ISBN 9788132118343,On World Religions : Diversity, not Dissension

On World Religions : Diversity, not Dissension



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788132118343

ISBN-10 8132118340

Hard Back

Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)


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 H.H. Dalai Lama, Maulana Wahid Uddin 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. Table of Contents: Inaugural Address Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India Foreword Karan Singh Introduction Anindita N. Balslev I: Teachings and Traditions Thoughts that Transform the Religious Mindscape: A Tribute to Swami Vivekananda Anindita N. Balslev Diversity as the Nature of Reality: A Jain-informed Approach to the Variety of Worldviews Jeffery D. Long Sikhism: Transcendental and Interfaith Message Mohinder Singh Ramakrishna Movement's Approach to Religious Diversity Swami Bhajanananda Globalization, Judaism and Its Diversity Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar Sacred Spaces: Interdependence, Not Dissension Shernaz Cama Diversity of Religious Traditions - A Perspective from Faith A.K. Merchant Vedanta in the Nuclear Age Karan Singh II: Some Issues in the Context of Religious Diversity Studying and Creating Peace Steve Killelea The Emotional Psychology of Religious Diversity John A. Teske Hybridity in Meaning-making Practices: Planetary Values for a Multiperspectival Context Whitney A. Bauman Weak Faith: How to Manage Religious Diversity without Dissent Santiago Zabala Democracy, Pluralism and Conservative Religion Zainal Abidin Bagir An Intellectual Catastrophe of the First Order Mushirul Hasan Conflict and Violence in the Name of Religion Steven I. Wilkinson Interfaith Relations in the Sociocultural Context of Kerala Annakutty V. Kurian-Findeis Swami Vivekananda and Indian Secularism Makarand Paranjape III: Conversations with Eminent Personalities 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