Sociology: Sociology of Religion

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology

    Edited by Joshua R. Farris, Charles Taliaferro

    In recent scholarship there is an emerging interest in the integration of philosophy and theology. Philosophers and theologians address the relationship between body and soul and its implications for theological anthropology. In so doing, philosopher-theologians interact with cognitive science,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge

  • The Problem of Invented Religions book cover

    The Problem of Invented Religions

    Edited by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Carole M Cusack

    Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformations of a Religious Tradition book cover

    Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

    By Victor Roudometof

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Politics of Islam in the Sahel: Between Persuasion and Violence book cover

    The Politics of Islam in the Sahel

    Between Persuasion and Violence

    By Rahmane Idrissa

    ‘Ideologies need enemies to thrive, religion does not’. Using the Sahel as a source of five comparative case studies, this volume aims to engage in the painstaking task of disentangling Islam from the political ideologies that have issued from its theologies to fight for governmental power and the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-08
    Routledge
    Europa Regional Perspectives

  • Caring for the Poor: Islamic and Christian Benevolence in a Liberal World book cover

    Caring for the Poor

    Islamic and Christian Benevolence in a Liberal World

    By Cihan Tugal

    Based on several years of fieldwork in Egypt and Turkey, Caring for the Poor tells the stories of charity providers and volunteers. The book also places their stories within the overall development of Islamic ethics. Muslim charity, Tuğal argues, has interacted with Christian and secular…

    Paperback – 2017-06-08
    Routledge

  • Cinema in Muslim Societies book cover

    Cinema in Muslim Societies

    Edited by Ali Nobil Ahmad

    This book collates a comprehensive range of fascinating essays by leading authors on film from across the Muslim world. Responding to political and theoretical misconceptions about Islam and Muslim culture, it covers North African, Arab and Asian cinemas in a rich series of industry histories,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions: A Comparison of Theory and Practice book cover

    Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions

    A Comparison of Theory and Practice

    By Janos Jany

    This book presents a comparative analysis of the judiciary in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian legal systems. It compares postulations of legal theory to legal practice in order to show that social practice can diverge significantly from religious and legal principles. It thus provides a greater…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • Antisemitism, Racism and Islamophobia: Distorted Faces of Modernity book cover

    Antisemitism, Racism and Islamophobia

    Distorted Faces of Modernity

    Edited by Christine Achinger, Robert Fine

    The growing threat of antisemitism, racism and Islamophobia within the European political landscape poses urgent and difficult questions. These questions concern both commonalities and connections between these forms of prejudice and persecution, and differences regarding their discursive functions…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia book cover

    Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Light from the East: Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge book cover

    Light from the East

    Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge

    By Hon. P. Arunáchalam

    Edited by Edward Carpenter

    Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gñanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives book cover

    Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

    By Venla Oikkonen

    Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Transformations

  • Resisting Violence and Victimisation: Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor book cover

    Resisting Violence and Victimisation

    Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor

    By Joel Hodge

    The reality and nature of religious faith raises difficult questions for the modern world; questions that re-present themselves when faith has grown under the most challenging circumstances. In East Timor widespread Christian faith emerged when suffering and violence were inflicted on the people by…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

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