Religion: World Religions

  • Hinduism in Colonial Bengal: Beyond the Renaissance book cover

    Hinduism in Colonial Bengal

    Beyond the Renaissance

    Edited by Ferdinando Sardella, Lucian Wong

    Vaishnavism, is one of the major traditions within Hinduism and inspired by the Bengali Krishna devotee Chaitanya (1486-1533), has been a central feature of the religious and cultural landscape of Bengal since the sixteenth century. It has also had significant impact on other regions of the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Ritual Journeys in South Asia: Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space book cover

    Ritual Journeys in South Asia

    Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space

    Edited by Jürgen Schaflechner, Christoph Bergmann

    Scholars of pilgrimage have shifted their attention from focal destinations, the religious site or spiritual centre, towards the pilgrims’ movement and the experiences they make en route. From that perspective it has become evident that pilgrimages are not only coined by feelings of social…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 

  • Women in Contemporary British Buddhism: Commitment, Connection and Community book cover

    Women in Contemporary British Buddhism

    Commitment, Connection and Community

    By Caroline Starkey

    There has also been a recent critique of Western Buddhist feminism, and a need to develop a greater understanding of intersections between feminism and Buddhism, Buddhism in the East and West, and of ‘convert’ and ‘ethnic’ Buddhists. This book is the first multi-tradition study of ordained Buddhist…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Pilgrimage for a New Age: Ancient Sites, New Meanings book cover

    Pilgrimage for a New Age

    Ancient Sites, New Meanings

    By Jill Dubisch

    Pilgrimage for a New Age draws on the perspectives both of the anthropological researcher and participants in pilgrimages to provide an anthropological exploration of a range contemporary New Age pilgrimages, from dream healing journeys to ancient sites in Greece, to Magdalene pilgrimage in England…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28 
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Daoism in Modern China book cover

    Daoism in Modern China

    Edited by Vincent Goossaert, Xun Liu

    The modern history of Chinese temples and Daoism go hand in hand, and while both temples and Daoists serve Chinese society, the relationship between the two has yet to be thoroughly analysed. This book questions whether temples and Daoism are two independent aspects of modern Chinese religion, or…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Inochentism and Russian Orthodoxy: Narratives of Resistance book cover

    Inochentism and Russian Orthodoxy

    Narratives of Resistance

    By James A. Kapalo

    This book explores the history and evolution of a controversial new religious movement that emerged in the Russian borderlands of Moldova and Ukraine in the context of the Russian revolutionary period. It centres around the charismatic preaching of Inochentie, a monk of the Orthodox Church, known…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge New Religions

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia book cover

    Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition book cover

    Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition

    By Bansidhar Bhatt

    Looking at the early history of Jainism, from 6th century BCE onwards, this book focuses on one of the 24 Jinas that are identified as the main religious leaders of Jainism. It is a commonly accepted hypothesis that Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina, is an historical figure whose values were modified by…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Narratives book cover

    Jaina Narratives

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Rituals of Death: History, Doctrine and Practice book cover

    Jaina Rituals of Death

    History, Doctrine and Practice

    By Peter Flügel

    In this book, the author presents recent, somewhat unexpected, findings on the thriving cult of bone relic stupas and the ritual role of the materiality of the dead amongst contemporary Jains. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, clear evidence is offered for the ubiquity of bone relic stupas and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Religion and Social Transformations: Volume 2 book cover

    Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion: Volume 3 book cover

    Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3

    By Gerald Parsons

    This title was first published in 2002: Perspectives on Civil Religion introduces the concept of civil religion, examines the use of the concept in recent scholarship and investigates examples of civil religion in the contemporary world. The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 

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