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  • Law and Religion in Contemporary Society

    Communities, Individualism and the State, 1st Edition

    By Peter W. Edge, Graham Harvey

    The relationship between law and religion has traditionally been analysed according to two basic paradigms. One has focused on the relationship between religious communities and the State (the Church/State paradigm), while the other has concentrated on the relationship between the State and the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Religions in Australia

    An Anthology of Recent Writings, 1st Edition

    By Françoise Dussart, Howard Morphy

    Edited by Max Charlesworth

    Over the last 25 years there has been an explosion of interest in the Aboriginal religions of Australia and this anthology provides a variety of recent writings, by a wide range of scholars. Australian Aboriginal Religions are probably the oldest extant religious systems. Over some 50,000 years…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Imprisoned Religion

    Transformations of Religion during and after Imprisonment in Eastern Germany, 1st Edition

    By Irene Becci

    This book explores the profound transformations that prisons and offender rehabilitation programmes in Eastern Germany have undergone with respect to religion. Drawing on participant observation and interviews of inmates, ex-prisoners, chaplains and prison visitors, this book connects the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • The Last Judgment

    Christian Ethics in a Legal Culture, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Skotnicki

    In a culture obsessed with law, judgment, and violence, this book challenges Christians to remember that Jesus urged his followers to judge no one, bring harm upon no one, and follow no law save the law of altruistic love. It traces Christian history first to show that Christians of an earlier age…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Inclusivism

    Attitudes Towards Religious Others, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Beise Kiblinger

    Although Christians have well-developed responses to other religions, the counterpart scholarship from Buddhists has thus far lagged behind. Breaking new ground, Buddhist Inclusivism analyzes the currently favored position towards religious others, inclusivism, in Buddhist traditions. Kristin…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • Popular Religion in Modern China

    The New Role of Nuo, 1st Edition

    By Lan Li

    Since the early 1980s, China's rapid economic growth and social transformation have greatly altered the role of popular religion in the country. This book makes a new contribution to the research on the phenomenon by examining the role which popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Religion and Legal Pluralism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Russell Sandberg

    In recent years, there have been a number of concerns about the recognition of religious laws and the existence of religious courts and tribunals. There has also been the growing literature on legal pluralism which seeks to understand how more than one legal system can and should exist within one…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series

  • Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred

    Transdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann, Bronislaw Szerszynski

    The capacity of human beings to invent, construct and use technical artifacts is a hugely consequential factor in the evolution of society, and in the entangled relations between humans, other creatures and their natural environments. Moving from a critical consideration of theories, to narratives…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality

    English Evangelical Texts, 1960–2010, 1st Edition

    By Mark Vasey-Saunders

    English evangelicals give the appearance of being a community at war, with each other and with the world around them. The issue of homosexuality is one of the key battlegrounds. How has this issue become so significant to evangelicals? Why is it provoking such violent responses? How is it changing…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Young Sikhs in a Global World

    Negotiating Traditions, Identities and Authorities, 1st Edition

    By Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Scripturalizing the Human

    The Written as the Political, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush

    Scripturalizing the Human is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that reconceptualizes and models "scriptural studies" as a critical, comparative set of practices with broad ramifications for scholars of religion and biblical studies. This critical historical and ethnographic project is…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Women and Religion in the West

    Challenging Secularization, 1st Edition

    By Sonya Sharma

    Edited by Kristin Aune

    What is the relationship between women and secularization? In the West, women are abandoning traditional religion. Yet they continue to make up the majority of religious adherents. Accounting for this seeming paradox is the focus of this volume. If women undergird the foundations of religion but…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • From Primitive to Indigenous

    The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions, 1st Edition

    By James L. Cox

    The academic study of Indigenous Religions developed historically from missiological and anthropological sources, but little analysis has been devoted to this classification within departments of religious studies. Evaluating this assumption in the light of case studies drawn from Zimbabwe, Alaska…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • African Traditions in the Study of Religion, Diaspora and Gendered Societies

    1st Edition

    By Ezra Chitando

    Edited by Afe Adogame

    The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

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