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Sharma, Arvind

Works: 185 works in 926 publications in 3 languages and 43,892 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Arvind Sharma
Most widely held works by Arvind Sharma
Feminism and world religions( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. The fact that these authors share a dual but undivided commitment both to themselves as women and to their traditions as adherents imparts to their voices a prophetic quality, and if Mahatma Gandhi is to be believed, even scriptural value."--Jacket
Today's woman in world religions( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines how the women's movement is affecting traditional religions and civilizations throughout the world. It reviews cases of global impact in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Australian aboriginal religion. This volume completes the trilogy devoted to women in world religions, edited by Arvind Sharma. The second book in the series is entitled Religion and Women. The present work surveys the position of women in the religious traditions covered in the first volume of the trilogy, Women in World Religions, placing these traditions in contemporary context
Her voice, her faith : women speak on world religions by Katherine K Young( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 Hinduism -- 2 Buddhism -- 3 Confucianism -- 4 Taoism -- 5 Judaism -- 6 Christianity -- 7 Islam -- 8 Goddess Spirituality and Wicca -- Notes -- Bibliography -- About the Contributors -- Index
Religion and women( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the position of women in the Native American, African, Shinto, Jaina, Zoroastrian, Sikh, and Baha'i faiths for the first time in a single volume, and evolves a conceptual framework within which their positions could be comprehensively considered. The contributing scholars provide an enlarged database for a more thorough discussion of the questions pertaining to women and religion in general, and simultaneously advance the theoretical frontiers in women's studies. Religion and Women belongs to a trilogy about women and world religions edited by Arvind Sharma the first and third volumes being respectively, Women in World Religions and Today's Woman in World Religions
Religious studies and comparative methodology : the case for reciprocal illumination by Arvind Sharma( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodology in religious studies : the interface with women's studies( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Methodology in Religious Studies assesses the impact of women's studies on the various methods employed in studying religion. Since its inception in the 1860s, the study of religion as an academic discipline has evolved over time, ranging from the classically historical to the boldly hermeneutical. The women's studies movement has, since the 1980s, become part and parcel of the intellectual landscape of our times, and the study of religion has become increasingly influenced by it. What are the implications of this new development for the methodology of religious studies? Leading practitioners of psychological, theological, sociological, anthropological, phenomenological, historical, and hermeneutic approaches examine the mutually enriching interface between religious studies and women's studies, as they explore the broader issue of the interaction between method and the nature of the subject itself."--Jacket
Sleep as a state of consciousness in Advaita Vedānta by Arvind Sharma( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritual masters of the world's religions by Victoria Kennick( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by scholar-practitioners on the topic of spiritual masters in Judaic, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist traditions. It provides a full spectrum of exemplars, including founders, spiritual masters who highlight cultural themes, and problematic figures of modern times. To define spiritual master, the work of Max Weber, Mircea Eliade, Daniel Gold, and Bruce Lincoln is referenced to provide a balanced notion that includes both religionist and reductionist perspectives. This book takes readers from the past spiritual masters to the future of masters of any sort, posing food for thought about the future of master-disciple relationships in an emerging age of egalitarian sentiments."--Publisher's description
Goddesses and women in the Indic religious tradition by Arvind Sharma( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on: the ascent from the mundane to the transcendent in Tibetan Buddhism; the relationship between women, earth and the Goddess; women and the worship of the Goddess; what happens to ordinary women when their families become God-intoxicated; the position of Sankara on the accessibility of salvation to woman and sudras
The little clay cart : an English translation of the Mṛcchakaṭika of Śūdraka, as adapted for the stage by Śūdraka( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of a well-known Sanskrit play which revolves around the romantic theme of the love of a high-born man for a courtesan
The annual review of women in world religions by Arvind Sharma( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism as a missionary religion by Arvind Sharma( )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Hinduism a missionary religion? Merely posing this question is a novel and provocative act. Popular and scholarly perception, both ancient and modern, puts Hinduism in the non-missionary category. In this intriguing book, Arvind Sharma reopens the question. Examining the historical evidence from the major Hindu eras, the Vedic, classical, medieval, and modern periods, Sharma's investigation challenges the categories used in current scholarly discourse and finds them inadequate, emphasizing the need to distinguish between a missionary religion and a proselytizing one. A distinction rarely made, it is nevertheless an illuminating and fruitful one that resonates with insights from the comparative study of religion. Ultimately concluding that Hinduism is a missionary religion, but not a proselytizing one, Sharma's work provides us with insights both about Hinduism and about religion in general. --Book Jacket
The annual review of women in world religions( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindu narratives on human rights by Arvind Sharma( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hinduism is often perceived as lacking a universalistic element and having a particularistic approach to morality. Through the use of story. however, Hinduism pays elaborate attention to both the particular and the universal dimensions of ethics, offering its followers a rich body of narrative that serves as a catalyst for moral decision making." "Written by a leading Hindu scholar, Hindu Narratives on Human Rights is organized around specific rights. such as the right to own property, the rights of children, women's rights. and animal rights. Within these categories and in light of the questions they raise. the book provides a guided tour of Hindu narratives on ethics, ranging from the famous religious epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, to various forms of secular literature drawn from almost 1,000 years of Indic civilization." "The realization that Hindu ethical discourse is narrative rather than propositional is a relatively recent one. Hence, the prevailing tendency in the West has been to overlook it in the context of the discussion of human rights. This book was written to correct that oversight. It shows that the presence of the universal, particularly in Hindu stories is a key to understanding Hindu thinking about human rights-and it indicates ways in which Hindu ethical discourse can interact creatively with human rights discourse."--Jacket
Reservation and affirmative action : models of social integration in India and the United States by Arvind Sharma( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the principles underlining the policies of reservation and affirmative action adopted by two non-homogeneous and multi-ethnic societies - India and the USA. Despite the fact that the governments of both countries have, for over fifty years now, applied these measures to overcome discrimination based on caste and race respectively, the author maintains that there is no comprehensive account of the grounds on which either reservations or affirmative action can be intellectually justified."--Jacket
Part of the problem, part of the solution : religion today and tomorrow by Arvind Sharma( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows that religion is a force in human affairs that can be harnessed for both good and evil
Women in world religions by Arvind Sharma( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's religions after September 11( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the very concept of relgion underwent a paradigm shift. Instead of standing for virtue and piety, peace and harmony, the word "religion" also came to be inextricably associated with evil, aggression, and terror. People around the world began to question whether the religious and secular dimensions of modern life can be reconciled, whether the different relgions of the world can ever coexist in harmony. Indeed, the very future of religion itself has sometimes seemed to be uncertain, or at least suspect."--Back cover
Gandhi : a spiritual biography by Arvind Sharma( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, "What I want to achieve - what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years - is self-realization, to see God face to face. ... All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end." While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869-1948), nearly all of them have focused on the national, political, social, economic, educational, environmental, or familial dimensions of his life. Very few, in recounting how Gandhi led his country to political freedom, have viewed his struggle primarily as a search of spiritual liberation. Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi's spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi's life through this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi's inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions, Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in karma and rebirth, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history's most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the spirit helped liberate millions
Our religions( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven of the world's major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - are introduced and discussed by an authority of the religion
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Methodology in religious studies : the interface with women's studies
Today's woman in world religionsHer voice, her faith : women speak on world religionsReligion and womenReligious studies and comparative methodology : the case for reciprocal illuminationMethodology in religious studies : the interface with women's studiesSleep as a state of consciousness in Advaita VedāntaGoddesses and women in the Indic religious traditionThe little clay cart : an English translation of the Mṛcchakaṭika of Śūdraka, as adapted for the stage
Alternative Names
Arvind Sharma.

Arvind Sharma 1940-....

Arvind Sharma Indiaas schrijver

Śarmā, Aravinda

Sharma, Arvind

Sharma, Arvinda 1940-

Sharma, Arwind

Sharma Arwind 1940-....

Sharma, Aurbind 1940-

Шарма, Арвинд

अरविन्द शर्मा

অরবিন্দ শর্মা

샤르마, 아르빈드 1940-

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