Author :All Professors of Physiology Richard Davis Publisher :Westview Press Release Date :1998-04-02 ISBN 10 :UVA:X004177141 Pages :239 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Images, Miracles And Authority In Asian Religious Traditions by All Professors of Physiology Richard Davis:
Download or read book Images, Miracles And Authority In Asian Religious Traditions written by All Professors of Physiology Richard Davis and published by Westview Press. This book was released on 1998-04-02 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In this edited volume, Richard Davis and his colleagues examine how religious images are understood by practitioners in Asia and what social, cultural, and political aspects are connected to the “mira"
Summary Book Review Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions by Corinne G. Dempsey:
Download or read book Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions written by Corinne G. Dempsey and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2009-01-07 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Claims of the miraculous are foundational to faith and skepticism, making and breaking religious careers and movements in their wake. Drawing on a variety of South Asian religious traditions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity-this book revolves around the theme of conundrum, demonstrating how miracles offer divine proof, tenacious embarrassment, and, in many cases, both. The contributors explore not only how modern miracles are conundrums themselves but also how they make conundrums out of assumed divides between scientific and supernatural realms, modernity and tradition, the West and the rest, and ethnographer and native. Book jacket.
Author :Richard H. Davis Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Release Date :2015-01-01 ISBN 10 :9788120816923 Pages :331 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (692 users download)
Summary Book Review Lives of Indian Images by Richard H. Davis:
Download or read book Lives of Indian Images written by Richard H. Davis and published by Motilal Banarsidass. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For many centuries, Hindus have taken it for granted that the religious images they place in temples and home shrines for purposes of worship are alive. Hindu priests bring them to life through a complex ritual ”establishment” that invokes the god or goddess into material support. Priests and devotees then maintain the enlivened image as a divine person through ongoing liturgical activity: they must awaken it in the morning , bathe it, dress it, feed it, entertain it, praise it, and eventually put it to bed at night. In this linked series of case studies of Hindu religious objects, Richard Davis argues that in some sense these believers are correct: through ongoing interactions with humans, religious objects are brought to life. Davis draws largely on reader response literary theory and anthropological approaches to the study of objects in society in order to trace the biographies of Indian religious images over many centuries. He shows that Hindu priests and worshipers are not the only ones to enliven images. Bringing with them differing religious assumptions, political agendas, and economic motivations, others may animate the very same objects as icons of sovereignty, as polytheistic ”idols,” as ”devils,” as potentially lucrative commodities, as objects of sculptural art, or as symbols for a whole range of new meanings never foreseen by the imagesê makers of original worshipers.
Summary Book Review Religious Transformation in Modern Asia by :
Download or read book Religious Transformation in Modern Asia written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-03-27 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious Transformation in Modern Asia offers phenomenological glimpses of the religious transition in 18th to 20th centuries. The colonial experience of indigenous Asian people, as case studies, will be expounded in relation to the emergence of a new religion, Christianity.
Summary Book Review Images in Asian Religions by Phyllis Granoff:
Download or read book Images in Asian Religions written by Phyllis Granoff and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection offers a challenge to any simple understanding of the role of images by looking at aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied, including the many hesitations that Asian religious traditions expressed about image worship. Written by eminent scholars of anthropology, art history, and religion with interests in different regions (India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia), this volume takes a fresh look at the many ways in which images were defined and received in Asian religions. Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation Book on Buddhism and Comparative Religion
Summary Book Review The Materiality of the Past by Anne Murphy:
Download or read book The Materiality of the Past written by Anne Murphy and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-11-29 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anne Murphy offers a groundbreaking exploration of material representations of the Sikh past, showing how objects, as well as historical sites, and texts, have played a vital role in the production of the Sikh community as an evolving historical and social formation from the eighteenth century to the present. Drawing together work in religious studies, postcolonial studies, and history, Murphy explores how 'relic' objects such as garments and weaponry have, like sites, played dramatically different roles across political and social contexts-signifiers of authority and even sovereignty in one; collected, revered, and displayed with religious significance in another-and are connected to a broader engagement with the representation of the past that is central to the formation of the Sikh community. By highlighting the connections between relic objects and historical sites, and how the status of sites changed in the colonial period, she also provides crucial insight into the circumstances that brought about the birth of a new territorial imagination of the Sikh past in the early twentieth century, rooted in existing precolonial historical imaginaries centered in place and object. The life of the object today and in the past, she suggests, provides unique insight into the formation of the Sikh community and the crucial role representations play in it.
Summary Book Review Women and Miracle Stories by Anna Korte:
Download or read book Women and Miracle Stories written by Anna Korte and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2003-11-17 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains a multidisciplinary collection of studies on women in miracle stories found in texts ranging from religious classics to contemporary literary fiction. By including research on miracle stories in contemporary fiction written by women this book also wants to acknowledge and research the disputed status of 'miracles' as well of 'women' in our present society which is moving from modernity to post-modernity. Please note that Women and Miracle Stories is previously published by Brill in hardback (ISBN 90 04 16681 8, still available).
Summary Book Review Representation in Religion by Jan Assmann:
Download or read book Representation in Religion written by Jan Assmann and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2000-12-20 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume consists of presentations made at an international conference. Authors consider the issues concerning the role of representation in religion across a variety of traditions, from the three Abrahamic faiths to those of antiquity and the East.
Summary Book Review Framing the Jina by John Cort:
Download or read book Framing the Jina written by John Cort and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-01-21 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most of these narratives portray icons favorably, and so justify their existence; but there are also narratives originating among iconoclastic Jain communities that see the existence of temple icons as a sign of decay and corruption. The veneration of Jina icons is one of the most widespread of all Jain ritual practices. Nearly every Jain community in India has one or more elaborate temples, and as the Jains become a global community there are now dozens of temples in North America, Europe, Africa, and East Asia. The cult of temples and icons goes back at least two thousand years, and indeed the largest of the four main subdivisions of the Jains are called Murtipujakas, or "Icon Worshipers." A careful reading of narratives ranging over the past 15 centuries, says Cort, reveals a level of anxiety and defensiveness concerning icons, although overt criticism of the icons only became explicit in the last 500 years. He provides detailed studies of the most important pro- and anti-icon narratives. Some are in the form of histories of the origins and spread of icons. Others take the form of cosmological descriptions, depicting a vast universe filled with eternal Jain icons. Finally, Cort looks at more psychological explanations of the presence of icons, in which icons are defended as necessary spiritual corollaries to the very fact of human embodiedness.
Summary Book Review Living Buddhist Statues in Early Medieval and Modern Japan by S. Horton:
Download or read book Living Buddhist Statues in Early Medieval and Modern Japan written by S. Horton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-10-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the surprising functions of Buddhist statues, which helped disseminate Buddhist beliefs among the populace in Tenth- and Eleventh-century Japan. Using ethnographic data drawn from present-day fieldwork and marshalling ancient textual evidence, Horton reveals the historical origins and development of modern Japanese beliefs and practices.
Summary Book Review The Revival of Buddhist Monasticism in Medieval China by Huaiyu Chen:
Download or read book The Revival of Buddhist Monasticism in Medieval China written by Huaiyu Chen and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Original Scholarly Monograph
Summary Book Review The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess by Mandakranta Bose:
Download or read book The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess written by Mandakranta Bose and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-31 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess provides a critical exposition of the Hindu idea of the divine feminine, or Devī, conceived as a singularity expressed in many forms. With the theological principles examined in the opening chapters, the book proceeds to describe and expound historically how individual manifestations of Devī have been imagined in Hindu religious culture and their impact upon Hindu social life. In this quest the contributors draw upon the history and philosophy of major Hindu ideologies, such as the Purāṇic, Tāntric, and Vaiṣṇava belief systems. A particular distinction of the book is its attention not only to the major goddesses from the earliest period of Hindu religious history but also to goddesses of later origin, in many cases of regional provenance and influence. Viewed through the lens of worship practices, legend, and literature, belief in goddesses is discovered as the formative impulse of much of public and private life. The influence of the goddess culture is especially powerful on women's life, often paradoxically situating women between veneration and subjection. This apparent contradiction arises from the humanization of goddesses while acknowledging their divinity, which is central to Hindu beliefs. In addition to studying the social and theological aspect of the goddess ideology, the contributors take anthropological, sociological, and literary approaches to delineate the emotional force of the goddess figure that claims intense human attachments and shapes personal and communal lives.
Summary Book Review The A to Z of Jainism by Kristi L. Wiley:
Download or read book The A to Z of Jainism written by Kristi L. Wiley and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-16 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides information on the two main sectarian traditions of Jainism, the Śvetāmbaras and Digambaras, from their early history to the present. It also includes information on various reform movements withing these two traditions. The dictionary section contains more than 450 individual entries with technical terms, mendicant lineages, mendicant and lay practices and vows, biographies of influential mendicant leaders and scholars in the mendicant and lay communities, as well as entries on various Tīrthaṅkaras, ancillary deities, and pilgrimage sites. This comprehensive dictionary will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in South Asian religions or the study of nonviolence and conflict resolution. --from back cover.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Jainism by Kristi L. Wiley:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Jainism written by Kristi L. Wiley and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004-07-08 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers the history of Jainism that spans a period of more than 2,500 years. The history, values, concepts and scriptures, eminent mendicant and lay leaders and scholars, places, institutions, and social and cultural factors are covered in over 600 dictionary entries. This comprehensive reference work also includes an introductory essay, explanation of the Jain scriptures, chronology, appendices, bibliography, and an 8-page black-and-white photo spread.
Summary Book Review Portraiture in Early India by Vincent Lefèvre:
Download or read book Portraiture in Early India written by Vincent Lefèvre and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-07-12 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book highlights the specificities of Indian portraiture in sculpted and painted images, its relationship with divine images and aims, with the help of textual and epigraphical references, to understand the development of Indian imagery. It questions also the social and religious implications related to this issue.
Summary Book Review Living Images by Robert H. Sharf:
Download or read book Living Images written by Robert H. Sharf and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this volume focus on the historical, institutional, and ritual context of a number of Japanese Buddhist paintings, sculptures, calligraphies, and relics?some celebrated, others long overlooked.
Summary Book Review Buddhism and Medicine by C. Pierce Salguero:
Download or read book Buddhism and Medicine written by C. Pierce Salguero and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-26 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its earliest days, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with medicine. Buddhism and Medicine is a singular collection showcasing the generative relationship and mutual influence between these fields across premodern Asia. The anthology combines dozens of English-language translations of premodern Buddhist texts with contextualizing introductions by leading international scholars in Buddhist studies, the history of medicine, and a range of other fields. These sources explore in detail medical topics ranging from the development of fetal anatomy in the womb to nursing, hospice, dietary regimen, magical powers, visualization, and other healing knowledge. Works translated here include meditation guides, popular narratives, ritual manuals, spells texts, monastic disciplinary codes, recipe inscriptions, philosophical treatises, poetry, works by physicians, and other genres. All together, these selections and their introductions provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhist healing throughout Asia. They also demonstrate the central place of healing in Buddhist practice and in the daily life of the premodern world.