Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe

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Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe

Role

Co-Editors: Volkhard Krecht and Marion Steinicke

Contributing author: Ronald M. Davidson

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Ronald M. Davidson is a contributing author, "Canon and Identity in Indian Esoteric Buddhism as the Confluence of Cultures", pp. 321-341.

This first volume of the series “Dynamics in the History of Religions” reviews the opening conference of the "Käte Hamburger Kolleg” at the Ruhr-University Bochum. The first section concentrates on the formation of what later come to be termed "world religions" through inter-religious contact, the second part focuses on the significance of interreligious contacts also during their expansive phase. Methodological problems of multi-perspective research and especially the lack of a general religious terminology are discussed in the third chapter, while the final papers outline various aspects of secularization and (re-)sacralisation in the age of globalisation as an effect of multicultural contacts in a world wide web of religious interferences.

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9789004185005

Publication Date

2011

Publication Information

Davidson, Ronald M.,"Canon and Identity in Indian Esoteric Buddhism as the Confluence of Cultures." In Volkhard Krecht and Marion Steinicke, eds. Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe, pp. 321-341. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

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