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  • A Heart Poured Outby Sister Gargi

    Kalpa Tree Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    This popular book is now available in its first paperback edition. A Heart Poured Out is the fascinating biography of Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), an illustrious teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who spent most of his life expanding the Vedanta movement in northern California while training his American students to lead authentic spiritual lives.... more...

  • Material Culture and 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...

  • Hindu Pilgrimageby Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...

  • Geschlechtsmoral und Gleichgeschlechtlichkeit im Zoroastrismusby Götz König

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 86.58

    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...

  • Inventing and Reinventing the Goddessby Sree Padma; Brenda Beck; Perundevi Srinivasan; Tracy Pintchman; Sasikumar Balasundaram; Vasudha Narayanan; Sree Padma; Neelima Shukla-Bhatt; R. Mahalakshmi; Caleb Simmons; Priya Kapoor

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...

  • Visualized Textsby Jörg Gengnagel

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 45.94

    The study of the history of South Asian cartography has long been interpreted based on Western cartographic traditions. Maps of the South Asian subcontinent were assumed to be produced by foreigners ? not by South Asians themselves. Maps actually produced in South Asia were neglected as a category in their own right. The present study focuses on the... more...

  • Mahaviraby Manoj Jain; Demi

    World Wisdom, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence tells the remarkable story of Mahavira, a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today more than 2500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow... more...

  • Die Religionen des alten Orientsby Daniel Snell; Cornelius Hartz

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 72.67

    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...

  • A World United or a World Exploited?by Peter Price

    ATF Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The processes of globalisation are reshaping our world dramatically and rapidly. The great issues of our day emphasise that we are all in this together: startling inequalities, pressures on the environment, continuing hunger and poverty, climate change, economic integration, mass migrations, instant communications and recurring armed conflicts.How... more...

  • Objects of Worship in South Asian Religionsby Knut A. Jacobsen; Mikael Aktor; Kristina Myrvold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for the devotees they may represent power regardless of... more...