Religion: World Religions

  • Religion and the Domestication of Dissent: Or, How to Live in a Less Than Perfect Nation book cover

    Religion and the Domestication of Dissent

    Or, How to Live in a Less Than Perfect Nation, 1st Edition

    By Russell T. McCutcheon

    Since the events of 9/11 the representation of Islam has increasingly come adrift from its actuality. Scholars and pundits have effectively demonised a whole faith by wilfully apportioning blame and by ignoring the differences within the Islamic movement. 'Religion and the Domestication of Dissent'…

    Paperback – 2005-01-01
    Religion in Culture

  • Trinity and Religious Pluralism: The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions book cover

    Trinity and Religious Pluralism

    The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions, 1st Edition

    By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

    The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most distinguishing marks of Christian faith. This is the first book to present an overview of the role of the Trinity in Christian theology in relation to religious pluralism and other religions. Approaching the study of the relationship between…

    Paperback – 2004-04-28

  • Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation: A Philosophical Study book cover

    Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation

    A Philosophical Study, 1st Edition

    By David Burton

    Buddhism is essentially a teaching about liberation - from suffering, ignorance, selfishness and continued rebirth. Knowledge of 'the way things really are' is thought by many Buddhists to be vital in bringing about this emancipation. This book is a philosophical study of the notion of liberating…

    Hardback – 2004-01-28
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • Skilful Means: A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism book cover

    Skilful Means

    A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Pye

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means'…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18

  • Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity book cover

    Beyond Primitivism

    Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jacob K. Olupona

    What role do indigenous religions play in today's world? Beyond Primitivism is a complete appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally connected to the cultures in which they originate, as distinct from global religions of conversion - as practised across America, Africa, Asia and the…

    Paperback – 2003-10-30

  • UFO Religions book cover

    UFO Religions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    The spectre of the UFO, as popularized by shows such as The X-Files, has brought an astonishing slant to the face of modern religious practice. But what motivates the fantastical and sometimes sinister beliefs of UFO worshippers? UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues…

    Paperback – 2003-07-03

  • Religion in French Feminist Thought: Critical Perspectives book cover

    Religion in French Feminist Thought

    Critical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Morny Joy, Kathleen O'Grady, Judith L. Poxon

    Religion in French Feminist Thought: Critical Perspectives brings together some of the leading modern religious responses to major French feminist writings on religion. It considers central figures such as Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray and Catherine Clément, and its focus on…

    Paperback – 2003-06-19

  • Children of the New Age: A History of Spiritual Practices book cover

    Children of the New Age

    A History of Spiritual Practices, 1st Edition

    By Steven Sutcliffe

    The first true social history of the phenomenon known as New Age culture, Children of the New Age presents an overview of the diverse varieties of New Age belief and practice from the 1930s to the present day. Drawing on original ethnographic research and rarely seen archival material, it calls…

    Paperback – 2002-11-14

  • Religion Without God book cover

    Religion Without God

    1st Edition

    By Ray Billington

    This criticism of theism, especially monotheism, questions the assumption that rejecting God means rejecting religion. Drawing on Western philosophical critiques of religion and non-theistic Eastern religions, Ray Billington shows how a religion without God could work.The concept of religion…

    Paperback – 2001-12-06

  • Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic: Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism book cover

    Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic

    Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Blain

    This accessible study of Northern European shamanistic practice, or seidr, explores the way in which the ancient Norse belief systems evoked in the Icelandic Sagas and Eddas have been rediscovered and reinvented by groups in Europe and North America. The book examines the phenomenon of altered…

    Paperback – 2001-11-22

  • A Liberal Theology for the Twenty-First Century: A Passion for Reason book cover

    A Liberal Theology for the Twenty-First Century

    A Passion for Reason, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Langford

    Liberal theology, in its typical form, represents the attempt to approach religion from a rational perspective without denying or belittling the importance of religious experience and religious commitment. Versions of liberal theology can be found in all the great religions. This book is…

    Hardback – 2001-10-25

  • Faith in Science: Scientists Search for Truth book cover

    Faith in Science

    Scientists Search for Truth, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Richardson, Gordy Slack

    Through intimate conversations with some of the world's most distinguished scientists (including two Nobel Laureates), Faith in Science invites us to explore the connections between scientific and religious approaches to truth. Subjects range from the existence and nature of God to the role of…

    Paperback – 2001-09-06

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