Religion: World Religions

  • Understanding Religious Ritual: Theoretical approaches and innovations book cover

    Understanding Religious Ritual

    Theoretical approaches and innovations, 1st Edition

    Edited by John P. Hoffmann

    Although numerous studies of religious rituals have been conducted by religious studies scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists, it is rare to find a work that brings scholars from different disciplines together to discuss the similarities and differences in their research. This…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China: Charisma, Money, Enlightenment book cover

    The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Islamic Revival in Nepal: Religion and a New Nation book cover

    Islamic Revival in Nepal

    Religion and a New Nation, 1st Edition

    By Megan Adamson Sijapati

    This book draws on extensive fieldwork among Muslims in Nepal to examine the local and global factors that shape contemporary Muslim identity and the emerging Islamic revival movement based in the Kathmandu valley.  Nepal's Muslims are active participants in the larger global movement of Sunni…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Ethics and the Golden Rule book cover

    Ethics and the Golden Rule

    1st Edition

    By Harry J Gensler

    It is commonly accepted that the golden rule—most often formulated as "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"—is a unifying element between many diverse religious traditions, both Eastern and Western. Its influence also extends beyond such traditions, since many non-religious…

    Paperback – 2013-03-19

  • Political Theologies in the Holy Land: Israeli Messianism and its Critics book cover

    Political Theologies in the Holy Land

    Israeli Messianism and its Critics, 1st Edition

    By David Ohana

    This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author…

    Paperback – 2013-03-11
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Religion, Language, and Power book cover

    Religion, Language, and Power

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nile Green, Mary Searle-Chatterjee

    Religion, Language and Power shows that the language of ‘religion’ is far from neutral, and that the packaging and naming of what English speakers call ‘religious’ groups or identities is imbued with the play of power. Religious Studies has all too often served to amplify voices from other…

    Paperback – 2012-10-10
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy book cover

    Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Desireless action is typically cited as a criterion of the liberated person in classical Indian texts. Contemporary authors argue with near unanimity that since all action is motivated by desire, desireless action is a contradiction. They conclude that desireless action is action performed without…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Christianity and the State in Asia: Complicity and Conflict book cover

    Christianity and the State in Asia

    Complicity and Conflict, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julius Bautista, Francis Khek Gee Lim

    Christianity is one of the most rapidly growing religions in Asia. Despite the challenges of political marginalisation, church organisations throughout much of Asia are engaged in activities - such as charity, education and commentary on public morality - that may either converge or conflict with…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Tibetan Rituals of Death: Buddhist Funerary Practices book cover

    Tibetan Rituals of Death

    Buddhist Funerary Practices, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Gouin

    This book describes and analyses the structure and performance of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals, and situates that performance within the wider context of Buddhist death practices generally. Drawing on a detailed and systematic comparative survey of existing records of Tibetan funerary practices,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Parsis in India and the Diaspora book cover

    Parsis in India and the Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Hinnells, Alan Williams

    The Parsis are India's smallest minority community, yet they have exercised a huge influence on the country. As pioneers in education in nineteenth century India, and as leading figures in banking and commerce, medicine, law and journalism, they were at the forefront of India's industrial…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India book cover

    The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    1st Edition

    By Ludwig Alsdorf

    For the first time, this influential study by Ludwig Alsdorf is made available to an English speaking audience, translated by Bal Patil. It focuses on two of the most pertinent issues in Indian religion, the history of vegetarianism and cow-veneration, and its historical approach remains relevant…

    Paperback – 2012-02-06
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • The World's Religions book cover

    The World's Religions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Clarke, Friedhelm Hardy, Leslie Houlden, Stewart Sutherland

    * Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world* Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of…

    Paperback – 2011-11-11
    Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

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