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  • 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...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 14.95

    In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the... more...

  • Einheit in der Vielfaltby Edith Franke

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 43.56

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Love Divineby Karel Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    Explores the nature and function of bhakti or devotional involvement in religious practice in India in areas where it is seldom sought or where its existence has been doubted or even denied. more...

  • A Place for Our Godsby Malory Nye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    Study of some 150 Hindu families (and about 1000 persons) living in Edinburgh, and particularly about the fact that two associations exist among them, one of which is based on activities at a temple. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...