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  • 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 – 2018-05-31 
    Law and Religion

  • Church, Cosmovision and the Environment

    Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America

    Edited by Evan Berry, Robert Albro

    Though currently only partially understood, evolving interactions among Latin American communities of faith, governments, and civil societies are a key feature of the popular mobilizations and policy debates about environmental issues in the region. This edited collection describes and analyses…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • 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 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religion and Social Reconstruction in Africa

    Edited by Elias Kifon Bongmba

    Religion has played a major role in both the division and unification of peoples and countries within Africa. Its capacity to cause, and to heal, societal rifts has been well documented. This book addresses this powerful societal force, and explores the implications of a theology of reconstruction,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations

  • Religious Studies Scholars as Public Intellectuals

    Edited by Sabrina MisirHiralall, Christopher Fici, Gerald Vigna

    The prominence of religion in recent debates around politics, identity formation and international terrorism has led to an increased demand on those studying religion to help clarify and contextualise religious belief and practice in the public sphere. While many texts focus on the theoretical…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion and the Public Sphere

    New Conversations

    Edited by James Walters, Esther Kersley

    Religion and the Public Sphere: New Conversations explores the changing contribution of religion to public life today. Bringing together a diverse group of preeminent scholars on religion, each chapter explores an aspect of religion in the public realm, from law, liberalism, the environment and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 

  • Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

    By Elizabeth J. Harris

    Space is dynamic, political and a cause of conflict. It bears the weight of human dreams and fears. Conflict is caused not only by spatial exclusivism but also by an inclusivism that seeks harmony through subordinating the particularity of the Other to the world view of the majority. This book uses…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution

    Origins and Future

    By Luke Beck

    This book examines the origins of Australia’s constitutional religious freedom provision. It explores, on the one hand, the political activities and motives of religious leaders seeking to give the Australian Constitution a religious character and, on the other, the political activities and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Islam, State and Society in Indonesia

    Local Politics in Madura

    By Yanwar Pribadi

    Islamic powers in secular countries have presented a challenge for states around the world, including Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population as well as the third largest democracy in the world. This book focuses on the more complex relationship between Islam and politics during the last…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Free Exercise of Religion and the United States Constitution

    The Supreme Court’s Challenge

    By Mark P. Strasser

    The United States is extremely diverse religiously and, not infrequently, individuals sincerely contend that they are unable to act in accord with law as a matter of conscience. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion and the United States…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • The Tyranny of the Majority

    History, Concepts, and Challenges

    By Tamás Nyirkos

    Tamás Nyirkos provides a timely and essential reassessment of the concept of the "tyranny of the majority" for the study of democracy today. The analysis is divided into three parts: the first discusses the "prehistory" of majority tyranny; the second reviews the elements of the "standard theory"…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07 

  • The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence

    Edited by Andrew Fiala

    Interest in pacifism—an idea with a long history in philosophical thought and in several religious traditions—is growing. The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence is the first comprehensive reference designed to introduce newcomers and researchers to the many varieties of pacifism and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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