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  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Loreby John Phd Dececco; Devdutt Pattanaik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    A god transforms into a nymph and enchants another god. A king becomes pregnant. A prince discovers on his wedding night that he is not a man. Another king has children who call him both father and mother. A hero turns into a eunuch and wears female apparel. A princess has to turn into a man before she can avenge her humiliation. Widows of a... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Edwin Arnold

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Bhagavad Gita , one of the most sacred and venerated Hindu texts, is a series of conversations between the Lord Krishna – the divine one – and the warrior prince Arjuna in the prelude to the Kurukshetra war. Consisting of seven hundred stanzas and dealing with parables, and analogies covering the Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, it... more...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianismby Michael Stausberg; Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina; Anna Tessmann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    The editors of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism ought to be lauded for presenting a superb compendium on the state of scholarship in Zoroastrian Studies. Not only does its treatment of more traditional questions pertaining to Zarathustra?s time, homeland, and Gatha s evince new and refreshing insights, but an array of novel inquiries... more...

  • The Da?va Cult in the G?th?sby Amir Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the da?vas , the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the soul after death and its passage to the other world).... more...

  • Sacred Books of the Eastby Epiphanius Wilson; Various

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.99

    Sacred Books of the East includes selections from the Vedic Hymns, Zend-Avesta, Dhammapada, Upanishads, the Koran, and the Life of Buddha, with critical and biographical sketches by Epiphanius Wilson more...

  • Zarathustra and Zoroastrianismby Michael Stausberg; Margaret Preisler-Weller

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 67.50

    This book, first published in German in 2005, offers a compact, concise and accessible survey of Zoroastrianism. This tiny religious community traces its root to Zarathustra who lived some 2,500-3,500 years ago. Chapters address Zarathustra and the origins of the religion, religious concepts and narratives, ethics and gender, priesthoods and rituals,... more...

  • Yoga and Vegetarianismby Sharon Gannon; Ingrid Newkirk

    Insight Editions LLC 2009; US$ 9.95

    Drawing upon her studies of Vedic traditions, Sharron Gannon explores how the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga is historically and structurally tied to a vegetarian lifestyle. Integral to one another, both Yoga and Vegetarianism form a framework for physical and spiritual attunement, and when practiced as a whole provide engender an incomparably... more...

  • A First Zen Readerby Trevor Leggett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    When Zen Buddhism crossed from China to Japan in the twelfth century, it entered a phase of development that was not only to inspire a magnificent range of artistic achievement but also to exert a tremendous influence upon Japanese life itself and, eventually, to bring to the attention of the West a religious philosophy both unique and challenging... more...

  • 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...