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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..

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..

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..

The Trinitarian Vision of Jonathan Edwards and David Coffey

Steven M. Studebaker
ISBN: 9781604977936

This book addresses these areas of evangelical theology by drawing on a well-known figure in the evangelical tradition—Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)—and a contemporary Roman Catholic theologian—David Coffey (1934–). Though they may seem theological worlds apart, their use of a common trinitarian theology—the Augustinian mutual love model—led them to similar conclusions on Christology, pneumatology, and the theology of grace. Their common trinitarian vision provides resources to develop a transformational and relational vision of redemption and an inclusivist theology of religions within the evangelical tradition. 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 Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism

Marianne Dacy
ISBN: 9781604977004

"The book covers an enormous amount of material on the relationship between early Christianity and Judaism, but presents this in a highly accessible manner, clearly showing how the separation between the two emerged over time ... It is essential for the shelves of academic institutions and public libraries, and it will also be a helpful supplement to the libraries both of scholars and Christian and Jewish religious leaders." - Jewish-Christian Relations Read More..

Theology, Disability, and Spiritual Transformation:

Learning from the Communities of L'Arche
Michael Hryniuk
ISBN: 9781604976946

There is an emerging recognition of the need for a fuller understanding of the nature and dynamics of spiritual growth and its implications for human development and social change. The book examines the psychological dimensions of spiritual transformation through the lens of contemporary affect theory and explores how caregivers experience a profound healing of shame in their felt sense of identity and self-worth. Read More..

Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Africa:

Interreligious Encounters and Dialogue
Prince Sorie Conteh
ISBN: 9781604975963

Provides for the first time a historical, chronological, and comparative study of interreligious encounters and dialogue among Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Sierra Leone. This book fills a gap in the study of interreligious dialogue in Africa and is important for collections in African studies and religious studies. 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..

 

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