Religion: Alternative Traditions & Esotericism

  • 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

  • Feeling Exclusion: Religious Conflict, Exile and Emotions in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Feeling Exclusion

    Religious Conflict, Exile and Emotions in Early Modern Europe

    By Giovanni Tarantino, Charles Zika

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Apatheia and Anthropology in Evagrius of Pontus book cover

    Apatheia and Anthropology in Evagrius of Pontus

    By Monica Tobon

    Evagrius of Pontus (c.345-399 CE) has been renowned for his spiritual insight and psychological acumen ever since his lifetime, and despite his condemnation for heresy in the sixth century exercised a defining influence on the development of both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian traditions.…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    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 – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

  • Working with Mystical Experiences in Psychoanalysis: Opening to the Numinous book cover

    Working with Mystical Experiences in Psychoanalysis

    Opening to the Numinous

    By Leslie Stein

    A mystical experience, no matter what else, is a subjective occurrence in psyche. However, when it appears in the psychoanalytic consulting room, its origin, content, and meaning is unknowable. Yet it is there in the room, and it must be addressed. It is not a minor illusion but rather one that…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26 
    Routledge

  • Global Religious Movements in Regional Context: Volume 4 book cover

    Global Religious Movements in Regional Context

    Volume 4

    Edited by John Wolffe

    This title was first published in 2002: Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world. The book analyses the complexities of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    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 – 2018-09-27 
    Routledge

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