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  • Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

    Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way

    By Thomas Doctor

    Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

    By Simon Shui-Man Kwan

    Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others. Two types of anti-colonialist resistance within Asian theologies are identified and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahābhārata (…

    Paperback – 2017-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    The Rāmāyana of Vālmīki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    The Rāmāyana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candrāvatī, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 'Yogini' in South Asia

    Interdisciplinary Approaches

    Edited by István Keul

    In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yoginī has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines

    Young People Reinterpreting Religion

    By Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

    This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of Catholicism in the contemporary Philippines. It shows how Catholicism is apparently flourishing, with good attendance at Sunday Masses, impressive religious processions and flourishing charismatic groups, and with interventions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Upani?ads

    A Complete Guide

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Written from 800 BCE onward and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader ‘knowledge lessons’ on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • The Transformation of Tamil Religion

    Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood

    By Srilata Raman

    This book analyses the articulations of Tamil identity in the period of colonial modernity and beyond. It examines the development of Tamil religion by focusing on the important 19th century Tamil Hindu reformer and saint, Ramalinga Swamigal. The transformation of Tamil religion is mapped through…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • From Sacred Text to Internet

    Volume 1

    Edited by Gwilym Beckerlegge

    This title was first published in 2001: From Sacred Text to Internet addresses two key issues affecting the global spread of religion: first, the impact of new media on the ways in which religious traditions present their messages, and second, the global relocation of religions in novel…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Alternative Religions

    A Sociological Introduction

    By Stephen J. Hunt

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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