A Review of the Readings
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The paper studies the concept of an urbanization of religions that is suggested by Waghorne and Orsi in their critiques on the changing landscape of religion in the contemporary setting; "A Review of the Readings". The paper reviews and critiques their positions on sacred spaces in urban settings, with special reference to the Hindu religion.
From the Paper:"The concept of an "urbanization" of religions - perhaps better described as the mainstreaming or the popularization of same - is offered by Waghorne and Orsi in their critiques on the changing landscape of religion in the contemporary setting. Waghorne proposes that the popularization of religions distorts their significance and does so through examining modern Hinduism, particularly in regions that have thus far not traditionally been associated with the Hindu religious practices. He notes that "a consideration and awareness of the interplay between economic change and new cultural formations on a global scale ought to center studies of institutional forms of modern Hinduism" and thus it is impossible to reduce the study of Hinduism to "an intellectual proposition" that is somehow shut away from the forces of the modern world (Waghorne, 328)."
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