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xix, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Green Library
xv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction-- Kenneth Dean and Peter van der Veer.- Chapter 2: Asian Catholicism, Interreligious Colonial Encounters and Dynamics of Secularism in Asia-- Jose Casanova.- Chapter 3: The Secular in India and China-- Peter van der Veer.- Chapter 4: Spirit Mediums and Secular/Religious Divides in Singapore-- Kenneth Dean.- Chapter 5: Secularization, Sacralization and Subject Formation in Modern China-- David A. Palmer and Fabian Winiger.- Chapter 6: The Third Globalization of Catholicism in Greater China-- Richard Madsen.- Chapter 7: "Folk Belief, " Cultural Turn of Secular Governance and Shifting Religious Landscape in Contemporary China-- Xiaoxuan Wang.- Chapter 8: The Roles of Secular States in the Development of Contemporary Chinese Buddhism: A Cross-Strait Perspective on Buddhist Nunneries-- Tzu-Lung Chiu.- Chapter 9: Communist Ideology, Secularity, and Reenchantment Challenges for the Catholic Church in Vietnam, 1954-2015-- Peter C. Phan.- Chapter 10: The Uncle Ho Religion in Vietnam-- Tam T.T. Ngo.- Chapter 11: From Secularism to Popular Progressiveness: Popular Religion and the Creation of Telangana Regionalism-- Stefan Binder.- Chapter 12: Adjudicating the Sacred: The Fates of `Native' Religious Endowments in India and Hong Kong-- Leilah Vevaina.- Chapter 13: Secularism and Religious Modernity in Sri Lanka & Singapore: Transregional Revivalism Considered-- Neena Mahadev.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319893686 20180828
This innovative edited collection provides a comprehensive analysis of modern secularism across Asia which contests and expands prevailing accounts that have predominantly focused on the West. Its authors highlight that terms like `secular', `secularization', and `secularism' do not carry the same meanings in the very different historical and cultural contexts of Asia. Critiquing Charles Taylor's account of secularism, this book examines what travelled and what not in `the imperial encounter' between Western secular modernity and other traditions outside of the West. Throughout the book, state responses to religion at different points in Chinese and South-East Asian history are carefully considered, providing a nuanced and in-depth understanding of post-secular strategies and relations in these areas. Particular attention is given to Catholicism in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore, and Hinduism and Chinese religion in Malaysia, Singapore, and India. This theoretically engaged work will appeal to students and scholars of Asian studies, anthropology, religious studies, history, sociology, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319893686 20180828
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction2. China's Mutually Empowering State and Society Relations3. The Chinese State's Decentralized Response Towards the Confucian Revival and Its Institutional Base4. The Confucian Revival among Intellectuals and the State Responses5. Confucianism with Consent: The Revival of "Confucian Entrepreneur" and the Chinese State's Responses6. Attenuation, Appropriation, and Adaptation: The Confucian Revival Among the Urban Middle Class and the Chinese State's Responses7. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811083112 20180730
This book is a study of the causes of the Confucian revival and the party-state's response in China today. It concentrates on the interactions between state and society, and the implications for the Chinese state's control over society, or in other words, its survival over a rapidly modernizing society. The book explores the answers to questions such as: Why has Confucianism suddenly gathered great momentum in contemporary Chinese society? What is the role of the Chinese state in its rise? Is the state really the orchestrator of the Confucian revival as has been widely assumed? This book will be of interest to think-tank and policy researchers, sinologists, and those with an interest in Chinese society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811083112 20180730
Green Library
xviii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Ending (the) series
  • Mirror stage
  • Constructing modernism-postmodernism
  • Ghosts haunting modernism-postmodernism
  • Recollecting the future
  • French Hegels
  • Being timely
  • Abiding
  • Ending ending.
Green Library

5. Achilles [2018]

xii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Series foreword Acknowledgements List of illustrations Why Achilles? 1. Introducing Achilles A Mythological "Biography"? Who is Achilles? Evidence for Achilles The Best of the Achaeans, Apollo's Antagonist The Scope of this Book Brief overview of each chapter Key Themes 2. The Origins of The Trojan War, The Origin of Achilles Introduction The Origins of the Trojan War: Achilles and Helen The Birth and Childhood of Achilles Achilles' Teachers Overview 3. A Men's World: Achilles' Emotions Introduction Emotions and scenarios of action Achilles' anger as the Iliad's leitmotif Achilles and Ajax. A shame culture The Myrmidons Overview 4. Achilles' Sacrificial Victims Introduction Ambush, Pursuit and Sacrifice of Troilus Young Trojans on the Pyre of Patroclus The Hawk Chasing a Dove: The Death of Hector A Last Sacrifice in Honour of Achilles: Polyxena Overview 5. Gender And Sexuality Introduction Achilles on Skyros: Becoming a Man in Ancient Greece Achilles and Patroclus in Love? Tears of Heroes Sexual Violence on the Trojan Stage Overview 6. The Fury Subdued: To Forget, To Forgive Introduction Agamemnon's guilt Kissing Achilles' Hands Achilles with no Shadows Overview 7. The Death And Cult Of Achilles Introduction The Tradition of Achilles' Death in the Epic. Echoes of the "Homeric Question" Achilles' Heel, Achilles' Ankle: the Death of the Hero Achilles in the Underworld. The Island of Leuke The Cults of Achilles. Archaeological and Literary Evidence Overview 8. Philosophical, Political and Ethical Debates Introduction Achilles and the tortoise Not life but a good life. Achilles as model for Socrates Healing anger Justice and revenge More hateful than the gates of Hades is the man who hides one thing in his heart and says another Overview 9. Achilles In Modern Literature In English Introduction When there was peace, before the coming of the sons of the Achaians (Il. 22.156) Never More Shall a Second Grief thus Reach my Heart (Il. 23.45-46) And laid his manslaughtering hands over the chest of his dear friend (Il. 23.18) And kissed the hands that had killed so many of his sons (Il. 24. 478-479) Overview Further reading Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138677012 20180326
Achilles is the quintessential Greek hero, but that does not mean that he is a conventional hero. His uniqueness is dictated by his birth, as the son of a sea goddess, and his education at the hands of a centaur. The hero's exceptional nature also forms part of the tension that both unites and opposes him to Apollo. Achilles presents the different episodes in the life of this hero conventionally, in chronological order, based primarily on the Greek sources: birth, education, deeds in Troy, death and subsequent destiny as a figure of worship. On the other hand, this study employs the hero Achilles to reflect on various issues, all of them crucial for historians of the Greek world: what it meant to be and become a man in ancient Greece, what a hero's arete consisted of, how the Greeks represented the concepts of friendship and camaraderie, what moved them to revenge or reconciliation, what hopes they harboured as they faced their fate, how they imagined something as difficult to conceive of as a human sacrifice, and how they developed their ideas about the afterlife and hero cult.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138677012 20180326
Green Library
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm
  • Les monothéismes en Afrique : une diffusion ancienne -- L'église orthodoxe éthiopienne et érythréenne -- Lalibela, cité monastique médiévale éthiopienne -- Trip to Mount Zuqualla. La transe sur le chemin des pèlerins -- Le mystique fondateur saint Gabra Manfas Qeddus -- Le halo des saints, rayonnement de la lumière spirituelle -- Rouleaux magiques protecteurs -- Les croix orthodoxes, symboles de vie éternelle -- Une église orthodoxe érythréenne à Genève -- Le christianisme africain aux visages multiples -- Des églises qui jalonnent le paysage zambien -- Héroïques missionnaires ou candidats au martyre ? -- Dieux malgaches dans des vanneries -- Colonialisme, "oeuvres missionnaires" et cartes à jouer -- Prophétismes, pentecôtisme et nouvelles Jérusalem -- Pentecôtisme et exorcisme au Nigéria -- La communauté des kimbanguistes à Genève -- Destins individuels : un prophète en déshérence -- "Train Church", ou quand les trains se muent en églises -- Les formes de l'islam en Afrique -- Manuscrit coranique avec recette de victoire au jihad -- Un sabre votif pris lors de la chute de Kairouan -- Trouvaille d'un naturaliste genevois en campagne -- Les Baye Fall, confrérie mouride sénégalaise -- La communauté mouride à Genève -- Veiled Woman on a Beachfront -- Le judaïsme en Afrique -- L'art religieux juif au Maghreb, une présence ancienne -- La divination, la mort et les ancêtres -- Appréhender l'invisible par la divination -- Lire la destinée avec le sikidy à Madagascar -- Tromba, la divination par la transe de possession à Madagascar -- Le "panier divinatoire" en Afrique centrale -- Un devin en plein exercice -- Les animaux dans la divination : l'oracle à souris et l'oracle à mygale -- Madagascar. L'île où les morts ne meurent pas -- Photographies de Jacques Faublée -- Du lamba au lambamena, des vêtements du quotidien à l'outre-tombe -- Retrouver ses ancêtres au Gabon -- Le sacrifice et la nourriture des dieux -- Le sacrifice chez les Bobo du Burkina Faso -- Nourrir les ancêtres chez les Luvale de Zambie -- Aïd al-Adha, la célébration du Jour du Sacrifice -- Faire corps avec les esprits : la transe de possession -- Zar Possession -- Les mahamba, esprits ambivalents en Afrique centrale -- Un culte de fertilité -- Un culte aux esprits du vent -- Le vaudou béninois, une religion au quotidien -- Portraits modelés des vaudouisants à Porto-Novo (Bénin) -- Les "bâtons de la rage", makpo -- Les bochio, gardiens des maisons -- Les dieux d'Afrique dans le vodou haïtien -- Les pèlerinages vodou en Haïti -- La cérémonie du Bois-Caïman -- Les vèvè, diagrammes de l'univers religieux vodou -- Les univers magico-religieux : un enchevêtrement de forces -- Les masques, sacrements sur le parcours d'une vie -- La puissance des masques en Zambie -- Le "père" des masques initiatiques -- Le masque antisorcier d'une société secrète -- Des hommes possédés par les masques qu'ils portent -- Se protéger de toute forme de sorcellerie -- Des objets pour faire le mal chez les Luvale -- La diversité des amulettes gabonaises -- Les talismans malgaches -- Se protéger du diable et des maladies en Égypte
  • Des masques pour débusquer les sorciers en Afrique de l'Ouest -- Les minkisi, objets-force des Kongo -- Mami Wata, une divinité devenue icône -- Les jumeaux : mauvais sort ou bénédiction? -- Les jumeaux, ancêtres mythologiques dogon au Mali -- Le festival des jumeaux à Accra (Ghana) -- River. Des jumelles caraïbes chantent la spiritualité africaine.
""Afrique. Les religions de l'extase" propose une introduction à la diversité des pratiques religieuses actuelles en Afrique et dans sa diaspora : du Sénégal à l'Éthiopie, de l'Égypte à l'Afrique du Sud, de Genève à Haïti! Abondamment illustré d'images saisissantes de cultes, de pèlerinages et autres rituels, prises par des photographes renommés, Theo Eshetu, Jacques Faublée, Christian Lutz, Mohau Modisakeng, Sanitu Mofokeng, Fabrice Monteiro, Jean-Pierre Grandjean, Anthony Pappone, Johnathan Watts et par l'auteur Boris Wastiau, ce livre nous immerge dans les systèmes magico-religieux africains, les cultes de possession et des ancêtres, et au coeur de l'expression du christianisme et de l'islam d'aujourd'hui."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
401 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
175 pages ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
238 pages ; 22 cm
"Si les dieux sont amoureux, ne jamais oublier qu'ils ne sont que le produit des aèdes et que leurs amours sont celles des hommes prenant une dimension surnaturelle. C'est donc en observant comment les dieux vivent leur passion, comment ils se comportent, que nous pouvons imaginer ce que vivaient nos ancêtres au temps d'Homère et d'Hésiode. En regroupant les amours divines, l'auteur nous offre un délassement agréable et instructif, car les amours entre divinités ne sont que le reflet de nos préoccupations ordinaires, même si elles se passent dans un autre monde. Comment ne pas prendre aussi cet ensemble comme un enseignement ?"--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
93 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Do the natural sciences support a supreme Consciousness at work in the universe? Is there a dynamic principle moving all things toward spiritual wholeness? A response to these "big questions, " this book will resonate with readers who put primacy in the material basis of science, as well as religious readers for whom the essence of reality is Spirit. Rather than attempting to change minds, it offers a new idea of "catholicity" that makes sense to both. By focusing on the relationship between quantum biology and spirituality, Olson finds a dynamic wholeness that unifies them, at least metaphorically, as our lives continue to unfold with surprise in this technological and spiritual age.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626982680 20180702
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • All or nothing? Nature in Chinese thought and the apophatic occident
  • Nothing and the poetic making of sense
  • Immanence: the last word?
  • Universalism, or the nothing that is all
  • An extra word on originality
  • Intercultural dia-logue and its apophatic interstices
  • Analytic table of contents.
In Apophatic Paths from Europe to China, William Franke brings his original philosophy of the unsayable, previously developed from Western sources such as ancient Neoplatonism, medieval mysticism, and postmodern negative theology, into dialogue with Eastern traditions of thought. In particular, he compates Daoist Way of Chinese wisdom with Western apophatic thought that likewise pivots on recognizing the nonexistent, the unthinkable, and the unsayable. Leveraging François Jullien's exegesis of the Chinese classics' challenge to rethink the very basis of life and consciousness, Franke proposes negative theology as an analogue to the Chinese model of thought, which has long been recognized for its special attunement to silence at the limits of language. Crucial to Franke's agenda is the endeavor to discern and renew the claim of universality, rethought and reconfigured within the predicament of philosophy today considered specifically as a cultural or, more exactly, intercultural predicament--back cover.
Green Library
xii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
ix, 184 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
This handsome volume presents an innovative look at the imagery of libations, the most commonly depicted ritual in ancient Greece, and how it engaged viewers in religious performance. In a libation, liquid--water, wine, milk, oil, or honey--was poured from a vessel such as a jug or a bowl onto the ground, an altar, or another surface. Libations were made on occasions like banquets, sacrifices, oath-taking, departures to war, and visitations to tombs, and their iconography provides essential insight into religious and social life in 5th-century BC Athens. Scenes depicting the ritual often involved beholders directly--a statue's gaze might establish the onlooker as a fellow participant, or painted vases could draw parallels between human practices and acts of gods or heroes. Beautifully illustrated with a broad range of examples, including the Caryatids at the Acropolis, the Parthenon Frieze, Attic red-figure pottery, and funerary sculpture, this important book demonstrates the power of Greek art to transcend the boundaries between visual representation and everyday experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300192278 20180416
Green Library
183 pages ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 371 pages : illustrations, color facsimiles ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1 Introduction 2 The Parsi Sanskrit Tradition 3 Physical Description 4 Age and History 5 Palaeography â 5.1 Avestan Palaeography â 5.2 Sanskrit Palaeography 6 Pahlavi Text 7 Range of Extant Text 8 Note to the Facsimile Images 9 Facsimile Images References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357693 20180409
The manuscript S1 is one of the chief witnesses to the Sanskrit Yasna, containing the Avestan text of the Zoroastrian Yasna liturgy to chapter 46.19, together with a Sanskrit translation and commentary. This book contains the complete, full-colour set of facsimile images of S1. An introduction by Leon Goldman provides an overview of the Zoroastrian Sanskrit tradition together with a discussion of the S1 manuscript covering its physical appearance, its age and history, and for the first time, a detailed palaeographic analysis of the Avestan and Sanskrit text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357693 20180409
Green Library
xiv, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Baal and the Modern Study of Myth Chapter 2: The Baal Cycle and Bronze Age Politics Chapter 3: Divine Combat as Political Discourse at Mari Chapter 4: The Politics of Time Chapter 5: Unsettling Sovereignty Chapter 6: Kinship Contested Conclusion Appendix: The Envoy Scene (Ktu 1.2 I) Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138063624 20180219
Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last decades of the Bronze Age, takes aim at the reigning political-theological norms of its day and uses the depiction of a divine world to educate its audience about the nature of human politics. By attuning ourselves to the specific historical context of this one poem, we can develop more nuanced appreciation of how poetry, politics, and religion have interacted-in antiquity, and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138063624 20180219
Green Library
ix, 277 pages : 2 illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Vorwort
  • Einleitung
  • Grundlagen
  • Angelsachsen
  • Heidentum
  • Recht : Grundprobleme
  • Zum Begriff des Rechts in oralen Gesellschaften
  • Rechtsfindung
  • Die frühesten angelsächsischen Gesetze zwischen Tradition und Innovation
  • Recht und Religion bei den Angelsachsen im 6. und 7. Jahrhundert
  • Kent
  • Die Behauptung einer heidnischen Elite
  • Spuren heidnischer Lebensweise im 6. und 7. Jahrhundert
  • Grabhügelbestattungen
  • Beigabenfunde
  • Anhänger des Thunor- und Wodenkultes
  • Der Finglesham Man
  • Die kentischen Brakteaten des 7. Jahrhunderts
  • Fazit
  • Die rechtliche und gesellschaftliche Stellung von Heiden in der ersten Hälfte des 7. Jahrhunderts
  • Die Marginalisierung des kentischen Polytheismus in den Jahren von 640 bis 695
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Essex
  • Heidnische Gesellschaft unter einem christlichen König
  • Nach dem Tod Sæberhts
  • Konfrontation und Versuche der Behauptung der heidnischen Lebensweise
  • Marginalisierung der Polytheisten
  • Zusammenfassung
  • East Anglia
  • Eine polytheistische Gesellschaft öffnet sich dem Christentum
  • Christliche Könige einer heidnischen Gesellschaft
  • Das Ende des ostanglischen Polytheismus
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Northumbria
  • Versuch der Etablierung des römischen Christentums durch Edwin
  • Heidnische Restauration
  • Die Etablierung des Christentums und die Zurückdrängung des Heidentums unter Oswald
  • Oswiu und das Ende des northumbrischen Polytheismus
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Wessex
  • Die Etablierung christlicher Konkurrenz an der Spitze der Gesellschaft
  • Die Polytheisten bis zum Herrschaftsantritt Ines 688
  • Hinweise in den Schriftquellen
  • Archäologische Hinweise
  • Ortsnamen
  • Zwischenfazit
  • Ine und das Ende des westsächsischen Polytheismus
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Mercia
  • Mercias Polytheisten bis 655
  • Die Zeit der kulturellen Hegemonie
  • Die Entstehung christlicher Konkurrenz innerhalb des merzischen Machtbereichs
  • Der Verlust der Hegemonie
  • Das Ende des Polytheismus in den Midlands
  • Die Unterdrückung des Polytheismus unter northumbrischer Herrschaft
  • Der Aufbau eines christlichen Mercia unter Wulfhere
  • War das Reich der Magonsaete eine letzte Bastion des Polytheismus?
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Sussex
  • Polytheistisches Beharrungsvermögen trotz Königstaufe
  • Die Abkehr vom Polytheismus ab 681
  • Hinweise aus der archäologischen Forschung
  • Ein christliches Sussex unter westsächsischer Herrschaft
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Ergebnisse
  • Verzeichnisse
  • Abkürzungen
  • Quellenverzeichnis
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Anhang
  • Index.
Green Library
ix, 189 pages ; 24 cm
There are more than one billion Hindus in the world but very little seems to be understood about this gigantic, peaceful faith. Followers have not only built and sustained the world's largest democracy but also one of the greatest philosophical streams in the world, continuously, for more than 3,000 years. So what makes a Hindu? Why is so little heard from the real practitioners of the everyday faith? Why does it never go beyond cliches? This is a practitioner's guide, a journey to very simply and instinctively understand what the Hindu message is, where it stands in the Clash of Civilizations between Islam and Christianity and why the Hindu way could yet be the path for plurality and progress in the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442267459 20171211
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 139 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library