Patterns in Philosophy and Sociology of Religions
Religion is not simply a matter of believing. It is something that is done, and felt; an outward expression in words and gestures of what ultimately matters. The essays in this book - by eminent scholars from India, the US, and Europe - examine the multi-faceted expressions of religiosity in the contemporary global context and are appropriately grounded in a historical perspective. The contributions explore various socio-cultural, political, and economic processes: as they are today, as they were in antiquity, or as they were theorized about by important historians and sociologists of religion.
Publication Date: 1/1/2011