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  1. Understanding Religious Ritual

    Theoretical approaches and innovations

    Edited by John P. Hoffmann

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Although numerous studies of religious rituals have been conducted by religious studies scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists, it is rare to find a work that brings scholars from different disciplines together to discuss the similarities and differences in their research. This...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

    Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way

    By Thomas Doctor

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

    By Simon Shui-Man Kwan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others. Two types of anti-colonialist resistance within Asian theologies are identified and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Sects, Cults and New Religions

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Danielle Kirby

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

    By Victor Roudometof

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. '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