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

  • Buddhism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation book cover


    A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-03-13
    Investigating Philosophy of Religion

  • Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World book cover

    Buddhist Modernities

    Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-03-03
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Routledge Revivals: Buddhist Stories (1913) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Buddhist Stories (1913)

    1st Edition

    By Paul Dahlke

    First published in 1913, this book presents a translation of five stories written by the the author. 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 those seeking an…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa book cover

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

    A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-01-19
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • 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 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
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies: Global Perspectives book cover

    New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies

    Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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 Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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

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