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Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

John Owen IV and J. Owen (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150071
eISBN:
9780231526623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150071.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Largely due to the cultural and political shift of the Enlightenment, Western societies in the eighteenth century emerged from sectarian conflict and embraced a more religiously moderate path. The ... More

Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of BengalThe Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal: The Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

Rachel Fell McDermott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231129190
eISBN:
9780231527873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231129190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Annually, during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durgā, Kālī, and Jagaddhātrī. While each of these deities possesses a distinct ... More

The Science of Chinese BuddhismEarly Twentieth-Century Engagements

The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Erik Hammerstrom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists embraced scientific ... More

The Sensual GodHow the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Aviad Kleinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man (and loses). In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made ... More

Speaking for BuddhasScriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Speaking for Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Richard Nance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152303
eISBN:
9780231526678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay between primary source materials and subsequent interpretation, yet scholarship on Indian Buddhism has long neglected to ... More

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

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