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Bradley J. Malkovsky
This book presents a thorough reexamination of the role of divine grace in Śaṃkara’s system and shows that Śaṃkara regarded grace as an essential component of the process leading to enlightenment and liberation. Śaṃkara’s indebtedness to earlier Vedāntins is also shown
Edited by Bradley J. Malkovsky
Essays appraising the contemporary relevance of Śaṃkara for inter-religious dialogue and human rights as well as revised assessments of Śaṃkara’s understanding of divine grace, the role of the gods, Buddhism, Śaṃkara’s relation to later Advaita, and the unity of the Self.
Michael Houseman and Carlo Severi. Translated from the French by Michael Fineberg
This book proposes a novel approach to the analysis of ritual action. Founded upon an in-depth study of the transvestism naven ceremony of the Iatmul of Papua New Guinea, it focuses on the relational and interactive forms entailed by ritual performance.
This contextual study of narrative reliefs depicting Hindu epics and puranas on specific South Indian Hoysaḷa temples provides a detailed exposition of narrative episodes paired with photographs, illustrating and reviewing the stories and exploring techniques of Indian visual narrative.
Zacharias P. Thundy
A study in comparative literature, provides some fascinating parallels between the birth stories of Jesus and of Buddha, discusses the nature of the indebtedness of the gospel traditions to Indian religions, and demonstrates that the gospel writers knew Indian religious tradition in the Gnostic ...
U.A.B. Razia Akter, University of Dhaka
This study, done within the comprehensive Weberian framework, focuses on religion and social change in Bangladesh through an imaginative use of qualitative as well as quantitative methods of modern social research. It is a notable contribution to sociology of Islamic religion.
Samuel N.C. Lieu
Edited by R. Kloppenborg
Edited by Thomas A. Reuter, University of Melbourne and Alexander Horstmann, Mahidol University
Revitalization of religious and cultural traditions is taking place in nearly all contemporary Asian societies and beyond. Faith in the Future: Understanding the Revitalization of Religions and Cultural Traditions in Asia provides a comparative analysis of the key features and aspirations of ...
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