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On World Religions

On World Religions
Diversity, Not Dissension

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© 2014 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
‘… Swamiji attended the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893 as a true representative of his country and religion…Through his speeches at Chicago, and his subsequent work in America and England, [he] showed the universal relevance and significance of India’s ancient philosophy and spiritual culture in solving many of the problems associated with modern living’. 
—Shri Pranab Mukherjee, The President of India

Based on the ideas propagated by Swami Vivekananda, this book presents a brief survey of various approaches to religion and offers different perspectives of religious diversity. Scholars and philosophers of many religious traditions examine the social and cultural issues that lie at the interstices of this religious diversity.

The volume throws light on several mega trends—knowledge revolution, a new kind of humanism stressing on the rights of underprivileged people, equality of gender, and protection against all forms of exploitation, injustice along with the awareness toward environmental concerns, as well as spiritual revolution—all characteristics of a new age. The contributors to this volume have devoted themselves to studying specific facets of this vast and intricate theme over many years of their respective professional careers. The interview with HH Dalai Lama, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Karan Singh and Reverend Mpho Tutu forms the key feature of this book.

The volume will appeal to those interested in Philosophy, Religion, History, Culture and Asian Studies.
Shri Pranab Mukhherjee, President of India
Inaugural Address
Karan Singh
Anindita N Balslev
Anindita N Balslev
Thoughts that Transform the Religious Mindscape: A Tribute to Swami Vivekananda
Jeffery D Long
Diversity as the Nature of Reality: A Jain-informed Approach to the Variety of Worldviews
Mohinder Singh
Sikhism: Transcendental and Interfaith Message
Swami Bhajanananda
Ramakrishna Movement’s Approach to Religious Diversity
Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar
Globalization, Judaism and Its Diversity
Shernaz Cama
Sacred Spaces: Interdependence, Not Dissension
A K Merchant
Diversity of Religious Traditions—A Perspective from Baha’i Faith
Karan Singh
Vedanta in the Nuclear Age
Steve Killelea
Studying and Creating Peace
John A Teske
The Emotional Psychology of Religious Diversity
Whitney A Bauman
Hybridity in Meaning-making Practices: Planetary Values for a Multiperspectival Context
Santiago Zabala
Weak Faith: How to Manage Religious Diversity without Dissent
Zainal Abidin Bagir
Democracy, Pluralism and Conservative Religion
Mushirul Hasan
An Intellectual Catastrophe of the First Order
Steven I Wilkinson
Conflict and Violence in the Name of Religion
Annakutty V Kurian-Findeis
Interfaith Relations in the Sociocultural Context of Kerala
Makarand Paranjape
Swami Vivekananda and Indian Secularism
Anindita N Balslev in conversation His Holiness Dalai Lama, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Dr Karan Singh and Reverend Mpho Tutu: The Four Clusters of Questions
About Cross Cultural Conversation
About Indian Council for Cultural Relations

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ISBN: 9788132118343