Faculty Book: Bryan S. Turner

Bryan S. Turner

Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia
(Routledge, 2014)


The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging introduction covers issues of Orientalism and the historical development of the discipline of religious studies. It discusses the centuries of interaction among religious traditions in Asia and concepts such as high and low traditions, folk and formal religions, and popular and orthodox developments. Offering basic information about religious cultures in Asia while also addressing the complexity of employing a Western terminology in societies with radically different traditions, this advanced-level reference work is essential reading for students, researchers, and scholars of Asian religions, sociology, anthropology, Asian studies, and religious studies.

Bryan S. Turner is a Presidential Professor of Sociology and director of the Committee for the Study of Religion at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: DEC 10, 2014

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