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Organisation and Institutional Aspects of India Religious Movements

Joseph T.O. Connell (Editor)
Synopsis Institutionalization is the focus of this volume. It refers to the means by which value orientations become operative in the interactions of people. Thirteen chapters document the instutionaliation of devotional, reformist, radical or millenarian socio-religious value orientations in Shaiva, Shakta, Vaishnava, Arya Samaj, Satnami, Mahima Dharma, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Munda, Santal and Oraon context. The collection is organized into four sections each dealing with a particular area of institutionalization 1) the socle-cultural orientation and control of sacred spaces 2) the functioning of religious leadership 3) the formation of religous - social movements of reform, protest and millenarian revolt and 4) the institutional impact of sacred texts and rituals.
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Title Organisation and Institutional Aspects of India Religious Movements
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185952620
length viii+292p.