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(P/B) AUTHORITY AND MEANING IN INDIAN RELIGIONS
HINDUISM AND THE CASE OF VALMIKI
Εκδότης: ASHGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0363-0058
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Can a text be used either to validate or to invalidate contemporary understandings? Texts may be deemed 'sacred', but sacred to whom? Do conflicting understandings matter? Is it appropriate to try to offer a resolution? For Hindus and non-Hindus, in India and beyond, Valmiki is the poet-saint who composed the epic Ramayaoa. Yet for a vocal community of dalits (once called 'untouchables'), within and outside India, Valmiki is God. How then does one explain the popular story that he started out as an ignorant and violent bandit, attacking...
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(P/B) KOREAN SHAMANISM
THE CULTURAL PARADOX
Εκδότης: ASHGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0363-0189
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Why do Koreans use shamanic ritual even though prejudice against shamanism is universal? Why do so many Koreans employ a practice that is widely stigmatised and despised as superstition? Shamanism has a contradictory position within the Korean cultural system. This has led to the periodical suppression of shamanism and has also, paradoxically, ensured its survival throughout Korean history. This book examines the place of shamans within contemporary society, exploring shamanism as a cultural practice in which people make use of shamanic ...
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(P/B) A BRIEF HISTORY OF ISLAM
Εκδότης: BLACKWELL
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0494-0040
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The nature of Islam remains an area of intense and topical interest. In this brief but absorbing history, Tamara Sonn explores the key cultural, intellectual, social, and political developments of this fascinating religion. This is a lively history of Islam which is accessible without being simplistic. This book: breaks Islamic history into four periods, to clearly demonstrate the crucial stages of development; explores the key political, cultural and ideological developments within these periods; features illuminating examples of events, ...
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(H/B) CONSUMPTION AND WEALTH IN LUKE'S TRAVEL NARRATIVE
Εκδότης: BRILL
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0657-0116
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It is suggested that because persons with access to a large surplus too often elect to spend extravagantly on their own desires and existing means of redistribution such as almsgiving and beneficence were failing to offer any lasting changes that might truly be received as 'good news' by the poor, Jesus advocates eliminating personal wealth. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) CHINESE RELIGIONS
Εκδότης: PALGRAVE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3233-0053
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This is a comprehensive work on the religions of China. As such, it includes an introduction giving an overview of the subject, and the special themes treated in the book, as well as detailed chapters on ancient religions, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese Islam, Christianity in China as well as popular religion. Throughout the book, care is taken to present both the philosophical teachings as well as the religious practices of the religious traditions, and reflections are offered regarding their present situation and future prospect...
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(H/B) HOLY WARRIORS - A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF INDIAN
Εκδότης: PORTOBELLO BOOKS
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3309-0000
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August 15, 1947 is a date etched upon the soul of every Indian. It is the day India won its freedom from the British Empire. Yet it is also the date of Partition, an act which carved up India along religious lines to create the Islamic state of Pakistan, igniting violence which killed more than a million people. 2007 sees the 60th anniversary of these events, unifying the jubilation of Independence with the grief of a nation's division. The horror of Partition lives on in the psyche of the Indian people to this day, a dark reminder of how ...
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(P/B) EXODUS
Εκδότης: PENGUIN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3452-1913
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An ancient people have been made into slaves, forced into a life of endless servitude and labour. The King has ordered that all their male children be slaughtered to make sure it stays that way. But one boy, Moses, survives, hidden in a basket on a riverbank. He will rise up to demand that the King lets his people go, bringing plagues of blood, fire and locusts in his wake until, against all the odds, he leads the Israelites to a new world... (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) A CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BAHA'I FAITH
Εκδότης: ONEWORLD
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3536-0020
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Written by a well-known author in the field of Baha'i studies, this is a comprehensive and accessible encyclopedia to the youngest of the world religions. Regarded as the second most widespread faith after Christianity, with adherents in almost every country around the globe, the Baha'i faith is nevertheless unfamiliar to many. here Dr Smith traces the origins and development of the religion from 19th century Iran to the modern day, introducing its central figures and major historical events. combining breadth with a readable yet concise s...
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(P/B) THE HERITAGE OF SUFISM (VOLUME 3)
LATE CLASSICAL PERSIANATE SUFISM (1501-1750)
Εκδότης: ONEWORLD
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3536-0069
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This last volume of three is devoted to the examination and celebration of the artistic, literary and mystical culture and the intellectual life of 16th, 17th and the first half of 18th century Safavid Iran and Mughal India. The early part of this period marked the peak of Muslim political power....
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THE BAHA 'I FAITH - A SHORT HISTORY
Εκδότης: ONEWORLD
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3536-0087
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Tracing the rise and development of the second most widespread religion in the world, this is a succinct but comprehensive study of the history of the Baha'i Faith. Dr Smith, a well-known writer in the field, deftly explores the religion from its origins in mid-nineteenth century Iran to the spiritual and social concerns of the present day. His account features coverage of: - the Babi movement from which the Baha'i Faith grew - the life and teachings of the prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah, and his successors - the global e...
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(P/B) MONKS, MIRACLES AND MAGIC
REFORMATION REPRESENTATIONS OF THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH
Εκδότης: ROUTLEDGE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3707-0707
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Helen L. Parish presents an innovative new study of Reformation attitudes to medieval Christianity, revealing the process by which the medieval past was rewritten by Reformation propagandists. This fascinating account sheds light on how the myths and legends of the middle ages were reconstructed, reinterpreted, and formed into a historical base for the Protestant church in the sixteenth century. Crossing the often artificial boundary between medieval and modern history, Parish draws upon a valuable selection of writings on the lives of the...
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(H/B) BUDDHISTS, BRAHMINS, AND BELIEF
EPISTEMOLOGY IN SOUTH ASIAN PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0049
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In Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief, Dan Arnold examines how the Brahmanical tradition of Purva Mimamsa and the writings of the seventh-century Buddhist Madhyamika philosopher Candrakirti challenged dominant Indian Buddhist views of epistemology. Arnold retrieves these two very different but equally important voices of philosophical dissent, showing them to have developed highly sophisticated and cogent critiques of influential Buddhist epistemologists such as Dignaga and Dharmakirti. His analysis - developed in conversation with modern Wes...
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