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Contemporary Religions in China

Contemporary Religions in China

1st Edition

By Shawn Arthur
February 04, 2019

Folk and popular religion is a very significant part of Chinese religious life, especially in rural areas. Contemporary Religions in China focuses on the religious activities of the lay people of contemporary China and their ideas of what it means to be "religious" and to practice "religion". ...

Contemporary Hinduism

Contemporary Hinduism

1st Edition

By P. Pratap Kumar
August 19, 2014

Most overviews of Hindu belief and practice follow a history from the ancient Vedas to today. Such approaches privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a sense of Hinduism as a homogenous system and culture, and one which is largely unchanging and based solely on sacred texts. In reality, modern ...

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