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  • White Lies

    Race and Uncertainty in the Twilight of American Religion

    By Christopher M. Driscoll

    White Lies considers African-American bodies as the site of cultural debates over a contested "white religion" in the United States. Rooting his analysis in the work of W.E.B. DuBois and James Baldwin, Christopher Driscoll traces the shifting definitions of "white religion" from the nineteenth…

    Paperback – 2015-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Salvation from Cinema

    The Medium is the Message

    By Crystal Downing

    Salvation from Cinema offers something new to the burgeoning field of "religion and film": the religious significance of film technique. Discussing the history of both cinematic devices and film theory, Crystal Downing argues that attention to the material medium echoes Christian doctrine about the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11 
    Routledge

  • Reception and Response

    Hearer Creativity and the Analysis of Spoken and Written Texts

    Edited by Graham McGregor, R. S. White

    Originally published in 1990. Each of the 12 chapters in this book build upon an approach to the analysis of spoken and written texts that is centred upon the recipient rather than the producer, for the abilities of listeners and readers deserve much attention. This book should be of interest to…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

  • Progressive Sexuality Education

    The Conceits of Secularism

    By Mary Lou Rasmussen

    This book engages contemporary debates about the notion of secularism outside of the field of education in order to consider how secularism shapes the formation of progressive sexuality education. Focusing on the US, Canada, Ireland, Aotearoa-New Zealand and Australia, this text considers the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • A Theology for a Mediated God

    How Media Shapes Our Notions About Divinity

    By Dennis Ford

    A Theology for a Mediated God introduces a new way to examine the shaping effects of media on our notions of God and divinity. In contrast to more conventional social-scientific methodologies and conversations about the relationship between religion and media, Dennis Ford argues that the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge

  • God and Difference

    The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude

    By Linn Tonstad

    God and Difference interlaces Christian theology with queer and feminist theory for both critical and constructive ends. Linn Marie Tonstad uses queer theory to show certain failures of Christian thinking about God, gender, and sexuality. She employs queer theory to dissect trinitarian discourse…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    Translated From The Arabic With An Introduction and Notes Historical and Grammatical

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • Avicenna

    His Life and Works

    By Soheil M. Afnan

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics

    By Ali Abdullah Al-Daffa'

    This book, first published in 1977, discusses the Muslim contribution to mathematics during the golden age of Muslim learning from the seventh to the thirteenth century. It was during this period that Muslim culture exerted powerful economic, political and religious influence over a large part of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯)

    A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge')

    By Parviz Morewedge

    In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The text is his Metaphysica in the Danish Nama-I ‘ala’I (The…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

    By Dominique Urvoy

    The twelfth-century philosopher Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes, played a crucial role in the transmission of classical philosophy to Islam, and his work had a profound influence on western scholasticism and on aspects of Renaissance thought. This book, first published in 1991, sets out the main…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

  • Ibn Khaldu^n's Philosophy of History

    A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture

    By Muhsin Mahdi

    This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

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