Religion: World Religions

  • Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman book cover

    Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics

    Rethinking the Nonhuman, 1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Dalal, Chloë Taylor

    To date, philosophical discussions of animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies have been dominated by Western perspectives and Western thinkers. This book makes a novel contribution to animal ethics in showing the range and richness of ideas offered to these fields by diverse Asian traditions.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism: Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way book cover

    Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

    Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Doctor

    Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature, and Philosophy book cover

    Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahābhārata (…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology book cover

    Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

    1st Edition

    By Simon Shui-Man Kwan

    Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others. Two types of anti-colonialist resistance within Asian theologies are identified and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia book cover

    Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chiara Formichi

    Taking a critical approach to the concept of ‘religious pluralism’, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion book cover

    Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines

    Young People Reinterpreting Religion, 1st Edition

    By Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

    This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of Catholicism in the contemporary Philippines. It shows how Catholicism is apparently flourishing, with good attendance at Sunday Masses, impressive religious processions and flourishing charismatic groups, and with interventions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • A Woman's Ramayana: Candrāvatī's Bengali Epic book cover

    A Woman's Ramayana

    Candrāvatī's Bengali Epic, 1st Edition

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    The Rāmāyana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candrāvatī, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches book cover

    'Yogini' in South Asia

    Interdisciplinary Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by István Keul

    In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yoginī has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology: A History of Reception in Premodern India book cover

    Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India, 1st Edition

    By Ajay K. Rao

    The Rāmāyana of Vālmīki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Tantric Revisionings: New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion book cover

    Tantric Revisionings

    New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    Tantric Revisionings presents stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Buddhist religion, particularly their Tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies. Geoffrey Samuel adopts an historically and textually informed anthropological approach, seeking to locate and understand…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Religions in Australia: An Anthology of Recent Writings book cover

    Aboriginal Religions in Australia

    An Anthology of Recent Writings, 1st Edition

    By Françoise Dussart, Howard Morphy

    Edited by Max Charlesworth

    Over the last 25 years there has been an explosion of interest in the Aboriginal religions of Australia and this anthology provides a variety of recent writings, by a wide range of scholars. Australian Aboriginal Religions are probably the oldest extant religious systems. Over some 50,000 years…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception book cover

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures

    From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fiachra Long, Siobhán Dowling Long

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22
    Routledge

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