Religion in Culture

Studies in Social Contest and Construction

  • After World Religions: Reconstructing Religious Studies book cover

    After World Religions

    Reconstructing Religious Studies

    By Christopher R Cotter, David G. Robertson

    The World Religions Paradigm has been the subject of critique and controversy in Religious Studies for many years. After World Religions provides a rationale for overhauling the World Religions curriculum, as well as a roadmap for doing so. The volume offers concise and practical introductions to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
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  • Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction book cover

    Theorizing Islam

    Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction

    By Aaron W. Hughes

    The scholarly study of Islam has become ever more insular and apologetic. Academic Islamic Studies has tried to maintain a focus on truth, authenticity, experience and meaning and has effectively avoided discussion of larger social, cultural and ideological issues. Many scholars of Islam have…

    Paperback – 2014-03-01
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  • Christian Mentality: The Entanglements of Power, Violence and Fear book cover

    Christian Mentality

    The Entanglements of Power, Violence and Fear

    By Burton L. Mack

    The Christian myth is entangled with American politics, with the nation's image of its own manifest destiny. 'Christian Mentality' analyses the myths that have shaped America's collective mentality. Concepts that are taken for granted in the formation of American policy - namely power, violence…

    Paperback – 2011-05-01
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  • Masking Hegemony: A Genealogy of Liberalism, Religion and the Private Sphere book cover

    Masking Hegemony

    A Genealogy of Liberalism, Religion and the Private Sphere

    By Craig Martin

    'Masking Hegemony' presents a critical evaluation of the language used in liberal political thought, tracing liberalism's use of two key binary concepts - public/private and religion/state - from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Whilst appearing to separate "religion" from "state" and "…

    Paperback – 2010-11-26
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  • Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture book cover

    Japanese Mythology

    Hermeneutics on Scripture

    By Jun'ichi Isomae, Mukund Subramanian

    Before the westernisation of Japan, mythological events were treated as national history. Two key documents have contributed to this history, both written over 1300 years ago: 'Kojiki', the Tale of Old Age, and 'Nihonshoki', the Chronicle of Japanese History. Both the Imperial Court and the general…

    Paperback – 2009-05-01
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  • Rethinking Hindu Identity book cover

    Rethinking Hindu Identity

    By Dwijendra Narayan Jha

    Recent years have seen the emergence of a virulent version of Hindu nationalism and fundamentalism in India under the banner of Hindutva. This xenophobic movement has obfuscated and mystified the notion of Hindu identity and reinforced its stereotypes. Its arguments range from the patently…

    Paperback – 2009-04-02
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  • Myth and the Christian Nation book cover

    Myth and the Christian Nation

    By Burton L. Mack

    America is widely regarded as the ultimate "Christian Nation." Religious language has always been at the forefront of American politics but this has increased since the events of 9/11. 'Myth and the Christian Nation' presents a startling analysis of how and why Christianity and national identity…

    Paperback – 2009-02-05
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  • Representing Religion: History,Theory, Crisis book cover

    Representing Religion

    History,Theory, Crisis

    By Tim Murphy

    If religion is continually in a state of flux how can the study of religion critically examine contemporary religious beliefs and values? 'Representing Religion' critically examines this "crisis of representation". The volume traces the history of religious studies, critiquing the concept that "…

    Paperback – 2006-07-01
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  • The Symbolic Jesus: Historical Scholarship, Judaism and the Construction of Contemporary Identity book cover

    The Symbolic Jesus

    Historical Scholarship, Judaism and the Construction of Contemporary Identity

    By William E. Arnal

    It is widely accepted that Jesus was a Jew. However, both Christian and New Testament scholarship have a strong anti-Jewish history. 'The Symbolic Jesus' presents the controversies surrounding the Jewishness of Jesus. It examines the insistence among historical Jesus scholars that Jesus was a Jew…

    Paperback – 2005-03-01
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  • Religion and the Domestication of Dissent: Or, How to Live in a Less Than Perfect Nation book cover

    Religion and the Domestication of Dissent

    Or, How to Live in a Less Than Perfect Nation

    By Russell T. McCutcheon

    Since the events of 9/11 the representation of Islam has increasingly come adrift from its actuality. Scholars and pundits have effectively demonised a whole faith by wilfully apportioning blame and by ignoring the differences within the Islamic movement. 'Religion and the Domestication of Dissent'…

    Paperback – 2005-01-01
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