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New and Published Books

  1. Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics

    Rethinking the Nonhuman

    Edited by Neil Dalal, Chloë Taylor

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    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 April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Hindu Pilgrimage

    Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

    By Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Buddhist Practice and Visual Culture

    The Visual Rhetoric of Borobudur

    By Julie Gifford

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Religion and Security in South and Central Asia

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Religion and security play an important role in traditional societies. In South and Central Asia, traditional and moderate Islamic beliefs and practices with strong indigenous and Sufi content are diametrically opposed to radical Wahabi and Taliban brands of Islam intolerant of other cultures and...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Buddhist and Christian?

    An Exploration of Dual Belonging

    By Rose Drew

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The last century witnessed a gradual but profound transformation of the West's religious landscape. In today's context of diversity, people are often influenced by, and sometimes even claim to belong to, more than one religious tradition. Buddhism and Christianity is a particularly prevalent and...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge