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Forthcoming World Religions Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Ethical Practice, Religious Reform, and the Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Seeing Things as They Are

    By Lauren Leve

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Theravada has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to...

    To Be Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    To Be Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Hinduism

    Edited by Will Sweetman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The study of Hinduism is fragmented among many disciplines. Early academic study of Hinduism was overwhelmingly a study of texts, and while a strong philological tradition continues to characterise much work on Hinduism (in particular in Indology), very different materials and questions animate...

    To Be Published July 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality....

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for...

    To Be Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State

    By Delphine Alles

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago has attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly...

    To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    This book examines the revival of worship of the Chinese Deity Huang Daxian and the building of many new temples to the god in mainland China over the last 20 years. Following extensive fieldwork and visits to these temples, the authors analyse how development-oriented...

    To Be Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia

    Edited by Bryan S. Turner, Oscar Salemink

    The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging...

    To Be Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Introducing Anthropology of Religion

    Culture to the Ultimate, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Jaina Law and Society

    Edited by Peter Fluegel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    The struggle for the legal recognition of the Jain community in India as a religious minority from 1992 onwards has generated a renewed interest in Jaina law and an intense debate on the question of Jain identity in the context of the wider question of the interface between religion, society, law...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge