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  • The Order of the Solar Temple

    The Temple of Death, 1st Edition

    Edited by James R. Lewis

    In October 1994, fifty-three members of the Order of the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Québec were murdered or committed suicide. This incident and two later group suicides in subsequent years played a pivotal role in inflaming the cult controversy in Europe, influencing the public to support…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Transforming Masculinities in African Christianity

    Gender Controversies in Times of AIDS, 1st Edition

    By Adriaan van Klinken

    Studies of gender in African Christianity have usually focused on women. This book draws attention to men and constructions of masculinity, particularly important in light of the HIV epidemic which has given rise to a critical investigation of dominant forms of masculinity. These are often…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Catholic Shrines in Chennai, India

    The politics of renewal and apostolic legacy, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Charles Nagy

    Though proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and significant minority. Focussing on various Roman Catholic churches and shrines located in Chennai, a large city in South India where activities concerning saintal revival and shrinal development have taken place in the recent past,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge

  • Islam and Cultural Change in Papua New Guinea

    1st Edition

    By Scott Flower

    Scholars of religion and policy makers may be surprised at the changes occurring on the second largest island of the world that straddles one of the most Christianised and least Christianised areas of the world. This book provides an accurate and deeper understanding of the nature of Islam in Papua…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

    Agentless Agency?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rick Repetti

    Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Mobile Lifeworlds

    An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas, 1st Edition

    By Christopher A. Howard

    Mobile Lifeworlds illustrates how the imaginaries and ideals of Western travellers, especially those of untouched nature and spiritual enlightenment, are consistent with media representations of the Himalayan region, romanticism and modernity at large. Blending tourism and pilgrimage, travel across…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Ethical Practice and Religious Reform, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Leve

    Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective

    New and Minority Religions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eugene V. Gallagher

    'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective  provides a broad characterization of the shifting religious contours over the past several decades. Offering an assessment of several important topics in the study of new religions, this book explores developments in well-known groups such as the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Sūtras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy

    Narrative and Transfiguration, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Raveh

    This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods (epic, Upaniṣadic, pre-modern and contemporary): Ekalavya's story from the Mahābhārata (MBh 1.123.1-39), the story of Prajāpati, Indra and Virochana from the Chāndogya Upanisad (CU 8.7.1-8.12.5), the story of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Roman Catholicism: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Walsh

    From the most basic terms to the structures and practices of the Church, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism. Now in a second edition, it contains new sections on relations with other faiths, coverage of recent controversies in the Church and an expanded section on…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Tantric Buddhist Practice in India

    Vilāsavajra’s commentary on the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Tribe

    Using a commentary on the influential text, the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti, ‘The Chanting of the Names of Mañjuśrī’, this book deals with Buddhist tantric meditation practice and its doctrinal context in early-medieval India. The commentary was written by the 8th-9th century Indian tantric scholar…

    Hardback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • The Other Ramayana Women

    Regional Rejection and Response, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Brockington, Mary Brockington

    This book is the first to present current scholarship on gender and in regional and sectarian versions of the Rāmāyaṇa. Contributors explore in what ways the versions relate to other Rāmāyaṇa texts as they deal with the female persona and the cultural values implicit in them. Using a wide variety…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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