Religion: Buddhism

  • Indian Ethics

    Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges: Volume I

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Joseph Prabhu, Renuka Sharma

    Indian ethics is one of the great traditions of moral thought in world philosophy whose insights have influenced thinkers in early Greece, Europe, Asia, and the New World. This is the first such systematic study of the spectrum of moral reflections from India, engaging a critical cross-cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge

  • Buddhism

    A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation

    By David Burton

    Buddhism, in its diverse forms and throughout its long history, has had a profound influence on Asian cultures and the lives of countless individuals. In recent times, it has also attracted great interest among people in other parts of the world, including philosophers. Buddhist traditions often…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge
    Investigating Philosophy of Religion

  • Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Modernities

    Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World

    Edited by Hanna Havnevik, Ute Hüsken, Mark Teeuwen, Vladimir Tikhonov, Koen Wellens

    The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Early Buddhist Meditation

    The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight

    By Keren Arbel

    The relationship between insight practice (vipassana) and the attainment of the four jhànas (i.e. right samàdhi) is a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation. The four jhànas have been misunderstood by inaccurate interpretations of key terms in Buddhist psychology and philosophy and there…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

    A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa

    By Massimo A. Rondolino

    This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses on a comparative analysis of the early sources on the medieval Christian…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915)

    Taken from 'The Light of Asia'

    By Edwin Arnold

    First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part of Edwin Arnold’s The Light of Asia. The original text represents one of the first successful attempts to popularise Buddhism and its founder Gautama Buddha — presenting his life, teachings and philosophy in verse poetry. This…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Buddhist Stories (1913)

    By Paul Dahlke

    First published in 1913, this book presents a translation of five stories written by the early German Buddhist Paul Dahlke. Each of the five stories illustrates and elucidates central concepts in Buddhist philosophy while eschewing any technical terminology. As such, this book is ideal for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge

  • Foucault, Buddhism and Disciplinary Rules

    By Malcolm Voyce

    This book suggests that previous critiques of the rules of Buddhist monks (Vinaya) may now be reconsidered in order to deal with some of the assumptions concerning the legal nature of these rules and to provide a focus on how Vinaya texts may have actually operated in practice. Malcolm Voyce…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Dionigi Albera, John Eade

    Although there has been a massive increase in the volume of pilgrimage research and publications, traditional Anglophone scholarship has been dominated by research in Western Europe and North America. In their previous edited volume, International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies (Routledge, 2015…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

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