Religion: World 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 – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan

    Edited by Aparna Pande

    With a population of 190 million, Pakistan is strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Central and South Asia and has the second largest Muslim population in the world. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of issues from…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity book cover

    Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a 19-20th c. construct that emerged in response to modern historical conjunctures in South and Southeast Asia. This book explores these historical forces, both external to and within the tradition and analyses in…

    Hardback – 2017-07-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Early Christian World book cover

    The Early Christian World

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Philip F. Esler

    Since its publication in 2000, The Early Christian World has come to be regarded by scholars, students and the general reader as one of the most informative and accessible works in English on the origins, development, character and major figures of early Christianity. In this new edition, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception book cover

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures

    From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception

    By Fiachra Long, Siobhán Dowling Long

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Building Temples in China: Memories, Tourism and Identities book cover

    Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Jaina Law and Society book cover

    Jaina Law and Society

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    The struggle for the legal recognition of the Jain community in India as a religious minority from 1992 onwards has generated a renewed interest in Jaina law and an intense debate on the question of Jain identity in the context of the wider question of the interface between religion, society, law…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach book cover

    Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    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 – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Indian Thought and Western Theism: The Vedanta of Ramanuja book cover

    Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedanta of Ramanuja

    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 – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Future of Hindu–Christian Studies: A Theological Inquiry book cover

    The Future of Hindu–Christian Studies

    A Theological Inquiry

    By Francis X. Clooney

    The field of Hindu-Christian studies revives theology as a particularly useful interreligious discipline. Though a sub-division of the broader Hindu-Christian dialogue, it is also a distinct field of study, proper to a smaller group of religious intellectuals. At its best it envisions a two-sided,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Birth in Buddhism: The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom book cover

    Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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