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  • Media and New Religions in Japan

    By Erica Baffelli

    Japanese "new religions" (shinshukyo) have used various media forms for training, communicating with members, presenting their messages, reinforcing or protecting the image of the leader, and, potentially, attracting converts. In this book the complex and dual relationship between media and new…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Digital Zen

    Buddhism, Virtual Worlds and Online Meditation

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Digital Zen argues that, on a pragmatic level, digital religious practice in virtual worlds such as Second Life affords isolated and solitary practitioners a Buddhist community, if only a virtual one. It argues that much contemporary popular religious practice is a creative protest against, and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Religions in the Modern World

    Traditions and Transformations, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, Hiroko Kawanami

    Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29 

  • Religion in Public and Private Life (Routledge Revivals)

    By Clarke E. Cochran

    Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran’s interdisciplinary study brings political theory and the sociology of religion together in a fresh…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Theology for a Mediated God

    How Media Shapes Our Notions About Divinity

    By Dennis Ford

    A Theology for a Mediated God introduces a new way to examine the shaping effects of media on our notions of God and divinity. In contrast to more conventional social-scientific methodologies and conversations about the relationship between religion and media, Dennis Ford argues that the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20

  • Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Helen Farley

    The field encompassed by ‘Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal’ is both fascinating and frustrating. The fascination stems from the contested nature of the content, and the multi-disciplinary nature of the existing scholarly literature. The frustration stems chiefly from the misunderstood and…

    Hardback – 2015-07-27
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture

    Edited by John C. Lyden, Eric Michael Mazur

    Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores: key issues of definition and of methodology religious encounters with…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge Religion Companions

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Hardback – 2015-02-12
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Sports, Religion and Disability

    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    This ground-breaking book provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between sports (and leisure), religion and disability. In the shadow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at which athletes that were both able-bodied and disabled, provided an extravaganza of sporting…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17

  • The Hip Hop and Religion Reader

    Edited by Monica R Miller, Anthony B. Pinn

    Edited by two recognized scholars of African-American religion and culture, this reader, the first of its kind, provides the essential texts for an important and emerging field of study – religion and hip hop. Until now, the discipline of religious studies lacked a consistent and coherent text that…

    Paperback – 2014-11-17

  • Religion, Media, and Social Change

    Edited by Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg, Sofia Sjö

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

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