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  • Blogging My Religion

    Religious and Secular Media Spaces in Europe

    By Giulia Evolvi

    Religion in Europe is currently undergoing changes that are reconfiguring physical and virtual spaces of practice and belief, and these changes need to be understood with regards to the proliferation of digital media discourses. This book explores religious change in Europe by analysing Atheist,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Christian Mysticism’s Queer Flame

    Spirituality in the Lives of Contemporary Gay Men

    By Michael Kelly

    Is the Christian mystical tradition a relic of another time, shaped by celibates for celibates, unable to engage meaningfully with people of our time who embrace their corporeality and sexuality as crucial aspects of their journey towards union with God? This book reflects in serious theological…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools

    An Intimate History of Education for the Poor

    By Laura Mair

    With Lord Shaftesbury as their figurehead, "ragged schools" provided a free education to impoverished children. The primary purpose of the schools, however, was the salvation of children’s souls. Focusing on the interaction between teachers and scholars, this book provides an intimate account of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Evangelicalism

  • Digital Existence

    Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture

    Edited by Amanda Lagerkvist

    Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture advances debates on digital culture and digital religion in two complementary ways. First, by focalizing the keywords ontology, ethics and transcendence, it builds on insights from research on digital religion in order to…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Digital Spirits in Religion and Media

    Possession and Performance

    By Alvin Eng Hui Lim

    In many contemporary and popular forms of religious practice, digital technology and the spiritual are inseparable. Ranging from streaming broadcasts of spiritual possessions to screenings of mass prayer conferences in stadiums, spirits and divinities now have new forms in which they can…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Sociology of Religion

    A Reader, 3rd Edition

    Edited by William Mirola, Susanne C Monahan, Michael Emerson

    A reader that seeks to explore the relationship between the structure and culture of religion and various elements of social life in the U.S., Sociology of Religion: A Reader, 3e is ideal as either a standalone reader or supplement to the text written by the same author team, Why Religion Matters.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Animism, Materiality and Relationality

    Rethinking Personhood

    Edited by Miguel Astor-Aguilera, Graham Harvey

    Animism, as related to personhood, has again become a major topic of interest to scholars in a variety of disciplines. Recent debates about persons, materiality, ontology and animism have led to a greater emphasis on the function of relationality when exploring means of knowing. In this collection…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • David Martin and the Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Hans Joas

    David Martin is a pioneer of a political sociology of religion that integrates a combined analysis of nationalism and political religions with the history of religion. He was one of the first critics of the so-called secularization thesis, and his historical orientation makes him one of the few…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality

    Edited by Alexandra Cuffel, Ana Echevarría, Georgios T. Halkias

    The ambiguity concerning the interpretation of the ‘physical body’ in religious thought is not peculiar to any given religion, but is discernible in the scriptures, practices, and disciplines in most of the world’s major religious traditions. This book seeks to address the nuances of difference…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Lost Souls

    Manners and Morals in Contemporary American Society

    By James D. Wright

    What is the state of contemporary American morality? From their original conception in Christian scripture to their assimilation into Western culture, the 'Seven Deadly Sins' - lust, greed, envy, pride and all the rest – have guided human morality, steering human behavior and psychology away from…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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