Religion: Religious History

  • Plague, Print, and the Reformation: The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573 book cover

    Plague, Print, and the Reformation

    The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573

    By Erik A. Heinrichs

    This book surveys a neglected set of sources, German plague prints and treatises published between 1473 and 1573, in order to explore the intertwined histories of plague, print, medicine and religion during the Reformation era. It argues that a particularly German reform of healing flourished in…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
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    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice: The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net book cover

    Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice

    The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net

    This book, first published in 1994, is a compendium of new translations of certain works regarded as fundamental texts in the Serene Reflection Buddhist Tradition (Sōtō Zen). All the texts were in Chinese, either as original works or as translations from Sanskrit. Several of them are central to the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship: The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai book cover

    Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship

    The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai

    By Reinhard Kammer

    The sword has played an important role in the Japanese consciousness since ancient times. The earliest swords, made of bronze or stone, were clearly, by their design and form, used for ritualistic purposes rather than as weapons. Later, swords were associated only with the warrior class, and lack…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Wild, White Goose: The Diary of a Female Zen Priest book cover

    The Wild, White Goose

    The Diary of a Female Zen Priest

    By Jiyu Kennett

    This book, first published as two volumes in 1977 and 1978, was published purely for the purpose of showing how Buddhist training was done by the Reverend Jiyu-Kennett in the Far East. The material for the book was taken from diaries covering eight years spent by the author in Far Eastern temples,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Matter of Zen: A Brief Account of Zazen book cover

    The Matter of Zen

    A Brief Account of Zazen

    By Paul Wienpahl

    This book, first published in 1964, concerns the practice of Zen Buddhism. The practice is a particular form of meditation. In Japan, the only country in which it is any longer seriously pursued, the practice is called zazen. The author directs attention to zazen because it is being overlooked in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen in the Art of Helping book cover

    Zen in the Art of Helping

    By David Brandon

    A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness and Taoistic change, it explains how a helper can break…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen is Eternal Life book cover

    Zen is Eternal Life

    By Jiyu Kennett

    This book, first published as Selling Water by the River in 1972, is a practical and inspirational manual for all who wish to practice Zen. Rōshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett, the founder and former abbess of Shasta Abbey, expertly combines an introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism with original…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948: From Decline to Resurrection book cover

    The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

    From Decline to Resurrection

    By Daniela Kalkandjieva

    This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

  • The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome: A Contribution to Current Ecumenical Dialogue book cover

    The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome

    A Contribution to Current Ecumenical Dialogue

    By Mark Langham

    In the early seventeenth century, as the vehement aggression of the early Reformation faded, the Church of England was able to draw upon scholars of remarkable ability to present a more thoughtful defence of its position. The Caroline Divines, who flourished under King Charles I, drew upon vast…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Jewish and Christian Voices in English Reformation Biblical Drama: Enacting Family and Monarchy book cover

    Jewish and Christian Voices in English Reformation Biblical Drama

    Enacting Family and Monarchy

    By Chanita Goodblatt

    English Biblical drama of the sixteenth century resounds with a variety of Jewish and Christian voices. Whether embodied as characters or manifested as exegetical and performative strategies, these voices participate in the central Reformation project of biblical translation. Such translations and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Reconceiving Religious Conflict: New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity book cover

    Reconceiving Religious Conflict

    New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity

    Edited by Wendy Mayer, Chris L. De Wet

    This book deconstructs instances of religious conflict within the formative centuries of Christianity, the first six centuries CE. It explores the theoretical foundations of religious conflict; the dynamics of religious conflict within the context of persecution and martyrdom; the social and moral…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Religion and Biology book cover

    Religion and Biology

    By Ernest E. Unwin

    First published in 1922, this book represents an attempt to outline the biological approach to the questions of religious thought. The author posits the book as a contribution to religious thought in relation to the purpose of God in Nature, providing readers with an overview of the advances and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

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