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  • Religionen im Nahen Ostenby Hannelore Müller

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 58.40

    Diese religionswissenschaftliche Publikation führt in die religiöse Pluralität in ausgewählten Ländern des Nahen Ostens ein. Bei jeder Religionsgemeinschaft werden einheitlich religiöse Lehre, Religions- bzw. Kirchengeschichte präsentiert. In Band I kommen folgende religiöse Gruppierungen zur Sprache: im Irak Muslime, Christen, Juden, Yeziden, Mandäer,... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with... more...

  • Buddhismsby John S. Strong

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    Buddhisms: An Introduction represents a novel way of presenting the whole of the Buddhist tradition in its unity and multiplicity. Clear in its explanations, replete with tables and suggestions for further reading, it should appeal to students, yet also be of interest to scholars for some of its ways of viewing the Buddha, his teachings, and the... more...

  • The Tara Compendiumby Chokgyur Lingpa; Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo; Adeu Rinpoche; Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche; Erik Pema Kunsang

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    Tara?s tenacity is immense and Buddha Shakyamuni, when teaching on Tara, said among all the other buddhas, Tara has exceedingly great resolve. Tara is an emanation of the mother of all the buddhas of the three times. She carries out all their activities, dispelling the obstacles created through the eight or sixteen types of fear. Most significantly,... more...

  • Hinduismus und Buddhismus: Indiens Religionen im Lichte moderner Erkenntnisseby Astrid Rosenschon

    tredition 2014; US$ 2.79

    Von Indien werden viele Besucher in den Bann gezogen, weil es sehr fremdartig ist und weil die Religion so allgegenwärtig ist. Sie drückt allen anderen Lebensbereichen ihren Stempel auf. Indien gehört in vieler Hinsicht ins Guinness-Buch der Rekorde. In Indien ist die Wiege gleich zweier Weltreligionen (Hinduismus und Buddhismus). Die Offenheit des... more...

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introductionby Kim Knott

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of... more...

  • Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourseby Brian A. Hatcher

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    In this new book, Brian Hatcher examines the modern Hindu penchant for constructing religious worlds in an eclectic fashion. Noting how Hindu apologists from Rammohun Roy to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan make an almost promiscuous use of the world's many philosophies and religions to define and defend Hinduism, Hatcher sets out to explore the ancient roots... more...

  • Was Hinduism Invented?by Brian K. Pennington

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.99

    Drawing on a large body of previously untapped literature, including documents from the Church Missionary Society and Bengali newspapers, Brian Pennington offers a fascinating portrait of the process by which "Hinduism" came into being. He argues against the common idea that the modern construction of religion in colonial India was simply a fabrication... more...

  • Playing Host to Deityby Paul Younger

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 139.99

    The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. Most are located at Hindu temples, but some are at Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic centers, and many involve people or symbols from more than one religious tradition. To an observer, the activities... more...

  • Religion Against the Selfby Isabelle Nabokov

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...