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  1. Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

    Edited by Chiara Formichi

    Series: Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

    Taking a critical approach to the concept of ‘religious pluralism’, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Study of Religion: A Reader

    By John S. Harding, Hillary P. Rodrigues

    This collection illustrates the spectrum of ideas that people throughout history have had when considering how to understand and study religion. The editors present a selection of key writings that reflect a broad range of voices on the nature and practice of the discipline. Religious studies draws...

    Published August 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 'Yogini' in South Asia

    Interdisciplinary Approaches

    Edited by István Keul

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yogini has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings...

    Published July 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candravati, a...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Revival in Nepal

    Religion and a New Nation

    By Megan Adamson Sijapati

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book draws on extensive fieldwork among Muslims in Nepal to examine the local and global factors that shape contemporary Muslim identity and the emerging Islamic revival movement based in the Kathmandu valley. Nepal's Muslims are active participants in the larger global movement of Sunni...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

    Between Mind and Body

    Edited by Geoffrey Samuel, Jay Johnston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

    On Knowing and What is to Be Known

    By ShashiPrabha Kumar

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from a new perspective. It argues that it reveals an...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Ethics and the Golden Rule

    By Harry J. Gensler

    It is commonly accepted that the golden rule—most often formulated as "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"—is a unifying element between many diverse religious traditions, both Eastern and Western. Its influence also extends beyond such traditions, since many non-religious...

    Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Political Theologies in the Holy Land

    Israeli Messianism and its Critics

    By David Ohana

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge