Religion, Culture and Society Series

Religion, Culture and Society Series

Series Editors:

The Religion, Culture and Society series presents a focused cluster of high profile titles exploring the critical issues of contemporary society and culture, and relationships to and within living religions. Each book offers an accessible, stimulating new contribution to key topics. The series explores constructions of religion and religious issues from a range of perspectives, offering accessible texts by scholars based within and outside traditional religious studies who are able to bring immersion in their own disciplines to the study of contemporary religion, culture and society, enriching understanding across all three elements. The series will prove of particular value to higher level undergraduate students for their course studies in the areas of contemporary culture, society, media, law, and religious studies, as well as to academics, graduates and postgraduate readers worldwide.


Peter Edge is Professor of Law at Oxford Brookes University, UK and a member of the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors. He is the author of Religion and Law: An IntroductionReligion and Law: An Introduction; Legal Responses to Religious Differences; and Manx Public Law, the co-author of Religious Representation in a Democratic Legislature, and the co-editor of Law and Religion in Contemporary Society: Communities, Individualism, and the State.

Graham Harvey is Professor of Religious Studies at the Open University, UK. He is the author of Food, Sex and Strangers: Understanding Religion as Everyday Life and Animism: Respecting the Living World, the editor of the Handbook of Contemporary Animism; Religions in Focus: New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices; Ritual and Religious Belief: A Reader; Shamanism: A Reader; and Indigenous Religions: A Companion, and the co-editor of Indigenous Diasporas and Dislocations; Critical Categories in the Study of Religion; The Paganism Reader; Researching Paganisms; the Historical Dictionary of Shamanism; Indigenous Religious Musics; Law and Religion in Contemporary Society: Communities, Individualism and the State; Paganism Today: Witches, Druids, the Goddess and Ancient Earth Traditions for the Twenty-First Century; and Words Remembered, Texts Renewed: Festschrift for Prof John F.A. Sawyer.

Lois Ann Lorentzen is Professor of Social Ethics in the Theology and Religious Studies Department and Academic Director of the Master in Migration Studies programme at the University of San Francisco (USF), USA. She is the author of Etica Ambiental and Raising the Bar, editor of Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration, and co-editor of On the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: the intersection of religion, politics, and identity in new migrant communities; Ecofeminism and Globalization: Exploring Culture, Context, and Religion; Religion/Globalization: Theories and Cases; The Women and War Reader; Liberation Theologies, Postmodernity and the Americas; and The Gendered New World Order: Militarism, the Environment and Development. She is Associate Editor for the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, and has written numerous articles in the fields of women and war, religion and violence, religion and immigration, and gender and the environment.

  • Religion and Law

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Peter W. Edge

    Discussion of the way in which law engages with religious difference often takes place within the context of a single jurisdiction. Religion and Law: An Introduction, presents a comprehensive text for students, drawing on examples from across key Anglophone jurisdictions - the United Kingdom, the…

    Paperback – 2006-06-19
    Routledge
    Religion, Culture and Society Series

  • Religion and Civil Society

    Rethinking Public Religion in the Contemporary World, 1st Edition

    By David Herbert

    This book presents the first full-length study of the relationship between religion and the controversial concept of civil society. Across the world in the last two decades of the twentieth century religions re-entered public space as influential discursive and symbolic systems apparently beyond…

    Hardback – 2003-04-16
    Routledge
    Religion, Culture and Society Series