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Major Works: Buddhism

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 33 new and published major works in the subject of Buddhism — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Buddhism and Religious Diversity

    Edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    In today’s globalized world, religious diversity has become one of the strongest challenges to the self-understanding of any major religious tradition, provoking two interdependent questions. How does it see itself in the light of others? And, how does it see others in the light of its own...

    Published September 28th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Spirituality in the Modern World

    Within Religious Tradition and Beyond

    Edited by Paul Heelas

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that during the last century, most especially during and since the 1960s, the language of spirituality has become one of the most significant ways in which the sacred has come to be understood and judged in the West, and, increasingly, elsewhere. Whether it is...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Anthropology of Religion

    Edited by Phillips Stevens Jr.

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Shinto

    At the Fountainhead of Japan

    By Jean Herbert

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto,...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. A Study of Shinto

    The Religion of the Japanese Nation

    By Genchi Katu

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume investigates and present the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compile on strict lines of religious...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Buddhist Sects of Japan

    Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries

    By E Steinilber-Oberlin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. RLE: Buddhism (20 vols)

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

    Both Routledge & Kegan Paul and Allen & Unwin were pioneers in publishing work on Buddhist philosophy long before the subject became fashionable in the 1960s, and this tradition has been sustained to the present day. Drawing on the deep backlist of these imprints, this new Routledge Library...

    Published February 15th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

    By Peter Masefield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

    Originally published in 1986. In this study of initiation in the Nikayas (Discourses of the Buddha), the author presents evidence which makes it clear that salvation in early Buddhism depended upon the intervention of the Buddha’s grace. Contrary to the view of Buddhism as a philosophy of...

    Published February 15th 2008 by Routledge

  9. The Central Philosophy of Buddhism

    A Study of the Madhyamika System

    By T R V Murti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

    Originally published in 1955. The Madhyamika philosophy is, in the author’s view, the philosophy which created a revolution in Buddhism and through that in the whole range of Indian philosophy. This volume is a study of the Madhyamika philosophy in all its important aspects and is divided into...

    Published February 15th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Pathways of Buddhist Thought

    Essays from The Wheel

    By Ven Nyanaponika

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

    Originally published in 1971. The essays in this volume cover some of the most important aspects of Buddhism and include discussion of such themes as the nature of Buddhism, Buddhist ethics and philosophical concepts, Buddhism and science, the Power of Mindfulness, Anatta and Nibbana. &...

    Published February 15th 2008 by Routledge