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  1. Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins

    Laughter in the History of Religion

    By Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

    Published May 15th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Popular Religion in Russia

    'Double Belief' and the Making of an Academic Myth

    By Stella Rock

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This book dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia alongside Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie, is in fact an academic myth. Scholars, citing the medieval origins of the term, have often portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied by...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka

    Edited by Mahinda Deegalle

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

    Edited by Anthony Reid, Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule (Dar-ul-Islam) or a state of war with the essentially illegitimate...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Radical Orthodoxy Reader

    Edited by John Milbank, Simon Oliver

    The Radical Orthodoxy Reader presents a selection of key readings in the field of Radical Orthodoxy, the most influential theological movement in contemporary academic theology. Radical Orthodoxy draws on pre-Enlightenment theology and philosophy to engage critically with the assumption and...

    Published April 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  6. Buddhism in the Public Sphere

    Reorienting Global Interdependence

    By Peter D. Hershock

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The core teachings and practices of Buddhism are systematically directed toward developing keen and caring insight into the relational or interdependent nature of all things. Hershock applies Buddhist thought to reflect on the challenges to public good, created by emerging social, economic, and...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Buddhism, Power and Political Order

    Edited by Ian Harris

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Weber's claim that Buddhism is an otherworldly religion is only partially true. Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundane interests to dwell on a variety of politically-related matters. The significance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later traditions of...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Federalism, Nationalism and Development

    India and the Punjab Economy

    By Pritam Singh

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book throws new light on the study of India's development through an exploration of the triangular relationship between federalism, nationalism and the development process. It focuses on one of the seemingly paradoxical cases of impressive development and sharp federal conflicts that have been...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  9. South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Christianity, Islam and Nationalism in Indonesia

    By Charles E. Farhadian

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Although over eighty percent of the country is Muslim, Indonesia is marked by an extraordinary diversity in language, ancestry, culture, religion and ways of life. This book focuses on the Christian Dani of West Papua, providing a social and ethnographic history of the most important indigenous...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge