Religion: The Hindu Revival

Some of the world's ancient faiths are having a rebirth—often to the discomfiture of an expanding Christianity. Perhaps the most spectacular renaissance is under way in Hinduism.

Older than recorded history, the religion of the Vedas and Upanishads has met religion after religion and welcomed them all. Buddhism sprang from its loins; Zoroastrians found a haven of tolerance in India; Christianity planted a seed there in apostolic times, perhaps with the coming of Doubting Thomas himself.* Even the first fierce followers of Allah's Prophet Mohammed were allowed to build their mosques and say...

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