India: History, Religion, Vision and Contribution to the World, Volume 1

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Atlantic Publishers & Dist, Jan 1, 2008 - Christianity - 870 pages
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The Book Is An Academic Endeavour On A Variety Of Themes Encompassing History, Society, Religions, Vedas, Upanishads And Epics. It Also Studies The Movements Led By Various Personalities Enjoying Places Of Prominence In Their Respective Fields.Besides The Major Tenets Of Different Religions, The Book Discusses More Than Thirty Philosophies Representing Various Shades Of Thought Classified Into Five Broad Categories: (I) Saddarsanas Or Six Visions, Inspired By The Vedas, Are Independent In Approach And Argument Though Not Isolated From One Another; (Ii) Sramanas (Strivers) Philosophies Emerged In The 6Th Century Bc. Their Proponents Were, By And Large, Empiricists Who Used Experience And Observation As A Source Of Knowledge; (Iii) The Modern Philosophies In Hindusim Emanated From The Movements Of Revival Of This Religion Through Reformist Organisations Like Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj, And Theosophical Society, Etc.; (Iv) The Upanishadic Philosophies Mainly Revolve Around The Concepts Of Self The Individual, And Absolute God Almighty; (V) Finally, The Philosophies Of Different Religions Are Based On Faith And Practices Propounded By Their Respective Founders Or Their Successors.This Elaborate Study Is Structured In Two Volumes Each Consisting Of A Number Of Parts That Include Chapters On Different Themes. Volume I Makes A Detailed Discussion On India, Going In-Depth Into The Name, Basic Characteristics, Geography, History, Civilization, Etc. It Effectively Unveils India S Identity As A Nation Along With Its Historical Realities, Socio-Culture Features And Contribution To The World At Large In Spiritual Pursuits. Volume Ii Is A Self-Contained Comparative Study Of Hinduism And Christianity Accentuating The Doctrinal Issues Which Mark The Points Of Accord And Possible Discords In The Cordiality And Mutuality Of These Two Great Religions. Annexures Given In The End Constitute An Integral Part Of This Volume And Will Provide Useful Study-Aids To The Readers.The Book Will Be Useful To Students, Teachers, Religious Preachers, Educationists, And All Those Who Aspire To Enhance Their Knowledge On India S History, Religion And Spiritual Philosophy.
  

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Contents

A Prefatory Introduction 330
3
Smritis
23
OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS
27
Modern India 3146
31
Contributions of India to Science of Experiments 4757
47
Science of Experience 5867
58
Contributions at the Level of Religions 6872
68
Jesus 451456
70
Buddhism 259274
259
Life Faith and Worship 478483
268
Jainism 275284
275
Sikhism 285292
285
Short Notes 653664
290
The PrePortuguese Period 295321
295
Victory Over Paganism and Growth 484489
306
Canonisation in the Catholic Church 653
311

Zoroastrianism 717721
71
Major World Religions UN Statistics
81
What is Hinduism? An Introduction 8796
87
Society of Friends 640
88
A Spiritual Awakening 97103
97
TheVedas 104114
104
The Vedangas Upavedas Sutras Sastras Smritis
115
The Upanishads 129168
129
Shintoism 725727
134
The Itihasas Epics 169187
169
Kingdom of God and Dharma 733748
187
The Mahabharata 188196
188
The Bhagavad Gita 197214
197
Philosophies in Hinduism 215242
215
Hinduism vs Hindutva 243255
243
Establishment of Primacy of Papacy 490510
320
The Portuguese Period 322356
322
College of Cardinals 654
335
The Jacobite Church in India Schisms
357
The Lambeth Conference 657
372
The Latin Catholic Church in India 395423
395
NonCatholic Christians 618639
411
The Bible 659
413
Protestant Christianity in India 424444
424
The Bible in Oriental Languages 662
425
Hinduism vs Christianity Accord Discord 766779
434
The Church Regains Spiritual Elan 548556
439
Conclusion 663
441
VOLUME II
447
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