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Forthcoming World Religions Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by...

    To Be Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the...

    To Be Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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