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The Making of Oriental Religion

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the making of oriental religion. It analyzes the emerging field of oriental studies and comparative religion, especially the project of Sacred Books of the East, headed by ... More


Introduction: World Building and the Rationality of Conversion

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter emphasizes that though most of the discussion in these chapters centers on Christianity, the remarks are necessarily broader. It speaks of Christianity as a species of world religion and ... More


Introduction

Deirdre de la Cruz

in Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226314884
eISBN:
9780226315072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

In addition to providing an overview of the book’s chapters, the Introduction discusses what is signaled by the adoption and circulation of the generic terms “Marian” and “Marianism” in the modern ... More


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