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New and Published Books

  1. Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Japanese Buddhism

    By Sir Charles Eliot

    Written as a companion to Eliot's 3-volume Hinduism and Buddhism this text begins with an overview of Buddhism as practiced in India and China before presenting an in depth account of the history of Buddhism in Japan. It follows the development of the Buddhist movement...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. What is Religion?

    By Jeppe Jensen

    Religious belief is one of the most pervasive and ubiquitous characteristics of human society. Religion has shadowed and illuminated human lives since primitive times, shaping the world views of cultures from isolated tribes to vast empires. Starting from the premise that religion is a concept...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Invention of God in Indigenous Societies

    By James Cox

    Indigenous societies around the world have been historically disparaged by European explorers, colonial officials and Christian missionaries. Nowhere was this more evident than in early descriptions of indigenous religions as savage, primitive, superstitious and fetishistic. Liberal intellectuals,...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including...

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha

    By Kathryn R. Blackstone

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkunis. Only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship. Important to anyone investigating women's own perspective on their religion. Also provides a clear statement about how renunciants understand...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. After Atheism

    By David Lewis

    Based on interviews with people throughout Siberia, Central Asia and European Russia about their spiritual experiences, this book brings together insights into the 'religious' worldview of those who claim to be Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, pagan or even 'atheist'. Throughout the ex-Soviet Union...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality....

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain

    Transplantation, Development and Adaptation

    By David N Kay

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge