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  • Buddhism, Meditation, and Free Will

    A Theory of Mental Freedom

    By Rick Repetti

    The philosophical problem of free will has been understood throughout the history of Western philosophy in connection with beliefs in fate, God, determinism, and logic. Historically, there has been no free will issue in Buddhism until fairly recently. The central problem for any Buddhist who is…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Goddess and the King in Indian Myth

    Ring Composition, Royal Power and The Dharmic Double Helix

    By Raj Balkaran

    The Devīmāhātmya (DM), forming Chs.81-93, of the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, is one of the most important goddess texts in Sanskrit literature. It has been commented upon many times, provided with interpretative "limbs" in shorter versions when extracted from the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa and is still recited in…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Daoism in Modern China

    Edited by Vincent Goossaert, Xun Liu

    The modern history of Chinese temples and Daoism go hand in hand, and while both temples and Daoists serve Chinese society, the relationship between the two has yet to be thoroughly analysed. This book questions whether temples and Daoism are two independent aspects of modern Chinese religion, or…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Buddhist Socialisms in Asia

    An Historical Perspective

    Edited by Patrice Ladwig

    The interaction between socialism and Buddhism has usually been perceived as being marked by antagonism, violence and oppression, however, it has often been overlooked that in certain historical periods’ models of ‘Buddhist Socialism’, ‘Dhammic Socialism’ or ‘Buddhist Marxism’ were widespread in…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • Islam, State and Society in Indonesia

    Local Politics in Madura

    By Yanwar Pribadi

    Islamic powers in secular countries have presented a challenge for states around the world, including Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population as well as the third largest democracy in the world. This book explores the history of the relationships between Islam, state, and society in…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religion and Technology in India

    Spaces, Practices and Authorities

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    Religion tends to flourish when technological developments create new possibilities for communication and representation, and simultaneously change as a consequence of these developments. This book explores intersections between religion and technology in India, at the present and in the colonial…

    Hardback – 2018-06-04 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova, Tatiana Oranskaia

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-06-04 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia

    Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers

    Edited by Michel Boivin, Remy Delage

    The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint – often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a…

    Paperback – 2018-05-26 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State

    By Delphine Alles

    The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-05-26 
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling around the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As emblems of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The Goddess in Hindu-Tantric Traditions

    Devi as Corpse

    By Anway Mukhopadhyay

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-09 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 

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