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  1. 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

  2. The Dialectics of Myth

    By Aleksei Fyodorovich Losev

    Aleksei Fedorovich Losev (1893-1988) was among the greatest Russian philosophers, thinkers, and classicists of the twentieth century. A contemporary of Mikhail Bakhtin, and a scholar of astonishing erudition, his work remained almost unknown to the public until the fall of communism in 1990. The...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. From Religious Empires to Secular States

    State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia

    By Birol Başkan

    Series: Conceptualising Comparative Politics

    In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The literature has already shattered the illusion that secularization of the state has been a...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Consul of God (Routledge Revivals)

    The Life and Times of Gregory the Great

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Gregory the Great, whose reign spanned the years between 590 and 604 A.D., was one of the most remarkable figures of the early medieval Papacy. Aristocrat, administrator, teacher and scholar, he ascended the throne of St Peter at a time of acute crisis for the Roman Church. Consul of God, first...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Jews as a Chosen People

    Tradition and transformation

    By S. Leyla Gurkan

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The concept of the Jews as a chosen people is a key element of the Jewish faith and identity. This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature,...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism

    A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Spiritual Purification in Islam

    The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

    By Gavin Picken

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Effortless Mindfulness

    Genuine Mental Health Through Awakened Presence

    By Lisa Dale Miller

    Effortless Mindfulness promotes genuine mental health through the direct experience of awakened presence—an effortlessly embodied, fearless understanding of and interaction with the way things truly are. The book offers a uniquely modern Buddhist psychological understanding of mental health...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Material Culture and Asian Religions

    Text, Image, Object

    Edited by Benjamin Fleming, Richard Mann

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge