Alternative Traditions & Esotericism Products

  • The Liquidation of the Church

    From Parochial Religion to Religion on Stage

    By Kees de Groot

    Is religion dying out in Western societies? Is personal spirituality taking its place? Both stories are inadequate. Institutional religion is not simply coming to an end in Western societies. Rather, its assets and properties are redistributed: large parts of the church have gone into liquidation.…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • A Companion to Adidam

    Perspectives on a New Spiritual Tradition

    By James R Lewis

    A Companion to Adidam brings together a half-dozen scholars of New Religious Movements (NRMs) with a half-dozen of the many academic followers of Adi Da to produce a comprehensive study of a highly creative alternative spiritual group. In addition to chapters on such standard subjects as the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Religions

  • Consumption and Spirituality

    Edited by Diego Rinallo, Linda Scott, Pauline Maclaran

    This book sheds light on the consumption of spiritual products, services, experiences, and places through state-of-the-art studies by leading and emerging scholars in interpretive consumer research, marketing, sociology, anthropology, cultural, and religious studies. The collection brings together…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Where are the Dead?

    Exploring the Idea of an Afterlife

    By Peter Moore

    Where are the dead? What are they doing? What kind of a process is dying? What relationships exist among the dead themselves, and between the dead and those in the world they have left behind? Modern philosophers argue that the idea of disembodied survival - to which many believers pay lip service…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06 
    Routledge

  • The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Renewing Spiritual Perception with Jonathan Edwards

    Contemporary Philosophy and the Theological Psychology of Transforming Grace

    By Ray S. Yeo

    Jonathan Edwards’ theologically sophisticated psychology of grace remains one of the deepest and most fertile theological psychologies in the Protestant tradition. The heart of his account lies in his foundational doctrine of spiritual perception where he locates the psychological core of the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-12
    Routledge
    Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology

  • Sojourner Truth

    Prophet of Social Justice

    By Isabelle Kinnard Richman

    Although Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and oppression, in liberation she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She travelled the country as an outspoken and riveting presence, battling for the abolition of slavery and for women’s suffrage. While her role in these…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Natural Theology Reconfigured

    Confucian Axiology and American Pragmatism

    By Zhiqiu Xu

    Classic natural theology in its logical, rational, Aristotelian presentation has encountered an impasse. Since the Enlightenment, nature has ceased to be a vital topic in theological discussions until a recent revival of interest stemming from ecological and feminist concerns. Provocatively…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge

  • Exploring New Monastic Communities

    The (Re)invention of Tradition

    By Stefania Palmisano

    Examining the recent radical re-invention of monastic tradition in the everyday life of New Monastic Communities, Exploring New Monastic Communities considers how, growing up in the wake of Vatican II, new Catholic communities are renewing monastic life by emphasizing the most innovative and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series

  • Mysticism in the French Tradition

    Eruptions from France

    By Louise Nelstrop, Bradley B. Onishi

    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries secular French scholars started re-engaging with religious ideas, particularly mystical ones. Mysticism in the French Tradition introduces key philosophical undercurrents and trajectories in French thought that underpin and arise from this engagement,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism

  • Contemporary Challenges for Religious and Spiritual Education

    Edited by Arniika Kuusisto, Terry Lovat

    From being on the margins of scholarly debate for much of the past century and a half, religion is being recognized once again as an area of concern for scholars, politicians, and public policy makers, and thus, the role of religious and spiritual education has taken on a new importance. Apart from…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge

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