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The Sacrality Of The Mountain, Manuel Rivera Espinoza 2014 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Sacrality Of The Mountain, Manuel Rivera Espinoza

Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis I explore the conception of the mountain as a "sacred space" based on the definition provided by Mircea Eliade in The Sacred and The Profane and other works. I recognize three major elements in Eliadean sacral spatiality: a) order and orientation b) liminality and c) reality. Using various sources but mainly the oracle bones inscriptions, the Yugong ("Tributes of Yu") of the Shujing ("Book of Documents") and the Shanjing ("Classic of Mountains") of the Shanhaijing ("Classic of Mountains and Seas"), I demonstrate how the three basic components of sacrality are to be found in each of the ...


Layers Of Home: Dharamsala And The Changing Home Of Tibetans, Lydia Talen 2014 SIT Study Abroad

Layers Of Home: Dharamsala And The Changing Home Of Tibetans, Lydia Talen

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

McLeod Ganj, a major suburb of Dharamsala, has been the home of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile for the past 54 years. The arrival of His Holiness caused a surge of development in McLeod Ganj. My independent study project studies the resulting changes in the physical infrastructure, the way people use space in McLeod Ganj and whether Tibetans perceive McLeod Ganj as their home. I hope to further understand the complexity and fluidity of the idea of home, specifically for Tibetan refugees, through the examination of physical changes in McLeod Ganj.


A New Generation Of Buddhist: The Views And Practice Of Tibetan Youth , Carey Reich 2014 SIT Study Abroad

A New Generation Of Buddhist: The Views And Practice Of Tibetan Youth , Carey Reich

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Buddhist practices of the Tibetan youth between eighteen and thirty years old living and studying in McleodGanj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, and the nearby areas were examined through a series of 20 interviews and literature research. This research was inspired by previous field work done in Leh, Ladakh, India, carried out by the author, where the youth from Buddhist families rejected ritual in favor of a purely philosophical practice. It was found in Dharamsala that the definition of Buddhism given by the youth was different than the traditional one and that given by members of a monastic institution. Rather ...


Recent Articles Of 2014, 2014 Butler University

Recent Articles Of 2014

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A list of recently published articles of interest to society members.


Book Review: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion To Inter-Religious Dialogue., Brandon Gallaher 2014 University of Oxford

Book Review: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion To Inter-Religious Dialogue., Brandon Gallaher

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue. edited by Catherine Cornille.


Book Review: Religious Understandings Of A Good Death In Hospice And Palliative Care., Michelle V. Roberts 2014 Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Book Review: Religious Understandings Of A Good Death In Hospice And Palliative Care., Michelle V. Roberts

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice and Palliative Care. by Harold Coward and Kelli I. Stajduhar, eds.


Book Review: Gods In America: Religious Pluralism In The United States., Chad M. Bauman 2014 Butler University

Book Review: Gods In America: Religious Pluralism In The United States., Chad M. Bauman

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States. by Charles L. Cohen and Ronald L. Numbers, eds.


Book Review: Anthony Demello: The Happy Wanderer., Roselle M. Gonsalves 2014 University of Calgary

Book Review: Anthony Demello: The Happy Wanderer., Roselle M. Gonsalves

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, Anthony deMello: The Happy Wanderer. by Bill deMello.


Book Review: Hindu Theology And Biology. The Bhāgavata Purāṇa And Contemporary Theory., Ana Laura Funes Maderey 2014 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Book Review: Hindu Theology And Biology. The Bhāgavata Purāṇa And Contemporary Theory., Ana Laura Funes Maderey

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, Hindu Theology and Biology. The Bhāgavata Purāṇa and Contemporary Theory by Jonathan B. Edelmann.


Book Review: The Divine Body In History: A Comparative Study Of The Symbolism Of Time And Embodiment In St. Augustine And Rāmānuja., Jon P. Sydnor 2014 Emmanuel College, Boston

Book Review: The Divine Body In History: A Comparative Study Of The Symbolism Of Time And Embodiment In St. Augustine And Rāmānuja., Jon P. Sydnor

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, The Divine Body in History: A Comparative Study of the Symbolism of Time and Embodiment in St. Augustine and Rāmānuja. by Ankur Barua.


Book Review: His Hiding Place Is Darkness: A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics Of Divine Absence., Rico G. Monge 2014 University of San Diego

Book Review: His Hiding Place Is Darkness: A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics Of Divine Absence., Rico G. Monge

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, His Hiding Place is Darkness: A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics of Divine Absence. by Francis X. Clooney.


Book Review: The Ethics Of Śaṅkara And Śāntideva: A Selfless Response To An Illusory World., Reid B. Locklin 2014 St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

Book Review: The Ethics Of Śaṅkara And Śāntideva: A Selfless Response To An Illusory World., Reid B. Locklin

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, The Ethics of Śaṅkara and Śāntideva: A Selfless Response to an Illusory World. by Warren Lee Todd.


Book Review: Hindu-Christian Epistolary Self-Disclosures: ‘Malabarian Correspondence’ Between German Pietist Missionaries And South Indian Hindus (1712-1714)., James Ponniah 2014 Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune

Book Review: Hindu-Christian Epistolary Self-Disclosures: ‘Malabarian Correspondence’ Between German Pietist Missionaries And South Indian Hindus (1712-1714)., James Ponniah

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Book review of, Hindu-Christian Epistolary Self-Disclosures: ‘Malabarian Correspondence’ between German Pietist Missionaries and South Indian Hindus (1712-1714). by Daniel Jeyaraj and Richard Fox Young.


Book Review: Hindu-Catholic Encounters In Goa: Religion, Colonialism, And Modernity, P. J. Johnston 2014 University of Iowa

Book Review: Hindu-Catholic Encounters In Goa: Religion, Colonialism, And Modernity, P. J. Johnston

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A book review of Hindu-Catholic Encounters in Goa: Religion, Colonialism, and Modernity, by Alexander Henn.


Reports And News, 2014 Butler University

Reports And News

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Reports and news for the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies 2014 Annual General Meeting.


Viewpoint: Convenience, Consumption And Creatureliness: Thoughts On Sacred Groves, Hindu And Christian, Eliza F. Kent 2014 Skidmore College

Viewpoint: Convenience, Consumption And Creatureliness: Thoughts On Sacred Groves, Hindu And Christian, Eliza F. Kent

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

WHEN I was doing field research in India regularly from 2001-2007, I kept hearing an expression for “rich person” I’d never heard before - “vasati-karar,” where “vasati” can be loosely rendered as “convenience.” As the liberalization of India’s economy gained traction in the 2000s, lots of people were acquiring vasatis. Increasingly affordable and accessible consumer items like electric fans and mixie-grinders, cars and laptop computers were making life easier and more comfortable for people across the social spectrum. Temples and churches did not miss out on the boom. Ceiling fans and electric light eased the strain of sitting through ...


Angels And Gods: A (Radically) Orthodox Experiment, Daniel P. Sheridan 2014 Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Angels And Gods: A (Radically) Orthodox Experiment, Daniel P. Sheridan

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

This is the third in a series of orthodox Catholic theological experiments that I am conducting within the theology of relationship of Catholic faith to other religions. Each experiment attempts to ask a positive, existential question of one of the world religions about the reality of one of their reality assertions. Catholic orthodox theologies have almost always answered these questions in the negative, but in my tentative and provisional judgment the negative answers may be unnecessary. To re-ask the questions using the “eyes of faith,”1 the full weight and depth of orthodoxy must be brought to bear, not as ...


Hindu Responses To Religious Diversity And The Nature Of Post-Mortem Progress, Ankur Barua 2014 University of Cambridge

Hindu Responses To Religious Diversity And The Nature Of Post-Mortem Progress, Ankur Barua

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

THE last two hundred years of Hindu–Christian encounters have produced distinctive forms of Hindu thought which, while often rooted in the broad philosophical-cultural continuities of Vedic outlooks, grappled with, on the one hand, the colonial pressures of European modernity, and, on the other hand, the numerous critiques by Christian theologians and missionaries on the Hindu life-worlds. Thus, the spectrum of Hindu responses from Raja Rammohun Roy through Swami Vivekananda to S. Radhakrishnan demonstrates attempts to creatively engage with Christian representations of Hindu belief and practice, by accepting their prima facie validity at one level while negating their adequacy at ...


Violence Against Christians In India: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Two Indian English Newspapers, Clemens Cavallin, Julia Kuhlin 2014 University of Gothenburg

Violence Against Christians In India: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Two Indian English Newspapers, Clemens Cavallin, Julia Kuhlin

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

During recent decades violence against Christians in India has increased significantly. In spite of this development the issue has received relatively little scholarly attention. Likewise, despite the massive transformation of the newspaper business, which has made contemporary India one of the largest newspaper markets in the world, only few studies have been done on the news coverage of religious minorities in India. In this article, we aim to contribute to both these areas of research. Using a critical discourse analysis, we examine the everyday representation of violence and harassment against Christians in the two largest English daily newspapers in India ...


Thou, That, And An/Other: Hearing Śaṅkara’S Indexicals And Finding Cusa’S Seeking God, Brad Bannon 2014 Harvard Divinity School

Thou, That, And An/Other: Hearing Śaṅkara’S Indexicals And Finding Cusa’S Seeking God, Brad Bannon

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

FINGER-pointing is a gesture generally discouraged in polite society. Having someone point a finger at you can be jarring or unsettling. However, if the finger belongs to one’s parent or to a dear and respected teacher, accompanied by an attentive gaze and direct vocative address, the experience can be powerfully awakening. According to the Chāndogya Upaniṣad, such was the experience of a young man whose father-turned-guru spoke to him directly and particularly with the words tattvamasi, Śvetaketo, “Thou art that, O Śvetaketu.”2

The intimacy of this encounter between father and son is easily overlooked, despite its familiarity to ...


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