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  • Einheit in der Vielfaltby Edith Franke

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 45.53

    ?Bhinneka tunggal ika? / ?Es gibt eine Einheit in der Vielfalt? ? so lauten die Worte aus einem altjavanischen Meditationstext buddhistischer Tradition, die auf dem Banner des indonesischen Staatswappens zu finden sind. Diese Worte bilden zusammen mit der Staatsphilosophie Pancasila und ihrem Gebot, an eine einzige große Gottheit zu glauben, die programmatische... 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...

  • The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asiaby Ishtiaq Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    The notion of a ?politics of religion? refers to the increasing role that religion plays in the politics of the contemporary world. This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. The politics of religion calls into question the relevance of modernist... more...

  • Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings, and Religion of the Parsisby Martin Haug

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 315.00

    The author_s principal objective in publishing these essays was to present all the materials for impartial judgment of the scriptures and religion of the Parsis. Contents: Essay I. History of the Researches into the Sacred Writings and Religion of the Parsis; Essay II. Languages of the Parsi Scriptures; Essay III. The Zend-Avesta, or the Scripture... 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...

  • 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...

  • Studying Hinduism in Practiceby Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95

    Drawing on personal experiences of Hinduism on the ground, this book provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. It conveys the rich realities of the Hindu tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including dance, music, performance,... more...

  • Living Zoroastrianismby Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This text describes the realities of modern Parsi religion through 30 interviews in which urban Parsis belonging to different social milieus and religious schools of thought discuss various aspects of their religious lives. Zoroastrianism, the faith founded by the Iranian prophet Zarathustra, originated around 1000BCE and is widely regarded as the... more...

  • South Asian Religionsby Karen Pechilis; Selva J. Raj

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    The religious landscape of South Asia is complex and fascinating. While existing literature tends to focus on the majority religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, much less attention is given to Jainism, Sikhism, Islam or Christianity.  While not nelecting the majority traditions, this valuable resource also explores the important role which the minority... more...