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1-10 of 13 results in Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy
Forms, Practices and Meanings
Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for...
Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge
Rethinking the Nonhuman
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....
Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge
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...
Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge
Harmony is a concept essential to Confucianism and to the way of life of past and present people in East Asia. Integrating methods of textual exegesis, historical investigation, comparative analysis, and philosophical argumentation, this book presents a comprehensive treatment of the Confucian...
Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge
In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yogini 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...
Published July 5th 2013 by Routledge
Between Mind and Body
Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a...
Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge
This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of...
Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge
Providing a rigorous analysis of Buddhist ways of understanding religious diversity, this book develops a new foundation for cross-cultural understanding of religious diversity in our time. Examining the complexity and uniqueness of Buddha’s approach to religious pluralism using four main...
Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge
Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in China. Despite its long history in China and its significant indigenization or intertwinement with Chinese society and culture, Christianity continues to generate suspicion among political elites and intense debates among broader communities...
Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge
Complicity and Conflict
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...
Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge
Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia: Collaborations and Collisions
To Be Published December 4th 2014
Asian Religions, Technology and Science
To Be Published January 25th 2015
Dharma and Science in India: Experiments with Sustainability
To Be Published February 27th 2015
Islam and Cultural Change in Papua New Guinea
To Be Published April 30th 2015
Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism
To Be Published June 29th 2015