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The Brahma Kumaris as a Reflexive Tradition: Responding to Late Modernity

By: John Walliss

Price: $11.20

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2007

Seller ID: 102456

ISBN: 8120829557

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The aim of this book is to examine the status of tradition in the contemporary world, through a critical engagement with the recent social theory of Anthony Giddens on the emergence of a `post-traditional society` using as a case study, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organisation, a millenarian South Asian New Religious Movement, aims to examine the ways in which forms of tradition not only persist but also flourish in the contemporary world, and the manner in which they are drawn on and (re) created by individuals in their ongoing construction of self - identity.Printed Pages: 145. View more info