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Christianity and Radical Democracy in the Philippines Building a Church of the Poor

Christianity and Radical Democracy in the Philippines: Building a Church of the Poor

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Christopher Moxham
November 18, 2022

This book analyses faith-based development action in the Philippines by studying Catholic social movements and development studies in Southeast Asia. By drawing upon primary, qualitative data, this book examines cultural production and community resilience amid poverty and structural restraints. ...

Research in the Islamic Context Political and Methodological Reflections from South Asia, Indian Ocean, and the Arab World

Research in the Islamic Context: Political and Methodological Reflections from South Asia, Indian Ocean, and the Arab World

1st Edition

Edited By M H Ilias
July 01, 2022

This book explores some of the political and methodological directions that collectively lead to the repositioning of Islam in social science research as both an epistemic/ontological category and as a method. Chapters by experts in the field explore research in the Islamic context vis-à-vis these...

Theories of the Self, Race, and Essentialization in Buddhism The United States and the Asian

Theories of the Self, Race, and Essentialization in Buddhism: The United States and the Asian "Other", 1899–1957

1st Edition

By Ryan Anningson
July 30, 2021

This book analyzes Buddhist discussions of the Aryan myth and scientific racism and the ways in which this conversation reshaped Buddhism in the United States, and globally. The book traces the development of notions of Aryanism in Buddhism through Buddhist publications from 1899-1957, focusing on...

Christianity in Northeast India A Cultural History of Nagaland from 1947

Christianity in Northeast India: A Cultural History of Nagaland from 1947

1st Edition

By Chongpongmeren Jamir
May 12, 2020

This book examines the distinctive formation of Christianity in Nagaland, Northeast India, since 1947. It argues that an understanding of the history of Christianity in the region can be found in its cultural milieu and the changing political, social and religious environment. In Nagaland, almost&...

Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy Narrative and Transfiguration

Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy: Narrative and Transfiguration

1st Edition

By Daniel Raveh
December 12, 2019

This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods (epic, Upaniṣadic, pre-modern and contemporary): Ekalavya's story from the Mahābhārata (MBh 1.123.1-39), the story of Prajāpati, Indra and Virochana from the Chāndogya Upanisad (CU 8.7.1-8.12.5), the story of ...

Chinese Theology and Translation The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing

Chinese Theology and Translation: The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing

1st Edition

By Sophie Ling-chia Wei
October 08, 2019

This book uncovers the Jesuits’ mystic theological interpretation in the translation of the Book of Changes (the Yijing) in their mission in China. The book analyzes how Jesuit Figurists incorporated their intralingual translation of the Yijing, the Classical and vernacular use of Chinese language ...

Christianity in India The Anti-Colonial Turn

Christianity in India: The Anti-Colonial Turn

1st Edition

By Clara A.B. Joseph
March 14, 2019

By studying the history and sources of the Thomas Christians of India, a community of pre-colonial Christian heritage, this book revisits the assumption that Christianity is Western and colonial and that Christians in the non-West are products of colonial and post-colonial missionaries. Christians ...

Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India Moving the Mountains

Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India: Moving the Mountains

1st Edition

By Pankaj Jain
August 23, 2018

Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-Western and Western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science ...

Asian Religions, Technology and Science

Asian Religions, Technology and Science

1st Edition

Edited By István Keul
June 28, 2018

Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas ...

Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

1st Edition

Edited By Diana Dimitrova, Tatiana Oranskaia
June 08, 2018

The issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions has not been examined before as a process involving various methods to affect the socio-cultural cognition of the community. It is therefore essential to consider the context of "divinizing" and to analyse what groups, institutions or individuals ...

The Goddess in Hindu-Tantric Traditions Devi as Corpse

The Goddess in Hindu-Tantric Traditions: Devi as Corpse

1st Edition

By Anway Mukhopadhyay
April 26, 2018

The Great Goddess, in her various puranic and tantric forms, is often figured as sitting on a corpse which is identified as Shiva-as-shava (God Shiva, the consort of the Devi and an iconic representation of the Absolute without attributes, the Nirguna Brahman). Hence, most of the existing critical ...

Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age

Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters: The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age

1st Edition

Edited By Ming Dong Gu
February 26, 2018

Traditional Chinese philosophy, if engaged at all, is often regarded as an object of antiquated curiosity and dismissed as unimportant in the current age of globalization. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this book, however, challenges this judgement and offers an in-depth ...

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