Religion: World Religions

  • 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

  • Religious Studies: A Global View book cover

    Religious Studies

    A Global View, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gregory D. Alles

    Drawing on recent developments in the comparative study of religion, this book explores the trends of the past sixty years from a global perspective. Each of the ten chapters covers the study of religion in a different region of the world, from Europe and the Americas to Asia and the…

    Paperback – 2010-02-23
    Routledge

  • Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Yoga in the Modern World

    Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Singleton, Jean Byrne

    Today yoga is a thoroughly globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the world by storm and is even seeing renewed popularity in India. Both in India and abroad, adults, children and teenagers are practicing yoga in diverse settings; gyms, schools, home, work, yoga studios and temples. The yoga…

    Paperback – 2009-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins: Laughter in the History of Religion book cover

    Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins

    Laughter in the History of Religion, 1st Edition

    By Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

    Paperback – 2009-05-16
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations: A Comparative Perspective book cover

    The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations

    A Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Torkel Brekke

    This book explores how issues of ethics in war and warfare have been treated by major ethical traditions of Asia. It opens a discussion about whether there are universal standards in the ideologies of warfare between the major religious traditions of the world. While the chapters are written by…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge

  • South Asian Religions on Display: Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora book cover

    South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both…

    Paperback – 2009-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Madrasas in South Asia: Teaching Terror? book cover

    Madrasas in South Asia

    Teaching Terror?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamal Malik

    After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular.…

    Paperback – 2009-04-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Science and the Indian Tradition: When Einstein Met Tagore book cover

    Science and the Indian Tradition

    When Einstein Met Tagore, 1st Edition

    By David L. Gosling

    This new text is a detailed study of an important process in modern Indian history. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, India experienced an intellectual renaissance, which owed as much to the influx of new ideas from the West as to traditional religious and cultural insights.…

    Paperback – 2008-08-31
    Routledge
    India in the Modern World

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