Religion 2013

New Titles and Key Backlist

Welcome to the 2013 Religion Catalog

We are excited to offer you a diverse list of books, ranging from undergraduate and graduate textbooks, to edited collections, to handbooks and scholarly monographs.

We've arranged our new titles and key backlist into themed sections, accessible via the links on the left side of this page. Click book titles to:

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Our full range of Religion titles is available at www.routledge.com/religion



 

  1. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion

    Edited by Michael Stausberg, Steven Engler

    This is the first comprehensive survey in English of research methods in the field of religious studies. It is designed to enable non-specialists and students at upper undergraduate and graduate levels to understand the variety of research methods used in the field. The aim is to create awareness...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Religion and Change in Modern Britain

    Edited by Linda Woodhead, Rebecca Catto

    This book offers a fully up-to-date and comprehensive guide to religion in Britain since 1945. A team of leading scholars provide a fresh analysis and overview, with a particular focus on diversity and change. They examine: relations between religious and secular beliefs and institutions the...

    Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Study of Religion: A Reader

    By John S. Harding, Hillary P. Rodrigues

    This collection illustrates the spectrum of ideas that people throughout history have had when considering how to understand and study religion. The editors present a selection of key writings that reflect a broad range of voices on the nature and practice of the discipline. Religious studies draws...

    Published August 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. South Asian Religions

    Tradition and Today

    Edited by Karen Pechilis, Selva J. Raj

    The religious landscape of South Asia is complex and fascinating. While existing literature tends to focus on the majority religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, much less attention is given to Jainism, Sikhism, Islam or Christianity. While not nelecting the majority traditions, this ...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    Series: World Religions

    This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought

    Edited by Chad Meister, James Beilby

    Series: Routledge Religion Companions

    This Companion provides an unrivalled view of the field of modern Christian thought, from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century and beyond. Written by an outstanding team of theologians and philosophers of religion, it covers the following topics within Christian thought: Key figures and...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Orthodox Christian World

    Edited by Augustine Casiday

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    Over the last century unprecedented numbers of Christians from traditionally Orthodox societies migrated around the world. Once seen as an ‘oriental’ or ‘eastern’ phenomenon, Orthodox Christianity is now much more widely dispersed, and in many parts of the modern world one need not go far to find...

    Published July 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture

    Edited by Terry Ray Clark, Dan W. Clanton Jr.

    This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Modern Theology

    A Critical Introduction

    By Rachel Muers, Mike Higton

    This book offers a fresh and up-to-date introduction to modern Christian theology. The ‘long nineteenth century’ saw enormous transformations of theology, and of thought about religion, that shaped the way both Christianity and ‘religion’ are understood today. Muers and Higton provide a lucid guide...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Theology of Suffering and Death

    An Introduction for Caregivers

    By Natalie Kertes Weaver

    This book offers a theological foundation for engaging with the realities of suffering and dying. Designed particularly for practical theology students and trainee caregivers, it introduces the spiritual and theological issues raised by suffering and dying. The chapters consider: how Christian...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Christology and Whiteness

    What Would Jesus Do?

    Edited by George Yancy

    This book explores Christology through the lens of whiteness, addressing whiteness as a site of privilege and power within the specific context of Christology. It asks whether or not Jesus’ life and work offers theological, religious and ethical resources that can address the question of...

    Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Muslims

    Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, 4th Edition

    By Andrew Rippin

    Andrew Rippin’s Muslims is essential reading for students and scholars alike. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and for the first time features a companion website with extensive links to additional reading and resources to help deepen students’ understanding of the subject....

    Published August 11th 2011 by Routledge

  13. The Routledge Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations

    Edited by Mona Siddiqui

    Interest in Christian-Muslim dialogue has grown considerably in recent years. How Islam and Christianity have approached each other theologically is one of the most absorbing ways of understanding the challenge of interreligious relations or Christian-Muslim polemics. This volume provides an...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Classical Islam

    A Sourcebook of Religious Literature, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi, Andrew Rippin

    This definitive sourcebook presents more than sixty authoritative new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated by three leading specialists, Classical Islam features eight thematically-linked sections covering the Qur'an and its interpretation, the life of Muhammad, hadith, law,...

    Published October 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  15. Studying Religion and Society

    Sociological Self-Portraits

    Edited by Titus Hjelm, Phil Zuckerman

    How do you study religion and society? In this fascinating book, some of the most famous names in the field explain how they go about their everyday work of studying religions in the field. They explain how the ideas for their projects and books have come together, how their understanding of...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Religion in Contemporary America

    By Charles H. Lippy, Eric Tranby

    This book provides a fresh, engaging multi-disciplinary introduction to religion in contemporary America. The chapters explore the roots of contemporary American religion from the 1950s up to the present day, looking at the major traditions including mainline Protestantism, the...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films

    Edited by Adele Reinhartz

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Movies which have drawn inspiration from the Bible, either directly or indirectly, have been extremely popular since the earliest days of cinema. Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films introduces a wide range of those movies, which are among the most important, critically-acclaimed and highest-grossing...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  18. Digital Religion

    Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds

    Edited by Heidi A. Campbell

    Digital Religion offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and new media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of new media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions. From cell phones and video games to blogs...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge