Religion in Context Products

  • State and Religion

    The Australian Story

    By Renae Barker

    With its increasingly secular and religiously diverse population Australia faces many challenges in determining how the state and religion should interact. Australia is not unique in facing these challenges. States worldwide, including common law countries with shared legal and religious heritages,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Law and Religion

  • Religious Education and the Public Sphere

    By Patricia Hannam

    Through an analysis of the history of religious education and the development of theory over the past 50 years, this book reveals underlying and persistent assumptions about religion and education. The book critically examines these assumptions and suggests that a lack of exposure has led to…

    Hardback – 2018-08-16 
    Theorizing Education

  • Signing the Body

    Marks on Skin in Early Modern France

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history and ambiguous status of the body as a written object, this interdisciplinary study surveys varied forms of corporeal writing, imprinting and marking in France in the early modern period. Author Katherine Dauge-Roth demonstrates that the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 

  • Blogging My Religion

    Religious and Secular Media Spaces in Europe

    By Giulia Evolvi

    Religion in Europe is currently undergoing changes that are reconfiguring physical and virtual spaces of practice and belief, and these changes need to be understood with regards to the proliferation of digital media discourses. This book explores religious change in Europe by analysing Atheist,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Christian Mysticism’s Queer Flame

    Spirituality in the Lives of Contemporary Gay Men

    By Michael Kelly

    Is the Christian mystical tradition a relic of another time, shaped by celibates for celibates, unable to engage meaningfully with people of our time who embrace their corporeality and sexuality as crucial aspects of their journey towards union with God? This book reflects in serious theological…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools

    An Intimate History of Education for the Poor

    By Laura Mair

    With Lord Shaftesbury as their figurehead, "ragged schools" provided a free education to impoverished children. The primary purpose of the schools, however, was the salvation of children’s souls. Focusing on the interaction between teachers and scholars, this book provides an intimate account of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Studies in Evangelicalism

  • Minority Religions and Uncertainty

    Edited by Kim Knott, Matthew Francis

    Religious organizations are at their core about creating certainty. But what happens when groups lose control of their destiny? Whether it leads to violence (as in the case of Aum Shinrikyo’s in 1995), or to non-violent innovations, as found in minority religions following the death of their…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Racialization, Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity

    The Sikh Experience

    By Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Hardeep Singh

    Terrorist attacks globally and nationally have had a significant impact on the public debate on race hate crime and discrimination. The British government has focused on race relations with reference to the Afro-Caribbean community and the Abrahamic faiths, with little attention to the impact of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • Searching for a Cross-Cultural Virgin Mary

    By Elina Vuola

    The figure of the Virgin Mary is a divisive one in our modern culture. To some she appears to be a symbol of religious oppression, while to others she is a constant comfort and even an inspiration towards greater liberation. This book looks at women´s relationship to the Virgin Mary in two…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 

  • Digital Existence

    Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture

    Edited by Amanda Lagerkvist

    Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture advances debates on digital culture and digital religion in two complementary ways. First, by focalizing the keywords ontology, ethics and transcendence, it builds on insights from research on digital religion in order to…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Digital Spirits in Religion and Media

    Possession and Performance

    By Alvin Eng Hui Lim

    In many contemporary and popular forms of religious practice, digital technology and the spiritual are inseparable. Ranging from streaming broadcasts of spiritual possessions to screenings of mass prayer conferences in stadiums, spirits and divinities now have new forms in which they can…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • The Genealogy of Terror

    How to Distinguish between Islam, Islamism and Islamist Extremism

    By Matthew L. N. Wilkinson

    In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the events of 9/11, 7/7, the War on Terror and the Caliphate and atrocities of the so-called Islamic State have dominated Western consciousness and wreaked havoc in parts of the Muslim-majority world. In their wake, a spate of books has been…

    Hardback – 2018-07-11 
    Law and Religion

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