Alternative Traditions & Esotericism Products

  • Strange Histories

    The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds, 2nd Edition

    By Darren Oldridge

    Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North American history,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

    By Stefan Arvidsson

    Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • From Sacred Text to Internet

    Volume 1

    Edited by Gwilym Beckerlegge

    This title was first published in 2001: From Sacred Text to Internet addresses two key issues affecting the global spread of religion: first, the impact of new media on the ways in which religious traditions present their messages, and second, the global relocation of religions in novel…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mystical Experience of God

    A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Jerome Gellman

    This title was first published in 2001: Engaging contemporary discussion concerning the validity of mystical experiences of God, Jerome Gellman presents the best evidential case in favor of validity and its implications for belief in God. Gellman vigorously defends the coherence of the concept of a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Authority and Meaning in Indian Religions

    Hinduism and the Case of Valmiki

    By Julia Leslie

    This title was first published in 2003. Can a text be used either to validate or to invalidate contemporary understandings? Texts may be deemed 'sacred', but sacred to whom? Do conflicting understandings matter? Is it appropriate to try to offer a resolution? For Hindus and non-Hindus, in India and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Korean Shamanism

    The Cultural Paradox

    By Chongho Kim

    Title first published in 2003. Shamanism has a contradictory position within the Korean cultural system, leading to the periodical suppression of shamanism yet also, paradoxically, ensuring its survival throughout Korean history. This book examines the place of shamans within contemporary society…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3

    By Gerald Parsons

    This title was first published in 2002: Perspectives on Civil Religion introduces the concept of civil religion, examines the use of the concept in recent scholarship and investigates examples of civil religion in the contemporary world. The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Return of the Primitive

    A New Sociological Theory of Religion

    By Richard K. Fenn

    This title was first published in 2001. This work presents a sociological theory of religion. Richard K. Fenn demonstrates that the shape of the sacred depends on what aspects of the psyche and of the environment seem to be beyond the pale of the human and the social, that is, the primitive.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Apatheia in the Teachings of Evagrius Ponticus

    The Health of the Soul

    By Monica Tobon

    Evagrius of Pontus (c.345-399 CE) has been renowned for the depth and subtlety of his psychological and spiritual insight ever since his lifetime. The disposition that he calls apatheia harmonises and stabilises the soul, bringing freedom from destructive patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge

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