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  • Religion in America

    9th Edition

    By John Corrigan, Winthrop Hudson

    This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from the sixteenth century through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European origins of American religious thought and the diversity…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
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  • Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide

    1st Edition

    Edited by Monique M. Ingalls, Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, Zoe C. Sherinian

    What does it mean for music to be considered local in contemporary Christian communities, and who shapes this meaning? Through what musical processes have religious beliefs and practices once ‘foreign’ become ‘indigenous’? How does using indigenous musical practices aid in the growth of local…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora

    Appropriation, Integration and Legislation, 1st Edition

    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
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    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Theodicy Beyond the Death of 'God'

    The Persisting Problem of Evil, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Shanks

    True theodicy is partly a theoretical corrective to evangelistic impatience: discounting the distortions arising from over-eager salesmanship. And partly it is a work of poetic intensification, dedicated to faith’s necessary struggle against resentment. This book contains a systematic survey of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism

    1st Edition

    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
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    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

  • Liberal Religion

    Progressive versions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, 1st Edition

    By Emanuel de Kadt

    In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in religion and religious issues. Some have linked this to a neo-liberal form of individualism, while others noted that secularism has left people bereft of a humanly necessary link with the transcendent. The importance of identity issues has…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Myth and Solidarity in the Modern World

    Beyond Religious and Political Division, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Stacey

    In the context of the rise of reactionary politics across the globe, this book seeks new ways of developing solidarity across religious, political and economic differences. Drawing on an increasingly influential Christian theological movement, postliberalism, it claims that the dominance of liberal…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert P. Jones, Ted A. Smith

    Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality brings together a diverse group of scholars, activists and public intellectuals to consider one of the most pressing issues of our time: increasing inequalities of income and wealth that grate against justice and erode the bonds that hold society together.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08
    Routledge

  • New Religious Movements and Counselling

    Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Harvey, Silke Steidinger, James A. Beckford

    There are many different ways in which minority religions and counselling may interact. In some cases there can be antagonism between counselling services and minority religions, with each suspecting they are ideologically threatened by the other, but it can be argued that the most common…

    Hardback – 2017-12-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • A History of the World's Religions

    14th Edition

    By David S. Noss, Blake R. Grangaard

    A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-26
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Philosophical Theology

    Essays in Honour of Don Cupitt, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Hyman

    At the beginning of a new millennium, philosophical theology has become more contested than ever before. The appearance of non-realist theologies, postmodern theologies, and the theology of 'radical orthodoxy', has provoked a vibrant debate about the nature of theology itself. In what new…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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  • Writing History, Constructing Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by James G. Crossley, Christian Karner

    Writing History, Constructing Religion presents a much-needed interdisciplinary exploration of the significance of debates among historians, scholars of religion and cultural theorists over the 'nature' of history to the study of religion. The distinguished authors discuss issues related to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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  • Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches

    More than Conjurers, 1st Edition

    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
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Living Out Sexuality and Faith

    Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men, 1st Edition

    By Joseph N. Goh

    Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on ‘Western’ expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes to the wider…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Narratives of Secularization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Harrison

    It is increasingly clear that histories of secularization are not simply dispassionate descriptions of the decline of religious belief and practice in the West. Rather, such narratives often seek to celebrate secularization, promote some version of it, lament it, or otherwise oppose it in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Radical Orthodoxy in a Pluralistic World

    Desire, Beauty, and the Divine, 1st Edition

    By Angus M. Slater

    Radical Orthodoxy remains an important movement within Christian theology, but does it relate effectively with an increasingly pluralist and secular Western society? Can it authentically communicate the beauty and desire of the divine to such a diverse collection of theological accounts of meaning?…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • John Wesley, Practical Divinity and the Defence of Literature

    1st Edition

    By Emma Salgård Cunha

    John Wesley (1703–1791), leader of British Methodism, was one of the most prolific literary figures of the eighteenth century, responsible for creating and disseminating a massive corpus of religious literature and for instigating a sophisticated programme of reading, writing and publishing within…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
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    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice

    Owning and Consuming, 1st Edition

    By Paul Babie, Michael Trainor

    This book compares our contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property—a neoliberal tool with the capacity to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

    1st Edition

    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

  • Narrative and Belief

    The Religious Affordance of Supernatural Fiction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Markus Altena Davidsen

    The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and certain other works of fantasy and science fiction have inspired some of their readers and viewers to believe that the superhuman powers of the story-worlds, such as Gandalf and the Force, exist also in the real world. We can say that such fictional narratives…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere

    Religious Participation in the Arts, Media and Civil Society, 1st Edition

    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

  • Public Life and the Place of the Church

    Reflections to Honour the Bishop of Oxford, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Brierley

    The work of Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006, has been highly distinctive for the consistency of its engagement with contemporary society. It represents a model of the Church which is outward-looking, a Church which is as ready to learn from others as it is to offer its own…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29
    Routledge

  • Religion and the Challenges of Science

    1st Edition

    By Richard Feist

    Does science pose a challenge to religion and religious belief? This question has been a matter of long-standing debate - and it continues to concern not only scholars in philosophy, theology, and the sciences, but also those involved in public educational policy. This volume provides background to…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29
    Routledge

  • Shaping a Global Theological Mind

    1st Edition

    Edited by Darren C. Marks

    Theological thinkers are placed into contexts which inform their theological tasks but that context is usually limited to a European or North American centre, usually ignoring minorities and lesser mainstream theologies even in that context. This work focuses on the shift of Christian theological…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29
    Routledge

  • Testimony and Tradition

    Studies in Reformed and Dissenting Thought, 1st Edition

    By Alan P.F. Sell

    Internationally recognised for his scholarship in the philosophy of religion and Christian Doctrine, and for his ecclesiastical connections as former Theological Secretary of the Geneva-based World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Reformed theologian Alan Sell has an established reputation…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29
    Routledge

  • The Cultures of Creationism

    Anti-Evolutionism in English-Speaking Countries, 1st Edition

    By Leslie Carlin

    Even in a world where secular scientific discoveries and assumptions have come to dominate the lives of so many people, science cannot be said to have rendered religion obsolete. Since the nineteenth century, one particular debate has been of central importance in apparent conflicts between science…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29
    Routledge

  • Early Christian Ritual Life

    1st Edition

    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

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Religious Diversity

    Bivalent Truth, Tolerance and Personhood, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dirk-Martin Grube, Walter Van Herck

    Addressing the question of what kind of theoretical foundations are required if we wish to have a constructive attitude towards different religions, this book scrutinizes aspects of the human condition, personhood and notions of (exclusive) truth and tolerance. In the book, Wolterstorff suggests…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge

  • Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic

    Becoming the Magician, 1st Edition

    By Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

    In the Western world, magic has often functioned as an umbrella term for various religious beliefs and ritual practices that seek to influence events by harnessing supernatural power. The definition of these myriad occult and esoteric traditions have, however, usually come from those that are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20
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    Gnostica

  • The Rise and Fall of the English Christendom

    Theocracy, Christology, Order and Power, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Kaye

    English Christendom has never been a static entity. Evangelism, politics, conflict and cultural changes have constantly and consistently developed it into myriad forms across the world. However, in recent times that development has seemingly become a general decline. This book utilises the motif of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • God and the Moral Life

    1st Edition

    Edited by Myriam Renaud, Joshua Daniel

    How do various concepts of God impact the moral life? Is God ultimately required for goodness? In this edited collection, an international panel of contemporary philosophers and theologians offer new avenues of exploration from a theist perspective for these important questions. The book features…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07
    Routledge

  • John Wesley and the Education of Children

    Gender, Class and Piety, 1st Edition

    By Linda A. Ryan

    Scholars have historically associated John Wesley’s educational endeavours with the boarding school he established at Kingswood, near Bristol, in 1746. However, his educational endeavours extended well beyond that single institution, even to non-Methodist educational programmes. This book sets out…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Researching Female Faith

    Qualitative Research Methods, 1st Edition

    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

  • Theological Radicalism and Tradition

    'The Limits of Radicalism' with Appendices, 1st Edition

    By Howard E. Root

    Edited by Christopher R. Brewer

    ‘The limits of radicalism are those which end not in chaos but in the breaking of fresh ground.’ Howard E. Root Previously unpublished––and only recently rediscovered by Dr Christopher R. Brewer in an uncatalogued box in the archives of Lambeth Palace Library––Canon Howard E. Root’s 1972 Bampton…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge

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