Religion: World Religions

  • Chinese Myth: A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History: A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History book cover

    Chinese Myth: A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History

    A Treasury of Legends, Art, and History, 1st Edition

    By Philip Wilkinson

    In 1978, faced with the pressure to modernize and a declining budget, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reluctantly agreed to join China's economic reform drive, expanding its internal economy to market-oriented civilian production. This work examines PLA's role in the economy up to 1998.…

    Hardback – 2007-09-15
    Routledge

  • The Alevis in Turkey: The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition book cover

    The Alevis in Turkey

    The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition, 1st Edition

    By David Shankland

    This is the only volume dedicated to the Alevis available in English and based on sustained fieldwork in Turkey. The Alevis now have an increasingly high profile for those interested in the diverse cultures of contemporary Turkey, and in the role of Islam in the modern world. As a heterodox Islamic…

    Paperback – 2007-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Religion and Violence in South Asia: Theory and Practice book cover

    Religion and Violence in South Asia

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Hinnells, Richard King

    Do religions justify and cause violence or are they more appropriately seen as forces for peace and tolerance? Featuring contributions from international experts in the field, this book explores the debate that has emerged in the context of secular modernity about whether religion is a primary…

    Paperback – 2006-11-23
    Routledge

  • Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema book cover

    Filming the Gods

    Religion and Indian Cinema, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Dwyer

    Filming the Gods examines the role and depiction of religion in Indian cinema, showing that the relationship between the modern and the traditional in contemporary India is not exotic, but part of everyday life. Concentrating mainly on the Hindi cinema of Mumbai, Bollywood, it also discusses…

    Paperback – 2006-06-15
    Routledge

  • Religions in Global Society book cover

    Religions in Global Society

    1st Edition

    By Peter Beyer

    Peter Beyer, a distinguished sociologist of religion, presents a way of understanding religion in a contemporary global society - by analyzing it as a dimension of the historical process of globalization. Introducing theories of globalization and showing how they can be applied to world religions,…

    Paperback – 2006-05-04
    Routledge

  • New Religions in Global Perspective: Religious Change in the Modern World book cover

    New Religions in Global Perspective

    Religious Change in the Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Peter B. Clarke

    Peter B. Clarke’s in-depth account explores the innovative character of new religious movements and new forms of spirituality from a global vantage point. Ranging from North America and Europe to Japan, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, it is the perfect introduction to NRMs such…

    Paperback – 2005-12-22
    Routledge

  • Religion in World History: The Persistence of Imperial Communion book cover

    Religion in World History

    The Persistence of Imperial Communion, 1st Edition

    By John C. Super, Briane K. Turley

    In Religion and World History, distinguished authors John C. Super and Briane K. Turley examine the value of religion for interpreting the human experience in the past and present. They explore the elements of religion which best connect it to the cultural and political dynamics that have…

    Paperback – 2005-12-08
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • Interpreting the Qur'an: Towards a Contemporary Approach book cover

    Interpreting the Qur'an

    Towards a Contemporary Approach, 1st Edition

    By Abdullah Saeed

    How is the Qur'an - central to all Muslim societies - to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of…

    Paperback – 2005-09-29
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore book cover

    The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore

    1st Edition

    By Kalyan Sen Gupta

    The Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) - 'the Indian Goethe', as Albert Schweitzer called him - was not only the foremost poet and playwright of modern India, but one of its most profound and influential thinkers. Kalyan Sen Gupta's book is the first comprehensive introduction to…

    Hardback – 2005-04-28
    Routledge

  • Atonement, Christology and the Trinity: Making Sense of Christian Doctrine book cover

    Atonement, Christology and the Trinity

    Making Sense of Christian Doctrine, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Brümmer

    For many believers today the doctrines of Atonement, Christology and the Trinity seem like puzzling constructions produced by academic theologians. They are cast in unintelligible forms of thought derived from Platonism or from feudal society, and for many their existential relevance for life today…

    Paperback – 2005-04-04
    Routledge

  • The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis book cover

    The Location of Religion

    A Spatial Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Kim Knott

    The ways in which humans interact with their location is an important topic within sociological studies of religion. It is integral to the place of religion in secular society. 'The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis' offers an overview of the ways in which religion can be located within…

    Paperback – 2005-03-31
    Routledge

  • Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis book cover

    Location of Religion

    A Spatial Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Kim Knott

    The secularization debate continues to dominate sociological studies of religion. Is it possible to locate religion in western secular society without being drawn into debates about its rise and fall? And, if so, then how can this be done? This book offers a new approach to the study of religion…

    Paperback – 2005-03-01
    Routledge

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