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CHOICE Reviewed Titles from Routledge Religion

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

Click here to see every Essential or Highly Recommended Routledge Religion title since 2012, or check out the latest CHOICE reviews below:

Catholicism Today, by Evyatar Marienberg

"...a concise, accessible, and impressively comprehensive overview of the Catholic Church... On each topic, Marienberg admirably describes the relevant themes, issues, and debates while avoiding partisanship himself. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, March 2015


What is Islamic Philosophy? by Roy Jackson

"Jackson presents the arguments of Islamic philosophers in careful, non-polemic fashion, providing faculty an exciting intellectual opportunity to acquaint themselves with the richness of Islamic thought and students an excellent text that rewards close reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, January 2015


Freud on Religion, by Marsha Aileen Hewitt

"Hewitt (ethics and religion, Univ. of Toronto) takes a genuinely inquiring approach to Freud’s view of religion…Demonstrating deep scholarly contemplation of the original texts, the author is guided by her knowledge of Freud’s theoretical intention in the psychoanalytic enterprise as a whole…[and] is daring and exciting in delving into Freud’s view of the occult, telepathy, and finally love itself. This work restores attention to the contribution of Freud’s thinking to the contemporary study of religion and is a must read for those interested in psychoanalysis, religion, and modern culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers." - CHOICE, January 2015


The Zizek Dictionary, edited by Rex Butler

"This is an extremely useful resource: the advantage of a "dictionary," or a concise encyclopedia, in this case, is that readers may hop around at will. For instance, one could begin with Žižek's entry on himself, found at the end of the book. This volume provides assistance to this approach by providing, at the end of each individual entry, recommendations for other entries…Overall…the quality of the offerings is uniformly high. This volume will appeal to a wide range of readers. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, January 2015


What is religion? by Jeppe Jensen

"Writing a book that discusses the complexities of religion within a span of 186 pages might seem an impossible task. Yet Jensen (Aarhus Univ.) is successful in doing so…[the] book is well-researched and well-written. Summing Up: Recommended." - CHOICE, January 2015


Politics and Religion in the United States, 2nd Edition, by Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, and J. Matthew Wilson

"In this second edition (1st ed., CH, Oct'99, 37-0870), Corbett (Ball State Univ.), Corbett-Hemeyer (Ball State Univ.), and Wilson (Southern Methodist Univ.) survey, with clarity and thoroughness, the multifarious issues that have arisen and continue to arise in the relationship between religion and politics in the US. Summing Up: Recommended." - CHOICE, December 2014


Globalization and Orthodox Christianity, by Victor Roudometof:

"This is an immensely learned book. The notes and bibliography of works in many languages themselves offer a praiseworthy contribution...Summing Up: Highly Recommended." - CHOICE, June 2014


The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought, edited by Chad Meister and James Beilby:

"In 72 short essays, this book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of key figures and developments in Christian thought since the Enlightenment. The essays are written by leading experts on the topics in question and are of uniformly high quality. This volume will be especially valuable for graduate students, scholars in religious studies and theology, and perhaps members of the clergy. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, November 2013


Digital Religion, edited by Heidi A. Campbell:

"…a state-of-the-art collection addressing research on religion and new media...Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, October 2013


The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science, edited by James W. Haag, Gregory R. Peterson, and Michael L. Spezio:

"For this exceptional collection, Haag, Peterson, and Spezio have brought together 55 articles authored by 60 scholars to create what is probably the best single volume anthology on science and religion currently available. These essays, and the editors' approach, represent the next generation of studies in science and religion. …A paperback edition, when issued, would make an excellent textbook. Summing Up: Essential." – CHOICE, August 2012


The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion, edited by Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler:

"This handbook is truly groundbreaking for the study of religion. …This volume should be required reading for any student of theories and methods in the study of religion at the graduate level. Scholars and researchers who were not taught these new approaches will find a concise and strong overview of advances in the field. Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, August 2012