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  • Religion and Reality TV

    Faith in Late Capitalism

    Edited by Mara Einstein, Katherine Madden, Diane Winston

    Why is reality television flourishing in today's expanding media market? Religion and Reality TV: Faith in Late Capitalism argues that the reality genre offers answers to many of life's urgent questions: Why am I important? What gives my life meaning? How do I present my best self to the world?…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18
    Routledge

  • The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora

    Appropriation, Integration and Legislation

    Edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar

    During its expansion from the Amazon jungle to Western societies, ayahuasca use has encountered different legal and cultural responses. Following on from the earlier edited collection, The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora continues to explore how certain alternative global religious groups,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements

    By W. Michael Ashcraft

    The American public’s perception of New Religious Movements (NRMs) as fundamentally harmful cults stems from the "anticult" movement of the 1970s, which gave a sometimes hysterical and often distorted image of NRMs to the media. At the same time, academics pioneered a new field, studying these same…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Islam, Modernity and a New Millennium

    Themes from a Critical Rationalist Reading of Islam

    By Ali Paya

    As the world becomes increasingly globalised Islam faces some important choices. Does it seek to "modernise" in line with the cultures in which it is practised, or does it retain its traditions even if they are at odds with the surrounding society? This book utilizes a critical rationalist…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism

    Edited by Donald A. Crosby, Jerome A. Stone

    Ecological crisis is being widely discussed in society today and therefore, the subject of religious naturalism has emerged as a major topic in religion. The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

  • Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches

    More than Conjurers

    By Margarita Simon Guillory

    At the core of African American religion’s response to social inequalities has been a symbiotic relationship between socio-political activism and spiritual restoration. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork with African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Luke Doggett, Alp Arat

    Since the sociology of religion became recognised as a distinct sub-discipline over the last century, the dominance of approaches taking their inspiration from the sociological classics has increasingly been challenged. Empirical findings have brought the notion of secularisation into question; and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • Contemporary Sufism

    Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture

    By Meena Sharify-Funk, William Rory Dickson, Merin Shobhana Xavier

    What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and, in the process, helps readers…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

    Edited by Vít Šisler, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Xenia Zeiler

    Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere

    Religious Participation in the Arts, Media and Civil Society

    By Asmaa Soliman

    Anti-Muslim voices have become louder in many places in the midst of ongoing atrocities undertaken in the name of Islam. As a result, much of the creative participation of Western Muslims in the public sphere has become overshadowed. This tendency is not only visible in political discussions and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Early Christian Ritual Life

    By Richard E. DeMaris, Jason T. Lamoreaux, Steven C. Muir

    Scholars across many fields have come to realize that ritual is an integral element of human life and a vital aspect of all human societies. Yet, this realization has been slow to develop among scholars of early Christianity. Early Christian Ritual Life attempts to counteract the undervaluing of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23
    Routledge

  • Religions of India

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    India is a highly diverse country, home to a wide array of languages, religions, and cultural traditions. Analyzing the dynamic religious traditions of this democratic nation sheds light on the complex evolution from India’s past to today’s modern culture. Written by leading experts in the field,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge

  • Researching Female Faith

    Qualitative Research Methods

    Edited by Nicola Slee, Fran Porter, Anne Phillips

    Religious and spiritual engagement has undergone multiple significant changes in recent decades. Researching Female Faith is a collection of essays based on recent and original field research conducted by the contributors, and informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives, into the faith lives…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • On Secularization

    Towards a Revised General Theory

    By David Martin

    'Secularization' has been hotly debated since it was first subjected to critical attention in the mid-sixties by David Martin, before he sketched a 'General Theory' in 1969. 'On Secularization' presents David Martin's reassessment of the key issues: with particular regard to the special situation…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25
    Routledge

  • Film, Religion and Activist Citizens

    An ontology of transformative acts

    By Milja Radovic

    Film can be a socio-political and artistic-transformative cultural practice through which acts and activism are performed. Going beyond ideological constructs of activism and legal definitions of citizenship, this book offers a novel approach to understanding the ontology of acts and activist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06
    Routledge

  • Grounding Religion

    A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Whitney A. Bauman, Richard Bohannon, Kevin J. O'Brien

    Now in its second edition, Grounding Religion explores relationships between the environment and religious beliefs and practices. Established scholars introduce students to the ways in which religion shapes human–earth relations, surveying a series of questions about how the religious world…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • The Church, Authority, and Foucault

    Imagining the Church as an Open Space of Freedom

    By Steven G. Ogden

    The Church, Authority, and Foucault addresses the problem of the Church’s enmeshment with sovereign power, which can lead to marginalization. Breaking new ground, Ogden uses Foucault’s approach to power and knowledge to interpret the church leader’s significance as the guardian of knowledge. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Hans Mol and the Sociology of Religion

    By Adam J. Powell

    Hans Mol was born in the Netherlands during the 1920s. His imprisonment by the Gestapo during World War II began a long intellectual journey, exploring the role of religion in society. His work on the sociology of religion throughout the 20th and 21st Century is distinctive in its quest for both…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Vernacular Religion in Everyday Life

    Expressions of Belief

    By Marion Bowman, Ulo Valk

    Vernacular religion is religion as people experience, understand, and practice it. It shapes everyday culture and disrupts the traditional boundaries between 'official' and 'folk' religion. The book analyses vernacular religion in a range of Christian denominations as well as in indigenous and New…

    Paperback – 2015-08-26
    Routledge

  • Engaging with Living Religion

    A Guide to Fieldwork in the Study of Religion

    By Stephen E. Gregg, Lynne Scholefield

    Understanding living religion requires students to experience everyday religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the lecture theatre. Covering theoretical and practical dimensions of research…

    Paperback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-08-29
    Routledge

  • Ernesto De Martino on Religion

    The Crisis and the Presence

    By Dr. Fabrizio M. Ferrari

    Ernesto de Martino was a major critical thinker in the study of vernacular religions, producing innovative analyses of key concepts such as 'folklore', 'magic' and 'ritual'. His methodology stemmed from his training under the philosopher Benedetto Croce whilst his philosophical approach to…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
    Routledge
    Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion

  • Skilful Means

    A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Pye

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means'…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
    Routledge

Download a FREE Chapter Sampler and enter our Prize Draw

Click here to download your FREE Research Methods in Religious Studies Chapter Sampler and to enter our prize draw for your chance to win £150 of Routledge books of your choice.

The Chapter Sampler includes chapters from the following books:

  1. Researching Female Faith - Chapter 1: ‘Come as a Girl’: Exploring Issues of Participative Methodology for Research into the Spiritual Lives and Faith of Girls- Becoming-Women
  2. Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion - Chapter 3: An ethnographic method for the study of religion in video game environments
  3. Grounding Religion - Chapter 1: Religion: what is it, who gets to decide, and why does it matter?
  4. Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Religion - Chapter 6: Research ethics
  5. Engaging with Living Religion - Chapter 2: Ways of Studying Religion Off Campus

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