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  • Buddhismby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This "Very Short Introduction" introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. It explores the distinctive features of Buddhism; how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries; and how dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. more...

  • On Hinduismby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    On Hinduism is a penetrating analysis of many of the most crucial and contested issues in Hinduism, from the Vedas to the present day. In a series of 63 connected essays, it discusses Hindu concepts of polytheism, death, gender, art, contemporary puritanism, non-violence, and much more. more...

  • Leben in der Kraft der Ritualeby Regina von Brück; Michael von Brück

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 17.59

    Regina und Michael von Brück zeigen in ihrem neuen Buch, wie Rituale das Leben strukturieren und in einen größeren Sinnzusammenhang stellen. Während der letzten dreißig Jahre haben die Autoren immer wieder den Gnanananda Ashram in Indien besucht, an den dortigen Ritualen teilgenommen und Gespräche mit dem spirituellen Lehrer, Swami Nityananda Giri,... more...

  • Der Buddhismusby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 8.46

    Der Buddhismus ist seit mehr als zweitausend Jahren eine der großen geistigen Bewegungen in den Kulturen Asiens und übt heute weltweit eine ungebrochene Faszination aus. Das Buch stellt den Buddhismus in seiner historischen Entwicklung und vielfältigen Auffächerung dar und endet mit der Aufnahme des Buddhismus in der westlichen Welt.   Biographische... more...

  • Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peaceby Olivier Urbain

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Who is Daisaku Ikeda? At one level, he is the leader of a religious movement - Soka Gakkai - which began in Japan, where it still has its headquarters, but which now claims 12 million adherents around the world. At another level, he is a globetrotting figure whose formal conversations with diverse writers, thinkers and diplomats - including Arnold... more...

  • Buddhist Scripturesby Donald Lopez

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.65

    While Buddhism has no central text such as the Bible or the Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha. This rich anthology brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese. There are... more...

  • Der Buddha und der ?Andere?by Caroline Widmer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 113.56

    Als wahrscheinlich älteste vollständige Überlieferung des Buddhismus reflektiert der Pali-Kanon in literarisch-narrativer Form die Auseinandersetzung mit religiös ?Anderen? aus emischer Perspektive. Die Suttas berichten nicht nur, wie der Buddha Mitglieder seines Ordens belehrt, sondern auch, wie er Vertretern anderer religiöser Gruppierungen begegnet... more...

  • The Making of Sikh Scriptureby Gurinder Singh Mann

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 124.99

    The Adi Granth ("original book"), the primary scripture of the Sikhs, comprises approximately 3,000 hymns. Although the authorship of the hymns is well-recorded, the history of the compilation the Adi Granth - the creation of the Sikh "canon" - is the subject of considerable speculation and debate. In this book, Gurinder Mann attempts to construct... more...

  • Buddhism: The Basicsby Cathy Cantwell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 23.95

    Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions practices and beliefs ethical guidelines and philosophy religious texts community With helpful features including... more...

  • The A to Z of Sikhismby W. H. McLeod

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    This reference provides a chronology of events, a brief introduction that gives a general overview of the religion, and a dictionary with several hundred entries, which present the gurus and other leaders, trace the rather complex history, expound some of the precepts and concepts, describe many of the rites and rituals, and explain the meaning of... more...