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  • Modernist Reform Movements in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1870-1940

    Globalization and the Post-Traditional Society, 1st Edition

    By Christian Lekon

    This book presents a comparison of three major religious reform movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Each of these movements attempted to bring a major world religion in line with global modernity by creatively re-interpreting the traditions on which the religion was…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Saints and Sanctity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    Striving for remembrance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexandre Coello de la Rosa, Linda G. Jones

    A common objective of saint veneration in all three Abrahamic religions is the recovery and perpetuation of the collective memory of the saint. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all yield intriguing similarities and differences in their respective conceptions of sanctity. This edited collection…

    Hardback – 2019-05-15 
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine

    Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Cynthia Turner Camp

    Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas trade was dangerous, and merchants' commercial activities were seen as jeopardizing their souls. Merchants turned to saints for protection and succor,…

    Hardback – 2019-05-05 
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Inscribing Faith

    Between Reading and Seeing in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    By Sean V. Leatherbury

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Image, Text, and Culture in Classical Antiquity

  • Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

    1st Edition

    By Joost Hengstmengel

    In this important volume, Hengstmengel examines the doctrine of divine providence and how it served as explanation and justification in economic debates in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries throughout Western Europe. The author discusses five different areas in which God was…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • The Roots of Jewish Consciousness, Volume One

    Revelation and Apocalypse, 1st Edition

    By Erich Neumann

    Edited by Ann Conrad Lammers

    The Roots of Jewish Consciousness, Volume One: Revelation and Apocalypse is the first volume, fully annotated, of a major, previously unpublished, two-part work by Erich Neumann (1905-1960). It was written between 1934 and 1940, after Neumann, then a young philosopher and physician and freshly…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 

  • Chinese Theology and Translation

    The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Ling-chia Wei

    In the Early Qing Dynasty, the Jesuit Figurists claimed the Yijing (the Book of Changes) as a precious treasure and treated it as bridging the gap between Christianity and Chinese civilization. The Yijing was viewed as preserving relics of this pure, true religion. This book analyses the Chinese…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Olaf Kaltmeier, Josef Raab, Mike Foley, Alice Nash, Stefan Rinke, Mario Rufer

    The colonial heritage and its renewed aftermaths – expressed in the inter-American experiences of slavery, indigeneity, dependence and freedom movements, to mention only a few aspects, – form a common ground of experience in the Western Hemisphere. The flow of peoples, goods, knowledge and finances…

    Hardback – 2019-04-29 

  • Leopold Von Ranke

    A Biography, 1st Edition

    By Andreas D Boldt

    Leopold von Ranke endeavoured to understand political order within its own historical context. To understand the nature of historical phenomena, such as an institution of an idea, one had to consider its historical development and the changes it underwent over a period of time. Historical epochs,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-25 
    Routledge Approaches to History

  • Geneses

    A Comparative Study of the Historiographies of the Rise of Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, and Islam, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Tolan

    What is a religion?  How do we discern the boundaries between religions, or religious communities?  When does Judaism become Judaism, Christianity become Christianity, Islam become Islam?  Scholars have increasingly called into question the standard narratives created by the various orthodoxies,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-09 

  • The Body Broken

    Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1525, 2nd Edition

    By Charles F. Briggs

    The Body Broken offers a thematic survey of Europe in the late Middle Ages, a period of huge crisis, conflict and religious change, including the Black Death, the Reformation, the Peasants Revolt and the Renaissance. This new edition includes a discussion on rural communities across Europe and the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 

  • The Journey of Deacon Bodo from the Rhine to the Guadalquivir

    Apostasy and Conversion to Judaism in Early Medieval Europe, 1st Edition

    By Frank Riess

    The story of Bodo begins in the ninth century around the time of the death of Charlemagne in 814. It centres on a young Aleman aristocrat and his conversion to Judaism in 838, followed by his flight to the Muslim world of Al-Andalus. His apostasy constitutes an arresting footnote in the history of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27 

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