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  • Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions

    Representations of a Universal Advaita

    By Stephen E. Gregg

    Scholarship surrounding the Hindu thinker Swami Vivekananda is dominated by hagiography and his (mis)appropriation by the political Hindu Right. Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions challenges this approach and goes back to source by examining what Vivekananda said about non-Hindu traditions…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Apatheia and Anthropology in Evagrius of Pontus

    By Monica Tobon

    Evagrius of Pontus (c.345-399 CE) has been renowned for his spiritual insight and psychological acumen ever since his lifetime, and despite his condemnation for heresy in the sixth century exercised a defining influence on the development of both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian traditions.…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Knowing Beyond Knowledge

    Epistemologies of Religious Experience in Classical and Modern Advaita

    By Thomas A. Forsthoefel

    This title was first published in 2002. This book builds on contemporary discussion of 'mysticism' and religious experience by examining the process and content of 'religious knowing' in classical and modern Advaita. Drawing from the work of William Alston and Alvin Plantinga, Thomas Forsthoefel…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Global Religious Movements in Regional Context

    Volume 4

    Edited by John Wolffe

    This title was first published in 2002: Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world. The book analyses the complexities of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rhodesia

    By J. R. Crawford

    Originally published in 1967, this book is a study of witchcraft and sorcery among the Shona, Ndebele and Kalanga peoples of Zimbabwe. It analyses in their social context verbatim evidence and confessions from a comprehensive series of judicial records. It provides the first systematic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Witchcraft, Sorcery and Social Categories Among the Safwa

    By Alan Harwood

    Originally published in 1970, this book explores the role of concepts of disease in the social life of the Safwa of Tanzania, particularly through beliefs concerning witchcraft and sorcery. Examining Safwa ideas about the cuasation of disease and death and the use of aetiological terms in actual…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Radical Changes in Minority Religions

    Edited by Eileen Barker, Beth Singler

    Minority religions are often subject to the same revisions, diversifications and schisms as other major world religions. This book examines how even relatively young religious traditions can and do experience radical changes in belief and practice. Using scholarly analysis from academics…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas

    Governance, Management and Policy

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Steve Brown

    Cultural and spiritual bonds with ‘nature’ are among the strongest motivators for nature conservation; yet they are seldom taken into account in the governance and management of protected and conserved areas. The starting point of this book is that to be sustainable, effective and equitable,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-03 
    Routledge

  • The Spirituality of Anorexia

    A Goddess Feminist Thealogy

    By Emma White

    Widely popularized images of unobtainable and damaging feminine ideals can be a cause of profound disjunction between women and their bodies. A consequence of this dissonance is an embodied performance of these ideals with the potential development of disordered eating practices, such as anorexia…

    Hardback – 2018-07-18 
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

    Edited by Willis J. Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim

    The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Witchcraft: The Basics

    By Marion Gibson

    Witchcraft: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the scholarly study of witchcraft, exploring the phenomenon of witchcraft from its earliest definitions in the Middle Ages through to its resonances in the modern world. Through the use of two case studies, this book delves into…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies

    Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles

    Edited by John Eade, Dionigi Albera

    Although research on contemporary pilgrimage has expanded considerably since the early 1990s, the conversation has largely been dominated by Anglophone researchers in anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and religious studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Northern Europe.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

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