Religion: World Religions

  • The New Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture book cover

    The New Generation Witches

    Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture, 1st Edition

    By Peg Aloi

    Edited by Hannah E. Johnston

    From the shelves of mainstream bookstores and the pages of teen magazines, to popular films and television series, contemporary culture at the turn of the twenty-first century has been fascinated with teenage identity and the presence of magic and the occult. Alongside this profusion of products…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge New Religions

  • Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology book cover

    Contemporary Religious Satanism

    A Critical Anthology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jesper Aagaard Petersen

    The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LaVey on April 30, 1966. In his hands, Satan became a provocative symbol for indulgence, vital existence, natural wisdom and the human being's true animal nature. At present, religious Satanism exists primarily as a decentralized subculture with a strong…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge New Religions

  • Critical Reflections on Indigenous Religions book cover

    Critical Reflections on Indigenous Religions

    1st Edition

    Edited by James L. Cox

    The study of indigenous religions has become an important academic field, particularly since the religious practices of indigenous peoples are being transformed by forces of globalization and transcontinental migration. This book will further our understanding of indigenous religions by first…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Learning from Chinese Philosophies: Ethics of Interdependent and Contextualised Self book cover

    Learning from Chinese Philosophies

    Ethics of Interdependent and Contextualised Self, 1st Edition

    By Karyn Lai

    Learning from Chinese Philosophies engages Confucian and Daoist philosophies in creative interplay, developing a theory of interdependent selfhood in the two philosophical traditions. Karyn Lai draws on the unique insights of the two philosophies to address contemporary debates on ethics, community…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • The Mahabharata Patriline: Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary book cover

    The Mahabharata Patriline

    Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary, 1st Edition

    By Simon Pearse Brodbeck

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita) is sorely neglected as a classic - perhaps the classic - of world literature, and is of particularly timely human importance in today's globalised and war-torn world. This book is a chronological survey of the Sanskrit Mahabharata's…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

  • Religion, Identity and Change: Perspectives on Global Transformations book cover

    Religion, Identity and Change

    Perspectives on Global Transformations, 1st Edition

    By Simon Coleman

    Edited by Peter Collins

    Religion is of enduring importance in the lives of many people, yet the religious landscape has been dramatically transformed in recent decades. Established churches have been challenged by eastern faiths, revivals of Christian and Islamic fundamentalism, and the eclectic spiritualities of the New…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • The Nuwaubian Nation: Black Spirituality and State Control book cover

    The Nuwaubian Nation

    Black Spirituality and State Control, 1st Edition

    By Susan Palmer

    The Nuwaubian Nation takes the reader on a journey into an African-American spiritual movement. The United Nuwaubian Nation has changed shape since its inceptions in the 1970s, transforming from a Black Hebrew mystery school into a Muslim utopian community in Brooklyn, N.Y.; from an Egyptian theme…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge New Religions

  • Buddhism, Christianity and the Question of Creation: Karmic or Divine? book cover

    Buddhism, Christianity and the Question of Creation

    Karmic or Divine?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    Is the world created by a divine creator? Or is it the constant product of karmic forces? The issue of creation was at the heart of the classic controversies between Buddhism and Hindu Theism. In modern times it can be found at the centre of many polemical debates between Buddhism and Christianity.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Zhuangzi and Early Chinese Philosophy: Vagueness, Transformation and Paradox book cover

    Zhuangzi and Early Chinese Philosophy

    Vagueness, Transformation and Paradox, 1st Edition

    The Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi (also known as Chuang Tzu), along with Confucius, Lao Tzu, and the Buddha, ranks among the most influential thinkers in the development of East Asian thought. His literary style is humorous and entertaining, yet the philosophical content is extraordinarily subtle and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • Divination: Perspectives for a New Millennium book cover


    Perspectives for a New Millennium, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Curry

    Divination is any ritual and its associated tradition performed in order to ask a more-than-human intelligence for guidance. A universal human practice, it has received surprisingly little academic attention. This interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars in the field is dedicated to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements book cover

    Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements

    1st Edition

    Edited by Morgan Luck

    Philosophy of religion is focused chiefly on theism. Yet there are a growing number of new and alternative religious movements that would also benefit from philosophical scrutiny. This book is the first collection of philosophical essays, by a team of international authors, focusing on new and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law book cover

    Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law

    1st Edition

    By David Keane

    With particular focus on the Hindu caste system, this book represents a comprehensive analysis of the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in international law. It evaluates the strategies that have informed the work of the United Nations in this area, mapping a new path that moves…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

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