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  • Buddhist Modernities

    Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World

    Edited by Hanna Havnevik, Ute Hüsken, Mark Teeuwen, Vladimir Tikhonov, Koen Wellens

    The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Christian Theology and the Secular University

    By Paul A. Macdonald, Jr.

    If the secular university by definition is non-sectarian or non-denominational, then how can it accommodate a discipline like Christian theology?  Doesn’t the traditional goal of theological study, which is to attain knowledge of the divine, fundamentally conflict with the main goal of secular…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge

  • Food and Religious Identities in Spain, 1400-1600

    By Jillian Williams

    In the late fourteenth century, the Iberian Peninsula was home to three major religions which coexisted in relative peace. Over the next two centuries, various political and social factors changed the face of Iberia dramatically. This book examines this period of dynamic change in Iberian history…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

  • New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam

    Edited by Dawn-Marie Gibson, Herbert Berg

    New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam contributes to the ongoing dialogue about the nature and influence of the Nation of Islam (NOI), bringing fresh insights to areas that have previously been overlooked in the scholarship of Elijah Muhammad’s NOI, the Imam W.D. Mohammed community and Louis…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Identity Crises and Indigenous Religious Traditions

    Exploring Nigerian-African Christian Societies

    By Elijah Obinna

    This book highlights the complex identity crises among many Christians as they negotiate their new identities, religious ideas and convictions as both Christians and members of Nigerian-African societies of indigenous religious traditions and identities. Through an interdisciplinary interpretation…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Religion in Modern Africa

  • Religion, Migration, and Mobility

    The Brazilian Experience

    Edited by Cristina Maria de Castro, Andrew Dawson

    Focusing on migration and mobility, this edited collection examines the religious landscape of Brazil as populated and shaped by transnational flows and domestic migratory movements. Bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on migration and religion, this book argues that Brazil’s diverse…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Future Shapes of Anglicanism

    Currents, contours, charts

    By Martyn Percy

      To many people, the Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion has the aura of an institution that is dislocated and adrift. Buffeted by tempestuous and stormy debates on sexuality, gender, authority and power – to say nothing of priorities in mission and ministry, and the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • The Church, Authority, and Foucault

    Imagining the Church as an Open Space of Freedom

    By Steven G. Ogden

    The Church, Authority, and Foucault addresses the problem of the Church’s enmeshment with sovereign power, which can lead to marginalization. Breaking new ground, Ogden uses Foucault’s approach to power and knowledge to interpret the church leader’s significance as the guardian of knowledge. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Hans Mol and the Sociology of Religion

    By Adam J. Powell

    Hans Mol was born in the Netherlands during the 1920s. His imprisonment by the Gestapo during World War II began a long intellectual journey, exploring the role of religion in society. His work on the sociology of religion throughout the 20th and 21st Century is distinctive in its quest for both…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Imperatives of Progressive Islam

    By Adis Duderija

    With the proliferation of transnational Muslim networks over the last two decades, the religious authority of traditionally educated Muslim scholars, the uluma, has come under increasing scrutiny and disruption. These networks have provided a public space for multiple perspectives on Islam to be…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08
    Routledge

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

    A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa

    By Massimo A. Rondolino

    This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses on a comparative analysis of the early sources on the medieval Christian…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • The Performance of Religion

    Seeing the sacred in the theatre

    By Cia Sautter

    The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion

    1980 to the Present

    Edited by David Goodhew

    The Anglican Communion is one of the largest Christian denominations in the world. Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion is the first study of its dramatic growth and decline in the years since 1980. An international team of leading researchers based across five continents provides a global…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • Teresa of Avila

    Mystical Theology and Spirituality in the Carmelite Tradition

    Edited by Peter Tyler, Edward Howells

    This innovative book offers an original insight into the context and times of St Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582) as well as exploring her contemporary relevance from the perspective of some of the foremost thinkers and scholars in the Teresian field today including Professors Julia Kristeva, Rowan…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge

  • The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    By Jennifer Welsh

    Dr Jennifer Welsh received her M.A. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University in 2000, and her M.A. and PhD in History from Duke University in 2004 and 2009. Her dissertation dealt with the cult of St. Anne in late medieval and early modern Europe. After four years as a Visiting Assistant…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Young British Muslims

    Between Rhetoric and Realities

    Edited by Sadek Hamid

    Young British Muslims continue to generate strong interest in public discourse. However, much of this interest is framed in negative terms that tends to associate them with criminality, religious extremism or terrorism. Focusing instead on other aspects of being young, Muslim and British, this …

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Foucault, Buddhism and Disciplinary Rules

    By Malcolm Voyce

    This book suggests that previous critiques of the rules of Buddhist monks (Vinaya) may now be reconsidered in order to deal with some of the assumptions concerning the legal nature of these rules and to provide a focus on how Vinaya texts may have actually operated in practice. Malcolm Voyce…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Fall Narratives

    An Interdisciplinary Perspective

    Edited by Zohar Hadromi-Allouche, Áine Larkin

    Throughout history the motif of ‘the Fall’ has impacted upon our understanding of theology and philosophy and has had an influence on everything from literature to dance. Fall Narratives brings together theologians, historians and artists as well as philosophers and scholars of religion and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge

  • Materiality and the Study of Religion

    The Stuff of the Sacred

    Edited by Tim Hutchings, Joanne McKenzie

    Material culture has emerged in recent decades as a significant theoretical concern for the study of religion. This book contributes to and evaluates this material turn, presenting thirteen chapters of new empirical research and theoretical reflection from some of the leading international scholars…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • Conversation, Friendship and Transformation

    Contemporary and Medieval Voices in a Theology of Discourse

    By Jennifer Constantine Jackson

    Conversation is the central spiritual exercise in philosophical and theological reflection on language and love. Groundbreaking in its interdisciplinary approach, Conversation, Friendship and Transformation invites readers to an exploration of theological reflection on conversation and friendship…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge

  • Judaism

    A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation

    By Lenn E. Goodman

    Judaism, as a religion and a way of life, has guided millions of lives and profoundly influenced its younger sisters, Christianity and Islam, as well as contributing major themes and norms to the liberal and humanistic traditions of the West. Not all Jews are religious, and not all of Judaism is…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Investigating Philosophy of Religion

  • The Practice of the Presence of God

    Theology as a Way of Life

    Edited by Martin Laird, Sheelah Treflé Hidden

    Exploring the unity of the practice of prayer and the practice of theology, this book draws together insights from world-class theologians including Rowan Williams, Andrew Louth, Frances Young, Margaret R. Miles, Sebastian Brock, and Nicholaï Sakharov. Offering glimpses of the prayer-life and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • The Soul of Theological Anthropology

    A Cartesian Exploration

    By Joshua R. Farris

    Recent research in the philosophy of religion, anthropology, and philosophy of mind has prompted the need for a more integrated, comprehensive, and systematic theology of human nature. This project constructively develops a theological accounting of human persons by drawing from a Cartesian (as a…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies