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Poetry
  • Author:
    John Stratton Hawley,Mark Juergensmeyer
  • ISBN:
    0195052218
  • ISBN13:
    978-0195052213
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    Oxford University Press (October 27, 1988)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Poetry
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With John Stratton Hawley he co-translated a book of medieval Indian poetry, Songs of the Saints of India. In 2019 Oxford University Press published a book based on lectures given by Juergensmeyer at Princeton and Muenster, God at War: The Alternative Realities of Religion and War.

With John Stratton Hawley he co-translated a book of medieval Indian poetry, Songs of the Saints of India. His book on Gandhian conflict resolution was originally published as Fighting with Gandhi and republished as Gandhi’s Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution. In the 1990s he turned toward the issue of religion and violence around the world. A five-year project funded by Uppsala University, Sweden, will result in a publication on how jihadi terrorist movements come to an end.

December 10, 2013 Juergensmeyer. religion and social change in a global world.

John Stratton Hawley is Professor of Religion, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA and Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Director of Global International Studies Program, University of California, USA.

This was a required text for a course I was in. This is not the type of book you just sit down and read (although you may choose to do so), but rather this is the type of text you read a passage at a time and then ponder the meanings within each passage. Lots of knowledge from enlightened folks.

A Temple and a Text: Two Monuments in the Intellectual Life of Dennis Hudson. Encyclopedia of World Religions. 219A Milbank Hall 3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027. Header photograph by J. S. Hawley. Sidebar photograph by Phoebe Jones. Friends of Vrindavan. The Yamuna River: India’s Dying Goddess.

Start by marking Songs of the Saints of India as Want to Read . John Stratton Hawley is Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University. Books by John Stratton Hawley.

Start by marking Songs of the Saints of India as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book is a discussion of the life, legends and the spiritual work of six saints/poets in medieval India. Over the last 450 years, these poet-saints have been immortalized by singing bards, religious communities and the Bollywood film industry improvising their works and life.

by John Stratton Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer. I read this for class. It's very interesting and has a good and somewhat short sum-up of the writers' lives and controversies (more opinionated and somewhat factual than it is a scholarly analysis)

by John Stratton Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer. It's very interesting and has a good and somewhat short sum-up of the writers' lives and controversies (more opinionated and somewhat factual than it is a scholarly analysis). The poetry is very interesting, but if you do not know anything about Indian religious traditions, then reading this may get you a little lost.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Songs of the saints of India. Texts and notes by John Stratton Hawley translations by J. Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer. New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1988.

On the Very Idea of Religions (In the Modern West and in Early Medieval China). 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

The six poets presented here - Ravidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Mirabai, and Tulsidas - have contributed more to the religious vocabulary of Hinduism in north India today than any voices before or since. In worship, in education, even in politics, modern Hinduism sings their tune. Country of Publication. Non-Christian Religions. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- People who bought this also bought. The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic by R. K. Narayan (Paperback, 2006).

The verses of the great poets of north India stand at the fount of the Hindi language, and many would say that they also represent its greatest flowering. In addition to their major religious significance for Hindus, these poems treat universal themes, have great popular appeal, and even today are well known to Indians in every walk of life. The beloved authors are revered not only as poets but also as saints, and hagiographical literature about them abounds, even in the form of comic books and popular motion pictures. Songs of the Saints of India serves as an introduction to six of the best known of these poets--Ravidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Mirabai, and Tulsidas--with a biographical and interpretive essay on each and a selection of representative verses in original translations.

Connorise
This was a required text for a course I was in. This is not the type of book you just sit down and read (although you may choose to do so), but rather this is the type of text you read a passage at a time and then ponder the meanings within each passage. Lots of knowledge from enlightened folks. Hope this helps :)
Painwind
I read this for class. It's very interesting and has a good and somewhat short sum-up of the writers' lives and controversies (more opinionated and somewhat factual than it is a scholarly analysis). The poetry is very interesting, but if you do not know anything about Indian religious traditions, then reading this may get you a little lost.
Nirn
good
Gaiauaco
Excellent book.
Vathennece
This book is a discussion of the life, legends and the spiritual work of six saints/poets in medieval India. Over the last 450 years, these poet-saints have been immortalized by singing bards, religious communities and the Bollywood film industry improvising their works and life. A devotee in a temple or school child can recite the poetry of Mirabai, Nanak, Tulsidas or Kabir Das. The compositions of Surdas, and Tulsidas form the basis for many dramatic performances that attract thousands of people every year. Their poems were religious and Hindu in context but universal in theme. They speak of the trials of life in society, pains and exaltation of love. The poets focused in this book are; Ravidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Mirabai and Tulsidas.

A brief summary of the book is as follows: The work of Ravidas, Kabir and Nanak worship of god without attributes (Nirguna) and without form. This group would be critical of idolatry, and beliefs in icons and legends and hence referred to as Sants. But Surdas, Mirabai and Tulsidas worshiped gods with attributes (Saguna) with form, hence referred to as Bhaktas. They worshiped Vishnu and his avatars Krishna and Rama. Loyalties in India solidify each group. For example all three Sants were represented in Adi Granth, the poetic anthology created to serve as the scripture of Sikh faith. Despite some differences between these two groups, they were a single force in terms of massive bhakti movement that was gathering force over a millennia.

This book is very well organized, nicely written and topics discussed with historical accuracy of the life and legends. I very much enjoyed reading this book and would recommend to anyone interested in medieval history of India, the bhakti movement and devotional songs in Hindu worship.
Vozilkree
This book is a great starting point for those interested in the North Indian Bhakti and Sant movements. The text gives you both a helpful introduction to the individual poets themselves and a nice short sample of some of their poems. A book that should be in every library of those interested in Indian religion.
Uranneavo
This volume has some excellent material, but it suffers from the authors' lack of empathy for the Sant tradition of India.