Hinduism as a Missionary Religion

By: Arvind Sharma

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About the Book Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion. 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 nonmissionary 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. Printed Pages: 203

Title: Hinduism as a Missionary Religion

Author Name: Arvind Sharma

Categories: Religion, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789381406120

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202092

Keywords: Hinduism as a Missionary Religion Arvind Sharma