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2017 Religion Titles for Review

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December

  • Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality

    Edited by Robert P. Jones, Ted A. Smith

    Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality brings together a diverse group of scholars, activists and public intellectuals to consider one of the most pressing issues of our time: increasing inequalities of income and wealth that grate against justice and erode the bonds that hold society together.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08
    Routledge

  • New Religious Movements and Counselling

    Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives

    Edited by Sarah Harvey, Silke Steidinger, James A. Beckford

    There are many different ways in which minority religions and counselling may interact. In some cases there can be antagonism between counselling services and minority religions, with each suspecting they are ideologically threatened by the other, but it can be argued that the most common…

    Hardback – 2017-12-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • A History of the World's Religions

    14th Edition

    By David S. Noss, Blake R. Grangaard

    A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-26
    Routledge

  • Knowing God

    Restoring Reason in an Age of Doubt

    By Anthony E. Mansueto, Jr

    This title was first published in 2002. Knowing God presents an innovative analysis of one of the most difficult and intractable philosophical questions of the past 350 years: the problem of knowledge, and specifically knowledge of God and the transcendental principles of value. This book situates…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Poetics of Jesus

    The Search for Christ Through Writing in the Nineteenth Century

    By Jeffrey F. Keuss

    This title was first published in 2002: A Poetics of Jesus explores the act of writing within and between the boundaries of 19th century biblical criticism and fiction. Reflecting on the work of Christian poetics after Augustine to Baur, Feuerbach, Friedrich Strauss and Victorian novelists of the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • The Challenge of Religion after Modernity

    Beyond Disenchantment

    By Raymond L. M. Lee, Susan E. Ackerman

    This title was first published in 2003:If God has departed, as Baudrillard claims, is religion still relevant? A new religious landscape is appearing in the new millennium. The middle classes with their electronic technologies are producing a culture of commodified images and signs that is…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Philosophical Theology

    Essays in Honour of Don Cupitt

    Edited by Gavin Hyman

    At the beginning of a new millennium, philosophical theology has become more contested than ever before. The appearance of non-realist theologies, postmodern theologies, and the theology of 'radical orthodoxy', has provoked a vibrant debate about the nature of theology itself. In what new…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Writing History, Constructing Religion

    By Christian Karner

    Writing History, Constructing Religion presents a much-needed interdisciplinary exploration of the significance of debates among historians, scholars of religion and cultural theorists over the 'nature' of history to the study of religion. The distinguished authors discuss issues related to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Luke Doggett, Alp Arat

    Since the sociology of religion became recognised as a distinct sub-discipline over the last century, the dominance of approaches taking their inspiration from the sociological classics has increasingly been challenged. Empirical findings have brought the notion of secularisation into question; and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • Contemporary Sufism

    Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture

    By Meena Sharify-Funk, William Rory Dickson, Merin Shobhana Xavier

    What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and, in the process, helps readers…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • God's Order and Natural Law

    The Works of the Laudian Divines

    By Iain M. MacKenzie

    This title was first published in 2002. This book fills an important gap in the theological interpretation of the Laudian divines. Iain MacKenzie presents the theology of the Anglican theologians of the early 17th century, exploring the concept of order first in God but then in creation in its…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Poetics of Critique

    The Interdisciplinarity of Textuality

    By Andrew W. Hass

    Title first published in 2003. Poetics of Critique breaks new ground in its pursuit of a formal and critical language of interdisciplinarity. The "founding" disciplines within the humanities - theology, philosophy, and literature - are brought together here in a shared space, but one that…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Living Out Sexuality and Faith

    Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men

    By Joseph N. Goh

    Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on ‘Western’ expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes to the wider…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Narratives of Secularization

    Edited by Peter Harrison

    It is increasingly clear that histories of secularization are not simply dispassionate descriptions of the decline of religious belief and practice in the West. Rather, such narratives often seek to celebrate secularization, promote some version of it, lament it, or otherwise oppose it in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Radical Orthodoxy in a Pluralistic World

    Desire, Beauty, and the Divine

    By Angus M. Slater

    Radical Orthodoxy remains an important movement within Christian theology, but does it relate effectively with an increasingly pluralist and secular Western society? Can it authentically communicate the beauty and desire of the divine to such a diverse collection of theological accounts of meaning?…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • John Wesley, Practical Divinity and the Defence of Literature

    By Emma Salgård Cunha

    John Wesley (1703–1791), leader of British Methodism, was one of the most prolific literary figures of the eighteenth century, responsible for creating and disseminating a massive corpus of religious literature and for instigating a sophisticated programme of reading, writing and publishing within…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Buying the Big Jets: Fleet Planning for Airlines

    Fleet Planning for Airlines

    By Paul Clark

    This article was first published in 2001. This is an examination of practices in aircraft evaluation and selection. It clarifies the fleet planning methodologies and defines decision-making processes that are relevant to the environment, offering insights into how selections are being made for a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice

    Owning and Consuming

    By Paul Babie, Michael Trainor

    This book compares our contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property—a neoliberal tool with the capacity to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

    Edited by Vít Šisler, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Xenia Zeiler

    Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Narrative and Belief

    The Religious Affordance of Supernatural Fiction

    Edited by Markus Altena Davidsen

    The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and certain other works of fantasy and science fiction have inspired some of their readers and viewers to believe that the superhuman powers of the story-worlds, such as Gandalf and the Force, exist also in the real world. We can say that such fictional narratives…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Korean Shamanism

    The Cultural Paradox

    By Chongho Kim

    Title first published in 2003. Shamanism has a contradictory position within the Korean cultural system, leading to the periodical suppression of shamanism yet also, paradoxically, ensuring its survival throughout Korean history. This book examines the place of shamans within contemporary society…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The 'Empty' Church Revisited

    2nd Edition

    By Robin Gill

    This title was first published in 2003. When did churches start to appear more empty than full - and why? The very physicality of largely empty churches and chapels in Britain plays a powerful role in popular perceptions of 'religion'. Empty churches are frequently cited in the media as evidence of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • God, Human Nature and Education for Peace

    New Approaches to Moral and Religious Maturity

    By Karl Ernst Nipkow

    This title was first published in 2003. What prevents the human species from finally learning the lessons of social justice and global peace in an unreconciled world? Are Christians better off? Presenting new challenges to moral and religious education, this book clarifies the true image of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere

    Religious Participation in the Arts, Media and Civil Society

    By Asmaa Soliman

    Anti-Muslim voices have become louder in many places in the midst of ongoing atrocities undertaken in the name of Islam. As a result, much of the creative participation of Western Muslims in the public sphere has become overshadowed. This tendency is not only visible in political discussions and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion