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Spreading Buddha's Word in East AsiaThe Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the ... More

Striking BeautyA Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Barry Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty studies the historical and philosophical traditions of Asian martial arts practice and ... More

Sufi BodiesReligion and Society in Medieval Islam

Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Shahzad Bashir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Between 1300 and 1500 c.e. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today's prominent paths and orders. ... More

Theos Bernard, the White LamaTibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Paul Hackett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard (1908–1947), the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest ... More

What Does a Jew Want?On Binationalism and Other Specters

What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Udi Aloni

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the hopes of promoting justice, peace, and solidarity for and with the Palestinian people, this book confronts the core issues of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Its bold question: Will a new ... More

What Matters?Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Courtney Bender and Ann Taves (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over the past decade, religious, secular, and spiritual distinctions have broken down, forcing scholars to rethink secularity and its relationship to society. Since classifying a person, activity, or ... More

Women in the MosqueA History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Marion Katz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162661
eISBN:
9780231537872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Juxtaposing Muslim scholars' debates over women's attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women's activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this book shows how over ... More

Wondrous Brutal FictionsEight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146586
eISBN:
9780231518338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyō and ko-jōruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing, they ... More

The Yogin and the MadmanReading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Andrew Quintman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist ... More

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