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Special Issue "Religious Experience in the Hindu Tradition"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2019) | Viewed by 79031
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editor
Interests: history of religions; mysticism; Hinduism; Bengali Shaktism; Tantra; Bhakti; yoga; folklore; gender and women’s studies; ritual studies; anthropology of religion
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Special Issue Information
This issue would explore religious experience in a variety of Hindu traditions, including Vedanta, Yoga, Sant Mat, Nirguna bhakti, Vaishnavism, Shaktism, Shaivism, Tantra and Folk Religion. There have been books that focused on specific regional and textual forms of Hinduism, but we have not had any books that cover the wide range of religious experiences in Hindu religion and the ways that they are understood. This can give scholars and students an idea of how Hinduism is a living tradition, and describe the ways that Hindu religious ideas impact the lives of modern practitioners.
The focus of this issue is religious experience in Hinduism. This religion has some of the most vivid and varied forms of mystical, yogic and devotional experiences that can be found in world religions, but they have never been organized into a single volume that includes living practitioners.
Its scope would be the various forms of Hinduism in India, and would include both modern and historical data.
Its purpose is to enrich scholarly understanding of an important aspect of life in India, including not just official beliefs in Hinduism, but also the experiences of its practitioners. It could mix together ancient and modern religious worlds, and include anthropological data as well and philosophical and theological ideas.
There is currently no literature that studies comparative forms of religious experience in India. Most books that address the topic of religious experience are historical and literary, examining data from saint biographies, statements by sectarian authorities, and the development of devotional movements in specific regions of India. In this issue, we add to this by including the experiences of living practitioners in a variety of Hindu traditions. This can show the ways that religions unite ideas from past and present, and the ways that religion plays a part in the lived experience of believers.
Prof. Dr. June McDaniel
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