Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

A full list of titles reviewed as "Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

Religion

The full list of Routledge Religion titles reviewed as Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Being Spiritual but Not Religious

    Past, Present, Future(s), 1st Edition

    Edited by William B. Parsons

    In its most general sense, the term "Spiritual but Not Religious" denotes those who, on the one hand, are disillusioned with traditional institutional religion and, on the other hand, feel that those same traditions contain deep wisdom about the human condition. This edited collection speaks to…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Divine Film Comedies

    Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit, 1st Edition

    By Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds, Chris Lindvall

    Divine Film Comedies creates a meaningful dialogue between stories in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and comedies spanning the history of film. The text lies at the intersection of three disciplines: humor/comedy studies, film studies, and theology. Drawing on films from the silent era to the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Religious Ways of Experiencing Life

    A Global and Narrative Approach, 1st Edition

    By Carl Olson

    Religious Ways of Experiencing Life: A Global and Narrative Approach surveys world religions, using the narratives and discourses of each tradition to describe it in its own terms. Carl Olson examines each tradition’s practices, teachings, material culture, roles of women, and path to salvation, as…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22
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  • Introducing Japanese Religion

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Ellwood

    Now in its Second Edition, Introducing Japanese Religion is the ideal resource for undergraduate students. This edition features new material on folk and popular religion, including shamanism, festivals, and practices surrounding death and funerals. Robert Ellwood also updates the text to discuss…

    Hardback – 2016-02-16
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • White Lies

    Race and Uncertainty in the Twilight of American Religion, 1st Edition

    By Christopher M. Driscoll

    White Lies considers African-American bodies as the site of cultural debates over a contested "white religion" in the United States. Rooting his analysis in the work of W.E.B. DuBois and James Baldwin, Christopher Driscoll traces the shifting definitions of "white religion" from the nineteenth…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
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  • Hinduism in the Modern World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brian A. Hatcher

    Hinduism in the Modern World presents a new and unprecedented attempt to survey the nature, range, and significance of modern and contemporary Hinduism in South Asia and the global diaspora. Organized to reflect the direction of recent scholarly research, this volume breaks with earlier texts on…

    Hardback – 2015-10-16
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    Religions in the Modern World

  • Christian Theology: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Murray Rae

    Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology – the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human situation before God, this book will also seek to…

    Paperback – 2015-04-20
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    The Basics

  • The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by John C. Lyden, Eric Michael Mazur

    Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores: key issues of definition and of methodology religious encounters with…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
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    Routledge Religion Companions

  • Rastafari and the Arts

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Darren J. N. Middleton

    Drawing on literary, musical, and visual representations of and by Rastafari, Darren J. N. Middleton provides an introduction to Rasta through the arts, broadly conceived. The religious underpinnings of the Rasta movement are often overshadowed by Rasta’s association with reggae music, dub, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05
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  • The Occult World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism.…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Tradition, Performance, and Religion in Native America

    Ancestral Ways, Modern Selves, 1st Edition

    By Dennis Kelley

    In contemporary Indian Country, many of the people who identify as "American Indian" fall into the "urban Indian" category: away from traditional lands and communities, in cities and towns wherein the opportunities to live one's identity as Native can be restricted, and even more so for American…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
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  • Just War and the Ethics of Espionage

    1st Edition

    By Darrell Cole

    The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the military. These operations, which often result in the contravening of international law and…

    Hardback – 2014-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Politics and Religion in the United States

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, J. Matthew Wilson

    There is a complex relationship between religiosity and secularism in the American experience. America is notable both for its strict institutional separation of church and state, and for the strong role that religion has played in its major social movements and ongoing political life. This book…

    Paperback – 2013-11-20
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  • Bible and Cinema

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Adele Reinhartz

    This is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema. Adele Reinhartz considers the pervasive use of the Bible in feature films, and the medium of film as part of the Bible’s reception history. The book examines how films draw on the…

    Paperback – 2013-10-04
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  • Pilgrimage in the Marketplace

    1st Edition

    By Ian Reader

    The study of pilgrimage often centres itself around miracles and spontaneous populist activities. While some of these activities and stories may play an important role in the emergence of potential pilgrimage sites and in helping create wider interest in them, this book demonstrates that the…

    Hardback – 2013-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Controversies in Contemporary Islam

    1st Edition

    By Oliver Leaman

    This book helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman explores some of the controversies and debates that exist within Islam and between Islam and other religions. He considers how the religion can…

    Paperback – 2013-09-12
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  • Godwired

    Religion, Ritual and Virtual Reality, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Wagner

    Godwired offers an engaging exploration of religious practice in the digital age. It considers how virtual experiences, like stories, games and rituals, are forms of world-building or "cosmos construction" that serve as a means of making sense of our own world. Such creative and interactive…

    Paperback – 2011-11-14
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Screening the Afterlife

    Theology, Eschatology, and Film, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Deacy

    Screening the Afterlife is a unique and fascinating exploration of the ‘last things’ as envisaged by modern filmmakers. Drawing on a range of films from Flatliners and What Dreams May Come to Working Girl and The Shawshank Redemption, it offers the first comprehensive examination of death and the…

    Paperback – 2011-10-31
    Routledge

  • Reading Jewish Religious Texts

    1st Edition

    By Eliezer Segal

    Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated…

    Paperback – 2011-08-30
    Routledge
    Reading Religious Texts

  • The Bible and American Culture

    A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Setzer, David Shefferman

    From political speeches to pop songs, the biblical presence in American culture is hard to ignore. This sourcebook gathers and contextualizes a remarkable series of primary texts to illuminate the varied uses of the Bible in American life. Topics covered include the publication and distribution of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-06
    Routledge