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- Insight Editions LLC 2011; US$ 9.95
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most revered texts of all time, but it’s often impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this timeless text in a completely new way, revealing that it is, in essence, a heart-to-heart talk between two friends about the meaning of life. As Krishna and his friend Arjuna reminisce... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2010; US$ 15.99
Rather than offering a superficial overview to the philosophies of Buddhism, this reference focuses on the history and theology that underpin its major tenets. Moving across millennia as well as nations, the study investigates key principles and traditions?including the monastic life, Tantra, and pilgrimage?and describes their origins and modern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 80.00
Zarathusthtra brought about important religious reform in Iran, giving a definitely moral character and direction to religion whilst at the same time preaching the doctrine of monotheism, which offered an eternal foundation of reality to goodness as an ideal of perfection. This volume provides a substantial introduction on the life and doctrines of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 148.00
The notion of a ?politics of religion? refers to the increasing role that religion plays in the politics of the contemporary world. This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. The politics of religion calls into question the relevance of modernist... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 54.34
Hauptbeschreibung Die Autoren bieten eine aktuelle Einführung in die Geschichte und die vielfältigen Lehren und Praktiken des Buddhismus. Es gibt einen Überblick zur historischen Entwicklung des Buddhismus in Asien und dem Westen und behandelt im Anschluss diverse Themenkomplexe: buddhistische Sprachen und Texte, Weltbilder, religiöse Praxis, Sozialformen,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 69.99
The Self Possessed is a multifaceted, diachronic study reconsidering the very nature of religion in South Asia, the culmination of years of intensive research. Frederick M. Smith proposes that positive oracular or ecstatic possession is the most common form of spiritual expression in India, and that it has been linguistically distinguished from... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 179.95
This work enables scholars to analyze more deeply the meanings of these foundational verses of ancient Hindu wisdom. The text allows readers not only to utilize the authors adept translation and interpretation, but affords them the tools necessary to form independent conclusions. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95
This book offers a contemporary approach to the study of religion in modern South Asia. It explores the development of religious ideas and practices in the region, giving students a clear and critical understanding of social, political and historical context. Part One takes a fresh look at some familiar themes in the study of religion, such as... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 122.00
William Montgomery McGovern?s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and spent his latter teenage years (1914-1917) training... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95
Drawing on personal experiences of Hinduism on the ground, this book provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. It conveys the rich realities of the Hindu tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including dance, music, performance,... more...