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The Administration of Buddhism in China:

A Study and Translation of Zanning and the Topical Compendium of the Buddhist Clergy (Da Song Seng shilue)
Albert Welter
ISBN: 9781604979428

"The Seng shi lüe, translated here for the first time, is an important testament to the incorporation of Buddhism into the Chinese imperial bureaucracy. Serving as a window to Buddhism in China at the dawn of the second millennium, this valuable book, presented with extensive annotation, holds a unique place in Chinese historiography." —John Kieschnick, Stanford University Read More..

Buddhist Transformations and Interactions:

Essays in Honor of Antonino Forte
Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604979718

"Each chapter reads like a node in a vast and ongoing network of themes, and promises to become the starting point for new and exciting lines of research. This book is a most valuable resource for scholars in Buddhist studies and Chinese religious studies.” —Fabio Rambelli, Professor of Religious Studies & East Asian Languages and International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Read More..

Christianity Online:

Response to The Da Vinci Code as Impression Management
John Dillon and William McKeel
ISBN: 9781934043684

The first book to study how "major Christian religions online” responded, and content-analyzes the messages put forth to deal with public perceptions of The Da Vinci Code. Read More..

Early Indian and Theravada Buddhism:

Soteriological Controversy and Diversity
Bradley Clough
ISBN: 9781604978292

Prior to this study, past scholarship--which preferred to portray early Indian and Theravada Buddhism as wholly rationalist systems--has shied away from giving ample treatment on the noble person who possesses supernormal powers. This book examines the dichotomy between two Theravada monastic vocations that have grown out of the vocational and soteriological tensions. Read More..

An Existential Reading of the Confucian Analects

Andrew Zhonghu Yan
ISBN: 9781604977530

In this existential reading of the Analects, the author takes Paul Tillich as an omnipresent dialogical partner because his existential theology was at one time very influential in the West and currently very popular in Chinese academia. The study's most important contribution is how it reveals the religious or theological dimension of the Confucian Analects. Read More..

The Fifohazana:

Madagascar’s Indigenous Christian Movement
Cynthia Holder Rich
ISBN: 9781604975819

The Fifohazana is one of the most intriguing current instances of indigenous Christianity in the world. This volume provides the reader with a very clear understanding of what the Fifohazanamovement is all about historically, theologically, in terms of the main characters involved, its tremendous contributions to what a Christian healing ministry might ideally be, and as it relates to the larger world of church and society. The book is strengthened by the contributions of a diverse international group of scholars and participants in the movement. Read More..

The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography:

Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka
Tanya Storch
ISBN: 9781604978773

"As the first general study of Chinese Buddhist bibliography in English by an author who demonstrates a thorough command of the material, this book is the first place scholars should turn to for information about the structure and formation of the Chinese Buddhist canon. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every specialist in pre-modern Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Buddhism." – John Kieschnick, Stanford University Read More..

A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China

Eli Alberts
ISBN: 9781934043141

“The book is truly delightful…this is the first book that combines Chinese, Japanese and Western perspectives on the study of Yao identity and religion. The extremely creative interpretation, using a large amount of materials that hitherto have not attracted much attention, makes what might have been a boring topic fascinating and meaningful. This book is indeed an excellent example of the study of ethnic relations.” - Asian Anthropology Read More..

Internet Popular Culture and Jewish Values:

The Influence of Technology on Religion in Israeli Schools
Lawrence Sherlick and Junhao Hong
ISBN: 9781934043967

This highly original study examines the convergence of religion, elementary education, Internet technology, and popular culture messages within Jewish elementary school classrooms in Israel. This is an important book for those in communication, education, Jewish Studies, and sociology of religion. Read More..

The Ismaili-Sufi Sage of Pamir:

Mubarak-i Wakhani and the Esoteric Tradition of the Pamiri Muslims
Abdulmamad Iloliev
ISBN: 9781934043974

There has been no serious scholarly research conducted on Mubarak-i Wakhani’s life and works. This book is the first introductory study on the subject, and provides the first systematic presentation of the seminal Islamic figure. Read More..

 

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