Religion: Alternative Traditions & Esotericism

  • Theological Reflection: Processes of learning and patterns of belief book cover

    Theological Reflection

    Processes of learning and patterns of belief

    By Alison Le Cornu, Zoë Bennett

    Theological reflection lies at the heart of practical theology. There is an increasingly robust collection of literature focusing on it. However, little attention has been given to what reflection is or what it looks like when practised ’theologically’. This gap may account for some of the ongoing…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • 21st Century Irish Paganism: Worldview, Ritual, Identity book cover

    21st Century Irish Paganism

    Worldview, Ritual, Identity

    By Jenny Butler

    21st Century Irish Paganism provides an overview of the beliefs and practices of practitioners of Paganism in modern Ireland. Modern-day nature-based spirituality or religiosity, as distinct from pre-Christian contexts of indigenous religions, is examined here in relation to beliefs, rituals,…

    Hardback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Pilgrimage for a New Age: Ancient Sites, New Meanings book cover

    Pilgrimage for a New Age

    Ancient Sites, New Meanings

    By Jill Dubisch

    Pilgrimage for a New Age draws on the perspectives both of the anthropological researcher and participants in pilgrimages to provide an anthropological exploration of a range contemporary New Age pilgrimages, from dream healing journeys to ancient sites in Greece, to Magdalene pilgrimage in England…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Witchcraft in Early Modern England book cover

    Witchcraft in Early Modern England

    2nd Edition

    By Jim Sharpe

    Witchcraft in Early Modern England is a fascinating introduction to the history of witches and witchcraft. This book charts the witch panics of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the legal persecution of witches that followed and explores the modern historiographical debate. This new edition…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • Religion and Social Transformations: Volume 2 book cover

    Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion: Volume 3 book cover

    Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3

    By Gerald Parsons

    This title was first published in 2002: Perspectives on Civil Religion introduces the concept of civil religion, examines the use of the concept in recent scholarship and investigates examples of civil religion in the contemporary world. The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Developing Magical Consciousness book cover

    Developing Magical Consciousness

    By Susan E.J. Greenwood

    Whilst there are many different cultural expressions of magical consciousness, there are some underlying fundamental aspects that are common to all, aspects that have been historically under recognised by science. Although a different mode of thought to analysis, magical consciousness is considered…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • The Church of All Worlds: A Modern Pagan Religion book cover

    The Church of All Worlds

    A Modern Pagan Religion

    By Carole M. Cusack

    This is the first book-length study of the Church of All Worlds (CAW) - a modern Pagan religion. Situating the Church of All Worlds within the context of the Pagan revival, the counter-culture of the 1960s, and broader contemporary environmentalist discourses (in particular), Carole Cusack offers…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Revival: The Return of the Primitive (2001): A New Sociological Theory of Religion book cover

    Revival: The Return of the Primitive (2001)

    A New Sociological Theory of Religion

    By Richard K. Fenn

    This title was first published in 2001. This work presents a sociological theory of religion. Richard K. Fenn demonstrates that the shape of the sacred depends on what aspects of the psyche and of the environment seem to be beyond the pale of the human and the social, that is, the primitive.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Science and Magic in the Modern World: Psychological Perspectives on Living with the Supernatural book cover

    Science and Magic in the Modern World

    Psychological Perspectives on Living with the Supernatural

    By Eugene V. Subbotsky

    Science and Magic in the Modern World is a unique text that explores the role of magical thinking in everyday life. It provides an excellent psychological look at the subconscious belief in magic in both popular culture and society, as well as experimental research that considers human…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions: Representations of a Universal Advaita book cover

    Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions

    Representations of a Universal Advaita

    By Stephen E. Gregg

    Scholarship surrounding the Hindu thinker Swami Vivekananda is dominated by hagiography and his (mis)appropriation by the political Hindu Right. Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions challenges this approach and goes back to source by examining what Vivekananda said about non-Hindu traditions…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance: The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood book cover

    Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance

    The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood

    By John Studley

    Since time immemorial indigenous people have engaged in legal relationships with other-than-human-persons. These relationships are exemplified in enspirited sacred natural sites, which are owned and governed by numina spirits that can potentially place legal demands on humankind in return for…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

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