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Radhasoami reality : the logic of a modern faith

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeks to explain why the religious logic of Radhasoami, which is based on the teachings of medieval Hindu saints, is so compelling to hundreds of thousands of businessmen, intellectuals, office  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN: 0691073783 9780691073781 0691010927 9780691010922
OCLC Number: 22704269
Description: xii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The rise of a new religious tradition --
Part I: The emergence of a modern faith. Remembering a hidden past ; Shaping a tradition --
Part II: The Radhasoami world. Someone to trust ; The journey of light and sound ; The fellowship of the true ; Selfless service ; The sense of a center --
Part III: Social contexts. A new community for a new class ; The faith of village untouchables ; A transnational culture --
Conclusion: The logic of modern faith --
Appendix A: The Radhasoami family tree / David Christopher Lane --
Appendix B: Radhasoami studies --
Appendix C: How many initiates are there?
Responsibility: Mark Juergensmeyer.
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