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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 1951, this title is a study in developmental psychology with special reference to the effect of various types of religion on mental health and religious experience. With instinct as a ‘disappearing category’ in the psychology of human nature, a new approach to the…
Hardback – 2016-05-23
It is acknowledged by most students of human behaviour that the idea of guilt is closely connected with that of man’s freedom and responsibility. It is a theme of law-court and pulpit, a concern of psychoanalysis and probation officers, a growing pre-occupation of the novelist. Our era has even…
Hardback – 2016-05-23
Originally published in 1932, Professor McKenzie, author of ‘Souls in the Making’, had been deeply interested for years in helping those afflicted with nervous troubles, moral conflicts, or religious doubts. Each chapter of this book deals with some concrete problem which he had actually faced with…
Hardback – 2016-05-23
With the new edition of Introducing Japanese Religion now available, we had a chat with author Robert Ellwood to find out more about the book.
‘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.
Routledge is pleased to introduce our new program of short form publications. This exciting new format allows academics the flexibility to publish innovative
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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.
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.
Joshua Wells works on Routledge’s Religion list commissioning publications at the postgraduate research level in Religious Studies and Theology. His remit covers books on all major world religions, as well as minority/new religions and non-belief, and includes perspectives on religious practice and experience from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is actively looking for new projects from academics whose research concerns topics such as, religion and media, religion and the arts, religion and digital culture, religion and gender/sexuality, religion and the environment, religion and cognitive science and interdisciplinary biblical criticism. He can be found on LinkedIn.