDUISM CHRISTIANITY SIKHISM ISLAM JUDAISM BUDDHISM JUDAISM One Holy Active in history CHRISTIANITY Christians ... Many themes can be explored in this way , like pieces of a jigsaw coming together .

Author: Brenda Watson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405824107

Category: History

Page: 240

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This volume integrates theory and practice, encouraging debate and reflection on a broad range of issues in what is often regarded as a complex and controversial subject area. It has been updated to look at the place of Christianity in RE, and to examine the purpose of RE, and its relationship to other subjects.

Was Hinduism Invented

and social history on the one hand and religion on the other, and yet, as we have seen, he was unable to treat either literature or society without ... The theme soon became a linchpin in missionary constructions of Hinduism. Christians ...

Author: Brian K. Pennington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190290375

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Drawing on a large body of previously untapped literature, including documents from the Church Missionary Society and Bengali newspapers, Brian Pennington offers a fascinating portrait of the process by which "Hinduism" came into being. He argues against the common idea that the modern construction of religion in colonial India was simply a fabrication of Western Orientalists and missionaries. Rather, he says, it involved the active agency and engagement of Indian authors as well, who interacted, argued, and responded to British authors over key religious issues such as image-worship, sati, tolerance, and conversion.

A Companion to E M Forster

It is Mrs. Moore who carries the Hindu theme ; it is Mrs. Moore , indeed , who is the story . ... For the story is essentially concerned with Mrs. Moore's discovery that Christianity is not adequate [ and that Christianity must be ...

Author: Sunil Kumar Sarker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126907509


Page: 448

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A Great Novelist, A Learned And Wise Critic, And A Charming Short-Story Writer Can These Three Reside In A Single Person? Yes, But, Of Course, In A Very Few, And E.M. Forster Is Certainly One Of Those Very Few, And That He Is Par Excellence. Any Knowledge Of Modern English Novel Without Even An Acquaintance With Forster Is Absurdly Incomplete. All Of Forster S Six Novels, Perhaps Barring Only Maurice, Have Been And Are Being Printed And Re-Printed In Hundreds Of Thousands Of Copies, And All The Six But Perhaps The Longest Journey Have Been Filmed By Worthy Directors, Such As Lean And Merchant, And The Films Have Received And Are Receiving High And Spontaneous Acclamations. As Said, Forster Is Also An Outstanding Critic And Will Go A Long Way Down The History Of Criticism As Much As He Will Be Remembered As A Highly Fantastic But Excellent Short-Story Writer For A Long Time To Come As He Is Today.This Compendium-Like Book, Split Into Three Volumes, Contains Discussions On All The Six Novels Of Forster Where Angles Fear To Tread, The Longest Journey, A Room With A View, Howards End, Maurice And A Passage To India. Besides, The Study Includes His Twelve Prime Short Stories, And His Critical Acumen And Theories. It Does Not Harbour No, It Carefully Avoids Any Pretension Or Pedantry, But It Comprises Almost All The Matters Relevant To Forsteriana, Plainly But Rather Expatiatingly Treated, So That It Is Expected To Help, Yeoman-Like, Certainly Not The Avant-Garde But The Sophomores. An In-Depth Study Of Forster As A Novelist And As A Critic Provided Herein Adds To The Value Of The Book. Furthermore, Quotations Included In The Appendix, Bibliography And Index Would Serve As Useful Study-Aids For The Readers.

Cultural Anthropology

As monotheists, Christians and Muslims have great difficulty understanding the Hindu religion because, ... Furthermore, the prominence of erotic themes in Hindu religious art blurs the Western distinction between the sacred and the ...

Author: John H. Bodley

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759118652

Category: Social Science

Page: 631

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This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. Cultural materials are presented in integrated ethnographic case studies organized by cultural and geographic areas to show how ideological, social organization, and material features fit together in specific sociocultural systems. Bodley explicitly seeks a balance between ecological-materialist and cultural-ideological explanations of sociocultural systems, while stressing the importance of individual power-seeking and human agency. Part One examines domestic-scale, autonomous tribal cultures. Part Two presents politically organized, class-based civilizations and ancient empires in the imperial world. Part Three surveys global, industrial, market-based civilizations in the contemporary commercial world. Cultural Anthropology uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems.

Interpretations of the Bhagavad G t and Images of the Hindu Tradition

His conclusion , having examined the themes of the divine or the real , humanity and creation and the supreme goal of life in comparative perspective , was that the Hindu and Christian as well as the adherents of other religions were ...

Author: Catherine A. Robinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415346711

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gitaand the Hindu tradition.

That s Just Your Interpretation

Take Hinduism, for instance.29 E. Stanley Jones, the famous missionary to India, noted that philosophical Hinduism ... all truth is God's truth, such topics can serve as the basis for respectful dialogue between Hindus and Christians.

Author: Paul Copan

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441211209

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever are bombarded by tough questions about their faith. Author Paul Copan has observed that many of these questions emerge as "anti-truth claims" that are part of today's skeptical mind-set. Christians defending their faith often hear slogans and questions such as: Ž It's all relative Ž Everything is one with the Divine; all else is illusion Ž The Gospels contradict each other Ž Why would a good God create hell? This book provides incisive answers to slogans related to truth and reality; theism, pantheism/Eastern religion, and naturalism; and doctrinal issues such as the incarnation and truth of Scripture. Each of the twenty-two chapters provides succinct answers and summary points for countering the arguments. Copan's book is accessible for all Christians who want to defend the plausibility of Christianity in the marketplace of ideas. It also includes helpful summary sections, additional resources, and additional documentation in the endnotes for review and discussion.

Ecocollapse Fiction and Cultures of Human Extinction

32 Earlier I argued that the cohesive harmony of Pi's three claimed religions—Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam—is ... however, it is actually much more complicated than that: the theme of faith in this novel forms five points around an ...

Author: Sarah E. McFarland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350177659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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This work analyzes 21st-century realistic speculations of human extinction: fictions that imagine future worlds without interventions of as-yet uninvented technology, interplanetary travel, or other science fiction elements that provide hope for rescue or long-term survival. Climate change fiction as a genre of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic writing usually resists facing the potentiality of human species extinction, following instead traditional generic conventions that imagine primitivist communities of human survivors with the means of escaping the consequences of global climate change. Yet amidst the ongoing sixth great extinction, works that problematize survival, provide no opportunities for social rebirth, and speculate humanity's final end may address the problem of how to reject the impulse of human exceptionalism that pervades climate change discourse and post-apocalyptic fiction. Rather than following the preferences of the genre, the ecocollapse fictions examined here manifest apocalypse where the means for a happy ending no longer exists. In these texts, diminished ecosystems, specters of cannibalism, and disintegrations of difference and othering render human self-identity as radically malleable within their confrontations with the stark materiality of all life. This book is the first in-depth exploration of contemporary fictions that imagine the imbrication of human and nonhuman within global species extinctions. It closely interrogates novels from authors like Peter Heller, Cormac McCarthy and Yann Martel that reject the impulse of human exceptionalism to demonstrate what it might be like to go extinct.

Possessed by the Virgin

Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, and Marian Possession in South India Kristin C. Bloomer ... CAR FESTIVALS IN KODUNGAIYUR As in many Christian communities throughout India, the Marian May festival galvanized Kodungaiyur.

Author: Kristin C. Bloomer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190615093

Category: RELIGION

Page: 325

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In 2001, in the metropolis of Chennai, a boy named Alex was in his hospital bed, sick with fever, when Mary appeared to him and told him to walk. At home later, he felt Mary enter his body. Soon, his older cousin Rosalind also showed signs of Marian possession. Mary told them that her name was"Jecintho." In 2004, another young woman, in another part of Chennai, also became possessed by Jecintho and began exhibiting signs of stigmata. Possessed by the Virgin is an ethnographic account of Marian possession, healing, and exorcism among Catholics and Hindus in southeast India. Following the lives of three Tamil, Roman Catholic women for more than a decade, Kristin C. Boomer attends to the women's own descriptions of their experiencewith Marian possession, as well to those people who came to them for healing. Possessed by the Virgin investigates how possession is possible and in what contexts such experiences can be read as authentic. Roman Catholic officials have responded in various ways: banning certain activities whilepromoting others. That they do so reflects the complicated relationship of the Roman Catholic Church with non-Christian religious practices on the Indian subcontinent, where "possession" (a term introduced by missionaries) involving deities and spirits has long been common. Bloomer exploresquestions of agency, gender, subjectivity, and social power, as well as the complicated relationship between the ethnographer and the "other" in post-colonial south India.

Religion and Political Thought

Key topics in the history of Western religion and politics Four major themes ... He endeavoured to take into account Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient Chinese and Egyptian religions as well as different sects of Christianity.

Author: Michael Hoelzl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441131850

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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This book provides an essential resource for studies in religion and politics. It is divided into three parts, beginning with an introduction outlining the contemporary relevance of reviewing the relationship between the two subject areas; a brief history of the interactions between religion and politics that have pertained both in East and the West, and the key concepts that relate these two fields. The second section comprises a selection of classic readings. This title is ideal for students of both religion and politics and general readers who are interested in the topics.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion

Modern UFO cults developed the themes of the contactee movement into organized religious forms. ... The theology of the Aetherius Society merges concepts from Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Yoga with beliefs about benevolent ...

Author: Adam Possamai

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 1000

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion takes a three-pronged look at this, namely investigating the role of religion in society; unpacking and evaluating the significance of religion in and on human history; and tracing and outlining the social forces and influences that shape religion. This encyclopedia covers a range of themes from: • fundamental topics like definitions • secularization • dimensions of religiosity to such emerging issues as civil religion • new religious movements This Encyclopedia also addresses contemporary dilemmas such as fundamentalism and extremism and the role of gender in religion.

Practice What You Preach Preach What You Practice

Her teachings in mythology address themes in crosscultural expanses, such as death, dreams, evil, horses, ... I will argue that Christianity and western religions in general are very different from Hinduism and eastern religions.

Author: Ronald Barnes

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504368513

Category: Religion

Page: 366

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What does it mean to be religious? Religious ethical morality is not just a Sunday set aside, or a social protocol to conform to peer group expectations, nor should religion be used as a refuge of forgiveness for negative actions that do not change. It is important to respect the religion of others even if you do not agree with their teachings. However, without a basic knowledge of other religions, there is no basis for evaluation other than hear say and ignorance, which are not rational foundations for evaluation. Because the voice of women is diminished by men who devalue the contribution of women or men who attempt to dictate and define what should be the womans role and contribution. As a result, the world lacks the moral input of women, who are considered the moral exemplar for humanity, even by many male religious leaders.

Comparative Religious Ethics

A corollary of this is that there is no one Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, or Islamic position on ethical issues and that very often people of different religions find themselves allied with each other against others in their own ...

Author: Darrell J. Fasching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444331332

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent global developments, whilst retaining its unique and compelling narrative-style approach. Using ancient stories from diverse religions, it explores a broad range of important and complex moral issues, resulting in a truly reader-friendly and comparative introduction to religious ethics. A thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of this popular textbook, yet retains the unique narrative-style approach which has proved so successful with students Considers the ways in which ancient stories from diverse religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the lives of Jesus and Buddha, have provided ethical orientation in the modern world Updated to reflect recent discussions on globalization and its influence on cross-cultural and comparative ethics, economic dimensions to ethics, Gandhian traditions, and global ethics in an age of terrorism Expands coverage of Asian religions, quest narratives, the religious and philosophical approach to ethics in the West, and considers Chinese influences on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Buddhism, and Augustine’s Confessions Accompanied by an instructor’s manual (coming soon, see which shows how to use the book in conjunction with contemporary films

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in Mental Health Settings

What do we mean when we talk about religion? Wulff (1997, p.3) warns that trying to group phenomena as diverse as Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism under the umbrella of ... From my own meta-analysis, I picked out recurrent themes: 1.

Author: Jean Fletcher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784509811

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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This edited collection about good practice for mental health chaplains and other related professionals looks at how spirituality is viewed across mental health fields. It identifies what mental health chaplaincy is, how mental health chaplaincy interacts with other organisations like the NHS, and what good practice means with examples of positive and fulfilling experiences in mental health settings. The chapters consider some of the main issues of working with the mental health community, such as the place of volunteers, the recovery process, religious diversity and patient safety. They are followed by uplifting case studies, including service user perspectives, to provide a valuable overall insight into mental health chaplaincy and its context in wider mental health services.

Hindu Perspectives on Evolution

The meetings with Dayananda and Ramakrishna further stimulated Keshab's growing appreciation of his Hindu ... Three major, intertwining themes in Keshab's thought are of particular relevance: (1) the harmony of science and religion; ...

Author: C. Mackenzie Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136484667

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Providing new insights into the contemporary creationist-evolution debates, this book looks at the Hindu cultural-religious traditions of India, the Hindu Dharma traditions. By focusing on the interaction of religion and science in a Hindu context, it offers a global context for understanding contemporary creationist-evolution conflicts and tensions utilizing a critical analysis of Hindu perspectives on these issues. The cultural and political as well as theological nature of these conflicts is illustrated by drawing attention to parallels with contemporary Islamic and Buddhist responses to modern science and Darwinism. The book explores various ancient and classical Hindu models to explain the origin of the universe encompassing creationist as well as evolutionary—but non-Darwinian—interpretations of how we came to be. Complex schemes of cosmic evolution were developed, alongside creationist proofs for the existence of God utilizing distinctly Hindu versions of the design argument. After examining diverse elements of the Hindu Dharmic traditions that laid the groundwork for an ambivalent response to Darwinism when it first became known in India, the book highlights the significance of the colonial context. Analysing critically the question of compatibility between traditional Dharmic theories of knowledge and the epistemological assumptions underlying contemporary scientific methodology, the book raises broad questions regarding the frequently alleged harmony of Hinduism, the eternal Dharma, with modern science, and with Darwinian evolution in particular.