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  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • A Perfect World

    The Myth of Cosmopolis in Global History

    By Barry K. Gills

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition

    By Bansidhar Bhatt

    Looking at the early history of Jainism, from 6th century BCE onwards, this book focuses on one of the 24 Jinas that are identified as the main religious leaders of Jainism. It is a commonly accepted hypothesis that Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina, is an historical figure whose values were modified by…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Narratives

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Rituals of Death

    History, Doctrine and Practice

    By Peter Flügel

    In this book, the author presents recent, somewhat unexpected, findings on the thriving cult of bone relic stupas and the ritual role of the materiality of the dead amongst contemporary Jains. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, clear evidence is offered for the ubiquity of bone relic stupas and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3

    By Gerald Parsons

    This title was first published in 2002: Perspectives on Civil Religion introduces the concept of civil religion, examines the use of the concept in recent scholarship and investigates examples of civil religion in the contemporary world. The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Hinduism in Colonial Bengal

    Beyond the Renaissance

    Edited by Ferdinando Sardella, Lucian Wong

    Vaishnavism, is one of the major traditions within Hinduism and inspired by the Bengali Krishna devotee Chaitanya (1486-1533), has been a central feature of the religious and cultural landscape of Bengal since the sixteenth century. It has also had significant impact on other regions of the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Imagining the Sacred in Popular Culture

    Visual Representations in Japanese Religion

    By Mark MacWilliams

    This book explores central issues of religion in an age of globalization, questioning how religion speaks to us in contemporary society, and how representations of religion impact in popular culture. Focusing on Japanese popular culture, MacWilliams examines Japanese comic books in particular:…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • The Church of All Worlds

    A Modern Pagan Religion

    By Carole M. Cusack

    This is the first book-length study of the Church of All Worlds (CAW) - a modern Pagan religion. Situating the Church of All Worlds within the context of the Pagan revival, the counter-culture of the 1960s, and broader contemporary environmentalist discourses (in particular), Carole Cusack offers…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism in Bengal

    Social Impact and Historical Implications

    By Joseph T. O'Connell

    Edited by Rembert Lutjeharms

    Within the broad Hindu religious tradition, there have been for millennia many subtraditions generically called Vaiṣṇava, who insist that the most appropriate mode of religious faith and experience is bhakti, or devotion, to the supreme personal deity, Viṣṇu. Caitanya Vaiṣṇavas, a community of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Religions of Tibet

    By Helmut Hoffmann

    This book, first published in 1961, examines the old Tibetan Bon religion, the development of Buddhism in India and Tibet, and covers the religious struggles of the eighth and ninth centuries. It also describes the rise of the Lamaist sects and the priest state of the Dalai Lamas, and taken as a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

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