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The Resource Hinduism as a missionary religion, Arvind Sharma

Hinduism as a missionary religion, Arvind Sharma

Label
Hinduism as a missionary religion
Title
Hinduism as a missionary religion
Statement of responsibility
Arvind Sharma
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is Hinduism a missionary religion? Merely posing this question is a novel and provocative act. Popular and scholarly perception, both ancient and modern, puts Hinduism in the non-missionary category. In this intriguing book, Arvind Sharma reopens the question. Examining the historical evidence from the major Hindu eras, the Vedic, classical, medieval, and modern periods, Sharma's investigation challenges the categories used in current scholarly discourse and finds them inadequate, emphasizing the need to distinguish between a missionary religion and a proselytizing one. A distinction rarely made, it is nevertheless an illuminating and fruitful one that resonates with insights from the comparative study of religion. Ultimately concluding that Hinduism is a missionary religion, but not a proselytizing one, Sharma's work provides us with insights both about Hinduism and about religion in general. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharma, Arvind
Dewey number
294.5/72
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1243.32
LC item number
.S53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Hinduism
Label
Hinduism as a missionary religion, Arvind Sharma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The antiquity and continuity of the belief that Hinduism is not a missionary religion -- The neo-Hindu conviction that Hinduism is a non-missionary religion -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from vedic India -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from classical India -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from medieval India -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from modern India
Control code
490078857
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781438432113
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009052580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)490078857
Label
Hinduism as a missionary religion, Arvind Sharma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The antiquity and continuity of the belief that Hinduism is not a missionary religion -- The neo-Hindu conviction that Hinduism is a non-missionary religion -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from vedic India -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from classical India -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from medieval India -- Hinduism as a missionary religion: the evidence from modern India
Control code
490078857
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781438432113
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009052580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)490078857

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