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  • Memento Mori in Contemporary Art

    Theologies of Lament and Hope, 1st Edition

    By Taylor Worley

    This book explores how four contemporary artists—Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Robert Gober, and Damien Hirst—pursue the question of death through their fraught appropriations of Christian imagery. Each artist is shown to not only pose provocative theological questions, but also to question the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • Media and the Science-Religion Conflict

    Mass Persuasion in the Evolution Wars, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Aechtner

    This book examines why the religion-science skirmishes known as the Evolution Wars have persisted into the 21st century. It does so by considering the influences of mass media in relation to decision-making research and the Elaboration Likelihood Model, one of the most authoritative persuasion…

    Hardback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Celebrity Worship

    1st Edition

    By Pete Ward

    Celebrity Worship provides an introduction to the fascinating study of celebrity culture and religion. The book argues for celebrity as a foundational component for any consideration of the relationship between Religion, Media and Culture. Celebrity Worship is seen as a vibrant and interactive…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Beyond Christian Hip Hop

    A Move Towards Christians and Hip Hop, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erika D. Gault, Travis Harris

    Christians and Christianity have been central to Hip Hop since its inception. This book explores the intersection of Christians and Hip Hop and the multiple outcomes of this intersection. It lays out the ways in which Christians and Hip Hop overlap and diverge. The intersection of Christians and…

    Hardback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hip Hop and Religion

  • Music, Branding and Consumer Culture in Church

    Hillsong in Focus, 1st Edition

    By Tom Wagner

    Starting as a single congregation in Australia, Hillsong Church now has campuses worldwide, releases worship music that sells millions of albums and its ministers regularly appear in mainstream media. So, how has a single church gained such international prominence? This book offers an ethnographic…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Muslim Piety as Economy

    Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johan Fischer, Jérémy Jammes

    The first volume to explore Muslim piety as a form of economy, this book examines specific forms of production, trade, regulation, consumption, entrepreneurship and science that condition – and are themselves conditioned by – Islamic values, logics and politics. With a focus on Southeast Asia as a…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Studies in Material Religion and Spirituality

  • Introducing Religion

    Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century, 5th Edition

    By Robert S. Ellwood

    Introducing Religion explores different ways of looking at religion in the twenty-first century. Providing a broad overview to the discipline of religious studies, this textbook introduces students to engaging and contemporary topics such as: sociology of religion psychology of religion history…

    Paperback – 2019-10-16
    Routledge

  • Kendrick Lamar and the Making of Black Meaning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher M. Driscoll, Monica R Miller, Anthony B. Pinn

    Kendrick Lamar has established himself at the forefront of contemporary hip-hop culture. Artistically adventurous and socially conscious, he has been unapologetic in using his art form, rap music, to address issues affecting black lives while also exploring subjects fundamental to the human…

    Hardback – 2019-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hip Hop and Religion

  • Hindi Christian Literature in Contemporary India

    1st Edition

    By Rakesh Peter-Dass

    This is the first academic study of Christian literature in Hindi and its role in the politics of language and religion in contemporary India. In public portrayals, Hindi has been the language of Hindus and Urdu the language of Muslims, but Christians have been usually been associated with the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam

    Alternative Paths to Mystical Faith, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarwar Alam

    It has been argued that the mystical Sufi form of Islam is the most sensitive to other cultures, being accommodative to other traditions and generally tolerant to peoples of other faiths. It readily becomes integrated into local cultures and they are similarly often infused into Sufism. Examples of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Shakespeare, Theology, and the Unstaged God

    1st Edition

    By Anthony D. Baker

    While many scholars in Shakespeare and Religious Studies assume a secularist viewpoint in their interpretation of Shakespeare’s works, there are others that allow for a theologically coherent reading. Located within the turn to religion in Shakespeare studies, this book goes beyond the claim that…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • Christianity and the Triumph of Humor

    From Dante to David Javerbaum, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Schweizer

    This book traces the development of religious comedy and leverages that history to justify today’s uses of religious humor in all of its manifestations, including irreverent jokes. It argues that regulating humor is futile and counterproductive, illustrating this point with a host of comedic…

    Hardback – 2019-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

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