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Sacred Koyasan
Sacred Koyasan (November 2007)
A Pilgrimage to the Mountain Temple of Saint Kobo Daishi and the Great Sun Buddha
Philip L. Nicoloff - Author

Takes the reader on a pilgrimage to Mount Kōya, the holy Buddhist mountain in Japan.

For more than one thousand years, the vast Buddhist monastery and temple complex on remote Mount Kōya has been one of Japan’s most important religious centers. Saint Kōbō Daishi (also known as Kūkai), founder of the esoteric Shingon school and one of the great figures of world Bud...(Read More)
 
 
The Encounter Never Ends
The Encounter Never Ends (August 2007)
A Return to the Field of Tamil Rituals
Isabelle Clark-Deces - Author

A reconsideration of the relationship between fieldwork and anthropological knowledge.

The Encounter Never Ends offers a thoughtful meditation on the relationship between fieldwork and anthropological knowledge through the analysis of Tamil ritual practice in a South Indian village. Isabelle Clark-Decès revisits field notes taken more than fifteen years earlier, and reveals what she intended wh...(Read More)

 
 
Women in Ochre Robes
Women in Ochre Robes (October 2003)
Gendering Hindu Renunciation
Meena Khandelwal - Author

Focuses on the lives of female Hindu ascetics and the significance of gender to the tradition of renunciation.

Meena Khandelwal offers an engaging and intimate portrait of extraordinary Hindu women in India who wear "ochre robes," signifying their renunciation of marriage and family for lives of celibacy, asceticism, and spiritual discipline. While the largely male Hindu ascetic tradition of sannyasa rend...(Read More)

 
 
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives (November 2002)
An Introduction to Women's Brata Rituals in Bengali Folk Religion
June McDaniel - Author

An exploration of Hindu women’s folk religion focusing on goddess worship and women’s rituals.

Exploring the folk religion of India and the role of girls and women within it, author June McDaniel focuses on the brata (vrata) ritual in which moral lessons are taught and goddesses are revealed. Bratas are performed to gain such goals as a healthy family, a good husband, and a happy life. They are also...(Read More)
 
 
The Solidarity of Kin
The Solidarity of Kin (August 2002)
Ethnohistory, Religious Studies, and the Algonkian-French Religious Encounter
Kenneth M. Morrison - Author

Using the example of the Eastern Algonkians, this book argues that Native Americans did not convert to Christianity, but rather made sense of Christianity in their own traditional ways and for their own social purposes.

Arguing that Native Americans’ religious life and history have been misinterpreted, author Kenneth M. Morrison reconstructs the Eastern Algonkians’ world views, demonstrates the indigenous modes of ration...(Read More)
 
 
Religions and Cultures
Religions and Cultures (January 2002)
First International Conference of Mediterraneum
Adriana Destro - Editor
Mauro Pesce - Editor

Synthesis of Mediterraneum’s first seminar.

On May 28, 1995, at Bertinoro, the town where the great commentator of the Mishrah, Ovadiah, once lived, scholars from various prestigious universities founded Mediterraneum

Mediterraneum is a network of eight European and Mediterranean universities for the comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, and Isl...(Read More)
 
 
Deep Ecology and World Religions
Deep Ecology and World Religions (February 2001)
New Essays on Sacred Ground
David Landis Barnhill - Editor
Roger S. Gottlieb - Editor

Parallels and contrasts values from world religions and those proposed by the environmental perspective of deep ecology.

Bringing together thirteen new essays on the important relationship between traditional world spirituality and the contemporary environmental perspective of deep ecology, this landmark book explores parallels and contrasts between religious values and those proposed by deep ecology. In examining how de...(Read More)
 
 
Paschal Beverly Randolph
Paschal Beverly Randolph (November 1996)
A Nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician
John Patrick Deveney - Author

This first scholarly work on Randolph includes the full text of his two most important manuscripts on sexual magic.

This is a superb piece of work. It is the only book that I know of about Randolph, who is generally considered a notable curiosity of nineteenth-century esotericism, but whom the author establishes as an absolutely central and pivotal historical character. This historiography is masterful--meticulously deta...(Read More)
 
 
Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind
Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind (July 1996)
Ritual Fasts in the Religious Lives of Hindu Women
Anne Mackenzie Pearson - Author

Explores the history and nature of vrats (ritual fasts) in text and practice, and the roles these rites play in the lives of Hindu women in North India.
This is the first book-length study that explores the history and nature of vratsotive fasting rites--the role these rites play in the religious lives of Hindu women in North India, and the meanings these women attribute to them. By placing vrats within the context of various Hindu religi...(Read More)
 
 
Martin Buber and the Human Sciences
Martin Buber and the Human Sciences (June 1996)
Maurice Friedman - Editor

This is the first book on Buber to address the full scope of his seminal influence for any number of thinkers and fields from philosophy to psychotherapy to literary theory.

"This book is timely/past due for a current follow up source to identify the influences of this major twentieth-century thinker on his successors. I found the book hard to put down--despite coming across my desk at a busy end of term. Clearly Buber's...(Read More)
 
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