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Asian religions, technology and science

Author: István Keul
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge studies in Asian religion and philosophy, 15.
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Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas are not seen as monolithic entities, but as discursive fields embedded in dynamic processes of cultural exchange and  Read more...
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Keul, Istv©Łn
Asian Religions, Technology and Science
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: István Keul
ISBN: 9781317674481 1317674480
OCLC Number: 905853922
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title ; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Asian religions, technology and science; Notes; References; Part I: Asian religions and science; 1. "True facts of the world": media of scientific space and the transformations of cosmo geography in nineteenth-century Buddhist-Christian encounters; Introduction; Transformations of cosmo- geographical space in nineteenth- century Theravada-Buddhist Modernism and the early Buddhist-Christian Maps and globes: Buddhist Modernism in nineteenth-century Siam and the media of scientific spaceMedia of scientific space as immutable mobiles: the circulation of scientific facts and the nineteenth-century Buddhist Christia debates in Ceylon; Conclusion; Notes; References; 2. An illusion of conciliation: religion and science in Debendranath and Rabindranath Tagore; Introduction; Debendranath's natural theology; Rabindranath's creative evolutionism; Father, son, and scientistic spirit; The illusory conciliation of science and religion in the Tagorean mode; Notes; References 3. Vedic science, modern science and reasonIntroduction; Introduction: Vedic science; Stages in ISKCON's thinking about science; The Bhaktivedanta Institute and T.D. Singh (His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami); Prophets facing backwards; Reflections: puzzles and perplexities; Notes; References and further reading; 4. Is the Earth round? Traditional cosmography and modern science in Jainism; Introduction; Jain cosmography; The academization and scientization of Jainism; Jambudweep: The Digambar Jain Institute of Cosmographic Research; Traditional cosmography meets modern science ConclusionNotes; References; 5. On 'science' in 'The Science of Happiness': the Japanese new religious movement Ko-fuku no kagaku, occult 'science' and 'spiritual technology'; Introduction; On the formation of the main concepts of K¿‍fuku no kagaku and its religio- historical setting; The official title of the movement and its background; 'Science'; Major fields of 'scientific' interests and the 'spiritual technology'; Conclusion; Notes; References; 6. The synthesis of religious and medical healing rituals in the Song; Introduction; Religious movements in the Song; Song exorcism rituals Medical reforms in the Song and YuanThe somatisation of possession in Song medical literature and examinations; Synthesizing religious and medical rituals in the Song and Yuan; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; Notes; References; Further reading; 7. Medical treatments described in the ritual texts of Kerala: interaction between religion and science; Introduction; The Vedas and their insights into scientific thinking; Does the Indian system of medicine, or Āyurveda, give importance to rituals during treatments?; Medical treatment dealt with in the early tantra manuals
Series Title: Routledge studies in Asian religion and philosophy, 15.
Responsibility: edited by István Keul.

Abstract:

Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas are not seen as monolithic entities, but as discursive fields embedded in dynamic processes of cultural exchange and transformation. Bridging these arenas of knowledge and practice traditionally seen as distinct and disconnected, the book reflects on the ways of exploring the various dimensions of the.

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