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The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a strong and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner, one of the world s leading sociologists of religion, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields.

The comprehensive introduction discusses issues surrounding Orientalism and the historical construction of such terms as Hinduism . It conveys how there has been many centuries of interaction between different religious traditions in Asia and discusses the problem of world religions and the range of concepts, such as high and low traditions, folk and formal religions, popular and orthodox developments.

Individual chapters are presented in the following six sections:

  • Asian Religious Traditions
  • Rise of States and Religious Competition
  • Popular Religions
  • Social Dimensions of Religion
  • Reform Movements and Modernity
  • Globalization
  • Striking a balance between offering basic information about religious cultures in Asia and addressing the complexity of employing a western terminology in societies with radically different traditions, this advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Religion, Sociology, Anthropology, Asian Studies and Religious Studies.

    About Professor Bryan S Turner

    Bryan S. Turner is the Presidential Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Committee on Religion at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and concurrently Professor of the Sociology of Religion at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. He was the research leader on globalization and religion in the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (2005-9) and the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College (2009-10). He edited the New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion (2009) and he is the editor of the Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series. He was awarded a doctorate of letters by the University of Cambridge in 2009. Oscar Salemink is Professor in the Anthropology of Asia at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Amsterdam. His current research concerns religious and ritual practice in everyday life in Vietnam and the East and Southeast Asian region. Recent publications The Ethnography of Vietnam's Central Highlanders (2003)- The Development of Religion, the Religion of Development (2004) and A World of Insecurity: Anthropological perspectives on human security (2010).

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    Author : Professor Bryan S Turner
    Publisher : Routledge
    Data Published : 14 March 2014
    ISBN : 0415635039
    EAN : 9780415635035
    Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
    Number of Pages : 496 pages
    Age + : 15 years
    Language : English
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