Author: Edward Byles Cowell
Total Pages: 352
Author: Edward Byles Cowell
Total Pages: 352
Author: John Clifford Holt
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 233
Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.
Author: Brian Black
Total Pages: 278
Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded conversations from different times and places. Including some of the most established scholars of South Asian religious texts, this book examines the use of dialogue in early South Asian texts with an interdisciplinary approach that crosses traditional boundaries between religious traditions. The contributors shed new light on the cultural ideas and practices within religious traditions, as well as presenting an understanding of a range of dynamics - from hostile and competitive to engaged and collaborative. This book is the first to explore the literary dimensions of dialogue in South Asian religious sources, helping to reframe the study of other literary traditions around the world.
Author: W. H. D. Rouse
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 558
The Jataka Volume II by W. H. D. Rouse: Dive into the captivating world of Buddhist literature with "The Jataka Volume II." W. H. D. Rouse presents a remarkable collection of ancient tales known as the Jataka stories. Each narrative reveals the past lives of the Buddha, offering profound insights into moral principles and spiritual teachings. This volume provides readers with an enchanting journey through timeless fables that continue to inspire and enlighten. Key Aspects of the Book "The Jataka Volume II": Buddhist Wisdom: The book offers valuable lessons on ethics, compassion, and enlightenment through the allegorical tales of the Buddha's past lives. Ancient Tales: "The Jataka Volume II" brings to life the ancient cultural heritage of Buddhism, allowing readers to immerse themselves in rich and timeless storytelling. Spiritual Reflection: The Jataka stories encourage readers to reflect on the profound spiritual wisdom embedded in each tale, offering avenues for personal growth and contemplation. W. H. D. Rouse was a distinguished scholar and writer who dedicated himself to the study of ancient literature and mythology. Born in the late 19th century, Rouse's passion for languages and cultures led him to delve into the treasures of Buddhist literature. Through his translations and interpretations, Rouse made the profound teachings of the Jataka stories accessible to a broader audience, spreading their timeless wisdom to readers across the world. "The Jataka Volume II" stands as a testament to Rouse's commitment to preserving and sharing the spiritual heritage of Buddhism.
Author: Steven Collins
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 288
The Vessantara Jataka tells the story of Prince Vessantara, who attained the Perfection of Generosity by giving away his fortune, his children, and his wife. Vessantara was the penultimate rebirth as a human of the future Gotama Buddha, and his extreme charity has been represented and reinterpreted in texts, sermons, rituals, and art throughout South and Southeast Asia and beyond. This anthology features well-respected anthropologists, textual scholars in religious and Buddhist studies, and art historians, who engage in sophisticated readings of the text and its ethics of giving, understanding of attachment and nonattachment, depiction of the trickster, and unique performative qualities. They reveal the story to be as brilliantly layered as a Homeric epic or Shakespearean play, with aspects of tragedy, comedy, melodrama, and utopian fantasy intertwined to problematize and scrutinize Theravada Buddhism's cherished virtues.
Author: Marcel Poorthuis
Total Pages: 356
In Parables in Changing Contexts, new venues in the comparative study of parables are addressed by scholars of Judaism, New Testament, Buddhism and Islam. Essays cover parables in the synoptic Gospels, Rabbinic midrash, and parabolic tales and fables in the Babylonian Talmud.
Author: Pamela Sue Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 338
Having enjoyed more than a decade of lively critique and creativity, feminist philosophy of religion continues to be a vital field of inquiry. New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion maintains this vitality with both women and men, from their own distinctive social and material locations, contributing critically to the rich traditions in philosophy of religion. The twenty contributors open up new possibilities for spiritual practice, while contesting the gender-bias of traditional concepts in the field: the old models of human and divine will no longer ‘simply do’! A lively current debate develops in re-imagining and revaluing transcendence in terms of body, space and self-other relations. This collection is an excellent source for courses in feminist philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics and literature, Continental and analytical philosophy of religion, engaging with a range of religions and philosophers including Kant, Kierkegaard, Marx, Heidegger, Arendt, Weil, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, Levinas, Irigaray, Bourdieu, Kristeva, Le Doeuff, bell hooks and Jantzen.
Author: Constance M. Wilson
Publisher: Center for Southeast Asian Studies Northern Illinois Univers
Total Pages: 430
Author: Alexandra Green
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 248
Step into a Burmese temple built between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries and you are surrounded by a riot of color and imagery. The majority of the highly detailed wall paintings displays Buddhist biographical narratives, inspiring the devotees to follow the Buddha’s teachings. Alexandra Green goes one step further to consider the temples and their contents as a whole, arguing that the wall paintings mediate the relationship between the architecture and the main Buddha statues in the temples. This forges a unified space for the devotees to interact with the Buddha and his community, with the aim of transforming the devotees’ current and future lives. These temples were a cohesively articulated and represented Burmese Buddhist world to which the devotees belonged. Green’s visits to more than 160 sites with identifiable subject matter form the basis of this richly illustrated volume, which draws upon art historical, anthropological, and religious studies methodologies to analyze the wall paintings and elucidate the contemporary religious, political, and social concepts that drove the creation of this lively art form. “Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings is truly a tour de force that allows us to see Burmese temple paintings of the Life of the Buddha and similar themes as an open-ended genre that, like literary discourse, participates in wider social, intellectual, and religious contexts.” —Juliane Schober, Arizona State University “Alexandra Green introduces this relatively unknown material and subjects it to sophisticated analysis. This study is major step towards creating a template that could be used for analyzing other late traditions of Buddhist painting.” —Janice Leoshko, University of Texas at Austin
Author: Nicolas Trübner
Total Pages: 410