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The Hindu Tantric WorldAn Overview

The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

André Padoux

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured ... More

The Religion of ExistenceAsceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

Noreen Khawaja

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226404516
eISBN:
9780226404653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404653.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a broad new vision of the history and substance of existential philosophy. It shows how an ascetic tradition with roots in European piety movements focused on personal conversion ... More

A Storied SageCanon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha

A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha

Micah L. Auerback

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226286389
eISBN:
9780226286419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286419.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a diachronic analysis of narratives recounting the life of the Buddha and their transformations—typically in written texts, but including material culture and ritual practice. It ... More

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