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   Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita
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Contemporary Issues in Constructive Dharma, 
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Asceticism, Identity and Pedagogy in Dharma Traditions 
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Dying, Death and Afterlife in Dharma Traditions and Western Religions
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Authority and its Challenges in Hindu Texts, Translations, and  Transnational Communities
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JOURNAL OF VAISHNAVA STUDIES (JVS)

(DHB 502)


Senior Editors:

Steven J. Rosen (Journal of Vaishnava Studies)
Graham M. Schweig (Christopher Newport University)

Associate Editor:
E.H. Rick Jarow (Vassar College)

 

International Advisory Board:
Guy L. Beck (Tulane University)
Edwin F. Bryant (Rutgers University)
Gerald T. Carney (Hampton-Sydney College)
Amarnath Chatterjee (Delhi University)
Nirmal Narayan Gupta (Bengali Educational Facility, Howrah, Calcutta)
Barbara Holdrege (University of California, Santa Barbara)
June McDaniel (College of Charleston)
Joseph T. O'Connell (University of Toronto)

The Journal of Vaishnava Studies (JVS) is a biannual, interdisciplinary refereed publication dedicated to the in-depth study of the Vaishnava traditions of India, from ancient times to the present.  The journal presents the research of Vaishnava scholars and scholars of Vaishnavism, thus representing both practitioner and academic perspectives.

ISSN: 1062-1237 

JVS Annual Membership Subscription 

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JVS Vol. 17 No. 1 , Fall 2008                 
             Lord Jagannath
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JVS Vol 17, No. 2, Spring 2009
            Kīrtan
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JVS  Vol. 10, No. 2 , Spring 2002.   154 pages.
        
        A Solicitation Volume dedicated to John Carman
 
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JVS Vol. 11, No. 1, Fall 2002.  197 pages
                Dennis Hudson volume
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JVS Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 2003.   214 pages
               Dedicated to Tamal Krishna Goswami
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JVS Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2003.  252 pages
                 Translations
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JVS Vol. 12 No. 2, Spring 2004.  220 pages
                Ramayana
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JVS Vol. 13 No. 1, Fall 2004.  229 pages
                Vaishnavism and Other Religions
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JVS Vol. 13 No. 2, Spring 2005.  222 pages
                Vaishnavism and Modernity
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JVS Vol. 14, No. 1 , Fall 2005.  308 pages
                 Yoga
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JVS Vol 14, No. 2, Spring 2006, 181 pages
                 Mahabharata
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JVS Vol 15 No. 1 , Fall 2006, 253 pages
                 Sruti and Smrti
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JVS Vol 15, No. 2, Spring 2007, 245 pages
                Sacred Biography
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JVS Vol 16, No. 1, Fall 2007, 219 pages
                Gita Comes West
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                Vaishnava Philosophy
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DHB 503    

      HOLY WAR: VIOLENCE AND THE BHAGAVAD GITA

                  Editor:  Steven J. Rosen

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Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita brings together the views of scholars from various disciplines to explore a subject that has great meaning for our modern world: violence and religion.  Using ancient India's sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita, and its larger narrative context, the Mahabharata, this volume delves deeply into the larger implications of the world's many "holy wars," and how the philosophical underpinnings of such wars relate to each and every one of us.

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"At the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, I developed, and teach, the course "Religion and Conflict."  The course addresses such questions as: What is religion? How is it used to justify violence? What is the role of evolving interpretations of texts in justifying war, or promoting peace? What is the role of religion and religious leaders in mitigating conflict or in promoting human rights?

"Readings for the course are from a  variety of books and journals articles.  I found one book in particular to be extremely useful in our analysis of religion and the use of force: Holy War: Violence  and the Bhagvad-Gita.  I assigned the "Introduction" by Steven Rosen as required reading, and encourage students to read the book in its entirety. The book explores the "thorny theological questions," as Rosen puts it - "Does one ever have a right to kill?  Would God ever sanction such behavior?" - from vantage points that are both contemporary and timeless."  
               ---- Professor Jessica Stern, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

"... Steve did a good job.  It's interesting to see such varied viewpoints on the question.  (I just hope the title won't be misunderstood.) ..." 
                                                                               ---- Michael Danino

"WILL THE REAL GITA, PLEASE, STAND UP?

....Does Holy War add something that no one else had added before?  The answer is yes..."   
                           ---Antonio deNicolas, a major Bhagavad Gita philosopher. 

 Please click here to see the complete essay-review by Antonio deNicolas. 

2002, 240 pages, extensive subject index
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    ISBN: 0-937194-44-1
     ISBN13: 978-0-937194-44-7
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     ISBN: 0-937194-45-X
     ISBN13: 978-937194-45-4

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JOURNAL OF VAISHNAVA STUDIES

10th ANNIVERSARY CD

Collection Editor:  Graham M. Schweig

See Contents Volumes 1-10 (1992–2002) of the JVS compiled on a user-friendly CD with author index. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for institutions and individuals to acquire these back issues of the Journal (30 issues, 240 articles in all).  This CD represents the research and thinking of many renowned Vaishnava scholars and scholars of Vaishnavism. 

Now is your chance to complete your JVS library with Volumes 1-10 (30 issues, 240 articles) on CD-ROM at great cost savings of over $600.

For personal use:      List price:  $195.00  

Libraries:                   List price:  $235.00
  

Ordering online will automatically charge your credit card.  If you prefer, you may download the order form (pdf format) and fax or mail it with credit card information or check.  

 

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 DHB 505

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CONSTRUCTIVE DHARMA: Volume I

 

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Proceedings of the First DANAM Conference, Atlanta, 21 November  2003

Edited by
Rita Dasgupta Sherma, Ph.D.
Binghamton University, New York, and Berghoffer Institute, New York
and
Adarsh Deepak, Ph.D.
Dharma Association of North America (DANAM), Poquoson, Virginia

         This volume contains the proceedings of the First Dharma Association of North America (DANAM) Conference, held at the site of the American Association of Religion, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 21 November 2003.  Over 80 participants from universities and nonprofit institutions in the USA, Canada, UK, and India attended the conference (listed at Appendix 2), in which seven Symposium papers and seven Roundtable Panel talks were presented (Agenda listed at Appendix 3).  Complete texts of five papers and six talks, and their ensuing discussions are included in this volume.

      The Conference was sponsored by DANAM (Dharma Association of North America) which is an independent, non-political, membership-based, non-profit scholarly organization based in Virginia, with a focus on the constructive study of Dharma traditions, understood as the indigenous traditions of India, through the North American contextual lens.  The mission and objectives of DANAM are described at its web site at www.danam-web.org, as well as at Appendix 4, which also lists many distinguished scholars as Patron and members of the Board of Distinguished Visiting Scholars (BDVS) drawn from various disciplines.  

       The primary purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum where scholars of Dharma Traditions (Darshana-s, Sampradaayaa-s, Sangha-s, Maarga-s, Paramparaa-s) and interested members of Dharma communities could engage in constructive approaches to, and in the examination of, contemporary issues in the study of Dharma Traditions. 

ISBN:  0-937194-46-8, 176 pages
ISBN13:  978-0-937194-46-1

Price:  $24.95

 

   
 DHB 506 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CONSTRUCTIVE DHARMA
Volume II: Epistemology and Hermeneutics
 

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Proceedings of the Second DANAM Conference, San Antonio, Texas,  November  2004

Edited by
Rita Dasgupta Sherma, Ph.D.
Binghamton University, New York, and Berghoffer Institute, New York
and
Adarsh Deepak, Ph.D.
Dharma Association of North America (DANAM), Poquoson, Virginia

      This volume contains the proceedings of the Second Dharma Association of North America (DANAM) Conference, held at the site of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), in San Antonio, Texas, USA, 19–21 November 2004. The meeting, at which twenty-four Symposium and Panel papers and presentations were given, was attended by scholars from North America, Europe, UK, Africa, and India. Complete texts of eighteen papers are included in this volume.

      One of the primary aims of the DANAM annual conference was to provide a forum where the academic examination of the Dharma Traditions and contemporary issues central to the life and practice of these traditions can be informed by constructive hermeneutics.  A secondary objective was openness to a discussion of the hermeneutical, epistemological, and pedagogical concerns and conflicts that impact scholarship in these traditions. Such discussions are still rather rare in the study of the Dharma Traditions.

       DANAM's mission includes the creation of a venue for collective engagement among scholars of the Dharma traditions, for mutual interaction and enrichment, to help initiate a reclamation of the historic relationship of intellectual cross-fertilization, dialogue, and sharing of thought and practices—while honoring the important differences— among these traditions.     

ISBN:  0-937194-47-6, 279 pages
ISBN13:  978-0-937194-47-8

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 DHB 507 ASCETICISM, IDENTITY, AND PEDAGOGY IN DHARMA TRADITIONS 

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Edited by

Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D.
Christopher Newport University

Jeffery Long, Ph.D.
Elizabethtown College

Ramdas Lamb, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii-Manoa

Adarsh Deepak, Ph.D.
Dharma Association of North America (DANAM), Poquoson, Virginia

This volume contains the proceedings of three sessions at the Third Dharma Association of North America (DANAM) Conference, held at the site of the American Association of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 18–20 November 2005. Over 100 participants from universities and nonprofit institutions in the USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Egypt and India attended the conference. Complete texts of the four papers presented in the session are included in this volume. 

 Topics addressed include "Who is a Hindu?" The attempt to define Hinduism, to delineate its boundaries, involves a delicate balance, and four of the papers address this issue in various ways. 

 DANAM is an independent, non-political, membership-based, non-profit scholarly organization based in Virginia, with a focus on constructive engagement in the study of Dharma traditions, understood as the indigenous traditions of India. DANAM’s general focus continues to be on the conceptual, reflective study of these traditions through a North American contextual lens.  (The mission and objectives of DANAM are described at its web site at www.danam-web.org.)

ISBN:  978-0-937194-50-8, 213 pages
Price:  $21.95

       

   
 DHB 508 DYING, DEATH AND AFTERLIFE IN DHARMA TRADITIONS AND WESTERN RELIGIONS

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Edited by

Adarsh Deepak, Ph.D.
Dharma Association of North America (DANAM), Poquoson, Virginia
and
Rita Dasgupta Sherma, Ph.D.
Binghamton University, New York, and Berghoffer Institute, New York

This volume contains the proceedings of the session on “Dying, Death, and Afterlife in Dharma Traditions and Western Religions” at the Third Dharma Association of North America (DANAM) Conference, held at the site of the American Association of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 18–20 November 2005. Over 100 participants from universities and nonprofit institutions in the USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Egypt and India attended the conference. Complete texts of the four papers presented in the session are included in this volume.

ISBN:  978-0-937194-51-5, 116 pages
Price:  $11.95

 

   
DHB 509

Publication date: October 2009

AUTHORITY AND ITS CHALLENGES IN HINDU TEXTS, TRANSLATIONS, AND TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITIES

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Edited by

Deepak Sarma, Ph.D.
Case Western University

This volume contains the proceedings of two of the sessions of the Fourth Dharma Association of North America (DANAM) conference held at the site of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), in Washington DC, 17–19 November 2006.  The two sessions dealt with the topics of the Challenges in Translating Classical Hindu Texts and Adhikara in Dharma Diaspora. Both sessions revolved around epistemic issues. Speakers in the first session addressed the complexities of translation itself, though it centered exclusively on translating the Bhagavad Gita. The second half of the volume is comprised of essays concerning adhikara, authority, in diasporic Hinduism.

ISBN: 978-0-937194-52-2, 125 pages
Price:  $19.95

 

 

DHB 510

Publication date: October 2009

YOGA AND ECOLOGY: Dharma for the Earth

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Edited by

Chrisopher Key Chapple, Ph.D.
Loyola Marymount University

This book seeks to provide four points of connection that can help elucidate the ways in which the ancient and continuing tradition of Yoga might prove a relevant and helpful dialogue partner as the religious philosophies of the world grapple with the looming threat of climate change, species decimation, and an overall diminishment of the prospects for a healthy planet.

ISBN: 978-0-937194-53-9, 215 pages
Price: $29.95

 

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