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  1. The Divine and the Demonic

    Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India

    By Dr Graham Dwyer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    Based on fieldwork in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, this book focuses on supernatural affliction - illness and misfortune ascribed to demonic spirits or ghosts and to other mystical agents, such as sorcerers and witches. The study augments and extends the existing scholarship on a range of...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

    Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition

    By Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Genealogy of the South Indian Deities

    An English Translation of Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg's Original German Manuscript with a Textual Analysis and Glossary

    By Daniel Jeyaraj

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    For the first time Genealogy of the South Indian Deities, the work of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the first Protestant missionary in India, is made accessible to an English readership. Originally published in 1713, the text reveals Ziegenbalg's ethos in the emerging European Enlightenment...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

    By James Egge

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    Demonstrates that Buddhists appropriated the practice, vocabulary, and ideology of sacrifice from Vedic religion, and discusses the relationship of this sacrificial discourse to ideas of karma in the Pali canon and in early Buddhism....

    Published March 20th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Beyond Personal Identity

    Dogen, Nishida, and a Phenomenology of No-Self

    By Gereon Kopf

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    Applies Dogen Kigen's religious philosophy and the philosophy of Nishida Kitaro to the philosophical problem of personal identity, probing the applicability of the concept of non-self to the philosophical problems of selfhood, otherness, and temporality which culminate in the conundrum of personal...

    Published October 18th 2001 by Routledge

  6. The Biographical Tradition in Sufism

    The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami

    By Jawid A. Mojaddedi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi biographies....

    Published December 20th 2000 by Routledge

  7. Krsna: Lord or Avatara?

    The Relationship Between Krsna and Visnu

    By Freda Matchett

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    This is a study of three Sanskrit texts, the Harivamsa, the Visnupurana, and the Bhagavatabelonging to the puranic genre, the chief source of knowledge of the origins of popular Hinduism. It treats them as integrated compositions and displays the theological motives and creative skill which have...

    Published December 7th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Shinto in History

    Ways of the Kami

    By John Breen, Mark Teeuwen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine...

    Published July 2nd 2000 by Routledge

  9. Tradition and Liberation

    The Hindu Tradition in the Indian Women's Movement

    By Catherine A Robinson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    The text examines the role of the Hindu tradition in the ideology and methodology of the Indian women's movement. By showing how leaders of the movement have restated aspects of the tradition, it provides insight into the ways in which a women's movement can restate a religious tradition....

    Published August 24th 1999 by Routledge

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