India’s Agony with Religion Revisited: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

India’s Agony with Religion Revisited

1st Edition

By Gerald Larson

Routledge

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Description

The volume is a sequel to "India's Agony Over Religion" (State University of New York Press, 1995, and Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997) in the sense that it develops a theory of religion first set forth in the original volume but expands the horizon of the first volume to encompass the general history of religions [inclusive of the Indic traditions: Hindu, Buddhist, Jain; the Abrahamic traditions: Hebrew/Jewish, Christian, Islamic; and the East Asian traditions: Confucian, Daoist, Shinto].

The central argument in the book is the assertion that the term "religion" is not primarily significant by its use as a noun, but is better understood in its adjectival sense, namely, "religious," in such expressions as "the religious referent," "the religious issue," or simply, "the religious question."

About the Author

Gerald James Larson is a former Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Indian Culture and Civilisation and Director of the India Studies programme at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
PHI022000
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
REL007010
RELIGION / Buddhism / History
REL015000
RELIGION / Christianity / History
REL018000
RELIGION / Confucianism
REL032010
RELIGION / Hinduism / History
REL037010
RELIGION / Islam / History
REL060000
RELIGION / Shintoism
REL102000
RELIGION / Theology
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General