Religion: Religion in Context

  • Minority Religions and Uncertainty book cover

    Minority Religions and Uncertainty

    Edited by Kim Knott, Matthew Francis

    Religious organizations are at their core about creating certainty. But what happens when groups lose control of their destiny? Whether it leads to violence (as in the case of Aum Shinrikyo’s in 1995), or to non-violent innovations, as found in minority religions following the death of their…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Racialization, Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity: The Sikh Experience book cover

    Racialization, Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity

    The Sikh Experience

    By Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Hardeep Singh

    Terrorist attacks globally and nationally have had a significant impact on the public debate on race hate crime and discrimination. The British government has focused on race relations with reference to the Afro-Caribbean community and the Abrahamic faiths, with little attention to the impact of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • Searching for a Cross-Cultural Virgin Mary book cover

    Searching for a Cross-Cultural Virgin Mary

    By Elina Vuola

    The figure of the Virgin Mary is a divisive one in our modern culture. To some she appears to be a symbol of religious oppression, while to others she is a constant comfort and even an inspiration towards greater liberation. This book looks at women´s relationship to the Virgin Mary in two…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture book cover

    Digital Existence

    Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture

    Edited by Amanda Lagerkvist

    Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture advances debates on digital culture and digital religion in two complementary ways. First, by focalizing the keywords ontology, ethics and transcendence, it builds on insights from research on digital religion in order to…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Digital Spirits in Religion and Media: Possession and Performance book cover

    Digital Spirits in Religion and Media

    Possession and Performance

    By Alvin Eng Hui Lim

    In many contemporary and popular forms of religious practice, digital technology and the spiritual are inseparable. Ranging from streaming broadcasts of spiritual possessions to screenings of mass prayer conferences in stadiums, spirits and divinities now have new forms in which they can…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • The Genealogy of Terror: How to Distinguish between Islam, Islamism and Islamist Extremism book cover

    The Genealogy of Terror

    How to Distinguish between Islam, Islamism and Islamist Extremism

    By Matthew L. N. Wilkinson

    In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the events of 9/11, 7/7, the War on Terror and the Caliphate and atrocities of the so-called Islamic State have dominated Western consciousness and wreaked havoc in parts of the Muslim-majority world. In their wake, a spate of books has been…

    Hardback – 2018-07-11 
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    Law and Religion

  • Women, Violence, and the Islamic State: Resurrecting the Caliphate through Femicide book cover

    Women, Violence, and the Islamic State

    Resurrecting the Caliphate through Femicide

    By V.G. Julie Rajan

    This book explores the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s (IS) perspectives on and violence against women. Since its inception and subsequent rise to power, the IS has established a reputation of ethnic and religiously motivated intolerance and violence. This book highlights how this also extends to a…

    Hardback – 2018-07-10 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • Sociology of Religion: A Reader book cover

    Sociology of Religion

    A Reader, 3rd Edition

    Edited by William Mirola, Susanne C Monahan, Michael Emerson

    A reader that seeks to explore the relationship between the structure and culture of religion and various elements of social life in the U.S., Sociology of Religion: A Reader, 3e is ideal as either a standalone reader or supplement to the text written by the same author team, Why Religion Matters.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Treating the Body in Medicine and Religion: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives book cover

    Treating the Body in Medicine and Religion

    Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives

    Edited by John J. Fitzgerald, Ashley John Moyse

    Modern medicine has produced many wonderful technological breakthroughs that have extended the limits of the frail human body. However, much of the focus of this medical research has been concentrated on the physical, often reducing the human being to a biological machine to be examined, understood…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape book cover

    Jane Austen and the Reformation

    Remembering the Sacred Landscape

    By Roger Emerson Moore

    Jane Austen's England was littered with remnants of medieval religion. From her schooling in the gatehouse of Reading Abbey to her visits to cousins at Stoneleigh Abbey, Austen faced constant reminders of the wrenching religious upheaval that reordered the English landscape just 250 years before…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Postsecular Geographies: Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics book cover

    Postsecular Geographies

    Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics

    By Chris Baker, Paul Cloke, Andrew Williams, Callum Sutherland

    Over recent years there has been a surge of interest in postsecularity. The complex blurring of sacred-secular boundaries has found new expression in particular areas of the public life of cities, with the unexpected resilience and mutation of religion as a powerful political, cultural and global…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife

    Edited by Candi Cann

    This handbook traces the history of the changing notion of what it means to die and examines the many constructions of afterlife in literature, text, ritual, and material culture throughout time. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is an outstanding reference source to the key topics,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

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