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The Gathering of IntentionsA History of a Tibetan Tantra

The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Jacob P. Dalton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Gathering of Intentions reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of an ostensibly timeless tradition. ... More

The Gnostic New AgeHow a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

April D. DeConick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. Before it emerged in the second century, passage to the afterlife required obedience to God and king. ... More

Hindu Widow Marriage

Hindu Widow Marriage

Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156332
eISBN:
9780231526609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156332.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Before the passage of the Hindu Widow's Re-marriage Act of 1856, Hindu tradition required a woman to live as a virtual outcast after her husband's death. Widows were expected to shave their heads, ... More

In Defense of Religious Moderation

In Defense of Religious Moderation

William Egginton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148788
eISBN:
9780231520966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148788.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse—no one can get elected without advertising a personal ... More

Jews and the American Religious Landscape

Jews and the American Religious Landscape

Uzi Rebhun

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178266
eISBN:
9780231541497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178266.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews and the American Religious Landscape explores major complementary facets of American Judaism and Jewish life through a comprehensive analysis of contemporary demographic and sociological data. ... More

Living KarmaThe Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Beverley McGuire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168021
eISBN:
9780231537773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such ... More

Love Letters from GolokA Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Holly Gayley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in ... More

The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical MonkPracticing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

Justin McDaniel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153775
eISBN:
9780231527545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Stories centering on the lovelorn ghost (Mae Nak) and the magical monk (Somdet To) are central to Thai Buddhism. Historically important and emotionally resonant, these characters appeal to every ... More

A Materialism for the MassesSaint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Ward Blanton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity, the apostle Paul. It ... More

The Millennial SovereignSacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

A. Moin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

At the end of the sixteenth century and the turn of the first Islamic millennium, the powerful Mughal emperor Akbar declared himself the most sacred being on earth. The holiest of all saints and ... More

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