An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism is a comprehensive study of a modern form of Hinduism that is growing in the place of its birth in the Indian state of Gujarat and among Indian immigrants in East Africa, Britain, and the United States. Raymond Brady Williams provides a detailed introduction to the history, theology, discipline, and ritual of this important form of Hinduism. Based on and extending, with considerable updating and revision, his A New Face of Hinduism: The Swaminarayan Religion, the book places Swaminarayan in the context of transnational Hinduism and analyzes its current status in India and abroad.
About the Author:
RAYMOND BRADY WILLIAMS is Professor of Religion and Director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion at Wabash College, Indiana. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Association of Disciples for Theological Discussion, he also serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Religion and is founding editor of the journal Teaching Theology and Religion.