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  • The Blackwell Companion to Hinduismby Gavin Flood

    Wiley 2008; US$ 247.95

    An ideal resource for courses on Hinduism or world religions, this accessible volume spans the entire field of Hindu studies. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience. Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism Features four coherent sections covering... more...

  • Buddhism in World Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change. 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...

  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    This overview and evaluation of Buddhist thought and practice examines concepts from a Christian perspective. It focuses on Buddhist ideas of holiness and how they compare to similar values in Christianity. more...

  • The Dhammapadaby John Ross Carter; Mahinda Palihawadana

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 48.99

    An English translation of the most popular text in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. The book includes a translation (with transliteration) of the Pali commentary on the verses, as well as the translators' own notes and commentary. more...

  • The Embodiment of Bhaktiby Karen Pechilis Prentiss

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 124.99

    This work aims to offer an interpretive history of bhakti, an influential religious perspective in Hinduism. The author argues that although Bhakti is mentioned in every contemporary sourcebook on Indian religions, it still lacks an agreed-upon definition. more...

  • Dreaming the Great Brahminby Kurtis R. Schaeffer

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    Explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. This book offers a comprehensive cultural and literary history of the well-known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, known as the Great Brahmin. more...

  • Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourseby Brian A. Hatcher

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    This book examines the classical roots and contempoary significance of eclecticism within modern Hindu discourse. It focuses on the thought of Swami Vivekananda as exemplary of the tone and character of modern Hindu eclecticism and then seeks to identify its historical Indian antecedents. more...

  • Offering Flowers, Feeding Skullsby June McDaniel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    In 'Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls', June McDaniel provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. She identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners, tracing these strands through Bengali culture. more...

  • The New Buddhismby James William Coleman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    This work looks at the evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After recounting the spread of Buddhism in the East, James Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by Western teachers, and finds that they have borrowed from different traditions that never intersect in their original context. more...