Alternative Traditions & Esotericism Products

  • Teaching Religious Literacy

    A Guide to Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education

    By Ariel Ennis

    Offering resources and initiatives on religious and spiritual diversity in higher education, this book describes the conceptual foundations for teaching religious literacy, offers a sample curriculum with a facilitator's guide, and provides the assessment tools needed to assess its development…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on African Witchcraft

    Edited by Mariano Pavanello

    This volume draws on a range of ethnographic and historical material to provide insight into witchcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. The chapters explore a variety of cultural contexts, with contributions focusing on Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia and Eritrean diaspora. The…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Teresa of Avila

    Mystical Theology and Spirituality in the Carmelite Tradition

    Edited by Peter Tyler, Edward Howells

    This innovative book offers an original insight into the context and times of St Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582) as well as exploring her contemporary relevance from the perspective of some of the foremost thinkers and scholars in the Teresian field today including Professors Julia Kristeva, Rowan…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

    Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural

    Edited by Nandini Das, Nick Davis

    This volume addresses dealings with the wondrous, magical, holy, sacred, sainted, numinous, uncanny, auratic, and sacral in the plays of Shakespeare and contemporaries, produced in an era often associated with the irresistible rise of a thinned-out secular rationalism. By starting from the literary…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Witch in Early Modern Europe

    By Geoffrey Robert Quaife

    Though it is clearly an exceptionally important part of popular culture, witchcraft has generated a variety of often contradictory interpretations, starting from widely differing premises about the nature of witchcraft, its social role and the importance of higher theology as well as more popular…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

  • The New Generation Witches

    Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture

    By Peg Aloi

    Edited by Hannah E. Johnston

    From the shelves of mainstream bookstores and the pages of teen magazines, to popular films and television series, contemporary culture at the turn of the twenty-first century has been fascinated with teenage identity and the presence of magic and the occult. Alongside this profusion of products…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Ancient Taboos and Gender Prejudice

    Challenges for Orthodox Women and the Church

    By Leonie B. Liveris

    This book explores the struggling genesis of a women's movement in the Orthodox Church through the ecumenical movement of the twentieth century at a time when militant conservatism is emerging in Orthodox countries and fundamentalism in the diaspora. Offering an understanding of the participation…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Dionigi Albera, John Eade

    Although there has been a massive increase in the volume of pilgrimage research and publications, traditional Anglophone scholarship has been dominated by research in Western Europe and North America. In their previous edited volume, International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies (Routledge, 2015…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • The Practice of the Presence of God

    Theology as a Way of Life

    Edited by Martin Laird, Sheelah Treflé Hidden

    Exploring the unity of the practice of prayer and the practice of theology, this book draws together insights from world-class theologians including Rowan Williams, Andrew Louth, Frances Young, Margaret R. Miles, Sebastian Brock, and Nicholaï Sakharov. Offering glimpses of the prayer-life and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • Evagrius Ponticus

    The Making of a Gnostic

    By Julia Konstantinovsky

    A revered instructor of the eremitic monks of Nitria, Sketis and Kellia, Evagrius Ponticus is a fascinating yet enigmatic figure in the history of fourth-century mystical thought. This historical and theological re-evaluation of the teaching of Evagrius brings to bear evidence from the Greek and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Nuwaubian Nation

    Black Spirituality and State Control

    By Susan Palmer

    The Nuwaubian Nation takes the reader on a journey into an African-American spiritual movement. The United Nuwaubian Nation has changed shape since its inceptions in the 1970s, transforming from a Black Hebrew mystery school into a Muslim utopian community in Brooklyn, N.Y.; from an Egyptian theme…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Death, Life and Laughter

    Essays on religion in honour of Douglas Davies

    Edited by Mathew Guest, Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon

    Birth, death and the rituals that take us from one to the other tell us a lot about humanity and our quest to understand ourselves. It is cross-disciplinary analyses of the life course that have generated the most profound insights into religion and spirituality, challenging the concepts and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

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