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Library of Philosophy and Religion

The Concept of Universal Religion in Modern Hindu Thought

Authors: Sharma, A.

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Hindu thought has undergone a major reconfiguration in the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, in response to its encounter with the forces of modernity. A key element in this reconfiguration is the perception of Hinduism itself as a universal religion; or, as a catalyst promoting the emergence of a universal religion, or, at the very least, as promoting religious universalism. This book examines the views of several major Hindu thinkers of this period, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi prominent among them, on this potent theme of modern Hinduism.

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ARVIND SHARMA was born in India, where he served as a civil servant, before moving to the United States to pursue higher studies, first in Economics and then in Religion. Subsequently he taught in Australia for ten years. In 1987 he moved to McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he is presently the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Universal Religion: What Does it Mean?

    Sharma, Arvind

    Pages 1-9

  • Universal Religion in the Life and Thought of Rammohun Roy (1772/4–1833)

    Sharma, Arvind

    Pages 10-24

  • Universal Religion in the Life and Thought of Debendranath Tagore (1817–1905)

    Sharma, Arvind

    Pages 25-32

  • Universal Religion in the Life and Thought of Keshub Chunder Sen (1838–84)

    Sharma, Arvind

    Pages 33-41

  • Universal Religion in the Life and Thought of Rāmakṛṣṇa Paramahaṁsa (1836–86)

    Sharma, Arvind

    Pages 42-53

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Concept of Universal Religion in Modern Hindu Thought
Authors
Series Title
Library of Philosophy and Religion
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37891-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230378919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 173
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