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Encyclopaedia of Asian Philosophy and Religions


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ISBN : 9781619520158


Volumes : Set in 17 Volumes


Author : Subodh Kapoor


Pages : 7126 pp


Year of Publishing : 2020


Binding : Hardbound


Publisher : Impact Global Publishing Inc. USA

The reference literature for Asian philosophy is scant, probably because philosophy and religion are viewed in the West as more inextricably linked in Asian cultures. Many reference works address Asian religious traditions, but the Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy and Religions aims to treat not only the philosophies but “religion” in so far as it relates to philosophy. Alphabetically arranged entries are signed by the scholars who wrote them and conclude with references. They range from ancient times through the modern era and include individuals, schools of thought, texts, and concepts. Topics are drawn from the traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism and covers a wide geographic area. Extensive cross referencing and see also recommendations are used throughout. The encyclopedia makes the comparative study of the concepts and traditions of various religions as each major religious stream has been organized in a separate division. All divisions are organised alphabetically for ease of search and reference. The Encyclopaedia of Asian Philosophy and Religions is the first publication to satisfy the need for a vast introductory work in such a diverse field. The wide range of matter dealt with in these volumes presents the panoramic view of the civilization and the culture of Asians in different facets and in the different periods of history. Each entry is created in simple and easy to understand language summarizing the most important aspects of creative research and writings related to the specific topics. The extensive bibliographies provide additional sources for more information. The work, for its wide coverage and scholarship, should be an essential reference for students and teachers.

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