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  • 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 – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge

  • The Politics and Anti-Politics of Social Movements

    Religion and AIDS in Africa

    Edited by Amy Patterson, Marian Burchardt, Louise Mubanda Rasmussen

    This book explores the nature, significance and consequences of the religious activism surrounding AIDS in Africa. While African religion was relatively marginal in inspiring or contributing to AIDS activism during the early days of the epidemic, this situation has changed dramatically. In order to…

    Hardback – 2015-09-23 
    Routledge

  • Religion, Identity and Human Security

    By Giorgio Shani

    This work seeks to provide a fresh examination of the relationship between religion, identity and security in a globalizing world, arguing that in order to address human security issues we must seek a reconceptualization of human security along post-secular lines. Religion, Identity and Human…

    Paperback – 2015-09-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views

    Edited by Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez, Annie Hesp

    The Spanish Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage rooted in the Medieval period and increasingly active today, has attracted a growing amount of both scholarly and popular attention. With its multiple points of departure in Spain and other European countries, its simultaneously secular and religious…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

  • Japanese Religions and Globalization

    By Ugo Dessì

    This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • 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 – 2015-07-26
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Halal Matters

    Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective

    Edited by Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, Johan Fischer, John Lever

    In today’s globalized world, halal (meaning ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) is about more than food. Politics, power and ethics all play a role in the halal industry in setting new standards for production, trade, consumption and regulation. The question of how modern halal markets are constituted is…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge

  • Scripturalizing the Human

    The Written as the Political

    Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush

    Scripturalizing the Human is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that reconceptualizes and models "scriptural studies" as a critical, comparative set of practices with broad ramifications for scholars of religion and biblical studies. This critical historical and ethnographic project is…

    Hardback – 2015-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Translating Religion

    What is Lost and Gained?

    Edited by Michael DeJonge, Christiane Tietz

    Translating Religion advances thinking about translation as a critical category in religious studies, combining theoretical reflection about processes of translation in religion with focused case studies that are international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. By operating with broad…

    Hardback – 2015-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religions in Movement

    The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions

    Edited by Robert W Hefner, John Hutchinson, Sara Mels, Christiane Timmerman

    There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. ‘…

    Paperback – 2015-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    This is a study of the structure and composition of the official learning current in medieval Arabic culture. This comprises natural sciences both exoteric and esoteric (medicine, alchemy, astrology and others), traditional and religious sciences (such as theology, exegesis and grammar),…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge

  • Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East

    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli

    The recent resurgence of Islam in the Middle East is a far more complex phenomenon than is often suggested by those analyses which reduce recent developments in the area to no more than an intensification of religiosity. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East challenges that perception of the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge

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