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  • Muslim Women's Rights

    Contesting Liberal-Secular Sensibilities in Canada.

    By Tabassum Ruby

    In the post-9/11 environment, the figure of the Muslim woman is at the forefront of global politics. Her representation is often articulated within a rights discourse that is embedded within liberal-secular sensibilities. These sensibilities include notions of rights, freedom, equality, rational…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Global Gender

  • The Public Intellectual as Moral Critic

    The Sacred and the Secular Passions of ‘Reason’

    By Peter McMylor

    This book argues for the continued significance of religious inheritance as a key aspect of European modernity, contending that public intellectuals need to be understood, in at least some respects, as moral critics of their society and that as such, a crucial dimension of their role is shaped by…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Women in Contemporary British Buddhism

    Commitment, Connection and Community

    By Caroline Starkey

    There has also been a recent critique of Western Buddhist feminism, and a need to develop a greater understanding of intersections between feminism and Buddhism, Buddhism in the East and West, and of ‘convert’ and ‘ethnic’ Buddhists. This book is the first multi-tradition study of ordained Buddhist…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Law, Religion, and Freedom

    Conceptualizing a Common Right

    Edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez Torron, Donlu D Thayer

    This book examines conceptualizations of religious freedom in various dimensions. The collection brings together leading experts from law, religious studies, social anthropology, and international relations, who present different perspectives which query, define, and clarify aspects of this…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Introducing the Anthropology of Islam

    By Jens Kreinath

    This introduction presents an anthropological approach to the study of Islam. It focuses on the main tenets of the religion and considers the various aspects of social and cultural life practiced among Muslims. In concentrating on the five pillars of Islam, Jens Kreinath shows ritual practice to be…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 

  • Postsecular Geographies

    Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics

    By Chris Baker, Paul Cloke, Andrew Williams, Callum Sutherland

    Over recent years there has been a surge of interest in postsecularity. The complex blurring of sacred-secular boundaries has found new expression in particular areas of the public life of cities, with the unexpected resilience and mutation of religion as a powerful political, cultural and global…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3

    By Gerald Parsons

    This title was first published in 2002: Perspectives on Civil Religion introduces the concept of civil religion, examines the use of the concept in recent scholarship and investigates examples of civil religion in the contemporary world. The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 

  • Religious Literacy, Law and History

    Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies

    Edited by Alberto Melloni, Francesca Cadeddu

    This book examines religious illiteracy in Europe. It seeks to understand religious illiteracy and its effects on the social and political milieu through the framing of the historical, institutional, religious, social, juridical and educational conditions within which it arises. Divided into four…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Secularization

    By Charles Turner

    The death of secularization theses keeps being announced but people keep using the word. Historically the transfer of church property to secular use, for sociologists secularization signals a decline in the influence of religious institutions or ideas; yet ‘secularization’ has also been an…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 
    Key Ideas

  • Religion and Human Security in Africa

    Edited by Ezra Chitando, Joram Tarusarira

    Across diverse countries and contexts in Africa, religion has direct implications for human security. While some individuals and groups seek to manipulate and control through the deployment of religion, religious belief is also a common facet of those working towards peace and reconciliation.…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Imagining the Sacred in Popular Culture

    Visual Representations in Japanese Religion

    By Mark MacWilliams

    This book explores central issues of religion in an age of globalization, questioning how religion speaks to us in contemporary society, and how representations of religion impact in popular culture. Focusing on Japanese popular culture, MacWilliams examines Japanese comic books in particular:…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 

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