By Corinne G. Dempsey, Selva J. Raj
Claims of the unbelievable are foundational to religion and skepticism, making and breaking spiritual careers and activities of their wake. Drawing on a number of South Asian non secular traditions--Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity--this ebook revolves round the subject of conundrum, demonstrating how miracles provide divine evidence, tenacious embarrassment, and, in lots of situations, either. The members discover not just how smooth miracles are conundrums themselves but additionally how they make conundrums out of assumed divides among medical and supernatural geographical regions, modernity and culture, the West and the remainder, and ethnographer and local.
"This subject and a few of the ancillary questions raised through the members lie on the center of figuring out religiosity. this is often a superb, even brave, compilation, and the sheer significance of such a lot of types of mind-blowing tales offered inside of a delicate and astute framework makes this a good contribution to the examine of religion." -- Constantina Rhodes Bailly, writer of Shaiva Devotional Songs of Kashmir: A Translation and research of Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali
Contributors comprise Chad M. Bauman, Corinne G. Dempsey, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, Ann Grodzins Gold, Sunil Goonasekera, William P. Harman, Selva J. Raj, Robin Rinehart, and Neelima Shukla-Bhatt.
Corinne G. Dempsey is affiliate Professor of non secular stories on the college of Wisconsin at Stevens element and the writer of Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of tradition and Worldview in South India and The Goddess Lives in Upstate ny: Breaking conference and Making domestic at a North American Hindu Temple and coeditor (with Selva J. Raj) of renowned Christianity in India: Riting among the strains, additionally released by way of SUNY Press. Selva J. Raj (1952-2008) was once Chair and Stanley S. Kresge Professor of non secular experiences at Albion collage and coeditor (with William P. Harman) of facing Deities: The Ritual Vow in South Asia, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.