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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Asia

Subjects:

  • Idols and images -- Asia -- Worship,
  • Miracles,
  • Asia -- Religion

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-239).

Statementedited by Richard H. Davis.
ContributionsDavis, Richard H.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1035 .I43 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination239 p., [18] p. of plates :
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL349884M
ISBN 100813334632
LC Control Number98009211

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MIRACLES: AN OVERVIEW The history of religions has preserved the record of miracles, that is, events, actions, and states taken to be so unusual, extraordinary, and supernatural that the normal level of human consciousness finds them hard to accept rationally. These miracles are usually taken as manifestations of the supernatural power of the divine being fulfilling his purpose in history, but. He has also edited two volumes, Images, Miracles, and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions and Picturing the Nation: Iconographies of Modern India. Currently he is writing a history of the Bhagavad Gita and starting work on a cultural history of early ed on: Novem He has edited two volumes, Images, Miracles, and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions () and Picturing the Nation: Iconographies of Modern India (). He is also author of a catalog of early Indian religious prints, Gods in Print: Masterpieces of India’s Mythological Art (Mandala, ). — Religious Studies Review “A seminal work of impeccable and diverse scholarship, Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions is a welcome and core addition to academic library International Religious Studies reference collections and reading lists.” — Midwest Book Review.

This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from the Southwest) Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam, and (from the East) Taoism. Images, Miracles, and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions (Boulder: Westview Press, ) Articles in Journals and Edited Volumes “Krishna Enters the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Journal of Vaishnava Studies (): “Temple in a Frame: God Posters For and Of Worship,” online publication by Tasveer. Buddhism”, in Richard Davis, ed. Images, Miracles and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, , pp. “Cures and Karma: Attitudes Towards Healing in Medieval Jainism”, in Al Baumgarten Size: KB.   He has also edited two volumes, Images, Miracles, and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions and Picturing the Nation: Iconographies of Modern India. Currently he is writing a history of the Bhagavad Gita and starting work on a cultural history of early India.5/5(9).