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  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Julius J. Lipner

    Hinduism comprises perhaps the major cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it can play a valuable role in helping us understand the nature of religion and human responses to life. Hindu image-worship lies at the core of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and subject to much…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia

    Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gil Ben-Herut, Jon Keune, Anne E. Monius

    This book explores the key motif of the religious other in devotional (bhakti) literatures and practices from across the Indian subcontinent unmasks processes of representation that involve adoption, appropriation, and rejection of different social and religious agents. The book reconsiders and…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Women in British Buddhism

    Commitment, Connection, Community, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Starkey

    Based on detailed ethnographic research, this book explores the varied experiences of women who have converted to Buddhism in contemporary Britain and analyses the implications of their experiences for understanding the translation and transference of Buddhist practices temporally and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Baghdadi Jews in India

    Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identities and Creating Super-Diversity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shalva Weil

    This book explores the extraordinary differentiation of the Baghdadi Jewish community over time during their sojourn in India from the end of the eighteenth century until their dispersion to Indian diasporas in Israel and English-speaking countries throughout the world after India gained…

    Hardback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Religious Entrepreneurism in China’s Urban House Churches

    The Rise and Fall of Early Rain Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1st Edition

    By Li Ma

    This book offers a unique historical documentation of the development of the ambitious religious entrepreneurism by leaders of the Early Rain church (and later Western China Presbytery leadership), in an effort to gain social influence in China through local institution-building and global public…

    Hardback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Vedic Practice, Ritual Studies and Jaimini’s Mīmāṃsāsūtras

    Dharma and the Enjoined Subject, 1st Edition

    By Samuel G. Ngaihte

    Drawing on insights from Indian intellectual tradition, this book examines the conception of dharma by Jaimini in his Mīmāṃsāsūtras, assessing its contemporary relevance, particularly within ritual scholarship. Presenting a hermeneutical re-reading of the text, it investigates the theme of the…

    Hardback – 2019-07-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Yearning to Belong

    Discovering a New Religious Movement, 1st Edition

    By John Paul Healy

    Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - this book explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition and is authored by a former member of that tradition. Highlighting…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • The Rādhā Tantra

    A critical edition and annotated translation, 1st Edition

    By Mans Broo

    The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • In Search of New Age Spiritualities

    1st Edition

    By Adam Possamai

    The search for an adequate understanding of the New Age phenomenon is fraught with difficulties when examined within the perspectives of sociology of religion which have shed light on religion in modernity. New Agers cannot be located easily in the secularisation narrative; they move through…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters

    The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    Traditional Chinese philosophy, if engaged at all, is often regarded as an object of antiquated curiosity and dismissed as unimportant in the current age of globalization. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this book, however, challenges this judgement and offers an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beth R. Crisp

    This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sharia and the State in Pakistan

    Blasphemy Politics, 1st Edition

    By Farhat Haq

    This book analyses the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state whilst addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws. Drawing on insights from Islamic studies, anthropology and legal studies to examine the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

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