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  • Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy

    Tradition, Reason and Devotion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ravi M. Gupta

    In the sixteenth century, the saint and scholar Sri Caitanya set in motion a wave of devotion to Krishna that began in eastern India and has now found its way around the world. Caitanya taught that the highest aim of life is to develop selfless love for God Krishna, the blue-hued cowherd boy who…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • South Asian Christian Diaspora

    Invisible Diaspora in Europe and North America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Selva J. Raj, Knut A. Jacobsen

    The South Asian Christian diaspora is largely invisible in the literature about religion and migration. This is the first comprehensive study of South Asian Christians living in Europe and North America, presenting the main features of these diasporas, their community histories and their religious…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • The Bhagavad-Gita for the Modern Reader

    History, interpretations and philosophy, 1st Edition

    By M. V. Nadkarni

    What is the Bhagavad-Gita? Is it just a religious text? When was it composed? How relevant is it to the modern world? This book answers these foundational questions and goes beyond. It critically examines the Bhagavad-Gita in terms of its liberal, humanist and inclusive appeal, bringing out its…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge India

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

    Sustenance and Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Pankaj Jain

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness

    Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort, 1st Edition

    By Louise Child

    This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Pentecostal Theology for the Twenty-First Century

    Engaging with Multi-Faith Singapore, 1st Edition

    By May Ling Tan-Chow

    In our post 9/11 world where there is a growing religious fundamentalism, and when both exclusion and easy tolerance are inadequate options, this book offers a creative alternative arguing that Pentecostalism has the potential to be a peaceful harbinger of plurality. The potential lies in its…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism

    Narrating the Bodhisatta Path, 1st Edition

    By Naomi Appleton

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Sikh Identity

    An Exploration of Groups Among Sikhs, 1st Edition

    By Opinderjit Kaur Takhar

    It is commonly assumed that all Sikhs are the same, but the very existence of different groups who have varying beliefs and practices within the Sikh community shows that a corporate identity for the Sikh community is not possible and serves to alienate a substantial proportion of Sikhs from the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge

    Rational Reverence, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Laudine

    Whilst there are popular ideas about which champion Aboriginal environmental knowledge, many of these are based more on romantic notions than on any detailed understanding of what might be the content of this knowledge. This book is based on a grounded and broad assessment of less well known…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Taming Time, Timing Death

    Social Technologies and Ritual, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rane Willerslev, Dorthe Refslund Christensen

    Departing from a persisting current in Western thought, which conceives of time in the abstract, and often reflects upon death as occupying a space at life's margins, this book begins from position that it is in fact through the material and perishable world that we experience time. As such, it is…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Islamic Myths and Memories

    Mediators of Globalization, 1st Edition

    By Itzchak Weismann, Mark Sedgwick

    Islamic myths and collective memory are very much alive in today’s localized struggles for identity, and are deployed in the ongoing construction of worldwide cultural networks. This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Radical Human Ecology

    Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches, 1st Edition

    By Rose Roberts

    Edited by Lewis Williams

    Human ecology - the study and practice of relationships between the natural and the social environment - has gained prominence as scholars seek more effectively to engage with pressing global concerns. In the past seventy years most human ecology has skirted the fringes of geography, sociology and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

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