Religion: Buddhism

  • Indian Ethics: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges: Volume I book cover

    Indian Ethics

    Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges: Volume I, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-04-26
    Routledge

  • Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan book cover

    Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    1st Edition

    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

  • Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life book cover

    Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life, 1st Edition

    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

  • Buddhism, Christianity and the Question of Creation: Karmic or Divine? book cover

    Buddhism, Christianity and the Question of Creation

    Karmic or Divine?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    Is the world created by a divine creator? Or is it the constant product of karmic forces? The issue of creation was at the heart of the classic controversies between Buddhism and Hindu Theism. In modern times it can be found at the centre of many polemical debates between Buddhism and Christianity.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue: Self and No-Self book cover

    Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue

    Self and No-Self, 1st Edition

    Edited by Irina Kuznetsova, Jonardon Ganeri, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    The debates between various Buddhist and Hindu philosophical systems about the existence, definition and nature of self, occupy a central place in the history of Indian philosophy and religion. These debates concern various issues: what 'self' means, whether the self can be said to exist at all,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteries: Social and Ritual Contexts book cover

    The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteries

    Social and Ritual Contexts, 1st Edition

    By Beth Szczepanski

    Beth Szczepanski examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the current practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of Buddhism. The book provides an invaluable insight into the political and economic…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Reading Spiritualities: Constructing and Representing the Sacred book cover

    Reading Spiritualities

    Constructing and Representing the Sacred, 1st Edition

    By Dawn Llewellyn

    Edited by Deborah F. Sawyer

    The phenomenon of 'sacred text' has undergone radical deconstruction in recent times, reflecting how religion has broken out of its traditional definitions and practices, and how current literary theories have influenced texts inside the religious domain and beyond. Reading Spiritualities presents…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • British Untouchables: A Study of Dalit Identity and Education book cover

    British Untouchables

    A Study of Dalit Identity and Education, 1st Edition

    By Paul Ghuman

    Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva: A Selfless Response to an Illusory World book cover

    The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva

    A Selfless Response to an Illusory World, 1st Edition

    By Warren Lee Todd

    Exploring the philosophical concerns of the nature of self, this book draws from two of the most influential Indian masters, Śaṅkara and Śāntideva. Todd demonstrates that an ethics of altruism is still possible within a metaphysics which assumes there to be no independent self. A new ethical model…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Critical Buddhism: Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought book cover

    Critical Buddhism

    Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought, 1st Edition

    By James Mark Shields

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the relative calm world of Japanese Buddhist scholarship was thrown into chaos with the publication of several works by Buddhist scholars Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, dedicated to the promotion of something they called Critical Buddhism (hihan bukkyo). In…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness: Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort book cover

    Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness

    Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort, 1st Edition

    By Louise Child

    This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism: Narrating the Bodhisatta Path book cover

    Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism

    Narrating the Bodhisatta Path, 1st Edition

    By Naomi Appleton

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

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