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  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjarne Wernicke Olesen

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Śākta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Foundations of Modern Historical Thought

    From Machiavelli to Vico, 1st Edition

    By Paul Avis

    The emergence of a sense of the past in Renaissance humanism gave rise to a new historical consciousness about the meaning of history and methods of historical enquiry. This book, originally published in 1986, provides an in-depth critical introduction to the historical thought of some of the most…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Historiography

  • William James's Hidden Religious Imagination

    A Universe of Relations, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Carrette

    This book offers a radical new reading of William James’s work on the idea of ‘religion.’ Moving beyond previous psychological and philosophical interpretations, it uncovers a dynamic, imaginative, and critical use of the category of religion. This work argues that we can only fully understand…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Crusades and Visual Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Lapina, April Jehan Morris, Laura J Whatley, Susanna A. Throop

    The crusades, whether realized or merely planned, had a profound impact on medieval and early modern societies. Numerous scholars in the fields of history and literature have explored the influence of crusading ideas, values, aspirations and anxieties in both the Latin States and Europe. However,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Material Culture and Asian Religions

    Text, Image, Object, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Fleming, Richard Mann

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • An Introduction to Jacob Boehme

    Four Centuries of Thought and Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ariel Hessayon, Sarah Apetrei

    This volume brings together for the first time some of the world’s leading authorities on the German mystic Jacob Boehme, to illuminate his thought and its reception over four centuries for the benefit of students and advanced scholars alike. Boehme’s theosophical works have influenced Western…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Early Asceticism in India

    Ājīvikism and Jainism, 1st Edition

    By Piotr Balcerowicz

    Ājīvikism was once ranked one of the most important religions in India between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE, after Buddhism, ‘Brahmanism’ and before Jainism, but is now a forgotten Indian religion. However, Jainism has remained an integral part of the religious landscape of South Asia, despite the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Religion and Biology

    1st Edition

    By Ernest E. Unwin

    First published in 1922, this book represents an attempt to outline the biological approach to the questions of religious thought. The author posits the book as a contribution to religious thought in relation to the purpose of God in Nature, providing readers with an overview of the advances and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam

    History and Prophecy, 1st Edition

    By Olof Heilo

    The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to separate religious truth from the historical reality with which it is associated. However, history and prophecy are not solely defined by positive evidence or apocalyptic truth, but by human subjects, who consider…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism

    A Transnational Biographical History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ulrich L. Lehner

    Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism explores, for the first time, the uncharted territory of women’s religious Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a biographical insight into the social and cultural context of female Enlighteners and how Catholic women in Europe used the thought and values of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23
    Routledge

  • The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century

    Converging and competing cultures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Norman Housley

    Increasingly, historians acknowledge the significance of crusading activity in the fifteenth century, and they have started to explore the different ways in which it shaped contemporary European society. Just as important, however, was the range of interactions which took place between the three…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

    1st Edition

    By Simon Shui-Man Kwan

    Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others. Two types of anti-colonialist resistance within Asian theologies are identified and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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