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  • The Oracles of the Three Shrines

    Windows on Japanese Religion, 1st Edition

    By Brian Bocking

    This is a richly-illustrated study of 'The Oracles of the Three Shrines', the name given to a hanging scroll depicting three important Japanese shrine-deities and their respective oracle texts. The scroll has evolved continuously in Japan for 600 years, so different examples of it offer a series of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana, 1st Edition

    By Joel Tatelman

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Ismaili Hymns from South Asia

    An Introduction to the Ginans, 1st Edition

    By Zawahir Moir, Christopher Shackle

    The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of the world. Even less is generally known about the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Pilgrimage in Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Alex McKay

    The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Pain and Its Ending

    The Four Noble Truths in the Theravada Buddhist Canon, 1st Edition

    By Carol Anderson

    Demonstrates how the four noble truths are used thorughout the Pali canon as a symbol of Buddha's enlightenment and as a doctrine within a larger network of Buddha's teachings. Their unique nature rests in their function as a proposition and as a symbol in the Theravada canon.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Biographical Tradition in Sufism

    The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami, 1st Edition

    By Jawid A. Mojaddedi

    This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi biographies.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Persian Metaphysics and Mysticism

    Selected Works of 'Aziz Nasaffi, 1st Edition

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    One of the foremost 13th-century Persian mystics, 'Aziz Nasaffi with his simple manner of explaining God, His Essence, Attributes and Acts provides the western reader with an overview of all the major interpretations of medieval Islamic thought. Providing the first comprehensive selection in…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Living Zoroastrianism

    Urban Parsis Speak about their Religion, 1st Edition

    By Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    This text describes the realities of modern Parsi religion through 30 interviews in which urban Parsis belonging to different social milieus and religious schools of thought discuss various aspects of their religious lives. Zoroastrianism, the faith founded by the Iranian prophet Zarathustra,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Krsna: Lord or Avatara?

    The Relationship Between Krsna and Visnu, 1st Edition

    By Freda Matchett

    This is a study of three Sanskrit texts, the Harivamsa, the Visnupurana, and the Bhagavatabelonging to the puranic genre, the chief source of knowledge of the origins of popular Hinduism. It treats them as integrated compositions and displays the theological motives and creative skill which have…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Philosophy and the Martial Arts

    Engagement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal

    The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism, 1st Edition

    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

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