Religion: World Religions

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thought: Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi book cover

    An Introduction to Daoist Thought

    Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi, 1st Edition

    By Eske Møllgaard

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi’s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the…

    Paperback – 2011-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Women in the Hindu Tradition: Rules, Roles and Exceptions book cover

    Women in the Hindu Tradition

    Rules, Roles and Exceptions, 1st Edition

    By Mandakranta Bose

    This book accounts for the origin and evolution of the nature and roles of women within the Hindu belief system. It explains how the idea of the goddess has been derived from Hindu philosophical ideas and texts of codes of conduct and how particular models of conduct for mortal women have been…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Rethinking Religion in India: The Colonial Construction of Hinduism book cover

    Rethinking Religion in India

    The Colonial Construction of Hinduism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

    This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia: Places of Practice book cover

    Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia

    Places of Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Benn, Lori Meeks, James Robson

    The area of Buddhist monasticism has long attracted the interest of Buddhist studies scholars and historians, but the interpretation of the nature and function of monasteries across diverse cultures and vast historical periods remains a focus for debate. This book provides a multifaceted discussion…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religious Commodifications in Asia: Marketing Gods book cover

    Religious Commodifications in Asia

    Marketing Gods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pattana Kitiarsa

    This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra book cover

    Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

    The Gandavyuha-sutra, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Osto

    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities book cover

    Traveling Spirits

    Migrants, Markets and Mobilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gertrud Hüwelmeier, Kristine Krause

    Maintaining and forging religious networks across borders have long been part of migrants' activities. However, due to the wide availability of communication technologies and the reduced costs of transportation, transnational social practices, including religious activities, have witnessed an…

    Paperback – 2011-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Islam and the Baha'i Faith: A Comparative Study of Muhammad ‘Abduh and ‘Abdul-Baha ‘Abbas book cover

    Islam and the Baha'i Faith

    A Comparative Study of Muhammad ‘Abduh and ‘Abdul-Baha ‘Abbas, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Scharbrodt

    Muhammad ‘Abduh (1849-1905) was one of the key thinkers and reformers of modern Islam who has influenced both liberal and fundamentalist Muslims today. ‘Abdul-Baha (1844-1921) was the son of Baha’ullah (1817-1892), the founder of the Baha’i Faith; a new religion which began as a messianic movement…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual, and Art book cover

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

    Knowledge, Ritual, and Art, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents…

    Paperback – 2011-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition: A Guide book cover

    Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition

    A Guide, 1st Edition

    By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    A clear and straightforward introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, this book presents the basic teachings of Buddha in a way that people can readily comprehend and put into practice in their daily lives. Topics such as reincarnation, actions and their effects, emptiness, liberation and enlightenment are…

    Paperback – 2010-12-14
    Routledge

  • Buddhism and Christianity: Some Bridges of Understanding book cover

    Buddhism and Christianity

    Some Bridges of Understanding, 1st Edition

    By Winston L King

    After a brief historical survey, the doctrines of dharma and karma are discussed and key elements that appear in contrasting forms in the two religions are examined.  Originally published in 1963.…

    Paperback – 2010-12-03
    Routledge

  • The Buddha's Philosophy: Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay book cover

    The Buddha's Philosophy

    Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay, 1st Edition

    By G F Allen

    This study, originally published in 1959, traces the origin of Buddhism in Brahmanism, and fixes its relationship to Hinduism, describing and stressing the basic importance of Buddhist contemplation. The first half of the book introduces the very heart of Buddhism, while the second part presents…

    Paperback – 2010-12-03
    Routledge

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