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  • Media and New Religions in Japan

    By Erica Baffelli

    Japanese "new religions" (shinshukyo) have used various media forms for training, communicating with members, presenting their messages, reinforcing or protecting the image of the leader, and, potentially, attracting converts. In this book the complex and dual relationship between media and new…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Jason H. Prior

    The field encompassed by this collection on ‘Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality’ is a vast and controversial one. It encompasses both normative and non-normative sexual identities and behaviours in the so-called ‘world religions’ (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) and also…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Animism in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kaj Århem, Guido Sprenger

    Animism refers to ontologies or worldviews which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike. Recent years have seen a revival of this concept in anthropology, where it is now discussed as an alternative to modern-Western naturalistic notions of human-environment relations.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religion and the Media in China

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and the media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil

    Atrocity & Theodicy

    By Jill Hernandez

    Paperback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Religion in Public and Private Life (Routledge Revivals)

    By Clarke E. Cochran

    Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran’s interdisciplinary study brings political theory and the sociology of religion together in a fresh…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Religion and Science in the Mirror of Buddhism

    By Francisca Cho, Richard Squier

    This book offers a Buddhist perspective on the conflict between religion and science in contemporary western society. Examining Buddhist history, authors Francisca Cho and Richard K. Squier offer a comparative analysis of Buddhist and western scientific epistemologies that transcends the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Islamic Banking in Pakistan

    Shariah-Compliant Finance and the Quest to make Pakistan more Islamic

    By Feisal Khan

    Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF) has become a growing force over the past three decades, with Pakistan being one of the IBF pioneers by converting to an ‘interest-free’ banking system in 1985. However, since independence in 1947, there has been continual tension over Pakistan’s essential character…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Christian Goddess Spirituality

    Enchanting Christianity

    By Mary Ann Beavis

    This monograph focuses on "Christian Goddess Spirituality" (CGS), the phenomenon of (mostly) women who combine Christianity and Goddess Spirituality, including Wicca/Witchcraft. Mary Ann Beavis’s study provides ethnographic data and analysis on the lived religious experience of CGS practitioners,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • 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 – 2015-11-16 
    Routledge

  • Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability

    Ethics in Sustainability Indexes

    By Sarah E. Fredericks

    The indexes used by local, national, and international governments to monitor progress toward sustainability do not adequately align with their ethical priorities and have a limited ability to monitor and promote sustainability. This book gives a theoretical and practical demonstration of how…

    Paperback – 2015-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

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