Religion: World Religions

  • Interpreting Devotion: The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India book cover

    Interpreting Devotion

    The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India, 1st Edition

    By Karen Pechilis

    Devotion is a category of expression in many of the world’s religious traditions. This book looks at issues involved in academically interpreting religious devotion, as well as exploring the interpretations of religious devotion made by a sixth century poet, a twelfth century biographer, and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Buddhism in Australia: Traditions in Change book cover

    Buddhism in Australia

    Traditions in Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cristina Rocha, Michelle Barker

    The number of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent years. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 per cent of Australia's population, almost doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the fastest growing religion in the country. This book analyses the arrival and localisation of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Altruism and Reality: Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara book cover

    Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara, 1st Edition

    By Paul Williams

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet book cover

    Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • The Wheel of Death: Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources book cover

    The Wheel of Death

    Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources, 1st Edition

    By Philip Kapleau

    Originally published in 1972, this anthology examines death through the eyes of great Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Western masters. Instructions and specific rites are set forth to enable people to guide the mind of the dying through death and the Intermediate stage which follows. The sections of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Companion Encyclopedia of Theology book cover

    Companion Encyclopedia of Theology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden, Rev Prof Leslie Houlden

    The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology provides a comprehensive guide to modern theological thought. An international team of theologians and practitioners of both the Christian and Jewish faiths investigate and consider aspects of theology in 48 self-contained articles. Neither partisan and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

  • The Politics of Religion in Indonesia: Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali book cover

    The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • A History of State and Religion in India book cover

    A History of State and Religion in India

    1st Edition

    By Ian Copland, Ian Mabbett, Asim Roy, Kate Brittlebank, Adam Bowles

    Offering the first long-duration analysis of the relationship between the state and religion in South Asia, this book looks at the nature and origins of Indian secularism. It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is wholly a product of colonial policy and modernisation, questions…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodh Gaya Jataka book cover

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosity book cover

    Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosity

    1st Edition

    By Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

    Is religion to blame for deadly conflicts? Should religious behaviour be credited more often for acts of charity and altruism? In what ways are religious and ‘spiritual’ ideas, practices and identities surviving and changing as religion loses its political power in those parts of the world which…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Physics and Metaphysics: Theories of Space and Time book cover

    Physics and Metaphysics

    Theories of Space and Time, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Trusted

    Jennifer Trusted's new book argues that metaphysical beliefs are essential for scientific inquiry. The theories, presuppositions and beliefs that neither science nor everyday experience can justify are the realm of metaphysics, literally `beyond physics'. These basic beliefs form a framework for…

    Paperback – 2014-04-14
    Routledge

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