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  • Jaina Law and Society

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    The struggle for the legal recognition of the Jain community in India as a religious minority from 1992 onwards has generated a renewed interest in Jaina law and an intense debate on the question of Jain identity in the context of the wider question of the interface between religion, society, law…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Narratives

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedanta of Ramanuja

    By Martin Ganeri

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Future of Hindu-Christian Studies

    A Theological Inquiry

    By Francis X. Clooney

    The field of Hindu-Christian studies revives theology as a particularly useful interreligious discipline. Though a sub-division of the broader Hindu-Christian dialogue, it is also a distinct field of study, proper to a smaller group of religious intellectuals. At its best it envisions a two-sided,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism

    Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons

    By James Duerlinger

    Since the Buddha did not fully explain the theory of persons that underlies his teaching, in later centuries a number of different interpretations were developed. This book presents the interpretation by the celebrated Indian Buddhist philosopher, Candrakīrti (ca. 570–650 C.E.). Candrakīrti’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644)

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Christianity in Contemporary China

    Socio-cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Francis Khek Gee Lim

    Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in China. Despite its long history in China and its significant indigenization or intertwinement with Chinese society and culture, Christianity continues to generate suspicion among political elites and intense debates among broader communities…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati

    By R.U.S. Prasad

    Sarasvati assumes different roles, a physical river and a river goddess, then as a goddess of speech and finally that of a goddess of learning, knowledge, arts and music. References to Sarasvati in the Vedas and the Brahmanas, the Mahabharata and the Puranas and her marked presence in other…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Thailand's International Meditation Centers

    Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

    By Brooke Schedneck

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Protestant Origins in India

    Tamil Evangelical Christians 1706-1835

    By D. Dennis Hudson

    Protestant Christianity was established as a religion of India when in 1706 missionaries from the the German Evangelical Church sponsored by the King of Denmark landed at the Danish factory in Tamil-speaking Tranquebar. An indigenous congregation soon developed, with worship and catechising in…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

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