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Ausgabe:

Oktober/2010

Spalte:

1078-1079

Kategorie:

Religionswissenschaft

Autor/Hrsg.:

Mann, Gurinder Singh, Numrich, Paul David, and Raymond B. Williams

Titel/Untertitel:

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America. A Short History.

Verlag:

Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press 2008. XII, 151 S. u. 8 Taf. m. Abb. 8° = Religion in American Life. Kart. £ 8,99. ISBN 978-0-19-533311-4.

Rezensent:

Eugene V. Gallagher

A significant element of the religious diversity of North America is the practice of various forms of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. In nine short but lucid chapters, the authors describe how those traditions first came to the North American continent, how they have grappled with adapting to new social and religious environments, and how they responded to the challenges both of passing religious knowledge on to second- and third-generation Asian-Americans and of interacting with non-Asians who have taken up the practice of Asian religions, particularly Buddhism, in increas­ing numbers.
The authors focus on laying out basic information in a way that should make it easily accessible to both beginning students in the study of religion and to general readers. They provide sixteen ...


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