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Thailand's Theory of Monarchy
Thailand's Theory of Monarchy (June 2016)
The Vessantara Jataka and the Idea of the Perfect Man
Patrick Jory - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy.

Since the 2006 coup d’état, Thailand has been riven by two opposing political visions: one which aspires to a modern democracy and the rule of law, and another which holds to t...(Read More)
 
 
New World Dharma
New World Dharma (April 2016)
Interviews and Encounters with Buddhist Teachers, Writers, and Leaders
Trevor Carolan - Author
Susan Moon - Foreword by

Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Based on Trevor Carolan’s interviews, profiles, and essays from the past twenty years, this book offers a fascinating and intimate look at many of the Buddhist (and Buddhist-inspired) spiritual and cultural leaders who have shaped our time. Drawn from the global mosaic of the arts and humanities, environmentalism, and governance, Carolan&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Volume #1, Issue #1
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Volume #1, Issue #1 (12/2015)
Gereon Kopf - Editor in Chief
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Associate editor
Francesca Soans - Assistant editor
Pascale Hugon - Book Review editor
Tao Jiang - Book Review editor

 
 
Fetishizing Tradition
Fetishizing Tradition (October 2015)
Desire and Reinvention in Buddhist and Christian Narratives
Alan Cole - Author

Describes how religious tradition is established as available within a text, free from ritual and observance, in Buddhism and Christianity.

This innovative work documents the literary gesture that “fetishizes tradition,” making long-standing religious traditions appear present and available through the reading experience. Taking as examples Paul’s Letter to the Romans, the Gospel of Mark...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism beyond Borders
Buddhism beyond Borders (June 2015)
New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States
Scott A. Mitchell - Editor
Natalie E. F. Quli - Editor

FINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Buddhism beyond Borders provides a fresh consideration of Buddhism in the American context. It includes both...(Read More)
 
 
Encounters of Mind
Encounters of Mind (March 2015)
Luminosity and Personhood in Indian and Chinese Thought
Douglas L. Berger - Author

Discusses the journey of Buddhist ideas on awareness and personhood from India to China.

Encounters of Mind explores a crucial step in the philosophical journey of Buddhism from India to China, and what influence this step, once taken, had on Chinese thought in a broader scope. The relationship of concepts of mind, or awareness, to the constitution of personhood in Chinese traditions of reflection was to cha...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism and American Cinema
Buddhism and American Cinema (September 2014)
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor
Gary Storhoff - Editor
Danny Rubin - Foreword by

Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films.

In 1989, the same year the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a decade-long boom of films dedicated to Buddhist people, history, and culture began. Offering the first scholarly treatment of Buddhism and cinema, the editors advise that there are two kinds of Buddhist film: those that are about Buddhists and those that...(Read More)
 
 
Eminent Buddhist Women
Eminent Buddhist Women (September 2014)
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Editor

Explores the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women across the centuries and across the Buddhist world.

Eminent Buddhist Women reveals the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women through the centuries. Despite the Buddha’s own egalitarian values, Buddhism as a religion has been dominated by men for more than two thousand years. With few exceptions, the achievements of Buddhist women have remained hidden or i...(Read More)
 
 
Gendering Chinese Religion
Gendering Chinese Religion (September 2014)
Subject, Identity, and Body
Jinhua Jia - Editor
Xiaofei Kang - Editor
Ping Yao - Editor

A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.

Gendering Chinese Religion marks the emergence of a subfield on women, gender, and religion in China studies. Ranging from the medieval period to the present day, this volume departs from the conventional and often male-centered categorization of Chinese religions into Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism...(Read More)
 
 
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines (August 2014)
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Contemplative approaches to higher education have been gaining in popularity and application across a wide range of disciplines. Spurring conferences, a growing body of literature, and several academic programs or centers, these approaches promise to contribute significantly to higher education in the years to come. This volume provides...(Read More)
 
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