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  • Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asiaby Chiara Formichi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Taking a critical approach to the concept of ?religious pluralism?, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among people of different religious traditions or among... more...

  • The Real Tripitakaby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1952. The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an account of a Japanese pilgrim's visit to China in the ninth century, which describes the Wu-t'ai Shan, China's great place of Pilgrimage, and... more...

  • The Bhagavadgita with the Sanatsujatiya and the Anugitaby F. Max Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 200.00

    This is a subset of the Sacred Books of the East Series which includes 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 works have been translated by leading authorities in their field. more...

  • History and Material Culture in Asian Religionsby Benjamin Fleming; Richard Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ?classical? languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship and popular culture, but it has contributed to the... more...

  • A Woman's Ramayanaby Mandakranta Bose; Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The R?m?yana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candr?vat?, a woman poet from Bengal. It is a highly individual... more...

  • The Buddhist Way of Lifeby F Harold Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1951. This study of Buddhism deals with the early tradition, followed by a brief consideration of its historicity and the form the religion takes in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. The main line of development in India, China and Japan is then discussed. Focussing on essential Buddhism in both its chief schools, the... more...

  • The Footprint of the Buddhaby E F C Ludowyk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1958, this volume discusses the Buddhist monuments of Sri Lanka, which represent a distinctive and valuable portion of the art of the ancient and medieval world. It traces the development of this artistic achievement and places it in the appropriate religious, philosophical and historical context. Supporting the text... more...

  • Buddhismusby Oliver Freiberger; Christoph Kleine

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 48.60

    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, Staat und... more...

  • Geschlechtsmoral und Gleichgeschlechtlichkeit im Zoroastrismusby Götz König

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 105.85

    Innerhalb der für den gesamten Zoroastrismus konstitutiven Polarität von Ordnung/Wahrheit und Trug besetzt die Sexualität eine durchaus labile Position. Genötigt, mit der ethischen Reformulierung jener ursprünglich kosmologisch-ritualistischen Begriffe eine Sexualmoral auszubilden, scheint die Sexualität unter deren Ansprüchen die Vielzahl ihrer Aspekte... more...

  • Die Religionen des alten Orientsby Daniel Snell; Cornelius Hartz

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 25.91

    Daniel C. Snell erzählt die Geschichte des religiösen Lebens im Nahen Osten von den Anfängen der Landwirtschaft bis zur Invasion Alexanders des Großen 300 v. Chr. Dabei zeichnet er die wichtigsten Entwicklungen nach, die sich im Alltag und den religiösen Vorstellungen der Menschen in Mesopotamien, Ägypten, Israel und im Iran vollzogen haben. Er beleuchtet... more...