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World Religions

  • Tantric Revisionings

    New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    Tantric Revisionings presents stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Buddhist religion, particularly their Tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies. Geoffrey Samuel adopts an historically and textually informed anthropological approach, seeking to locate and understand…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14

  • Aboriginal Religions in Australia

    An Anthology of Recent Writings, 1st Edition

    By Françoise Dussart, Howard Morphy

    Edited by Max Charlesworth

    Over the last 25 years there has been an explosion of interest in the Aboriginal religions of Australia and this anthology provides a variety of recent writings, by a wide range of scholars. Australian Aboriginal Religions are probably the oldest extant religious systems. Over some 50,000 years…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Buddhist Inclusivism

    Attitudes Towards Religious Others, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Beise Kiblinger

    Although Christians have well-developed responses to other religions, the counterpart scholarship from Buddhists has thus far lagged behind. Breaking new ground, Buddhist Inclusivism analyzes the currently favored position towards religious others, inclusivism, in Buddhist traditions. Kristin…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Jones

    The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26

  • The Art of Living Foundation

    Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Global Context, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Jacobs

    The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge New Religions

  • Translating Religion

    What is Lost and Gained?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael DeJonge, Christiane Tietz

    Translating Religion advances thinking about translation as a critical category in religious studies, combining theoretical reflection about processes of translation in religion with focused case studies that are international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. By operating with broad…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Vitality of Karamojong Religion

    Dying Tradition or Living Faith?, 1st Edition

    By Ben Knighton

    How long can a traditional religion survive the impact of world religions, state hegemony, and globalization? The ’Karamoja problem’ is one that has perplexed colonial and independent governments alike. Now Karamojong notoriety for armed cattle raiding has attracted the attention of the UN and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • The Vivekacudamani of Sankaracarya Bhagavatpada

    An Introduction and Translation, 1st Edition

    By John Grimes

    Advaita Vedanta is one of the most important and widely studied schools of thought in Hindu religion and the Vivekacudamani is one of the most important texts in the Advaita tradition and the most popular philosophical work ascribed to the great Indian philosopher, Sankara. Sankara (c.650-700) is…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27

  • From Primitive to Indigenous

    The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions, 1st Edition

    By James L. Cox

    The academic study of Indigenous Religions developed historically from missiological and anthropological sources, but little analysis has been devoted to this classification within departments of religious studies. Evaluating this assumption in the light of case studies drawn from Zimbabwe, Alaska…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Vijayanagara Voices

    Exploring South Indian History and Hindu Literature, 1st Edition

    By William J. Jackson

    The Vijayanagara Empire flourished in South India between 1336 and 1565. Conveying the depth and creativity of Hindu religious and literary expression during that time, Vijayanagara Voices explores some of the contributions made by poets, singer-saints, and philosophers. Through translations and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27

  • African Traditions in the Study of Religion, Diaspora and Gendered Societies

    1st Edition

    By Ezra Chitando

    Edited by Afe Adogame

    The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • The New Generation Witches

    Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture, 1st Edition

    By Peg Aloi

    Edited by Hannah E. Johnston

    From the shelves of mainstream bookstores and the pages of teen magazines, to popular films and television series, contemporary culture at the turn of the twenty-first century has been fascinated with teenage identity and the presence of magic and the occult. Alongside this profusion of products…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge New Religions

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