Religion: Philosophy of Hinduism

  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism: A philosophical-theological inquiry book cover

    Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Julius J. Lipner

    Hinduism comprises perhaps the major cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it can play a valuable role in helping us understand the nature of religion and human responses to life. Hindu image-worship lies at the core of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and subject to much…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali book cover

    Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali

    1st Edition

    By Leanne Whitney

    The East-West dialogue increasingly seeks to compare and clarify contrasting views on the nature of consciousness. For the Eastern liberatory models, where a nondual view of consciousness is primary, the challenge lies in articulating how consciousness and the manifold contents of consciousness are…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
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    Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies

  • Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906): From the Mahabharata book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906)

    From the Mahabharata, 1st Edition

    First published in 1909, this book presents an English translation of chapters 25-42 of the Bhishma Parva from the epic Sanskrit poem Mahabharata — better known as the Bhagavad-Gita, reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels" of Devanagari literature. The plot consists of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna…

    Paperback – 2018-12-05
    Routledge

  • Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity book cover

    Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity

    1st Edition

    By Ankur Barua

    Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ provide the central connecting theme running through this book. It focuses on the reasons offered by both sides to defend or oppose the possibility of these cross-border movements, and shows how these reasons…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism: History, Practice and Doctrine book cover

    Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjarne Wernicke Olesen

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Śākta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought: Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana book cover

    Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana, 1st Edition

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Theistic Vedānta originated with Rāmānuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Viśistādvaita Vedānta and also an initiate of the Śrīvaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Śrī, the Śrīvaisnavas established themselves through…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature, and Philosophy book cover

    Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahābhārata (…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach book cover

    Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Indian Thought and Western Theism: The Vedānta of Rāmānuja book cover

    Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedānta of Rāmānuja, 1st Edition

    By Martin Ganeri

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Emptiness Appraised: A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy book cover

    Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By David F. Burton

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Consciousness in Indian Philosophy: The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’ book cover

    Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Classical Samkhya and Yoga: An Indian Metaphysics of Experience book cover

    Classical Samkhya and Yoga

    An Indian Metaphysics of Experience, 1st Edition

    By Mikel Burley

    Samkhya and Yoga are two of the oldest and most influential systems of classical Indian philosophy. This book provides a thorough analysis of the systems in order to fully understand Indian philosophy. Placing particular emphasis on the metaphysical schema which underlies both concepts, the author…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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