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2017 Religion Titles for Review

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May

  • Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty

    How the Personal Perspective Discovers Creation

    By Robert Gilbert

    When scientists describe their results or insights as 'beautiful', are they using the term differently from when they use it of a landscape, music or another person? Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty re-examines the way in which seeing beauty in the world plays the key role in scientific…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Science and Religion Series

  • Young People and Church Since 1900

    Engagement and Exclusion

    By Naomi Thompson

    When the Sunday School pioneers saw a need in their communities in the late eighteenth century, their response provoked a 200 year movement. These early Sunday Schools met a clear social need: that for basic education. By the 1960s, they faced rapid decline – a rigid institution amidst…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series

  • Women, Religion and Leadership

    Female Saints as Unexpected Leaders

    Edited by Barbara Denison

    Women, Religion and Leadership focuses on women from the traditional context of women as leaders with chapters observing various aspects of leadership from specifically chosen religious female leaders and going on to examine the legacies they leave behind.   This book seeks to identify and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Leadership Research

  • Epistemology and Biblical Theology

    From the Pentateuch to Mark’s Gospel

    By Dru Johnson

    Epistemology and Biblical Theology pursues a coherent theory of knowledge as described across the Pentateuch and Mark's Gospel. As a work from the emerging field of philosophical criticism, this volume explores in each biblical text both narrative and paraenesis to assess what theory of knowledge…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism

    A Way beyond Replacement Theology

    By Steven D. Aguzzi

    Since the calls of the Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholic theologians have sought to overcome an overarching problem facing Jewish–Christian relations, the concept of "supersessionism"; the idea that God has revoked the spiritual and historical promises made to the Jewish people in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe

    By Ingvild Flaskerud, Richard J. Natvig

    In spite of Islam’s long history in Europe and the growing number of Muslims resident in Europe, little research exists on Muslim pilgrimage in Europe. This collection of eleven chapters is the first systematic attempt to fill this lacuna in an emerging research field. Placing the pilgrims’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Natural Law and Religious Freedom

    The Role of Moral First Things in Grounding and Protecting the First Freedom

    By J. Daryl Charles

    Every successive generation finds fresh reasons for the study of natural law. Current interest in the natural law may well be due to a pervasive moral pessimism in the Western cultural context and wider contemporary geopolitical challenges. Those geopolitical challenges result from two significant…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • John Owen and the Civil War Apocalypse

    Preaching, Prophecy and Politics

    By Martyn Calvin Cowan

    John Owen was one of the most significant figures in Reformed Orthodox theology during the Seventeenth Century, exerting considerable religious and political influence in the context of the British Civil War and Interregnum. Using Owen’s sermons from this period as a window into the mind of a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20
    Routledge
    Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

  • From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality

    By Kevin Carnahan

    For the last several decades, the Just-War debate amongst theologians has been dominated by two accounts of moral rationality. One side assumes a presumption against harm (PAH), and the other identifies with a presumption against injustice (PAI). From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality…

    Hardback – 2017-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Cain, Abel, and the Politics of God

    An Agambenian reading of Genesis 4:1-16

    By Julián Andrés González Holguín

    The Genesis story of Cain’s murder of Abel is often told as a simplistic contrast between the innocence of Abel and the evil of Cain. This book subverts that reading of the Biblical text by utilising Giorgio Agamben’s concepts of homo sacer, the state of exception and the idea of sovereignty to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Film, Religion and Activist Citizens

    An ontology of transformative acts

    By Milja Radovic

    Film can be a socio-political and artistic-transformative cultural practice through which acts and activism are performed. Going beyond ideological constructs of activism and legal definitions of citizenship, this book offers a novel approach to understanding the ontology of acts and activist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06
    Routledge

  • @ Worship

    Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds

    By Teresa Berger

    A host of both very old and entirely new liturgical practices have arisen in digital mediation, from the live-streaming of worship services and "pray-as-you-go" apps, to digital prayer chapels, virtual choirs and online pilgrimages. Cyberspace now even hosts communities of faith that exist entirely…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Reconstructing Practical Theology

    The Impact of Globalization

    By John Reader

    This book argues that the discipline of practical theology needs to be re-shaped in the light of the impact of various influences created through the encounter with globalization. Essential to this is an engagement with the insights of other disciplines, e.g. sociology, politics, economics and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28
    Routledge

  • British Methodist Hymnody

    Theology, Heritage, and Experience

    By Martin V. Clarke

    Hymnody is widely recognised as a central tenet of Methodism’s theological, doctrinal, spiritual, and liturgical identity. Theologically and doctrinally, the content of the hymns has traditionally been a primary vehicle for expressing Methodism’s emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Reading the Sacred Scriptures

    From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception

    Edited by Fiachra Long, Siobhán Dowling Long

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26
    Routledge

  • Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World

    Coexistence and Dialogue from the 12th to the 20th Centuries

    Edited by Katsumi Fukasawa, Benjamin J. Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire

    The religious histories of Christian and Muslim countries in Europe and Western Asia are often treated in isolation from one another. This can lead to a limited and simplistic understanding of the international and interreligious interactions currently taking place. This edited collection brings…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22
    Routledge

  • Ancient African Christianity

    An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition

    By David E. Wilhite

    Christianity spread across North Africa early, and it remained there as a powerful force much longer than anticipated. While this African form of Christianity largely shared the Latin language and Roman culture of the wider empire, it also represented a unique tradition that was shaped by its&…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge

  • Schooling Indifference

    Reimagining RE in multi-cultural and gendered spaces

    By John I'Anson, Alison Jasper

    This book is concerned with re-imagining Religious Education (RE) as this is practiced in schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK and in a wide variety of international educational contexts. On the basis of a critical analysis of current theory and practice in RE the authors argue…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

    By Miryam Clough

    Shame strikes at the heart of human individuals rupturing relationships, extinguishing joy and, at times, provoking conflict and violence. This book explores the idea that shame has historically been, and continues to be, used by an oftentimes patriarchal Christian Church as a mechanism to control…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors

    Strangers at the Gate

    By Adriane Leveen

    Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them.…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Punk Rock is My Religion

    Straight Edge Punk and 'Religious' Identity

    By Francis Stewart

    As religion has retreated from its position and role of being the glue that holds society together, something must take its place. Utilising a focused and detailed study of Straight Edge punk (a subset of punk in which adherents abstain from drugs, alcohol and casual sex) Punk Rock is My Religion…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Mystical Theology and Continental Philosophy

    Interchange in the Wake of God

    Edited by David Lewin, Simon D. Podmore, Duane Williams

    Exploration of the interface between mystical theology and continental philosophy is a defining feature of the current intellectual and even devotional climate. But to what extent and in what depth are these disciplines actually speaking to one another; or even speaking about the same phenomena?…

    Hardback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism

  • The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying

    Edited by Christopher M Moreman

    Few issues apply universally to people as poignantly as death and dying. All religions address concerns with death from the handling of human remains, to defining death, to suggesting what happens after life. The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying provides readers with an overview of the study…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion Companions

  • Sacred Nature

    The Environmental Potential of Religious Naturalism

    By Jerome A. Stone

    Sacred Nature examines the crisis of environmental degradation through the prism of religious naturalism, which seeks rich spiritual engagement in a world without a god. Jerome Stone introduces students to the growing field of religious naturalism, exploring a series of questions about how it…

    Paperback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge