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  • Islam and International Relations

    Fractured Worlds

    By Mustapha Kamal Pasha

    Islam and International Relations: Fractured Worlds reframes and radically disrupts perceived understanding of the nature and location of Islamic impulses in International Relations. This collection of innovative essays presents an alternative reading of contestation and entanglement between Islam…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Purity and Danger Now

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Robbie Duschinsky, Simone Schnall, Daniel H Weiss

    Mary Douglas’s seminal Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1966) continues to be crucial reading for students and scholars. Published in the 50th anniversary year, Purity and Danger Now sets out to shed fresh light upon the themes raised by Douglas by drawing on recent developments in the social sciences…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on African Witchcraft

    Edited by Mariano Pavanello

    This volume draws on a range of ethnographic and historical material to provide insight into witchcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. The chapters explore a variety of cultural contexts, with contributions focusing on Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia and Eritrean diaspora. The…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India

    Moving the Mountains

    By Pankaj Jain

    Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-western and western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Christian Privilege in U.S. Education

    Legacies and Current Issues

    By Kevin J. Burke, Avner Segall

    Using critical curriculum theory as its lens, this book explores the relationship between religion—specifically, Christianity and the Judeo-Christian ethos underlying it—and secular public education in the United States. Despite various 20th-century court decisions separating religion and education…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge
    Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

  • Muslim Family Law in Western Courts

    Edited by Elisa Giunchi

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated…

    Paperback – 2016-12-10 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Muslim-Christian Encounters

    Edited by Mona Siddiqui

    While the subject of Christian-Muslim or Muslim-Christian interaction is still not a traditional or systematic discipline, interest in the encounter of these two religions has grown considerably over the last decade. Historians, including historians of Islam and Christianity have always been…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Paul and Death

    A Question of Psychological Coping

    By Linda Joelsson

    The concept of death, particularly violent death, is prevalent throughout the writings of Paul the Apostle. His letters in the New Testament address this topic from a variety of perspectives, some of which can appear to be almost contradictory. However, this need not be problematic. Paul and Death…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Muslim Diasporas in the West

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islamophobia, and radicalisation. This four-volume collected works is the state of the art on the research and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • The Performance of Religion

    Seeing the sacred in the theatre

    By Cia Sautter

    The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat

    Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry

    Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

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