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  • Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Muslim Diasporas in the West

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islamophobia, and radicalisation. This four-volume collected works is the state of the art on the research and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • The Performance of Religion

    Seeing the sacred in the theatre

    By Cia Sautter

    The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines

    Young People Reinterpreting Religion

    By Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

    This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of Catholicism in the contemporary Philippines. It shows how Catholicism is apparently flourishing, with good attendance at Sunday Masses, impressive religious processions and flourishing charismatic groups, and with interventions…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897–1927)

    Edited by David Shepherd

    While Jesus has attracted the sporadic interest of film-makers since the epics of the Sixties, it is often forgotten that between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the "silent" era at the end of the 1920s, some of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Islam and the Media

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to illustrate the variety of different Islamic mediated expressions, both in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts. The study of the myriad of ways in which Islam is mediated in today’s world is important, because the media (both traditional, i.e print and broadcast, and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • 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 – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media 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 – 2016-01-25
    Routledge

  • 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
    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 – 2015-10-15
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

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