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Hindu-Christian Conflict In India: Globalization, Conversion, And The Coterminal Castes And Tribes, Chad M. Bauman 2013 Butler University

Hindu-Christian Conflict In India: Globalization, Conversion, And The Coterminal Castes And Tribes, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

While Hindu-Muslim violence in India has received a great deal of scholarly attention, Hindu-Christian violence has not. This article seeks to contribute to the analysis of Hindu-Christian violence, and to elucidate the curious alliance, in that violence, of largely upper-caste, anti-minority Hindu nationalists with lower-status groups, by analyzing both with reference to the varied processes of globalization. The article begins with a short review of the history of anti-Christian rhetoric in India, and then discusses and critiques a number of inadequately unicausal explanations of communal violence before arguing, with reference to the work of Mark Taylor, that only theories linking ...


Christianity And Hinduism: An Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelie Voss Roberts 2013 Butler University

Christianity And Hinduism: An Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelie Voss Roberts

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract available


Shinto And Buddhist Metaphors In Departures, Yoshiko Okuyama 2013 University of Hawaii at Hilo

Shinto And Buddhist Metaphors In Departures, Yoshiko Okuyama

Journal of Religion & Film

Cinematic language is rich in examples of religious metaphors. One Japanese film that contains religious “tropes” (figurative language) is the 2008 human drama, Departures. This paper focuses on the analysis of religious metaphors encoded in select film shots, using semiotics as the theoretical framework for film analysis. The specific metaphors discussed in the paper are the Shinto view of death as defilement and Buddhist practices associated with the metaphor of the journey to the afterlife. The purpose of this paper is to augment the previous reviews of Departures by explicating these religious signs hidden in the film.


Shugendo Now, Jonathan Thumas 2013 Roanoke College

Shugendo Now, Jonathan Thumas

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Shugendo Now (2010) directed by Jean-Marc Abela and Mark Patrick McGuire.


Political Interpretations Of The Lotus Sutra, James Shields 2013 Bucknell University

Political Interpretations Of The Lotus Sutra, James Shields

Faculty Contributions to Books

The Sutra on the White Lotus of the Sublime Dharma (Sk., Saddharmapuṇḍarīka-sūtra; Ch., Miàofǎ liánhuá jīng; Jp., Myōhō renge kyō), commonly known as the Lotus Sutra, is arguably the most influential sutra of Mahāyāna Buddhism, and certainly one of the most revered sacred texts in East Asia. Via parables and short stories, the twenty-eight chapters of the Lotus Sutra indirectly present a number of core doctrines of the early Mahāyāna, the form of Buddhism that first emerged in India and West Asia roughly five centuries after the death of the historical Buddha Siddhartha Gautama (c. 563–486 BCE) and would ...


To Believe Or Not To Believe: Zhou Zuoren's Alternative Approaches To The Chinese Enlightenment, Tonglu Li 2013 Iowa State University

To Believe Or Not To Believe: Zhou Zuoren's Alternative Approaches To The Chinese Enlightenment, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Resistances against May Fourth "enlightenment" (qimeng) have been celebrated as alternative versions of modernity that "decenter and destabilize" the mainstream paradigm (Chow et al. 2008: 3). But in this alternative modernities program, the complexity of the so-called center is often overlooked. Within the May Fourth movement, there are irreducible differences in position and different strategies of position taking. As Wang Hui (1997: 310) points out, what the May Fourth thinkers shared was only a common attitude toward tradition, not a unified theory; their proposals for establishing "newness" were quite different from each other. Surveying the roles the journal New Youth ...


Model Minority On The Modernization Project: Images Of Chinese Religiosity In America, Emily Wu 2013 Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California

Model Minority On The Modernization Project: Images Of Chinese Religiosity In America, Emily Wu

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

As the stereotypical model minority in the United States, Chinese Americans are rarely considered as religiously threatening. Those Chinese Americans who already were or became converted to mainstream Christianity are seen as cases of successful Americanization. Buddhism, another popular religious affiliation among the Chinese ethnics, is understood as a benign and respectable source of wisdom. Few Chinese ethnics identify themselves strictly as Daoist or Confucian, but there is a wide range of religious and spiritual practices that are diffused into their daily lives. Without specific religious affiliations or congregational headcount, eclectic practices such as ancestral worship, temple visits, home rituals ...


Review Of Religious Division And Social Conflict, Chad M. Bauman 2013 Butler University

Review Of Religious Division And Social Conflict, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A review of Peggy Froerer, Religious Division and Social Conflict: The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in Rural India. New Delhi: Social Science Press, 2007.


Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman 2013 Butler University

Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A review of Missionaries And Their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India, by David Hardiman, Manchester University Press, 2008.


Mythological Links To Shinto Architecture, Grace B. Djokoto 2013 Oglethorpe University

Mythological Links To Shinto Architecture, Grace B. Djokoto

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

The practice of shrine worship has been present in Japan for centuries. The construction of shrines emanated from the belief that the kami, or spirits, needed a dwelling place. The many elements of the shrine have a connection to an aspect of the Shinto mythology. This investigation examines the major elements of a Shinto shrine and the mythological significance of each.


Book Review: "Bringing The Sacred Down To Earth: Adventures In Comparative Religion," Corinne G. Dempsey, Chad Bauman 2013 Selected Works

Book Review: "Bringing The Sacred Down To Earth: Adventures In Comparative Religion," Corinne G. Dempsey, Chad Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A book review for Corinne G. Dempsey's "Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion" by Chad Bauman.


早期 '地' 和 '土'之观 (Concepts Of Earth And Land In Early Chinese Texts), Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭) 2013 Gettysburg College

早期 '地' 和 '土'之观 (Concepts Of Earth And Land In Early Chinese Texts), Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭)

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Many studies have explored conceptualizations of heaven (tian 天) in early Chinese thought, but few if any have explored understandings of heaven's later cosmological counterpart, earth (di 地). This article examines Chinese understandings of earth and land (tu 土) in pre-Qin 先秦sources. In ancient texts such as the Book of Odes (Shi jing詩經) and Book of Documents (Shang shu尚書), the earth is not yet the paired counterpart to heaven that it will become in later Warring States (fifth-third centuries BCE) texts. Older works often depict earth and land as passive recipients of heaven's forces or human ...


Conflict, Conquest, And Conversion: Two Thousand Years Of Christian Missions In The Middle East [Review], Heather J. Sharkey 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Conflict, Conquest, And Conversion: Two Thousand Years Of Christian Missions In The Middle East [Review], Heather J. Sharkey

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Compared to their counterparts in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia, Christian missionaries in the modern Middle East affected relatively few formal conversions. Nevertheless, in the past 15 years, scholars have begin to appreciate how missionaries in the Middle East exerted far-reaching cultural, political, and economic influences on the region, through schools, hospitals, and other institutions. Scholars have also begin to appreciate how missionaries variously strengthened, mediated, and deflected forms of European and American imperialism, while forging long-distance connections between the Middle East and their home countries.


Henry Clay Morrison “Crusader Saint”, Percival A. Wesche 2013 Asbury Theological Seminary

Henry Clay Morrison “Crusader Saint”, Percival A. Wesche

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


India-Pakistan Relations: International Implications, Alka Jauhari 2013 Sacred Heart University

India-Pakistan Relations: International Implications, Alka Jauhari

Government Faculty Publications

India’s independence in 1947 from the British colonial rule and its subsequent division into two nations – India and Pakistan - has sowed the seeds of continuing conflict between the two countries since their independence. The partition of India was primarily based on the religious divide between the two communities – the Hindus and the Muslims. After India’s partition, the major issue of conflict between the two countries has been the Muslim dominated northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, currently a part of India. This bilateral conflict has had international implications over the years. Decades of conflict, which includes three major ...


Laughing Buddhas: The Everyday Embodiment Of Contemplative Leadership, Kim Nolan 2013 Antioch University - PhD Program in Leadership and Change

Laughing Buddhas: The Everyday Embodiment Of Contemplative Leadership, Kim Nolan

Dissertations & Theses

Many of us struggle to find a theoretical framework within which to approach leadership. We may draw upon personal aspects of spiritual practice, scholarship, and vocational experience with hopes of developing a deeper method of conceptualizing all the elements that comprise relevant and meaningful ways of being and leading in the world. The purpose of this phenomenological study extends the inquiry, examining leadership as a path toward wholeness and investigating the research question – what is called into being for the contemplative leader? The roots of the question originate with the conceptual framework set forth by Kriger and Seng (2005), advanced ...


To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill 2012 Liberty University

To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in ...


Labrang Monastery's Jamyang Zhepa Invokes Protective Deities, Paul Nietupski 2012 John Carroll University

Labrang Monastery's Jamyang Zhepa Invokes Protective Deities, Paul Nietupski

Paul K Nietupski

No abstract provided.


Understanding Religion And Politics In A Mdo: The Sde Khri Estate At Blabrang Monastery, Paul Nietupski 2012 John Carroll University

Understanding Religion And Politics In A Mdo: The Sde Khri Estate At Blabrang Monastery, Paul Nietupski

Paul K Nietupski

No abstract provided.


Labrang: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery At The Crossroads Of Four Civilizations", Paul Nietupski 2012 John Carroll University

Labrang: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery At The Crossroads Of Four Civilizations", Paul Nietupski

Paul K Nietupski

No abstract provided.


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