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Acumen Publishing Joins the Routledge Humanities Family

Routledge is pleased to announce that we have recently acquired Acumen Publishing. With over 500 outstanding titles in Philosophy, Religion, Archaeology, and Classical Studies joining our publishing program, we now have even more solutions for your teaching and research needs.

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  • Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence

    Religion, Testimony, and Visions of Healing

    By Gina Messina-Dysert

    Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence examines sexual violence against women, how religion and society contribute to a rape culture, and the extreme suffering endured by rape victims as a result. Using the testimony of women who have experienced both rape and the consequences of rape culture—from a…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    Religion and Violence

  • Jacques Derrida

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Claire Colebrook

    Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings…

    Paperback – 2014-10-27
    Key Concepts

  • The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

    Edited by Darrel Moellendorf, Heather Widdows

    Global ethics focuses on the most pressing contemporary ethical issues - poverty, global trade, terrorism, torture, pollution, climate change and the management of scarce recourses. It draws on moral and political philosophy, political and social science, empirical research, and real-world policy…

    Hardback – 2014-10-23
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Searching for the Holy Spirit

    Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine

    By Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh

    Is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in Christian theology good news or bad news for women? Is the Holy Spirit in traditional Christian doctrine the guardian of the status quo or does it offer the dynamic possibility for change? How do the gifts of the Spirit, ecstatic and relational, inform feminist…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Knowledge

    The Philosophical Quest in History

    By Steve Fuller

    The theory of knowledge, or epistemology, is often regarded as a dry topic that bears little relation to actual knowledge practices. Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History addresses this perception by showing the roots, developments and prospects of modern epistemology from its beginnings in…

    Paperback – 2014-10-09

  • The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

    Volume 13

    Edited by Burt Hopkins, John Drummond

    The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy provides an annual international forum for phenomenological research in the spirit of Husserl's groundbreaking work and the extension of this work by such figures as Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Gadamer.…

    Hardback – 2014-10-02
    New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

  • Representing Zion

    Judgement and Salvation in the Old Testament

    By Frederik Poulsen

    The prophetic books of the Old Testament offer a fascinating collection of oracles, poetic images, and theological ideas. Among the most prominent themes are those of judgment and salvation, especially concerning the fate of Zion. This place, where the people of God dwell, is alternately presented…

    Hardback – 2014-09-30
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • Posthuman Life

    Philosophy at the Edge of the Human

    By David Roden

    We imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives; others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine our…

    Paperback – 2014-09-16

  • Herbert Spencer: Legacies

    Edited by Mark Francis, Michael W. Taylor

    Herbert Spencer: Legacies explores and assesses the impact of the ideas and work of the great Victorian polymath Herbert Spencer across a wide range of disciplines. In the course of the essays a significant re-evaluation of his influence on Victorian and Edwardian thought is provided. Spencer's…

    Hardback – 2014-09-01

  • Figuring Out Figurative Art

    Contemporary Philosophers on Contemporary Paintings

    By Derek Matravers, Damien Freeman

    In 1797 Friedrich Schlegel wrote that "philosophy of art usually lacks one of two things: either the philosophy, or the art." This collection of essays contains both the philosophy and the art. It brings together an international team of leading philosophers to address diverse philosophical issues…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20

  • G. W. F. Hegel

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Michael Baur

    The thought of G. W. F. Hegel (1770 -1831) has had a deep and lasting influence on a wide range of philosophical, political, religious, aesthetic, cultural and scientific movements. But, despite the far-reaching importance of Hegel's thought, there is often a great deal of confusion about what he…

    Paperback – 2014-06-30
    Key Concepts

  • The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

    Edited by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Pauliina Remes

    The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism

    Edited by Stephen Burns, Anita Monro

    Public Theology is a rapidly growing international field of study which focuses on how Christian belief and practice engage with wider social issues. Yet, whilst the ultimate concern of public theology is the well-being of society, this body of theology has largely developed without integrating the…

    Hardback – 2014-04-01
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality