Religion: World Religions

  • South Asian Sovereignty: The Conundrum of Worldly Power book cover

    South Asian Sovereignty

    The Conundrum of Worldly Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Gilmartin, Pamela Price, Arild Engelsen Ruud

    This book brings ethnographies of everyday power and ritual into dialogue with intellectual studies of theology and political theory. It underscores the importance of academic collaboration between scholars of religion, anthropology, and history in uncovering the structures of thinking and action…

    Paperback – 2019-08-09
    Routledge India
    Exploring the Political in South Asia

  • 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

  • The Rādhā Tantra: A critical edition and annotated translation book cover

    The Rādhā Tantra

    A critical edition and annotated translation, 1st Edition

    By Mans Broo

    The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • In Search of New Age Spiritualities book cover

    In Search of New Age Spiritualities

    1st Edition

    By Adam Possamai

    The search for an adequate understanding of the New Age phenomenon is fraught with difficulties when examined within the perspectives of sociology of religion which have shed light on religion in modernity. New Agers cannot be located easily in the secularisation narrative; they move through…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters: The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age book cover

    Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters

    The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    Traditional Chinese philosophy, if engaged at all, is often regarded as an object of antiquated curiosity and dismissed as unimportant in the current age of globalization. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this book, however, challenges this judgement and offers an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beth R. Crisp

    This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Buddha in Sri Lanka: Histories and Stories book cover

    The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories, 1st Edition

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    This book examines culture, religion and polity in the context of Buddhism. Gananath Obeyesekere, one of the foremost analytical voices from South Asia develops Freud’s notion of ‘dream work’, the ‘work of culture’ and ideas of no-self (anatta) to understand Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka. This…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge India

  • The Upanisads: A Complete Guide book cover

    The Upanisads

    A Complete Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Composed from 800 BCE onwards and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader "knowledge lessons" on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion: Volume 3 book cover

    Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific: Sacred places as development spaces book cover

    Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific

    Sacred places as development spaces, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Clarke, Anna Halafoff

    Community development is most effective and efficient when it is situated and led at the local level and considers the social behaviours, needs and worldviews of local communities. With more than eight out of ten people globally self-reporting religious belief, Religion and Development in the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity book cover

    Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth Arweck

    Investigating the hitherto unexplored topic of how young people understand and relate to religious diversity in the social context in which they are growing up, this book makes a significant contribution to the existing body of literature on religious diversity and multiculturalism. It closes a gap…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Reinventions and Controversies book cover

    The World Ayahuasca Diaspora

    Reinventions and Controversies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar, Alex K. Gearin

    Ayahuasca is a psychoactive substance that has long been associated with indigenous Amazonian shamanic practices. The recent rise of the drink’s visibility in the media and popular culture, and its rapidly advancing inroads into international awareness, mean that the field of ayahuasca is quickly…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

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