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  • Pinnacles of India's Pastby Walter H. Maurer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 188.00

    The Ṛgveda is the oldest of the books that comprise the scriptures of Hinduism. While its age cannot be accurately determined, it can be said with reasonable certainty that it must have existed in its present form at least as early as 1000 BC. It consists of 1,028 hymns, arranged, according to the form in which the Ṛgveda has been transmitted,... more...

  • Sound and Communicationby Annette Wilke; Oliver Moebus

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 252.00

    In Hindu India both orality and sonality have enjoyed great cultural significance since earliest times. They have a distinct influence on how people approach texts. The importance of sound and its perception has led to rites, models of cosmic order, and abstract formulas. Sound serves both to stimulate religious feelings and to give them a... more...

  • The Ubiquitous Sivaby John Nemec

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 37.99

    John Nemec examines the beginnings of the non-dual tantric philosophy of the famed Pratyabhijna or "Recognition [of God]" School of tenth-century Kashmir, the tradition most closely associated with Kashmiri Shaivism. In doing so it offers, for the very first time, a critical edition and annotated translation of a large portion of the first... more...

  • Gita Wisdomby Joshua Greene

    Insight Editions LLC 2011; US$ 9.95

    The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most revered texts of all time, but it?s often impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this timeless text in a completely new way, revealing that it is, in essence, a heart-to-heart talk between two friends about the meaning of life. As Krishna and his friend Arjuna reminisce... more...

  • Friedensstiftende Religionen?by Mathias Hildebrandt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 59.99

    Jahrelang war die Religion kein Gegenstand sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschung. Spätestens seit den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 hat das Thema jedoch Konjunktur. Dabei ist für den gegenwärtigen Diskurs der Konnex von Religion und Krieg bzw. Terror kennzeichnend. Der vorliegende Band legt das Augenmerk auf den gegenteiligen Effekt und betritt damit... more...

  • El buddhismoby Donald S. Lopez

    Editorial Kairos 2010; US$ 15.99

    Rather than offering a superficial overview to the philosophies of Buddhism, this reference focuses on the history and theology that underpin its major tenets. Moving across millennia as well as nations, the study investigates key principles and traditions—including the monastic life, Tantra, and pilgrimage—and describes their origins and modern... more...

  • The Power of the Sacred Nameby V. R. Raghavan; William J. Jackson; M. Narasimhachary

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Hinduism, as in all of the great religious traditions from around the globe, the repeating or singing of a sacred name is an integral part of prayer and daily life. With chapters that explore the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi and Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, this edited collection of the writing of renowned Indian scholar, V. Raghavan, examines... more...

  • The Everything Guide to Chakra Healingby Heidi Spear

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95

    When your chakras are in balance, you feel safe, creative, strong, and secure in yourself and in your relationships. However, at times in your life, your chakras can lose their equilibrium. If you can learn to balance your chakras, you will enjoy better health, increased contentment, and a stronger awareness of your life's true purpose. This easy-to-grasp... 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...

  • The Divine Songs of Zarathushtra (RLE Iran C)by D J Irani

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00

    Zarathusthtra brought about important religious reform in Iran, giving a definitely moral character and direction to religion whilst at the same time preaching the doctrine of monotheism, which offered an eternal foundation of reality to goodness as an ideal of perfection. This volume provides a substantial introduction on the life and doctrines of... more...