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  • 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
    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
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Being Spiritual but Not Religious

    Past, Present, Future(s)

    Edited by William Parsons

    In its most general sense, the term "Spiritual but Not Religious" denotes those who, on the one hand, are disillusioned with traditional institutional religion and, on the other hand, feel that those same traditions contain deep wisdom about the human condition. This edited collection speaks to…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Animism, Materiality and Relationality

    Rethinking Personhood

    Edited by Miguel Astor-Aguilera, Graham Harvey

    Animism, as related to personhood, has again become a major topic of interest to scholars in a variety of disciplines. Recent debates about persons, materiality, ontology and animism have led to a greater emphasis on the function of relationality when exploring means of knowing. In this collection…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Depression in Kerala

    Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India

    By Claudia Lang

    This book examines depression as a widely diagnosed and treated common mental disorder in India and offers a significant ethnographic study of the application of a traditional Indian medical system (Ayurveda) to the very modern problem of depression. Based on over a year of fieldwork, it…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Religious Freedom and the Law

    Emerging contexts for freedom for and from Religion

    Edited by Brett Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Wooley

    This volume presents a timely analysis of some of the current controversies relating to freedom for religion and freedom from religion that have dominated headlines worldwide. The collection trains the lens closely on select issues and contexts to provide detailed snapshots of the ways in which…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling through the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As icons of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora

    Appropriation, Integration and Legislation

    Edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar

    During its expansion from the Amazon jungle to Western societies, ayahuasca use has encountered different legal and cultural responses. Following on from the earlier edited collection, The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora continues to explore how certain alternative global religious groups,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Liberal Religion

    Progressive versions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

    By Emanuel de Kadt

    In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in religion and religious issues. Some have linked this to a neo-liberal form of individualism, while others noted that secularism has left people bereft of a humanly necessary link with the transcendent. The importance of identity issues has…

    Hardback – 2018-01-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Animism in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kaj Arhem, 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.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • 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 – 2017-11-20
    Routledge
    Gnostica

  • Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora

    Edited by William Ackah, Jualynne E. Dodson, R. Drew Smith

    Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora explores the ways in which religious ideas and beliefs continue to play a crucial role in the lives of people of African descent. The chapters in this volume use historical and contemporary examples to show how people of African…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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