Pious Citizens

Pious Citizens

Reforming Zoroastrianism in India and Iran

eBook - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Offering new insights into the theological premises behind the promotion of secularism, the privatization of religion and new national identities, this important work relates the story of a major intellectual revolution in 19th- and early 20th-century India and Iran that transformed the role of religion in society.

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Pious Citizens explores Zoroastrian religious reform India and Iran as a window onto the transformation of the nature and function of religion that occurred in the nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries.

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Ringer (history and Asian languages and civilizations, Amherst College) explores how Western definitions of modernity and modern religion were variously interpreted, accepted, rejected, and modified by Zoroastrian religious reformers from 1830 to 1940. She considers Bombay and murmurs of reform, the Protestant challenge to Zoroastrianism, the Parsi response, Western religious studies scholarship, Parsi religious reform in the second generation, the Parsi rediscovery of ancient Iran, Iranian nationalism and the Zoroastrian past, and Kay Khosrow Shahrokh. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780815650607
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 273 pages) : illustrations, map


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