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New and Published Books

  1. Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

    By David F. Burton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Asian Religions, Technology and Science

    Edited by István Keul

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Rishi of Bangladesh

    A History of Christian Dialogue

    By Dr Cosimo Zene, Cosimo Zene

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics

    An Outline of Indian Non-Realism

    By Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    Based on original translations of passages from the works of three major thinkers of the classical Indian school of Advaita (Sankara, Vacaspati and Sri Harsa), but addressing issues found in Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein and contemporary analytic philosophers, this book argues for a...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Theology of Ramanuja

    Realism and Religion

    By C. J. Bartley

    This is the first attempt to understand Ramanuja in the context of his religious and philosophical tradition. It is the only work which establishes his indebtedness to his immediate predecessor Yamuna and which identifies his actual opponents. It is accordingly a contribution to the wider history...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India

    By Avril Ann Powell

    Focuses on the period leading up to the Indian Mutiny of 1857....

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Public Culture

    Encounters and Identities in Modern South India

    By Keith E. Yandell Keith E. Yandell, John J. Paul

    The last two centuries have witnessed profound changes in the nature of public consciousness. Nowhere has this been more true than in India, especially in relation to changing cultures of public life and religious tradition in South India. Essays in this collection attempt to explore the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara

    By Paul Williams

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara....

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge