Radhasoami Reality: The Logic of a Modern Faith

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Princeton University Press, 1991 - Religion - 271 pages

In this book, Mark Juergensmeyer seeks to explain why the religious logic of Radhasoami, which is based on the teachings of medieval Hindu saints, is so compelling to hundreds of thousands of businessmen, intellectuals, office managers, and other urban professionals in North India. Juergensmeyer addresses the perplexing relationship between modernity and religious faith and examines it from historical, sociological, and phenomenological points of view.

 

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Page 246 - Redemptive Encounters: Three Styles in the Hindu Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. Barthwal, Pitambar Datta. The Nirguna School of Hindi Poetry: An Exposition of Medieval Indian Santa Mysticism.

About the author (1991)

Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For many years he was the coordinator of the Religious Studies program at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Berkeley-Chicago-Harvard program in comparative religion.

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