Religion: Buddhism

  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • 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 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

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces: The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE book cover

    The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces

    The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE, 1st Edition

    By Susan Verma Mishra, Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will: Agentless Agency? book cover

    Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

    Agentless Agency?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rick Repetti

    Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Mobile Lifeworlds: An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas book cover

    Mobile Lifeworlds

    An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas, 1st Edition

    By Christopher A. Howard

    Mobile Lifeworlds illustrates how the imaginaries and ideals of Western travellers, especially those of untouched nature and spiritual enlightenment, are consistent with media representations of the Himalayan region, romanticism and modernity at large. Blending tourism and pilgrimage, travel across…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal: Ethical Practice and Religious Reform book cover

    The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Ethical Practice and Religious Reform, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Leve

    Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Sound of Liberating Truth: Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng book cover

    The Sound of Liberating Truth

    Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng, 1st Edition

    By Paul Ingram, Sallie B. King

    Offers essays and dialogues by well-known Buddhist and Christian scholars on topics that were of primary interest to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the volume was created. Topics include interreligious dialogue, ultimate reality, nature and ecology, social and political issues of liberation,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Silk Roads book cover

    The Silk Roads

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst

    The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Tantric Buddhist Practice in India: Vilāsavajra’s commentary on the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti book cover

    Tantric Buddhist Practice in India

    Vilāsavajra’s commentary on the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Tribe

    Using a commentary on the influential text, the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti, ‘The Chanting of the Names of Mañjuśrī’, this book deals with Buddhist tantric meditation practice and its doctrinal context in early-medieval India. The commentary was written by the 8th-9th century Indian tantric scholar…

    Hardback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

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