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Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology – the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human situation before God, this book will also seek to…
Paperback – 2015-04-20
Understanding living religion requires students to experience everyday religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the lecture theatre. Covering theoretical and practical dimensions of research…
Paperback – 2015-03-31
Drawing on literary, musical, and visual representations of and by Rastafari, Darren J. N. Middleton provides an introduction to Rasta through the arts, broadly conceived. The religious underpinnings of the Rasta movement are often overshadowed by Rasta’s association with reggae music, dub, and…
Paperback – 2015-03-05
This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism.…
Hardback – 2014-12-18
Edited by two recognized scholars of African-American religion and culture, this reader, the first of its kind, provides the essential texts for an important and emerging field of study – religion and hip hop. Until now, the discipline of religious studies lacked a consistent and coherent text that…
Paperback – 2014-11-17
Religion has always been shaped by the media of its time, and today we live in a media culture that informs much of what we think and how we behave. Religious believers, communities and institutions use media as tools to communicate, but also as locations where they construct and express identity,…
Paperback – 2014-05-23
Originally published in 1911, this edition published in 1920, this text comprises of an excerpt from Carpenter’s Adam’s Peak to Elephanta, originally published in 1892, which details his travels in India and Ceylon. This excerpt in particular details his visit to a Gñáni, or religious wise man, and…
Hardback – 2015-11-27
Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter
Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gñanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as…
Hardback – 2015-11-27
Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter
Hinduism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Hinduism, from its origins in the Indus Valley to its increasing popularity in today's Western world. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Hindu beliefs and practices and looks at…
Hardback – 2015-11-26
Religions of the World
‘Salvation from Cinema is cogent, comprehensive, beautifully written, and stunningly consistent.’ – M. Gail Hamner, Syracuse University, USA
With praise already being paid to Crystal Downing’s new book, Salvation from Cinema, this excellent new book offers something new to the burgeoning field of ‘religion and film’. We interviewed Crystal Downing to find out more.
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Routledge is proud to produce some of the most acclaimed, cutting-edge scholarship available in Religion, and we're pleased to highlight the following positive reviews from CHOICE. Click on the titles below to see what CHOICE and other independent reviewers had to say about these great books.
Ronald Green's Buddhism Goes to the Movies is Highly Recommended!
"With this accessible, incisive overview, Shields will become for a new generation of undergraduate and graduate students what W. D. Ross or W. K. C. Guthrie were for previous generations of scholars - a lifeline of clarity in the sometimes murky seas of Aristotle's texts. …a fluid, contemporary analysis of Aristotle that remains lively through candid acknowledgement of textual puzzles and a lucid ordering in exposition. … Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, August 2014
What do habit, Buddhism, bioethics and gothic literature have in common? Each are the subject of one of our Outstanding Academic Titles as picked by Choice magazine!
We've had 32 titles chosen as Outstanding Academic Titles, and we've made excerpts from four of these titles free to view - On Habit, Bioethics: the Basics, The Gothic World and Buddhism Goes to the Movies. Each excerpt contains the first chapter to give a flavour of the book, so what are you waiting for?
If you want to see more of the Outstanding Academic Titles from Routledge, you can view them all here.
"Baby, You Are My Religion is written with passion and seeks to add a more spiritual dimension to the genre of cultural histories written about the place of lesbians in the gay bar scene. The accessible prose, supplemented with a sizable list of theoretical and theological definitions, in addition to the entertaining and provocative interviews, makes for an undemanding, yet fun, read." — Marcie Bianco, Lambda Literary Review
Read our interview with author Marie Cartier, in which she reveals some interesting facts and background to her groundbreaking work.
Catholicism Today author Evyatar Marienberg is an Associate Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He grew up in Israel, in a Jewish Orthodox family. Later, he studied Catholic theology at the Institut Catholique de Paris, and religious studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sorbonne. Among other places, he was faculty or researcher at a variety of institutions, such as Tel Aviv University, the University of Notre Dame, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan. In this interview he tells us more about Catholicism Today and how his background has helped shape the book.
An Author Interview with Darren Middleton - Rastafari and the Arts: An Introduction
Listen to the latest interview with Darren Middleton, author of Rastafari and the Arts: An Introduction, on New Books in Religion where he discusses Rastafari and its creative and cultural traditions, as well as Rastafari and Gender and the commodification of Rastafari.
Click here to listen to the full interview.
Eve Mayer acquires scholarly books in Religion, including handbooks, textbooks, and other volumes suitable for undergraduate and graduate course use. Her list cuts across sub-disciplines, from Christian Theology to Hinduism to New Religion. Eve is particularly interested in books on North American religion, media/film/music and religion, and philosophy of religion. She is actively seeking fresh ideas for the Routledge Companions and Worlds series.
Andrew Weckenmann publishes scholarly monographs and edited collections in philosophy and religion. He manages the various Routledge Research series associated with both subjects. He is actively looking to develop new series covering emerging topics while continuing to publish in more established areas. In philosophy, he is interested in receiving proposals on aesthetics, ethics/applied ethics, metaphysics, phenomenology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and technology, political philosophy, and pragmatism. In religion, he’s interested in projects on religion and media, religion and digital culture, religion and film, religion and gender/sexuality, religion and the environment, religion and cognitive science, and interdisciplinary biblical criticism.