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  • Readings in Eastern Religionsby Harold Coward; Eva K. Neumaier; Ronald Neufeldt

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Developed principally for use in introductory courses in the study of religious traditions in the East, this anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China and Japan. The selections are arranged both chronologically and thematically within religious traditions and include readings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism... more...

  • Yoga Powersby Knut A. Jacobsen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book offers a number of new insights in the history of yoga powers in the South Asian religious traditions, analyzes the position of the powers in the salvific process and in conceptions of divinity, and explores the rational explanations of the powers provided by the traditions. more...

  • The Self Possessedby Frederick M. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    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...

  • Dialogue in Early South Asian Religionsby Dr Brian Black; Professor Laurie Patton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 39.95

    Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded conversations from different times and places. Including some of the most established scholars of South Asian... more...

  • Religions of South Asiaby Sushil Mittal; Gene Thursby

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    South Asia is home to many of the world's most vibrant religious faiths. It is also one of the most dynamic and historically rich regions on earth, where changing political and social structures have caused religions to interact and hybridise in unique ways. This textbook introduces the contemporary religions of South Asia, from the indigenous religions... more...

  • South Asian Religions on Displayby Knut A. Jacobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both in South Asia and in the South Asian Diaspora. Processions... more...

  • Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacificby Gary D. Bouma; Rodney Ling; Douglas Pratt

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 159.00

    Religious diversity is now a social fact in most countries of the world. While reports of the impact of religious diversity on Europe and North America are reasonably well-known, the ways in which Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific are religiously diverse and the ways this diversity has been managed are not. This book addresses this lack of information... more...

  • The Guru in South Asiaby Jacob Copeman; Aya Ikegame

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a set of fresh and compelling interdisciplinary approaches to the enduring phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. Moving across different gurus and kinds of gurus, and between past and present, the chapters call attention to the extraordinary scope and richness of the social lives and roles of South Asian gurus. Prevailing scholarship... more...

  • Casting Faithsby Thomas David DuBois

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 117.00

    How did European imperialism shape the ideas and practices of religion in East and Southeast Asia? Casting Faiths brings together eleven scholars to show how Western law, governance, education and mission shaped the basic understanding of what religion is, and what role it should play in society. more...

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