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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..

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..

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..

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 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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Ritual and Representation in Chinese Buddhism:

Visualizing Enlightenment at Baodingshan from the 12th to 21st Centuries
Karil J. Kucera
ISBN: 9781604979176

“This is so far the most comprehensive study of the sculptural groups at Baodingshan and their scriptural backgrounds. Karil Kucera’s comprehensive knowledge of the Buddhist art of this site makes it come to life in a new and engaging way. This book is a must for anyone interested in Chinese Buddhist art.”—Henrik H. Sørensen, Director, Seminar for Buddhist Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark Read More..

 

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