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1. CSC programme reports [ - 2019]

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263 p. ; 24 cm.
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xii, 191 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. The Return Enhanced 2. Invitation to the Dance 3. Days for Dancing 4. The Last Waltz 5. The Aesthetic Experience of Dying.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138635241 20171201
Structured around a personal account of the illness and death of the author's partner, Jane, this book explores how something hard to bear became a threshold to a world of insight and discovery. Drawing on German Idealism and Jane's own research in the area, The Aesthetic Experience of Dying looks at the notion of life as a binary synthesis, or a return enhanced, as a way of coming to understand death. Binary synthesis describes the interplay between dynamically opposing pairs of concepts - such as life and death - resulting in an enhanced version of one of them to move forward in a new cycle of the process. Yet what relevance does this elegant word game have to the shocking diagnosis of serious illness? Struggling to balance reason with sense, thought with feeling, this book examines the experience of caring for someone from diagnosis to death and is illustrated with examples of the return enhanced. The concluding chapter outlines how the tension of Jane's dying has been resolved as the rhythmic patterns of the lifeworld have been understood through the process of reflecting on the experience. This creative and insightful book will appeal to those interested in the medical humanities. It will also be an important reference for practising and student health professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138635241 20171201
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4. Akhlāq al-Islām [2018]

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2 volumes ; 25 cm
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800 p. ; 25 cm.
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384 p. ; 25 cm
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191 p. ; 24 cm
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175 pages ; 24 cm
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xviii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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ix, 139 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • List of figures. Preface. Introduction. 1. Spread of Buddhism: Regional Patterns 2. The Written Word: Language and Identity 3. Travelling Relics: Spreading the Word of the Buddha 4. Religious Travel and Rituals 5. The shifting equations: Buddhism in a Multi-Religious Milieu. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138304895 20171201
This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multi-religious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic tradition to understanding the religion more integrally in terms of dhamma (teachings of the Buddha), dana (practice of cultivating generosity) and the engagement with the written word. The work underlines that relic and image worship were important features in the spread of Buddhism in the region and were instrumental in bringing the monastics and the laity together. Further, the author examines the significance of the histories of monastic complexes (viharas, stupas, caityas) as also religious travel and pilgrimage that provided connections across the subcontinent and the seas. An interdisciplinary study, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars in South Asian studies, religion, especially Buddhist studies, history and archaeology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138304895 20171201
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xii, 97 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Critique of pure madness Book I: Toposophy 1.1 The undamaged and the contagious 1.2 Saturated immanence and transcendence x 1.3 Socratic divergence Book II: Theory of the trans-ject 2.1 Being-outside 2.2 Coalitions 2.3 Ab-solved freedom 2.4 Language and dis-joining 2.5 On the subject of animals Book III: The metaphysical proposition 3.1 The transgression of the principle of the excluded middle 3.2 The leap and the loop 3.3 The unlocatable 3.4 The madwoman of the out-of-place 3.5 Science(s), art, politics What cries out.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277551 20171106
This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside "atopia": not utopia, a dreamt place out of the world where everything would be perfect, but atopia, the internal outside that is at the core of every being. Atopia is neither an object that an "object-oriented ontology" would be able to formalize, nor the matter that "new materialisms" could identify. Atopia is what constitutes the existence of any object or subject, its singularity or more precisely its "eccentricity." Etymologically, to exist means "to be outside" and the book argues that every entity is outside, thrown in the world, wandering without any ontological anchor. In this regard, a radicalized existentialism does not privilege human beings (as Sartre and Heidegger did), but considers existence as a universal condition that concerns every being. It is important to offer a radical existentialism because the current denial of the outside is politically, and aesthetically, damaging. Only an atopian philosophy-a bizarre, extravagant, heretic philosophy-can care for our fear of the outside. For therapeutic element, a radical existentialism favors everything that challenges the compact immanence in which we are trapped, losing capacity to imagine political alternatives. To sustain these alternatives, the book identifies the atopia as a condition of the possibility to break immanence and analyze these breaks in human and animal subjectivity, language, politics and metaphysics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277551 20171106
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ix, 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
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xvi, 353 pages ; 23 cm.
"This book examines the surprising ramifications of Kant's late account of practical reason's obligatory ends as well as a revolutionary implication of his theory of property. It thereby sheds new light on Kant's lace in the history of modern moral philosophy."-- Provided by publisher.
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127 pages ; 24 cm
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xiv, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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xvii, 212 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations ixPreface and Acknowledgments xiNote on Spelling, Transliteration, and Italicization xviiMap of Aceh xixIntroduction: Inner Islam and the Problem of Acehnese Exceptionalism 1A Narrative of Violence and Piety 2Religious Agency and Ethical Improvement: An Interactive Approach 6Ordinary Ethics, Moral Failure, and the Sense of a Life Unfolding 10Islam in Aceh as a Subject of Study 14Fieldwork 17Organization of the Book 231 History and the Imagining of Pious Aceh 26Reconfigurations of Authority 28Islam and the Imperial War 33Belief and Practice in a Society in Flux 38Islamic Activism 44Violence and the Transformation of the Public Sphere 48Conclusion 512 The Limits of Normative Islam 53Occupation, Revolution, Rebellion 56Exemplars of Reform 60The Limits of Normative Islam 63Villages in the New Order 67 The Lheueh Dispute 71Conclusion 753 Village Society and the Problem of Moral Authority 77Beyond the Politics of Violence and Grief 78A Crisis of Solidarity 82Generation and the Perception of Moral Authority 88The Theft from the Dayah 92"My Father Is a Good Man but Too Stubborn" 97Village Politics and the Reconceptualization of Local Leadership 100Conclusion 1034 Islamic Scripturalism and Everyday Life after the Disaster 105Routines and Debates in a Tsunami-Affected Neighborhood 107A Lost Zeal for Business 111Heaven Lies under Mother's Feet 115Money, Piety, and Senses of Community 118Age, Life Phase, and the Inward Turn 123Conclusion 1295 Becoming Better Muslims: Sinning, Repentance, Improvement 131Sinning, ShariÊ¿a, and the Moral Pressures of the Postwar, Post-tsunami Moment 132Early Life Discipline, Older Age Consciousness: The Repentance of Rahmat 137The Responsibilities of Yani 143Aris, Indra, and the Morality of Failure and Success 148The Knowledge of Sins: Competing Models of Ethical Improvement? 153Conclusion 158Conclusion 159Notes 171Glossary and Abbreviations 185References 191Index 207.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691176659 20171227
How do ordinary Muslims deal with and influence the increasingly pervasive Islamic norms set by institutions of the state and religion? Becoming Better Muslims offers an innovative account of the dynamic interactions between individual Muslims, religious authorities, and the state in Aceh, Indonesia. Relying on extensive historical and ethnographic research, David Kloos offers a detailed analysis of religious life in Aceh and an investigation into today's personal processes of ethical formation. Aceh is known for its history of rebellion and its recent implementation of Islamic law. Debunking the stereotypical image of the Acehnese as inherently pious or fanatical, Kloos shows how Acehnese Muslims reflect consciously on their faith and often frame their religious lives in terms of gradual ethical improvement. Revealing that most Muslims view their lives through the prism of uncertainty, doubt, and imperfection, he argues that these senses of failure contribute strongly to how individuals try to become better Muslims. He also demonstrates that while religious authorities have encroached on believers and local communities, constraining them in their beliefs and practices, the same process has enabled ordinary Muslims to reflect on moral choices and dilemmas, and to shape the ways religious norms are enforced. Arguing that Islamic norms are carried out through daily negotiations and contestations rather than blind conformity, Becoming Better Muslims examines how ordinary people develop and exercise their religious agency.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691176659 20171227
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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
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xi, 224 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction. Sancta virginitate: limits and border zones 2. Roman virginities. Between rhetorics, ideals and "reality" 2.1. The social value of virginity 2.2 The virgin effect 2.3 Age of virgins 2.4 Virginal insignia 3. Ungendering virginity? Virginal paradoxes and paradoxical virginities 3.1 Male virgins and genderless virginity 3.2 Virginity, humility and male authority 4 De lapsu virginum consecratarum: Crime and punishment of fallen virgins 4.1 Crime and punishment 4.2 Virginitatem approbare 4.3 Losing what cannot ever be regained Bibliography Primary sources: translations and editions Secondary sources.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480170 20170907
How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity, and assesses its socio-religious value, in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at the very margins of virginity and non-virginity. The Church Fathers' efforts to demarcate an exclusively Christian virginity, in contrast to the 'false virgins' of their pagan adversaries, displays a tension that, it is argued, played a larger role in the construction of a specifically Christian sacred virginity than previous studies have acknowledged. Late fourth-century Christian theologians' persistent appraisals of sacred virgins paved the way for a wide variety of virgins that often challenged the stereotype of the unmarried female virgin. The sources abound with seemingly paradoxical virgins, such as widow virgins, married virgins, virgin mothers, infant virgins, old virgins, heretical virgins, pagan virgins, male virgins, false virgins and fallen virgins. Through examining these kinds of 'borderline virgins' as they appear in a range of textual sources from varied genres, Undheim demonstrates how physical, cultural and cognitive boundaries of virginity were contested, drawn and redrawn in the fourth and early fifth centuries in the Latin West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480170 20170907
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction 1 Authorised Hymnody: Hymnals as Expressions of Doctrine and Theology 2 An Ecumenical Hymnody 3 An Evangelical Hymnody 4 Methodism's Literary Repertoire: Form, Language, Editing, and Theological Expression 5 Musical Repertoire 6 Methodist Hymnody in Practice 7 The Influence of Methodist Hymnody beyond British Methodism 8 Hymnody and Methodist Identity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472469298 20171218
Hymnody is widely recognised as a central tenet of Methodism's theological, doctrinal, spiritual, and liturgical identity. Theologically and doctrinally, the content of the hymns has traditionally been a primary vehicle for expressing Methodism's emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and personal commitment, while particular hymns and the communal act of participating in hymn singing have been key elements in the spiritual lives of Methodists. An important contribution to the history of Methodism, British Methodist Hymnody argues that the significance of hymnody in British Methodism is best understood as a combination of its official status, spiritual expression, popular appeal, and practical application. Seeking to consider what, when, how, and why Methodists sing, British Methodist Hymnody examines the history, perception, and practice of hymnody from Methodism's small-scale eighteenth-century origins to its place as a worldwide denomination today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472469298 20171218
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xvii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: The Buddhist philosophy of language in India: an overview-- Viktoria Lysenko.- Chapter 2: The Finger and the Moon: Language, Reality and Interpretation in Zen Buddhism-- Duane Williams.- Chapter 3: Semiotics as Soteriology: A Different Look at Medieval Japanese Buddhism-- Fabio Rambelli.- Chapter 4: Object-hood and Objectification in Buddhist Philosophy: Origin and Obstacle of Language-- Jiajuang Xiong.- Chapter 5: Authenticating the Tradition through Linguistic Arguments-- Vesna A. Wallace.- Chapter 6: Buddhism and Chinese Linguistics: Barbara Meisterernst.- Chapter 7: Tantric Epistemology and the Problem of Ineffability in The Seven Siddhi Texts-- Adam Krug.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319674124 20180122
This edited collection brings linguistics into contact with a millennia of works by Buddhist scholars. Examining the Buddhist contemplative tradition and its extensive writings from an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors bridge the gap between such customs and human language. To do so, they provide chapters on linguistics, history, religious studies, philosophy and semiotics. Uniting scholars from three different continents and from many disciplines and institutions, this innovative and unique book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Buddhist traditions and linguistics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319674124 20180122
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