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  • 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
    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 Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami

    When Knowledge Meets Devotion, 1st Edition

    By Ravi M. Gupta

    The Chaitanya Vaishnava tradition is famous for its depth of devotion to Krishna, the blue-hued Deity. Chaitanya Vaishnavas are known for having refined the practice and aesthetics of devotion into a sophisticated science. This imposing devotional edifice was constructed upon a solid foundation of…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Emergence of Daoism

    Creation of Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Gil Raz

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • A History of State and Religion in India

    1st Edition

    By Ian Copland, Ian Mabbett, Asim Roy, Kate Brittlebank, Adam Bowles

    Offering the first long-duration analysis of the relationship between the state and religion in South Asia, this book looks at the nature and origins of Indian secularism. It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is wholly a product of colonial policy and modernisation, questions…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The Invention of God in Indigenous Societies

    1st Edition

    By James Cox

    Indigenous societies around the world have been historically disparaged by European explorers, colonial officials and Christian missionaries. Nowhere was this more evident than in early descriptions of indigenous religions as savage, primitive, superstitious and fetishistic. Liberal intellectuals,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-25

  • Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn R. Blackstone

    A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkunis. Only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship. Important to anyone investigating women's own perspective on their religion. Also provides a clear statement about how renunciants understand…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • After Atheism

    1st Edition

    By David Lewis

    Based on interviews with people throughout Siberia, Central Asia and European Russia about their spiritual experiences, this book brings together insights into the 'religious' worldview of those who claim to be Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, pagan or even 'atheist'. Throughout the ex-Soviet Union…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Caucasus World

  • Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Divine and the Demonic

    Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India, 1st Edition

    By Dr Graham Dwyer

    Based on fieldwork in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, this book focuses on supernatural affliction - illness and misfortune ascribed to demonic spirits or ghosts and to other mystical agents, such as sorcerers and witches. The study augments and extends the existing scholarship on a range of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-03
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

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