Religion: Religion in Context

  • Revolutionaries and Reformers in Lao Buddhism book cover

    Revolutionaries and Reformers in Lao Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By Patrice Ladwig

    Laos remains one of the few officially socialist countries in the world. Once a Buddhist kingdom, its involvement into the Vietnam War, the communist revolution of 1975 and the subsequent introduction of reformed socialism have deeply affected Buddhism, the religion of the ethnic majority. With a…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Contemporary Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Twenty-First Century Initiatives book cover

    Contemporary Christian-Muslim Dialogue

    Twenty-First Century Initiatives, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Pratt

    By the late 20th century the Vatican and the World Council of Churches held other religions and their peoples, including especially Islam and Muslims, as worthy of respect and honoured as dialogue-partners. Early in the 21st century, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 

  • The End of Religion: Toward a Feminist Re-invention of the State book cover

    The End of Religion

    Toward a Feminist Re-invention of the State, 1st Edition

    Edited by Naomi Goldenberg, Kathleen McPhillips

    The End of Religion takes seriously the visionary call by Gayatri Spivak and Judith Butler to re-invent the state devoid of nationalisms and fascisms as a feminist goal. There is a need to challenge the creation and positioning of religion by the state as a protected bastion that is shielded from…

    Hardback – 2019-05-15 

  • Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right book cover

    Law, Religion, and Freedom

    Conceptualizing a Common Right, 1st Edition

    Edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez Torron, Donlu D Thayer

    This book examines conceptualizations of religious freedom in various dimensions. The collection brings together leading experts from law, religious studies, social anthropology, and international relations, who present different perspectives which query, define, and clarify aspects of this…

    Hardback – 2019-05-15 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine: Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes book cover

    Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine

    Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Cynthia Turner Camp

    Offering snapshots of mercantile devotion to saints in different regions, this volume is the first to ask explicitly how merchants invoked saints, and why. Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas…

    Hardback – 2019-05-05 
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought book cover

    Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

    1st Edition

    By Joost Hengstmengel

    In this important volume, Hengstmengel examines the doctrine of divine providence and how it served as explanation and justification in economic debates in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries throughout Western Europe. The author discusses five different areas in which God was…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Secularization book cover


    1st Edition

    By Charles Turner

    The death of secularization theses keeps being announced but people keep using the word. Historically the transfer of church property to secular use, for sociologists secularization signals a decline in the influence of religious institutions or ideas; yet ‘secularization’ has also been an…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 
    Key Ideas

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

    Women, Violence, and the Islamic State

    Resurrecting the Caliphate through Femicide, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-04-30 
    Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora: Living in the End of Days book cover

    Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora

    Living in the End of Days, 1st Edition

    By Marzia Balzani

    Ahmadiyya Islam was founded as a new religious movement within Islam towards the end of the nineteenth century in colonial Punjab, India, by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Jamat Ahmadiyyah and its followers have assumed considerable importance both in the country of their origin, i.e. Pakistan, and abroad,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series

  • Environmental Humanities and the Uncanny: Ecoculture, literature and religion book cover

    Environmental Humanities and the Uncanny

    Ecoculture, literature and religion, 1st Edition

    By Rod Giblett

    Sigmund Freud’s essay on the uncanny is celebrating a century. It is arguably his greatest and most fruitful contribution to the study of culture and the environment. Environmental Humanities and the Uncanny brings into the open neglected aspects of the uncanny in Freud’s famous essay in its…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Cultivation of Conformity: Towards a General Theory of Internal Secularization book cover

    The Cultivation of Conformity

    Towards a General Theory of Internal Secularization, 1st Edition

    By Pink Dandelion

    This book explores the inter-relationship between religious groups and wider society and examines the way religious groups change in relation to societal norms, potentially to the point of undergoing processes of ‘internal secularisation’ within secular and secularist cultures. Received…

    Paperback – 2019-04-24 

  • Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social Teaching in World Affairs book cover

    Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social Teaching in World Affairs

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mariano P. Barbato, Robert J. Joustra, Dennis R. Hoover

    This comprehensive collection offers a concise introduction to the institutional framework of the Holy See, conceptualizing papal agency and positions from a range of international theory perspectives. The authors – international scholars from political science, history and religious studies –…

    Hardback – 2019-04-22 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

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