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Major Works: World Religions

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 37 new and published major works in the subject of World Religions — 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. Hinduism

    Edited by Will Sweetman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The study of Hinduism is fragmented among many disciplines. Early academic study of Hinduism was overwhelmingly a study of texts, and while a strong philological tradition continues to characterise much work on Hinduism (in particular in Indology), very different materials and questions animate...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Sacred Books of the East (POD)

    By F. Max Muller

    These subsets of the Sacred Books of the East series include translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The Vedic Brahmanic System claims 21 volumes, Buddhism 10, and...

    Published February 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Religion and the Environment

    Edited by Roger S. Gottlieb

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    In the last two decades a new form of religiously motivated social action and a virtually new field of academic study—each based in recognition of the connections between religion and humanity’s treatment of the environment—have developed. Interactions between religion and environmental concern...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge

  9. The Buddha's Philosophy

    Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay

    By G F Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

    This study, originally published in 1959, traces the origin of Buddhism in Brahmanism, and fixes its relationship to Hinduism, describing and stressing the basic importance of Buddhist contemplation. The first half of the book introduces the very heart of Buddhism, while the second part presents...

    Published February 11th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Buddhism and Christianity

    Some Bridges of Understanding

    By Winston L King

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

    After a brief historical survey, the doctrines of dharma and karma are discussed and key elements that appear in contrasting forms in the two religions are examined. Originally published in 1963....

    Published February 11th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Taoism
    Edited by Russell Kirkland
    To Be Published March 15th 2015

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