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  • Engaging with Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    A Model of Interfaith Dialogue, 1st Edition

    By Ian S. Markham

    Too often interfaith dialogue is generic and unfocused. Often it involves 'liberals' from each tradition coming together to criticize the 'conservatives' in their own traditions. This book provides a model for interfaith dialogue that challenges very directly the 'dialogue industry'. This book…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Sacred Suicide

    1st Edition

    By Carole M. Cusack

    Edited by James R. Lewis

    The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Material Culture and Asian Religions

    Text, Image, Object, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Fleming, Richard Mann

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora

    Imagining the Religious ‘Other’, 1st Edition

    Edited by Afe Adogame

    The growing pace of international migration, technological revolution in media and travel generate circumstances that provide opportunities for the mobility of African new religious movements (ANRMs) within Africa and beyond. ANRMs are furthering their self-assertion and self-insertion into the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Jehovah's Witnesses

    Continuity and Change, 1st Edition

    By George D. Chryssides

    From its origins in nineteenth century Adventism until the present day, the Watch Tower Society has become one of the best known but least understood new religious movements. Resisting the tendency to define the movement in terms of the negative, this volume offers an empathetic account of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Media and New Religions in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Erica Baffelli

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781135117849, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license. Japanese "new religions" (shinshūkyō) have used various media forms for training, communicating with…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Contemporary India

    The Śrī Maṭh and the Jagadguru Rāmānandācārya in the Evolution of the Rāmānandī Sampradāya, 1st Edition

    By Daniela Bevilacqua

    Modern Hindu Traditionalism addresses Hindu traditions that resisted contact with both Neo-Hindu thought and views of “classical” Hinduism perceived to be outmoded. This book provides an in-depth understanding of Modern Hindu Traditionalism through the case study of the Rāmānandī order (sampradāya)…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Women in Pāli Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence, 1st Edition

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    The Pāli tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pāli canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions, 1st Edition

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By James Stewart

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pāli source materials do not encourage…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India

    The Role of Activism, 1st Edition

    By Nandini Deo

    Religious nationalists and women’s activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one dimension of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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