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Forthcoming World Religions Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Translating Religion

    What is Lost and Gained?

    Edited by Michael DeJonge, Christiane Tietz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Translating Religion advances thinking about translation as a critical category in religious studies, combining theoretical reflection about processes of translation in religion with focused case studies that are international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. By operating with broad...

    To Be Published July 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    By James Stewart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pali source materials do not encourage...

    To Be Published August 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Tantric Mantras

    Studies on Mantrasastra

    By Andre Padoux

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia

    Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata

    By James Hegarty

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the greatest works of world literature and pivotal for the understanding of both Hindu traditions and wider society in ancient, medieval and modern South Asia. This book presents a new synthesis of philological, anthropological and cognitive-linguistic method and...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sufism and Saint Veneration in Contemporary Bangladesh

    The Maijbhandaris of Chittagong

    By Hans Harder

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Focusing on the Maijbhandari movement in Chittagong, south-eastern Bangladesh, which claims the status of the only Sufi order originated in Bengal and which has gained immense popularity in recent years, this book provides a comprehensive picture of an important aspect of contemporary Bengali Islam...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Interpreting Devotion

    The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India

    By Karen Pechilis

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Devotion is a category of expression in many of the world’s religious traditions. This book looks at issues involved in academically interpreting religious devotion, as well as exploring the interpretations of religious devotion made by a sixth century poet, a twelfth century biographer, and...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians...

    To Be Published August 17th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 August 17th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Japanese Religions and Globalization

    By Ugo Dessì

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of...

    To Be Published August 21st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine

    Edited by Bjarne Olesen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Sakta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of...

    To Be Published August 24th 2015 by Routledge