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  1. 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...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Theistic Vedanta originated with Ramanuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Visi??advaita Vedanta and also an initiate of the Srivai??ava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Vi??u and his consort Sri, the Srivai??avas established themselves through...

    To Be Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary...

    To Be Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of...

    To Be Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedanta of Ramanuja

    By Martin Ganeri

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter: that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious...

    To Be Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity

    By Ankur Barua

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ provide the central connecting theme running through this book. It focuses on the reasons offered by both sides to defend or oppose the possibility of these cross-border movements, and shows how these reasons...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia....

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Multiculturalism and Minority Religions in Britain

    Krishna Consciousness, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Location

    By Malory Nye

    A detailed case study of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Britain. The book studies the particular development of a new religious movement within the context of Britain, and issues relating to minority religions' place within a multicultural but still hegemonically...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge