Religion: Alternative Traditions & Esotericism

  • Freud's Early Psychoanalysis, Witch Trials and the Inquisitorial Method: The Harsh Therapy book cover

    Freud's Early Psychoanalysis, Witch Trials and the Inquisitorial Method

    The Harsh Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Duffy

    In Freud’s Early Psychoanalysis, Witch Trials and the Inquisitorial Method: The Harsh Therapy, Kathleen Duffy asks why Freud compared his ‘hysterical’ patients to the accused women in the witch trials, and his ‘psychoanalytical’ treatment to the inquisitorial method of their judges. He wrote in…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

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

    Feeling Exclusion

    Religious Conflict, Exile and Emotions in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giovanni Tarantino, Charles Zika

    Feeling Exclusion: Religious Conflict, Exile and Emotions in Early Modern Europe investigates the emotional experience of exclusion at the heart of the religious life of persecuted and exiled individuals and communities in early modern Europe. Between the late fifteenth and early eighteenth…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Knowing Beyond Knowledge: Epistemologies of Religious Experience in Classical and Modern Advaita book cover

    Knowing Beyond Knowledge

    Epistemologies of Religious Experience in Classical and Modern Advaita, 1st Edition

    By Thomas A. Forsthoefel

    This title was first published in 2002. This book builds on contemporary discussion of 'mysticism' and religious experience by examining the process and content of 'religious knowing' in classical and modern Advaita. Drawing from the work of William Alston and Alvin Plantinga, Thomas Forsthoefel…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Witchcraft in Early Modern England book cover

    Witchcraft in Early Modern England

    2nd Edition

    By James Sharpe

    Witchcraft in Early Modern England provides a fascinating introduction to the history of witches and witchcraft in England from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Witchcraft was a crime punishable by death in England during this period and this book charts the witch panics and legal…

    Paperback – 2019-08-05
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914 book cover

    The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Arvidsson

    Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge

  • In Search of New Age Spiritualities book cover

    In Search of New Age Spiritualities

    1st Edition

    By Adam Possamai

    The search for an adequate understanding of the New Age phenomenon is fraught with difficulties when examined within the perspectives of sociology of religion which have shed light on religion in modernity. New Agers cannot be located easily in the secularisation narrative; they move through…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Animism and Shamanism in Twentieth-Century Art: Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys book cover

    Animism and Shamanism in Twentieth-Century Art

    Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys, 1st Edition

    By Evan R. Firestone

    Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, and Joseph Beuys were the leading artists of their generations to recognize the rich possibilities that animism and shamanism offered. While each of these artists' connection with shamanism has been written about separately, Evan Firestone brings the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Using Spirituality in Psychotherapy: The Heart Led Approach to Clinical Practice book cover

    Using Spirituality in Psychotherapy

    The Heart Led Approach to Clinical Practice, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Dent

    Using Spirituality in Psychotherapy: The Heart Led Approach to Clinical Practice offers a means for therapists to integrate a spiritual perspective into their clinical practice. The book provides a valuable alternative to traditional forms of psychotherapy by placing an emphasis on purpose and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-17
    Routledge

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Philosophical Approaches to the Devil book cover

    Philosophical Approaches to the Devil

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp

    This collection brings together new papers addressing the philosophical challenges that the concept of a Devil presents, bringing philosophical rigor to treatments of the Devil. Contributors approach the idea of the Devil from a variety of philosophical traditions, methodologies, and styles,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama: Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural book cover

    Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

    Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nandini Das, Nick Davis

    This volume addresses dealings with the wondrous, magical, holy, sacred, sainted, numinous, uncanny, auratic, and sacral in the plays of Shakespeare and contemporaries, produced in an era often associated with the irresistible rise of a thinned-out secular rationalism. By starting from the literary…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion: Volume 3 book cover

    Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

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