Religion: Buddhism

  • Religion, Law and Tradition: Comparative Studies in Religious Law book cover

    Religion, Law and Tradition

    Comparative Studies in Religious Law, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Huxley

    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02
    Routledge

  • An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727 book cover

    An Account of Tibet

    The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727, 1st Edition

    Edited by Filippo De Filippi

    First published in 1932.As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29
    Routledge

  • Environmental Ethics in Buddhism: A Virtues Approach book cover

    Environmental Ethics in Buddhism

    A Virtues Approach, 1st Edition

    By Pragati Sahni

    Environmental Ethics in Buddhism presents a logical and thorough examination of the metaphysical and ethical dimensions of early Buddhist literature. The author determines the meaning of nature in the early Buddhist context from general Buddhist teachings on dhamma, paticcasamuppada, samsara and…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia: Places of Practice book cover

    Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia

    Places of Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Benn, Lori Meeks, James Robson

    The area of Buddhist monasticism has long attracted the interest of Buddhist studies scholars and historians, but the interpretation of the nature and function of monasteries across diverse cultures and vast historical periods remains a focus for debate. This book provides a multifaceted discussion…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Mindfulness in Early Buddhism: New Approaches through Psychology and Textual Analysis of Pali, Chinese and Sanskrit Sources book cover

    Mindfulness in Early Buddhism

    New Approaches through Psychology and Textual Analysis of Pali, Chinese and Sanskrit Sources, 1st Edition

    By Tse-fu Kuan

    This book identifies what is meant by sati (smrti), usually translated as ‘mindfulness’, in early Buddhism, and examines its soteriological functions and its central role in the early Buddhist practice and philosophy.  Using textual analysis and criticism, it takes new approaches to the…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra book cover

    Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

    The Gandavyuha-sutra, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Osto

    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism: Attuning the Dharma book cover

    The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Attuning the Dharma, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Tarocco

    Buddhism in China during the late Qing and Republican period remained a powerful cultural and religious force. Francesca Tarocco is a rising star in this field and offers an innovative high-quality piece of work that presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture.…

    Paperback – 2011-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka: A Critique of the Feminist Perspective book cover

    Buddhist Nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka

    A Critique of the Feminist Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Wei-Yi Cheng

    Taking a comparative approach, this fieldwork-based study explores the lives and thoughts of Buddhist nuns in present-day Taiwan and Sri Lanka. The author examines the postcolonial background and its influence on the modern situation, as well as surveying the main historical, economic, and social…

    Paperback – 2011-02-10
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Early Buddhist Metaphysics: The Making of a Philosophical Tradition book cover

    Early Buddhist Metaphysics

    The Making of a Philosophical Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Noa Ronkin

    Early Buddhist Metaphysics provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in the history of early Theravada tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratum of Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of the Pali Abhidhamma movement.…

    Paperback – 2011-02-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context book cover

    Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernard Faure

    The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored. In particular, they show the extent to which these traditions, despite their claim to uniqueness, were indebted to larger…

    Paperback – 2011-02-10
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual, and Art book cover

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

    Knowledge, Ritual, and Art, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents…

    Paperback – 2011-01-20
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition: A Guide book cover

    Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition

    A Guide, 1st Edition

    By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    A clear and straightforward introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, this book presents the basic teachings of Buddha in a way that people can readily comprehend and put into practice in their daily lives. Topics such as reincarnation, actions and their effects, emptiness, liberation and enlightenment are…

    Paperback – 2010-12-14
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