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  • South Asian Religions

    Tradition and Today, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Pechilis, Selva J. Raj

    The religious landscape of South Asia is complex and fascinating. While existing literature tends to focus on the majority religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, much less attention is given to Jainism, Sikhism, Islam or Christianity.  While not nelecting the majority traditions, this …

    Paperback – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • Classical Samkhya and Yoga

    An Indian Metaphysics of Experience, 1st Edition

    By Mikel Burley

    Samkhya and Yoga are two of the oldest and most influential systems of classical Indian philosophy. This book provides a thorough analysis of the systems in order to fully understand Indian philosophy. Placing particular emphasis on the metaphysical schema which underlies both concepts, the author…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • New Buddhist Movements in Thailand

    Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke, 1st Edition

    By Rory Mackenzie

    Vastly different in belief and practice, two new Buddhist religious movements in Thailand, namely the Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke emerged in Thailand in the 1970s at a time of political uncertainty, social change and increasing dissatisfaction with the Thai Sangha and its leadership.…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism

    The Doctrinal History of Nirvana, 1st Edition

    By Soonil Hwang

    Soonil Hwang studies the doctrinal development of nirvana in the Pali Nikaaya and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese aagama and its traditional interpretation. He clarifies early doctrinal developments of Nirvana and traces the word and related terms back to their original…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • Christians and Public Life in Colonial South India, 1863-1937

    Contending with Marginality, 1st Edition

    By Chandra Mallampalli

    This book tells the story of how Catholic and Protestant Indians have attempted to locate themselves within the evolving Indian nation. Ironically, British rule in India did not privilege Christians, but pushed them to the margins of a predominantly Hindu society. Drawing upon wide-ranging sources,…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
    Routledge

  • Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Desireless action is typically cited as a criterion of the liberated person in classical Indian texts. Contemporary authors argue with near unanimity that since all action is motivated by desire, desireless action is a contradiction. They conclude that desireless action is action performed without…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

    Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology

    Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's Slokavarttika - Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By John Taber

    This is a translation of the chapter on perception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of the central texts of the Hindu response to the criticism of the logical-epistemological school of Buddhist thought. In an extensive commentary, the author explains the course of the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Genealogy of the South Indian Deities

    An English Translation of Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg's Original German Manuscript with a Textual Analysis and Glossary, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Jeyaraj

    For the first time Genealogy of the South Indian Deities, the work of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the first Protestant missionary in India, is made accessible to an English readership. Originally published in 1713, the text reveals Ziegenbalg's ethos in the emerging European Enlightenment…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • Studies in Jaina History and Culture

    Disputes and Dialogues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    The last ten years have seen interest in Jainism increasing, with this previously little-known Indian religion assuming a significant place in religious studies. Studies in Jaina History and Culture breaks new ground by investigating the doctrinal differences and debates amongst the Jains rather…

    Paperback – 2012-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Christianity and the State in Asia

    Complicity and Conflict, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julius Bautista, Francis Khek Gee Lim

    Christianity is one of the most rapidly growing religions in Asia. Despite the challenges of political marginalisation, church organisations throughout much of Asia are engaged in activities - such as charity, education and commentary on public morality - that may either converge or conflict with…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

    1st Edition

    By Paul Dundas

    Examining the history and intellectual activity of the medieval Svetambara Jain renunciant order, the Tapa Gaccha, this book focuses on the consolidation by the Tapa Gaccha from the thirteenth century of its identity as the leading Svetambara order. The author argues that this was variously…

    Paperback – 2012-05-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

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