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  1. Now Available: What is Islamic Philosophy?

    What is Islamic Philosophy? offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters explore early Islamic philosophy and trace its development through key themes and figures up to the twenty-first century.

    Topics covered include:

    • ethical issues such as just war, abortion, women’s rights, homosexuality and cloning
    • questions in political philosophy regarding what kind of Islamic state could exist and how democratic can (or should) Islam really be
    • the contribution of Islam to ‘big questions’ such as the existence of God, the concept of the soul, and what constitutes truth.
       
  2. Now Available: Introducing Islam, 2nd Edition

    "Shepard provides a comprehensive and intelligible study of Islam, from its origins in the seventh century to its dynamic developments in the medieval periods, providing insight into the manifestations of Islamic civilization beyond theology, such as on art, culture and rituals. Tracing Islam into the modern era, he sketches the complexity of how Islamic societies from the Middle East to Indonesia have confronted the tensions between traditional beliefs and contemporary expressions of Islam. Masterfully, this catholic and lucid discussion of Islam is accomplished without losing any of the sophistication of the topic." -Awad Halabi, Wright State University, USA
     

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Research & Reference

  1. Religious Ethics and Migration: Doing Justice to Undocumented Workers

    What does it mean to provide justice for undocumented workers who have been living among us without proper legal documentation? How can we do justice to the undocumented migrants who have been doing the low-skilled, low-paid jobs unwanted by citizens? Why should we even try to do justice for people who violate the laws of the society?

    Religious Ethics and Migration: Doing Justice to Undocumented Workers addresses these questions from a distinctive religious ethical perspective: the Christian theology of forgiveness and radical hospitality. In answering these questions, author Ilsup Ahn employs in-depth interdisciplinary dialogues with other relevant disciplines such as immigration history, global economics, political science, legal philosophy, and social theory.

  2. Now Available: The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

    "For this exceptional collection, Haag, Peterson, and Spezio have brought together 55 articles authored by 60 scholars to create what is probably the best single volume anthology on science and religion currently available. These essays, and the editors' approach, represent the next generation of studies in science and religion. …A paperback edition, when issued, would make an excellent textbook." C. D. Kay, Wofford College in CHOICE

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General Interest

  1. April Series of the Month: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture includes a wide range of investigations of media in relation to religious practice and belief in any historical period or geographical domain. Media examined in this series include everyday objects such as statues, dolls, and photographs; visual media such as wood cuts, icons or illuminated manuscripts; and newer media such as radio, film, television, and Internet. Volumes go beyond focusing on how messages are delivered to passive audiences, and contribute to an evolving paradigm of understanding creative audiences for whom media are an integral part of lived religion

  2. April Book of the Month: Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century

    Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qur’an, and how their ideas apply in the contemporary world.

    Abdullah Saeed provides a practical guide for interpretation and presents the principal ideas of a contextualist approach, which situates the original message of the Qur’an in its wider social, political, cultural, economic and intellectual context. He advocates a more flexible method of interpretation that gives due recognition to earlier interpretations of the Qur’an while also being aware of changing conditions and the need to approach the Qur’an afresh today.
     

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News

  1. Interview with Karen Pechilis, Author of South Asian Religions: Tradition and Today

    Karen Pechilis, editor of South Asian Religions:Tradition and Today, shares her experiences develooping the book and using it in her own classes with New Books in South Asian Studies. Click here to listen to the full interview!

  2. Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler Interviewed on New Books in Religion!

    The editors of The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion discuss research design, grounded theory, the comparative study of religion and more with New Books in Religion. Click here to listen to the full interview!

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