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  • 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 
    Routledge

  • The Church of All Worlds

    A Modern Pagan Religion

    By Carole M. Cusack

    This is the first book-length study of the Church of All Worlds (CAW) - a modern Pagan religion. Situating the Church of All Worlds within the context of the Pagan revival, the counter-culture of the 1960s, and broader contemporary environmentalist discourses (in particular), Carole Cusack offers…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal

    The Buddha and the Drum

    By Davide Torri

    Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation among the Hyolmo of Nepal, their religious life in the villages and in the urban context, this book addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface and their dynamics of change, mutual appropriations and negotiations over time. An important contribution to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Revival: The Return of the Primitive (2001)

    A New Sociological Theory of Religion

    By Richard K. Fenn

    This title was first published in 2001. This work presents a sociological theory of religion. Richard K. Fenn demonstrates that the shape of the sacred depends on what aspects of the psyche and of the environment seem to be beyond the pale of the human and the social, that is, the primitive.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Begging, Street Politics and Power

    Secular and Religious Laws

    By Sheba Saeed

    Begging is a complex phenomenon, and its causes are multi-dimensional, ranging from religion, to socio-economic crime and politics. Likewise, the beggar does not belong to a homogenous group. Beggars are heterogenous in nature belonging to many different categories, from children, to adults, to the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Sociology of Religion

    A Reader, 3rd Edition

    Edited by William Mirola, Susanne C Monahan, Michael Emerson

    Sociology of Religion is a collection that seeks to explore the relationship between the structure and culture of religion and various elements of social life in the United States. This reader is an ideal standalone course text and can also serve as supplement to the text written by the same author…

    Paperback – 2018-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Laura Grindstaff, John R. Hall, Ming-cheng Lo

    The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides an unparalleled overview of sociological and related scholarship on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With 70 essays written by scholars from around the world, the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Desecularisation of the City

    London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present

    Edited by David Goodhew, Anthony-Paul Cooper

    Major cities have long been seen as centres of secularisation. However, the number of congregations in London grew by 50% between 1979 and the present. London’s churches have been characterised more by growth than by decline in the decades since 1980. The Desecularisation of the City provides…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religious Literacy in Hospice Care

    Challenges and Controversies

    By Panagiotis Pentaris

    This is the first book to explore how religion, belief and spirituality are negotiated in hospice care. Specifically, it considers the significant place that spiritual care has in hospice care and claims that the changing role of religion and belief in society highlights the need to re-examine how…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Reinventing Christianity

    Nineteenth-Century Contexts

    Edited by Linda Woodhead

    This title was first published in 2001. 'An age of faith or an age of doubt?'- the question has dominated study of Christianity in the Victorian era. Reinventing Christianity offers a fresh analysis of the vitality and variety of Christianity in Britain and America in the Victorian era. Part One…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sacred Landscapes and Cultural Politics

    Planting a Tree

    By Philip P. Arnold, Ann Grodzins Gold

    This title was first published in 2001. How do people in different cultural worlds think about relationships with nature? How do religious ideas become formative of landscape? How can indigenous traditions inform current cultural debates? This book explores ways in which religious perceptions and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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