Religions and Societies, Asia and the Middle East

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Carlo Caldarola
Walter de Gruyter, 1982 - Religion - 688 pages

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

 

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Contents

Preface by The Series Editors
1
Struggling with Secularization by Harold B Barclay
119
On the Frontier of Islam by Harold B Barclay
147
Religious Orthodoxy and Heresy in Political Culture
199
A Religious Limbo by Keith Scott
231
The Dream of an Islamic State by Munir D Ahmed
261
The Evolutionary Dialectics of a Buddhist State
333
A Sacred Society in Modern Garb by Carlo Caldarola
371
Islam in a Pluralistic Society by Gordon P Means
445
Religion in a Revolutionary Society by Raymond Pong
551
Old Gods and Modern Society by Michael Saso
579
The Continuing Syncretism by Chaisik Chung
607
Religious Syncretism in a Secular Society
629
Notes on the Contributors
661
Index of Names
667
Index of Subjects
675

Searching for Integration by A Terry Rambo
407

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