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Publisher:

Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2019

Call Number:

KIC 294 B575 2019

Pages:

xi, 255 pages ; 20cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
Bhakti, a term ubiquitous in the religious life of South Asia, has meanings that shift dramatically according to context and sentiment. Sometimes translated as ¿personal devotion,¿ bhakti nonetheless implies and fosters public interaction. It is often associated with the marginalized voices of women and lower castes, yet it has also played a role in perpetuating injustice. Barriers have been torn down in the name of bhakti, while others have been built simultaneously. Bhakti and Power provides an accessible entry into key debates around issues such as these, presenting voices and vignettes from the sixth century to the present and from many parts of India¿s cultural landscape. Written by a wide range of engaged scholars, this volume showcases one of the most influential concepts in Indian history¿still a major force in the present day.
Publisher:

New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 297.23 L274P 2016

Pages:

vii, 365 pages ; 24 cm

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
"The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shi¿i world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable"--
Publisher:

London : The International Institute of Islamic Thought , 1996.

Call Number:

KIC 121 S128F 1996

Pages:

214 pages : illustrations ; 20cm

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
Size/pages/year: (6x9) / 216 p. / 1996 The Foundation of Knowledge s most fundamental concern is to trace the evolution of scientific methodology and to highlight Islamic scholarship s everlasting contribution to grounding scientific research in social experience while bringing transcendental knowledge to bear on normative frameworks. In addition, the book emphasizes the need to remain open-minded to a variety of scientific approaches to social phenomena. The book is of particular interest to the students of methodology and scientific methods, as it catalogs the various approaches to systematic investigation and sheds light on the profound role early Muslim scholars played in laying the foundation of scientific knowledge.