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Forthcoming World Religions Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

    By Dina Afrianty

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they...

    To Be Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Buddhist World

    Edited by John Powers

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This volume offers a lively and up-to-date survey of the current state of Buddhist Studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics such as Buddha nature, heaven, ritual, pilgrimage and other aspects important to an understanding of Buddhism. The...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 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 April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Taoism

    Edited by Russell Kirkland

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Among the world’s major religions, and as one of the five religions officially recognized in the People’s Republic of China, Taoism is undoubtedly the most incompletely known and most poorly understood. This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative anthology to...

    To Be Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana

    By Joel Tatelman

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Buddhism in Australia

    Traditions in Change

    Edited by Cristina Rocha, Michelle Barker

    The number of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent years. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 per cent of Australia's population, almost doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the fastest growing religion in the country. This book analyses the arrival and localisation of...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge