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  • Imagining Mary

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Devotion to the Virgin Mother of God

    By Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

    Imagining Mary breaks new ground in the long tradition of Christian mariology. The book is an interdisciplinary investigation of some of the many Marys, East and West, from the New Testament Mary of Nazareth down to Our Lady of the Good Death in the twentieth century. In Imagining Mary, Professor…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the Supernatural Will in Early American Literature

    By Brad Bannon

    Examining Samuel Taylor Coleridge's reflections on Jonathan Edwards, written over a twenty-year period, Brad Bannon rejects the common critical notion that the influence Coleridge exerted on the American Romantics should be understood as a one-way influx of entirely new ideas. Rather, it is more…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches

    More than conjurers

    By Margarita Guillory

    At the core of much of African American religion’s response to social inequalities is a symbiotic relationship between socio-political activism and spiritual restoration. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork from African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Secularization

    By Charles Turner

    The death of secularization theses keeps being announced but people keep using the word. Historically the transfer of church property to secular use, for sociologists secularization signals a decline in the influence of religious institutions or ideas; yet ‘secularization’ has also been an…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference

    Edited by W. Cole Durham Jr., Donlu Thayer

    Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference brings together vital and thoughtful contributions treating aspects of mounting worldwide tensions concerning the relationship between religious diversity and social harmony. Religious pluralism can contribute to tensions in employment, media coverage…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion

    Between Public Reason and Pluralism

    By Camil Ungureanu, Paolo Monti

    What is the place of religion in a pluralist democracy? The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the role of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates in Western and non-Western contexts.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Escape into a Labyrinth

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catholic Sensibility, and the American Way

    By Benita A. Moore

    This title, originally published in 1988, examines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Catholic roots and his repudiation of those roots in pursuit of the American dream. The study aims to suggest that an investigation of Fitzgerald’s basic cultural and religious milieu might illuminate what he wrote, and may…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic

    Becoming the Magician

    By Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

    In the Western world, magic has often functioned as an umbrella term for various religious beliefs and ritual practices that seek to influence events by harnessing supernatural power. The definition of these myriad occult and esoteric traditions have, however, usually come from those that are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Gnostica

  • John Wesley and the Education of Children

    Gender, Class and Piety

    By Linda A. Ryan

    Scholars have historically associated John Wesley’s educational endeavours with the boarding school he established at Kingswood, near Bristol, in 1746. However, his educational endeavours extended well beyond that single institution, even to non-Methodist educational programmes. This book sets out…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law

    Strengthening the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief for Non-Religious and Atheist Rights-Holders

    By Marika McAdam

    Although human rights belong to all persons on the basis of their humanity, this book demonstrates that in the practice of international human rights law, the freedom to be non-religious or atheist does not receive the same protection as the freedom to be religious. Despite the claimed universality…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Narratives of Secularization

    Edited by Peter Harrison

    It is increasingly clear that histories of secularization are not simply dispassionate descriptions of the decline of religious belief and practice in the West. Rather, such narratives often seek to celebrate secularization, promote some version of it, lament it, or otherwise oppose it in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Indian Philosophy and Meditation

    Perspectives on Consciousness

    By Rahul Banerjee, Amita Chatterjee

    India has a rich tradition of meditative practices designed to study the phenomenon of consciousness. From the distant past to the present, India has evolved a unique psychological culture with grand unifying themes and universal modes of meditative practice. This book provides a detailed analysis…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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