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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 33.95
Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. Subjects... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 25.95
For centuries, Buddhist teachers and laypeople have used stories, symbols, cultural metaphors, and anecdotes to teach and express their religious views. In this introductory textbook, Carl Olson draws on these narrative traditions to detail the development of Buddhism from the life of the historical Buddha to the present. By organizing... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 179.95
Olson produces a case study in creative pedagogy that incorporates popular culture into religious studies. Utilizing rock music to discuss religious themes provides a new and unique approach to theological topics. The book does not only focus on overtly religious rock music but rather posits that lyrical usage of themes by rock musicians over the years... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1992; US$ 202.00
The primary focus of this study is to view Eliade as not only a historian of religions but also as a theologian, a philosopher, novelist and as someone engaged in cross-cultural dialogue with other religious traditions. Besides attempting to view Eliade's work from a variety of perspectives, this study contends that the scholarly work of Eliade cannot... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 109.99
The Historical Dictionary of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95
Understanding visual perceptual organization remains a challenge for vision science. Perceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives explores ideas emanating from behavioral, developmental, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and computational approaches to the problem of perceptual organization. The growing body of research... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99
The French phenomenologist Merleau-Ponty independently rediscovered something that has long been articulated in many of the various strains of Mahayana Buddhist practice, namely the ambiguous interpenetration and dependent becoming of the self and its world. These two sites of thinking have much to say to each other and in this important and provocative... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 94.99
Acknowledgments List of Contributors Introduction Part One: Metaphysics and Soteriology Chapter 1: One, Water, and Cosmogony: Reflections on the Rgveda X.129 and the Taiyi sheng shui Chapter Two: Exploring Parallels between the Philosophy of Upanisads and Daoism Chapter Three: The Way of silent Realization: Ineffability... more...