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Holy Wars and Holy AllianceThe Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Manlio Graziano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religions are reemerging in the social, political, and economic spheres previously occupied and dominated by secular institutions and ideologies. In the wake of crises exposing the limits of secular ... More

IslamAn American Religion

Islam: An American Religion

Nadia Marzouki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176804
eISBN:
9780231543927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176804.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense—first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and ... 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

Reading the MahāvamsaThe Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Reading the Mahāvamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Kristin Scheible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171380
eISBN:
9780231542609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171380.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Vamsa is a dynamic genre of Buddhist history filled with otherworldly characters and the exploits of real-life heroes. These narratives collapse the temporal distance between Buddha and the reader, ... More

The Quotidian RevolutionVernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Christian Lee Novetzke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In thirteenth-century Maharashtra, a new vernacular literature emerged to challenge the hegemony of Sanskrit, a language largely restricted to men of high caste. In a vivid and accessible idiom, this ... 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

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

The Miracle MythWhy Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified

The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified

Larry Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178402
eISBN:
9780231542142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are many who believe Moses parted the Red Sea and Jesus came back from the dead. Others are certain that exorcisms occur, ghosts haunt attics, and the blessed can cure the terminally ill. ... More

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

A None's Story"Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

A None's Story: "Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

Corinna Nicolaou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173940
eISBN:
9780231541251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The rising population known as “nones” for its members’ lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, ... More

Beyond the Secular West

Beyond the Secular West

Akeel Bilgrami (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of ... More

Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Jan Kiely and J. Brooks Jessup (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in ... 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

Force of GodPolitical Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Carl Raschke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

For theorists in search of a political theology that is more responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies, this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value. The ... 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

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

Excellent BeautyThe Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

Eric Dietrich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171021
eISBN:
9780231539357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book flips convention on its head and argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, long regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. ... More

Paul's Summons to Messianic LifePolitical Theology and the Coming Awakening

Paul's Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening

L. Welborn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171311
eISBN:
9780231539159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Taubes, Badiou, Agamben, Žižek, Reinhard, and Santner have found in the Apostle Paul's emphasis on neighbor-love a positive paradigm for politics. By reexamining Pauline eschatology, this text ... More

The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of ChinaA Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Peter Schwieger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism's trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the ... More

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