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VA17-117 #MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations
  Blanche J. Glimps/ 9781522591955/ Price:US$ 195.00
Currently, the nation’s attention is concentrated on the long-standing sexual misdeeds conducted by prominent political, sports, and entertainment figures, which has been succinctly captured by the “#Me Too” movement. This movement has spread to call into question the actions of leaders in religious institutions and organizations, providing the context for research that examines the experiences of individuals and groups as they engage in their daily activities within these establishments. #MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations is an essential research book that provides comprehensive research into the effects of the #MeToo movement on institutions and organizations with a significant religious basis and reveals challenges and issues of welcoming gender and diversity. Readers will gain insights and tools for improving social conditions in their personal lives, in places of worship, in organizations, and in academic or other institutional environments. Highlighting a range of topics including diversity, gender equality, and Abrahamic religions, this book is ideal for religious officials, church leaders, psychologists, sociologists, professionals, researchers, academicians, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •#MeToo •Abrahamic Religions •Christian Culture •Diversity •Female Voice •Gender Equality •Masculinity •Religious Institutions •White Privilege •Women of Color
SA17-484 Methodology in the Use of the Old Testament in the New
  David Allen/ 9780567678041/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-484 Jonah and the Human Condition
  Stuart Lasine/ 9780567683236/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-484 Human Subjectivity 'in Christ' in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Theology
  Jacob Phillips/ 9780567688606/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-484 The Doctrine of God
  John C. Peckham/ 9780567677846/ Price:£ 24.99
VSA17-004 The Routledge International Handbook of Islamophobia
  Irene Zempi/ 9780815353751/ Price:£ 175.00
Book Cover Islamophobic hate crimes have increased significantly following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7. More recently, the rhetoric surrounding Trump’s election and presidency, Brexit, the rise of far-right groups and ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks worldwide have promoted a climate where Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments have become ‘legitimised’. The Routledge International Handbook of Islamophobia provides a comprehensive single-volume collection of key readings in Islamophobia. Consisting of 32 chapters accessibly written by scholars, policy makers and practitioners, it seeks to examine the nature, extent, implications of, and responses to Islamophobic hate crime both nationally and internationally. This volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Criminology, Victimology, Sociology, Social Policy, Religious Studies, Law and related Social Sciences subjects. It will also appeal to scholars, policy makers and practitioners working in and around the areas of Islamophobic hate crimes.
VSA17-003 The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity
  Justin Beaumont/ 9781138234147/ Price:£ 175.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity offers an internationally significant and comprehensive interdisciplinary collection which provides a series of critical reviews of the current state of the art and future trends in philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual terms. The volume likewise presents a range of empirical knowledges and engagements with postsecularity. A critical yet sympathetic dialogue across disciplinary divides in an international context ensures that the volume covers a wide and interrelated intellectual and geographical scope. The editor’s introduction with Klaus Eder offers a robust foundation for the volume, setting out the central aims and objectives, the rationale for the contributions, and an outline of the structure. Thorny issues of normativity and empirical challenges are highlighted for the reader. The handbook comprises four interrelated sections. Part I: Philosophical meditations discusses postsecularity from philosophical standpoints, and Part II: Theological perspectives presents contributions from a variety of theological viewpoints. Part III: Theory, space, social relations contains pieces from geography, planning, sociology, and religious studies that delve into theoretically informed empirical implications of postsecularity. Part IV: Political and social engagement offers chapters that emphasize the political and social implications of the debate. In the Afterword, Eduardo Mendieta joins the editor toreflect on the notion of reflexive secularization across the volume as a whole, alluding to new lines of inquiry. The handbook is an invaluable guide for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and a key reference for students and scholars of human geography, sociology, political science, applied philosophy, urban and public theology, planning, and urban studies.
VSA17 The Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling
  Anna-Mari Almila/ 9780367193010/ Price:£ 39.99
Book Cover Veils and veiling are controversial topics in social and political life, generating debates across the world. The veil is enmeshed within a complex web of relations encompassing politics, religion and gender, and conflicts over the nature of power, legitimacy, belief, freedom, agency and emancipation. In recent years, the veil has become both a potent and unsettling symbol and a rallying-point for discourse and rhetoric concerning women, Islam and the nature of politics. Early studies in gender, doctrine and politics of veiling appeared in the 1970s following the Islamic revival and ’re-veiling’ trends that were dramatically expressed by 1979’s Iranian Islamic revolution. In the 1990s, research focussed on the development of both an ’Islamic culture industry’ and greater urban middle class consumption of ’Islamic’ garments and dress styles across the Islamic world. In the last decade academics have studied Islamic fashion and marketing, the political role of the headscarf, the veiling of other religious groups such as Jews and Christians, and secular forms of modest dress. Using work from contributors across a range of disciplinary backgrounds and locations, this book brings together these research strands to form the most comprehensive book ever conceived on this topic. As such, this handbook will be of interest to scholars and students of fashion, gender studies, religious studies, politics and sociology.
VSA17 The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa
  Elias Kifon Bongmba/ 9780367190668/ Price:£ 39.99
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the Christian tradition across the African continent and throughout a long historical span. The volume offers historical and thematic essays tracing the introduction of Christianity in Africa, as well as its growth, developments, and effects, including the lived experience of African Christians. Individual chapters address the themes of Christianity and gender, the development of African-initiated churches, the growth of Pentecostalism, and the influence of Christianity on issues of sexuality, music, and public health. This comprehensive volume will serve as a valuable overview and reference work for students and researchers worldwide.
VA17-116 Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogues for Global Peacebuilding and Stability
  Samuel Peleg/ 9781522575856/ Price:US$ 195.00
Book Cover Communication is vital to the prosperity and survival of the community, with the quality of communication amongst its members directly improving or worsening the value of the community. However, with the increase in immigration and relocation of refugees, the need to accommodate diverse cultural groups becomes imperative for the viability and survivability of a community while posing challenges to communication. Intercultural and interfaith dialogue can be used constructively to cultivate, manage, and sustain diversity and wellbeing in particularly deeply divided communities. Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogues for Global Peacebuilding and Stability is a critical research publication that explores the importance of conflict resolution strategies among populations that include a varied amalgamation of cultural and religious backgrounds. With the increasing emphasis on intercultural understanding promoted by governments, civil societies, and international mediators, this book offers relevant remedies for major afflictions in the world today, such as exclusion, marginalization, xenophobia, and racism. It is ideal for government officials, policymakers, activists, diplomats, lawyers, international trade and commerce agencies, religious institutions, academicians, researchers, and students working in a variety of disciplines including political science, international relations, law, communication, sociology, and cultural studies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Communication •Education •Intercultural Dialogue •Interfaith Dialogue •Linguistics •Peacebuilding •Philosophy •Refugee Education Coordinators (RECs) •Relational Sustainability •Religion
VA17-112 Indigenous Religions, 4-Vols/Set.
  Graham Harvey/ 9781138202429/ Price:£ 900.00
Book Cover Scholarly attention to Indigenous religions has grown massively in the last twenty years. Within varied forms of Indigenous Studies (e.g. Native American Studies, Maori Studies), as a field itself, and within ethnological disciplines such as Anthropology and Religious Studies, issues related to Indigenous peoples have become increasingly important. Indigenous Religions brings together significant journal articles from the last fifteen years to provoke further discussion and to underpin improved teaching and up-to-date research. Some of the selected articles have already played significant roles in shaping debates in diverse areas, but bringing them together, combined with lesser known yet equally significant ones, enhances their significance and gives them a greater value to researchers and students. This collection is intended to provide an unrivalled resource for future developments in the disciplines that touch on Indigenous religions and current issues as they unfold in the twenty-first century.
SA17-484 The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies
  D. Jason Slone/ 9781350033689/ Price:£ 24.99
SA17-484 Donald MacKinnon's Theology
  Andrew Bowyer/ 9780567681249/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-484 Figurations and Sensations of the Unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  Birgit Meyer/ 9781350078635/ Price:£ 110.00
SA17-484 All Religion Is Inter-Religion
  Kambiz GhaneaBassiri/ 9781350062214/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-484 Language, Cognition, and Biblical Exegesis
  Ronit Nikolsky/ 9781350078109/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-484 Responsive Becoming: Moral Formation in Theological, Evolutionary, and Developmental Perspective
  Angela Carpenter/ 9780567685964/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-484 Feminist Theology and Contemporary Dieting Culture
  Hannah Bacon/ 9780567659972/ Price:£ 28.99
SA17-480 Focus on Asia: Religion and Philosophy
  / 9781680947588/ Price:US$ 100.00
Book Cover xplores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. Provides a new perspective on the topic of sacred natural sites and cultural heritage by linking Asian cultures, religions and worldviews with contemporary conservation practices and approaches.
SA17-480 Contemporary Religions in China
  Shawn Arthur/ 9781138601987/ Price:£ 29.99
SA17-479 The Maturing of Monotheism: A Dialectical Path to its Truth
  Garth Hallett/ 9781350089358/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-479 Buddhism in the Modern World
  Daniela Poljak/ 9781773614380/ Price:US$ 160.00
Book Cover Buddhism in the Modern World examines various aspects of Buddhism including an extensive historical overview of Buddhism Beliefs, Teachings and Practices and related topics. It includes The Relevance of Buddhism in the Modern World, The Contribution of Buddhism to Peace in the Modern World, Cultural and Political Role of Buddhism in the Modern World. Provides the reader with insights into the development of its history, so as to understand the Buddhism in details along with Buddhism and Education in the Modern World and the future of Buddhism in modern world.
SA17-479 Religion and Volunteering
  Chester Alexis C. Buama/ 9781773614373/ Price:US$ 160.00
Book Cover Religion and Volunteering examines various aspects of religion in different parts of the world and helps in understanding that how religion and politics are impacting the mindset of the society. It includes the meaning of the religion and volunteering along with the volunteering practices in different religion. Provide the reader with the insights into the development of volunteering practices in different religion, so as to understand the politics of religion and volunteering.
SA17-479 Construction of Gender and Identity in Genesis
  Karalina Matskevich/ 9780567673763/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-479 Encountering the Sacred: Feminist Reflections on Women's Lives
  Rebecca Todd Peters/ 9780567683007/ Price:£ 17.99
SA17-478 Understanding Affections in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards: "The High Exercises of Divine Love"
  Ryan J. Martin/ 9780567682246/ Price:£ 90.00
SA17-478 Dynamism and the Ageing of a Japanese 'New' Religion
  Erica Baffelli/ 9781350086517/ Price:£ 85.00
Race and New Religious Movements in the USA
  Emily Suzanne Clark/ 9781350063976/ Price:£ 21.99
VSA17-003 The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism
  Crosby, Donald A./ 9781138292079/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover Ecological crisis is being widely discussed in society today and therefore, the subject of religious naturalism has emerged as a major topic in religion. The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising thirty-four chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into seven parts: • Varieties of religious naturalism and its relations to other outlooks • Some earlier religious naturalists • Pantheism, materialism, and the value-ladenness of nature • Ecology, humans, and politics in naturalistic perspective • Religious naturalism and traditional religions • Putting religious naturalism into practice • Critical discussions of religious naturalism. Within these sections central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: defining religious naturalism; religious underpinnings of ecology; natural piety; the religious-aesthetic; ecstatic naturalism as deep pantheism; spiritual ecology; African-American religious naturalism; Christian religious naturalism; Dao and water; Confucianism; environmental action; and practices in religious naturalism. The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, theology, and philosophy. The Handbook will also be useful for those in related fields, such as environmental ethics and ecology.
VSA17-002 The Upanishads: A Complete Guide
  Cohen, Signe/ 9781138795051/ Price:£ 145.00
Book Cover The Upanisads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Composed from 800 BCE onwards and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader "knowledge lessons" on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian religions more generally, their complexities make them almost impenetrable to anyone but serious scholars of Sanskrit and ancient Indian culture. This book is divided into five parts: •Composition, authorship, and transmission of the Upanisads; •The historical, cultural, and religious background of the Upanisads; •Religion and philosophy in the Upanisads; •The classical Upanisads; •The later Upanisads. The chapters cover critical issues such as the origins of the Upanisads, authorship, and redaction, as well as exploring the broad religious and philosophical themes within the texts. The guide analyzes each of the Upanisads separately, unpacking their contextual relevance and explaining difficult terms and concepts. The Upanisads: A Complete Guide is a unique and valuable reference source for undergraduate religious studies, history, and philosophy students and researchers who want to learn more about these foundational sacred texts and the religious lessons in the Hindu tradition.
VSA17-002 Routledge Handbook on Christian-Muslim Relations
  Thomas, David/ 9781138818712/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover The matter of Christian–Muslim relations cannot be ignored these days. While the term itself may not appear all that often, relations between the two faiths and their reciprocal perceptions are undeniable influences behind many current conflicts, declarations of mutual recognition and peace negotiations, not to mention the brooding hatred of religious extremists. Since 9/11, relations between the two faiths have, in one form or another, hardly been away from the news. This Handbook contains fundamental information about the major aspects of relations between Christians and Muslims. Its various sections follow the history from the early seventh century to the present, the major religious issues that have led to disputes between the two faiths, and the political implications of religious differences at various stages through history, as well as in the present. It includes analysis of scriptural and theological themes and explores the characteristics of relations at important points in history and also in various parts of the world today. Chapters are devoted to the most significant intellectual interpretations and encounters, the main armed clashes, including the Crusades, and the important documents issued by each faith that in recent years have led the way towards new developments in recognition and acceptance. With chapters written by some of the foremost experts in the field, the book traces the largely dark history of relations and explains the underlying reasons why Muslims and Christians have found tolerance and respect for the other difficult. It is an excellent resource for understanding the past and for highlighting lessons for future relations between the world’s two largest religions.
VSA17-002 Routledge Handbook on Early Islam
  Berg, Herbert/ 9781138821187/ Price:£ 170.00
Book Cover The formative period of Islam remains highly contested. From the beginning of modern scholarship on this formative period, scholars have questioned traditional Muslim accounts on early Islam. The scholarly fixation is mirrored by sectarian groups and movements within Islam, most of which trace their origins to this period. Moreover, contemporary movements from Salafists to modernists continue to point to Islam’s origins to justify their positions. This Handbook provides a definitive overview of early Islam and how this period was understood and deployed by later Muslims. It is split into four main parts, the first of which explores the debates and positions on the critical texts and figures of early Islam. The second part turns to the communities that identified their origins with the Qur??n and Mu?ammad. In addition to the development of Muslim identities and polities, of particular focus is the relationship with groups outside or movements inside of the umma (the collective community of Muslims). The third part looks beyond what happened from the 7th to the 9th centuries CE and explores what that period, the events, figures, and texts have meant for Muslims in the past and what they mean for Muslims today. Not all Muslims or scholars are willing to merely reinterpret early Islam and its sources, though; some are willing to jettison parts, or even all, of the edifice that has been constructed over almost a millennium and a half. The Handbook therefore concludes with discussions of re-imaginations and revisions of early Islam and its sources. Almost every major debate in the study of Islam and among Muslims looks to the formative period of Islam. The wide range of contributions from many of the leading academic experts on the subject therefore means that this book will be a valuable resource for all students and scholars of Islamic studies, as well as for anyone with an interest in early Islam.
VSA17-002 Contemporary Theological Approaches to Sexuality
  Isherwood, Lisa/ 9781138908970/ Price:£ 110.00
Book Cover Contemporary Theological Approaches to Sexuality provides a much-needed overview of the state of scholarship on Christian theological reflection on sexuality and sexual theology. Critically, it also intervenes in the cultural debate over sexuality by privileging feminist, queer, and other counter-normative perspectives. Comprising twenty-three chapters by a team of international contributors this volume is divided into four parts: • Normativity and transgression • Bodies • Economies and violence • Divinity. Within these sections central issues, debates and problems are examined, including consideration of the complexities of Christian theology in regard to contemporary sexuality debates. Contemporary Theological Approaches to Sexuality is essential reading for students and researchers in the field of religion, sexuality, and Christianity.
VSA17 Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West
  Tottoli, Roberto/ 9780815358350/ Price:£ 39.99
Book Cover Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics. Highlighting specific themes and topics in history and culture, chapters cover: •European paradigms •Muslims in the Americas •Cultural interactions •Islamic cultural contributions to the Western world •Western contributions to Islam Providing a sound historical background, from which a nuanced overview of Islam and Western society can be built, the Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West brings to the fore specific themes and topics that have generated both reciprocal influence, and conflict. Presenting readers with a range of perspectives from scholars based in Europe, the US, and the Middle East, this Handbook challenges perceptions on both western and Muslim sides and will be an invaluable resource for policymakers and academics with an interest in the History of Islam, Religion and the contemporary relationship between Islam and the West.
VSA17 The Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling
  Almila, Anna-Mari/ 9781472455369/ Price:£ 170.00
Book Cover Veils and veiling are controversial topics in social and political life, generating debates across the world. The veil is enmeshed within a complex web of relations encompassing politics, religion and gender, and conflicts over the nature of power, legitimacy, belief, freedom, agency and emancipation. In recent years, the veil has become both a potent and unsettling symbol and a rallying-point for discourse and rhetoric concerning women, Islam and the nature of politics. Early studies in gender, doctrine and politics of veiling appeared in the 1970s following the Islamic revival and ’re-veiling’ trends that were dramatically expressed by 1979’s Iranian Islamic revolution. In the 1990s, research focussed on the development of both an ’Islamic culture industry’ and greater urban middle class consumption of ’Islamic’ garments and dress styles across the Islamic world. In the last decade academics have studied Islamic fashion and marketing, the political role of the headscarf, the veiling of other religious groups such as Jews and Christians, and secular forms of modest dress. Using work from contributors across a range of disciplinary backgrounds and locations, this book brings together these research strands to form the most comprehensive book ever conceived on this topic. As such, this handbook will be of interest to scholars and students of fashion, gender studies, religious studies, politics and sociology.
VSA17 The Routledge Research Companion to the History of Evangelicalism
  Andrew Atherstone/ 9781472438928/ Price:£ 135.00
Book Cover Evangelicalism, an inter-denominational religious movement that has grown to become one of the most pervasive expressions of world Christianity in the early twenty-first century, had its origins in the religious revivals led by George Whitefield, John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards in the middle decades of the eighteenth century. With its stress on the Bible, the cross of Christ, conversion and the urgency of mission, it quickly spread throughout the Atlantic world and then became a global phenomenon. Over the past three decades evangelicalism has become the focus of considerable historical research. This research companion brings together a team of leading scholars writing broad-ranging chapters on key themes in the history of evangelicalism. It provides an authoritative and state-of-the-art review of current scholarship, and maps the territory for future research. Primary attention is paid to English-speaking evangelicalism, but the volume is transnational in its scope. Arranged thematically, chapters assess evangelicalism and the Bible, the atonement, spirituality, revivals and revivalism, worldwide mission in the Atlantic North and the Global South, eschatology, race, gender, culture and the arts, money and business, interactions with Roman Catholicism, Eastern Christianity, and Islam, and globalization. It demonstrates evangelicalism’s multiple and contested identities in different ages and contexts. The historical and thematic approach of this research companion makes it an invaluable resource for scholars and students alike worldwide.
VSA17 Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology
  Willis J. Jenkins/ 9781138315938/ Price:£ 39.99
Book Cover The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. It encourages both appreciative and critical angles regarding religious traditions, communities, attitude, and practices. It presents contrasting ways of thinking about "religion" and about "ecology" and about ways of connecting the two terms. Written by a team of leading international experts, the Handbook discusses dynamics of change within religious traditions as well as their roles in responding to global challenges such as climate change, water, conservation, food and population. It explores the interpretations of indigenous traditions regarding modern environmental problems drawing on such concepts as lifeway and indigenous knowledge. This volume uniquely intersects the field of religion and ecology with new directions within the humanities and the sciences. This interdisciplinary volume is an essential reference for scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities and for all those looking to understand the significance of religion in environmental studies and policy.
VSA17 Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia
  Bryan S. Turner/ 9781138312678/ Price:£ 39.99
Book Cover Now available in paperback, the Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging introduction discusses issues surrounding Orientalism and the historical development of the discipline of Religious Studies. It conveys how there have been many centuries of interaction between different religious traditions in Asia and discusses the problem of world religions and the range of concepts, such as high and low traditions, folk and formal religions, popular and orthodox developments. Individual chapters are presented in the following five sections: •Asian origins: religious formations; •Missions, states and religious competition; •Reform movements and modernity; •Popular religions; •Religion and globalization: social dimensions. Striking a balance between offering basic information about religious cultures in Asia and addressing the complexity of employing a Western terminology in societies with radically different traditions, this advanced- level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Religions, Sociology, Anthropology, Asian Studies and Religious Studies.
VSA17 The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture
  John C. Lyden/ 9781138322738/ Price:£ 39.99
Book Cover Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores: •key issues of definition and of methodology •religious encounters with popular culture across media, material culture and space, ranging from videogames and social networks to cooking and kitsch, architecture and national monuments •representations of religious traditions in the media and popular culture, including important non-Western spheres such as Bollywood This Companion will serve as an enjoyable and informative resource for students and a stimulus to future scholarly work.
VA17-114 Islam and Society, 4-Vols/Set.
  Sunier, Thijl/ 9781138916784/ Price:£ 955.00
Book Cover This new 4 volume collection will bring together the key literature on Islam and Society. In four broad themes the collection will cover Islam and power; minorities and pluralism; everyday life, ethics and community building; subjectivation, discipline and piety. Fully indexed and including a newly written introduction by the editor, this is an essential reference resource for student and scholar. Volume 1: The Perils of Modernity: Islam and Social Transformation Volume 2: Space, Place, Time: The Spatial Dimensions of Islam Volume 3: Communities, Fractions, Networks, Audiences Volume 4: Ethical Formation, World-making and the Self
VA17-113 Religion in Contemporary China, 4-Vols/Set.
  Yao, Xinzhong/ 9780415840538/ Price:£ 900.00
Book Cover This new 4 volume collection is an authoritative anthology containing the best scholarship on aspects of religion in contemporary China. The articles will focus on religious beliefs, practices and organisations as well as on the interactive relations between religion and other dimensions of communal, social, political and economic life in Mainland China and overseas Chinese communities. Volume I: Methods and Perspectives Volume II Religion and Society Volume III Religion and Politics Volume IV Sectarian, Popular and New religions
VA17-111 Religion and the Internet, 3-Vols/set.
  Campbell, Heidi/ 9781138093669/ Price:£ 770.00
Book Cover Religion and the Internet will present a range of scholarly articles that offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary study of new media, religion and digital culture. Scholars have documented individuals using computer networks for religious discussions and enagagment since the early 1980s. In the mid 1990s, when the Internet became publicly accessible, scholars began to study how users were translating and transporting their religious practices onto this new digital platform. This collection will cover the development of the study of Religion and the Internet over the past three decades, highlighting the core research topics, approaches and questions that have been explored by key international scholars at the intersection of new media and religion. The collection seeks to present how new forms of religious practices have emerged and been interrogated by scholars. It will also present how religious communities have negotiated their engagement with digital techologies and the online and offline implications this has had for religious practioners and individuals. Volume I: Mapping the Rise of the Study of Religious Practice Online Volume II: Key Themes in the Study of Digital Religion Volume III: Research Methods and Theories in Digital Religion Studies
SA17-476 Christian Physicalism? Philosophical Theological Criticisms
  R. Keith Loftin/ 9781498549233/ Price:US$ 130.00
SA17-476 Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy: Movies and Religion
  Catherine O'Brien/ 9781350003279/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-476 Religion and Popular Music: Artists, Fans, and Cultures
  Andreas Hager/ 9781350001480/ Price:£ 22.99
SA17-476 Food, Festival and Religion: Materiality and Place in Italy
  Francesca Ciancimino Howell/ 9781350020863/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-476 Postsecular Feminisms: Religion and Gender in Transnational Context
  Nandini Deo/ 9781350038066/ Price:£ 85.00
SA17-473 Religion: Material Dynamics
  David Chidester/ 9780520297661/ Price:US$ 29.95
SA17-470 Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947298/ Price:US$ 125.00
Book Cover Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the worlds living faiths, the second edition of this book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
SA17-470 Religions, Religious Experiences and Spirituality. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680946024/ Price:US$ 125.00
Book Cover This book concludes with an evaluation of what can be learned about consciousness, religion and what it is to be human to uncover a greater understanding of spirituality in general. Offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
VSA17-002 Routledge Companion to Death and Dying
  Moreman, Christopher M./ 9781138852075/ Price:£ 170.00
Book Cover Few issues apply universally to people as poignantly as death and dying. All religions address concerns with death from the handling of human remains, to defining death, to suggesting what happens after life. The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying provides readers with an overview of the study of death and dying. Questions of death, mortality, and more recently of end-of-life care, have long been important ones and scholars from a range of fields have approached the topic in a number of ways. Comprising over fifty-two chapters from a team of international contributors, the companioncovers: •funerary and mourning practices; •concepts of the afterlife; •psychical issues associated with death and dying; •clinical and ethical issues; •philosophical issues; •death and dying as represented in popular culture. This comprehensive collection of essays will bring together perspectives from fields as diverse as history, philosophy, literature, psychology, archaeology and religious studies, while including various religious traditions, including established religions like Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism as well as new or less widely known traditions such as the Spiritualist Movement, the Church of Latter Day Saints, and Raelianism. The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, philosophy and literature.
VSA17-002 Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work
  Crisp, Beth R./ 9781138931220/ Price:£ 170.00
Book Cover This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as well as definitions of social work, which can vary between countries. The main body of the book is divided up into sections on regional perspectives; religious and spiritual traditions; faith-based service provision; religion and spirituality across the lifespan; and social work practice. The final chapter identifies key challenges and opportunities for developing both social work scholarship and practice in this area. Including a wide range of international perspectives from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this Handbook succeeds in extending the dominant paradigms and comprises a mix of authors including major names, significant contributors and emerging scholars in the field, as well as leading contributors in other fields of social work who have an interest in religion and spirituality. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for academics and researchers as well as for organisations and practitioners committed to exploring why, and how, religion and spirituality should be integral to social work practice.
VSA17-001 Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology
  Jenkins, Willis J./ 9781138789579/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. It encourages both appreciative and critical angles regarding religious traditions, communities, attitude, and practices. It presents contrasting ways of thinking about "religion" and about "ecology" and about ways of connecting the two terms. Written by a team of leading international experts, the Handbook discusses dynamics of change within religious traditions as well as their roles in responding to global challenges such as climate change, water, conservation, food and population. It explores the interpretations of indigenous traditions regarding modern environmental problems drawing on such concepts as lifeway and indigenous knowledge. This volume uniquely intersects the field of religion and ecology with new directions within the humanities and the sciences. This interdisciplinary volume is an essential reference for scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities and for all those looking to understand the significance of religion in environmental studies and policy.
VA17-110 Islam and Modernity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Meer, Nasar/ 9781138930827/ Price:£ 995.00
Book Cover The relationship between Islam and modernity has generated and rich but complex literature. While competing accounts sometimes appear incommensurable, there is at least some convergence on the view that Islam and modernity reflect an unsettled encounter. For some this is self-evident because the relationship rests on contested foundational questions, not least: whose modernity and which Islam? For others it is a less a theoretical and more a historical issue, in so far as there has been a process underway in which Islam has proved slow in ‘catching up’. This Major Work gives space to an evolving conversation between Islam and four component parts of modernity. It has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. Volume 1: Islam and Secularism Volume 2: Islam and Postcolonialism Volume 3: Islam and Identities Volume 4: Islam and Innovation
VA17-109 Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society
  Pascal, Ana-Maria/ 9781522519553/ Price:US$ 205.00
Book Cover Religion is considered by many to be something of the past, but it has a lasting hold in society and influences people across many cultures. This integration of spirituality causes numerous impacts across various aspects of modern life. Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the cultural, sociological, economic, and philosophical effects of religion on modern society and human behavior. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as social reforms, national identity, and existential spirituality, this publication is ideally designed for theoreticians, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, advanced-level students and sociologists. Topics Covered •Diaspora •Existential Spirituality •Homosexuality and Spirituality •National Identity •Religious Art •Religious Converts •Social Economics •Social Reforms •Women and Religion
VA17-106 Muslim Diasporas in the West, 4-Vols/Set.
  Abbas, Tahir/ 9781138187955/ Price:£ 930.00
Book Cover This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islamophobia, and radicalisation. This four-volume collected works is the state of the art on the research and scholarship on Muslim diasporas in the West carried out over the last four decades. From canonical works to the latest trends in study, these contributions have added to the understanding of ethnicity, equality and diversity in relation to Muslims in the west. These article explore the philosophies of multiculturalism, integration, and interculturalism. They also analyse issues of identity politics, Islamophobia, and radicalisation. The research carried out on Muslims in the west has had a significant impact on the study of Muslim minorities in other parts of the world. This major works collection suitably captures the significance of past research and its importance for further scholarship in relation to Muslims and Islam across Europe, North America, and Australia.
SA17-480 Reading Acts in the Discourses of Masculinity and Politics
  Eric D. Barreto/ 9780567668127/ Price:£ 90.00
SA17-471 The Book of Crystal Grids: A Practical Guide to Achieving Your Dreams.
  Philip Permutt/ 9781782494829/ Price:£ 12.99
GA17-34-9 Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2-Vols/Set.
  Dr. J. Gordon Melton/ 9781414406879/ Price:US$ 611.00
Book Cover This unique reference work provides students and the general public alike with coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. The culmination of more than forty years of research, the information is presented in 26 chapters, each of which focuses on a different religious family. Each chapter includes an overview of the family's history, followed by directory entries on specific groups within that family. The directory entries provide factual information including, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities, and periodicals. This ninth edition of Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions is an enormous leap forward for a title already acclaimed for its unique coverage. This edition is now two volumes instead of one, reflecting the expanded coverage of Canadian religion. Volume 1 covers the U.S., and Volume 2 covers Canada; both volumes include the same chapters for easy comparison between U.S. and Canadian religious expression. The Canadian volume also includes the Defunct Appendix (for all the religious groups that no longer exist), an alphabetical listing of all religious groups, a geographic listing for an additional way to search the content, and a subject index.
Iosif Volotskii And Eastern Christianity: Essays Across Seventeen Centuries
  David Goldfrank/ 9780998147734/ Price:US$ 36.00
Book Cover September 9, 2015, marked the 500th anniversary of the passing of one of the most commanding and remarkable figures in Russian history, Iosif Volotskii. It was in his honor that our Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture held its biennial conference in March 2013, where the first drafts of this volume’s essays were presented. Steeped in traditions and sacred writings, Iosif would probably have approved of the subject matter of our first section that looks at early Eastern Church history. And as a passionate and engaged activist, he likely would have been curious about our middle section devoted to him and how some of his interests played out in early modern Russia in places where religion remained paramount, though our unavoidable secular approach would have left him cold. How he or any other zealous late medieval abbot, teacher, and father confessor would have related to the issues of our third section on our modern, technologically explosive era is impossible to fathom, except, probably to remind us, as he did his monks, of such timeless wisdom as “it is a great calamity where laws and canons do not dwell.”
Christianity In Eurafrica: A History of the Church in Europe and Africa
  Steven Paas/ 9780998147727/ Price:US$ 38.00
Book Cover This textbook for learners and teachers of the History of the Church focuses on the West and the South, on Europe and Africa, the continents whose histories have been increasingly intertwined since Antiquity. Since the 1960s, the classical dependence of the South on the North has changed dramatically. There is a clear shift in the centre of gravity of Christianity from the north to the south Atlantic, making African Christianity increasingly important. The future of European Christianity largely depends on a much-needed shift to mission-mindedness in the African churches. Christianity in Eurafrica is an impressive book, meticulously researched and well written by a professional scholar. The first chapter includes some valuable historiographical guidelines for writing and understanding the History of the Church. In its first part, the book traces the history of the Church in the Middle East and Europe, explaining the roots of theological diversity to this day. In the second part, the author narrates how the Faith moved south, took root in African soil and grew independently. Many pictures and illustrations serve to further enliven the account. Steven Paas, taught Theology in Malawi for many years. He writes from a deep knowledge of and love for the Lord’s Church, especially in Africa and Europe.
VSA17-001 The Buddhist World.
  Powers, John/ 9780415610445/ Price:£ 195.00
Book Cover The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism, the volume features thematic chapters on philosophical concepts such as ethics, as well as social constructs and categories such as community and family. The book also addresses lived Buddhism in its many forms, examining the ways in which modernity is reshaping traditional structures, ancient doctrines, and cosmological beliefs.
VSA17-001 The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions.
  Orlin, Eric/ 9780415831970/ Price:£ 330.00
Book Cover The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions is the first comprehensive single-volume reference work offering authoritative coverage of ancient religions in the Mediterranean world. Chronologically, the volume’s scope extends from pre-historical antiquity in the third millennium B.C.E. through the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. An interdisciplinary approach draws out the common issues and elements between and among religious traditions in the Mediterranean basin. Key features of the volume include: • Detailed maps of the Mediterranean World, ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, and the Hellenistic World • A comprehensive timeline of major events, innovations, and individuals, divided by region to provide both a diachronic and pan-Mediterranean, synchronic view • A broad geographical range including western Asia, northern Africa, and southern Europe This encyclopedia will serve as a key point of reference for all students and scholars interested in ancient Mediterranean culture and society.
VSA17-001 The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa.
  Bongmba, Elias Kifon/ 9780415705028/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the Christian tradition across the African continent and throughout a long historical span. The volume offers historical and thematic essays tracing the introduction of Christianity in Africa, as well as its growth, developments, and effects, including the lived experience of African Christians. Individual chapters address the themes of Christianity and gender, the development of African-initiated churches, the growth of Pentecostalism, and the influence of Christianity on issues of sexuality, music, and public health. This comprehensive volume will serve as a valuable overview and reference work for students and researchers worldwide.
VSA17-001 The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations.
  Meri, Josef/ 9780415645164/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue. The volume is designed to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as well as points of conflict, within a historical framework. Among other goals, the volume seeks to correct common misperceptions about the history of Muslim-Jewish relations by complicating familiar political narratives to include dynamics such as the cross-influence of literary and intellectual traditions. Reflecting unique and original collaborations between internationally-renowned contributors, the book is intended to spark further collaborative and constructive conversation and scholarship in the academy and beyond.
VA17-107 Muslim-Christian Encounters, 4-Vols/Set.
  Siddiqui, Mona/ 9781138937918/ Price:£ 995.00
Book Cover While the subject of Christian-Muslim or Muslim-Christian interaction is still not a traditional or systematic discipline, interest in the encounter of these two religions has grown considerably over the last decade. Historians, including historians of Islam and Christianity have always been interested in the civilizational meeting of the two religions, in conflict or in times of peace. This includes aspects of post-colonial studies, which incorporate cultural, literary and political writings which consider the intellectual and social ruptures in so much of the Islamic world in the 19th and 20th centuries. Theologians however have only recently begin to appreciate the amount of material which illustrates the extent to which Christians and Muslims wrote about one another’s faith and spoke of each other in a variety of contexts in both polemical and eirenic terms. These resources serve to enrich the understanding of one’s own faith and the changing historical relationship with the other. Today, Muslim-Christian is often understood as Islam/West where the Christianity and secularism are either conflated or Christianity subsumed within the larger cultural framework of the west. Either way, Islam is a foreign presence and its points of reference not easily assimilated in the narrative of a Judaeo-Christian West. Nevertheless this has created an interesting intellectual and scholarly dynamic in a wide range of disciplines. This includes ethics, politics, gender studies and the emergence of an `interfaith’ literature which is increasingly used in scholarly as well as grass roots settings.   The collection will comprise around sixty pre-published journal articles and some book chapters. Each volume will contain around 15 articles/chapters. The articles will be secondary sources analysing the works of individual Christian and Muslim scholars, so will not be extracts of primary material thought it is hoped that the majority will contain some primary material.
VA17-105 Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cusack, Carole M./ 9781138794146/ Price:£ 995.00
Book Cover The field encompassed by this collection on ‘Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality’ is a vast and controversial one. It encompasses both normative and non-normative sexual identities and behaviours in the so-called ‘world religions’ (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) and also such modes of being and conduct in the multitudinous indigenous religions, new religions and spiritualities, and smaller long-established traditions (for example, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Shinto, and so on). VOLUME I: Methodology Theorizing Sex and Spirituality Re/Reading Religions Studying Sexuality and Spirituality VOLUME II: GENDER: ROLES, BODIES, IDENTITIES Men and Masculinities Females and Femininity Androgyny, Transgender, and Transvestism Family Values: Pregnancy, Children, Marriage, Monogamy, Polygamy VOLUME III: SEXUALITY THROUGHOUT HISTORY Sex as Sacrament/Sex as Transgression Celibacy, Chastity, and Auto-eroticism Queering Belief Queering Practice VOLUME IV: SACRED AND SECULAR CULTURAL SPHERES Sexual Commodification Literature and the Arts Spiritual Subcultures Medical, Legal, and Political Contexts Negotiating Conflicted Spaces and Places
VA17-104 Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cusack, Carole M./ 9781138015098/ Price:£ 995.00
The field encompassed by ‘Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal’ is both fascinating and frustrating. The fascination stems from the contested nature of the content, and the multi-disciplinary nature of the existing scholarly literature. The frustration stems chiefly from the misunderstood and much-maligned nature of the content, and the way in which specific elements are taken out of context, or treated in a frivolous manner as is often the case with tabloid journalism. This new collection from Routledge addresses these and other urgent questions by bringing together the best foundational and cutting-edge scholarship on religion, the occult, and the paranormal.
VA17-101 Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations.
  Glimps, Blanche Jackson/ 9781466687721/ Price:US$ 175.00
Book Cover As religions grow and evolve, they adapt to their current circumstances, with new ideologies often deviating dramatically from their roots. The variety of religious institutions in modern society necessitates a focus on diversity and inclusiveness in the interactions between organizations of different religions, cultures, and viewpoints. Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations elucidates the impact of gender identity and race within religious-based institutions and organizations. Policymakers, academicians, researchers, government officials, and religious leaders will find this text useful in furthering their research related to inclusiveness and diversity in their respective roles. This essential reference source builds on the available literature on gender and diversity issues in religious-based settings and contexts with chapters relating to race relations in the Churches of Christ, the role of women in religious movements in Latin America, gay-straight alliances at religious-based colleges and universities, and lessons and insights for religious institutions and faculty. Topics Covered •Body Image and Wellbeing •Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion •Psychological Essentialism •Religion in Colonial Education •Spiritual Health Identity •Women, Faith, and Social Cohesion •Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
SA17-483 Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture
  Katja Garloff/ 9781501704970/ Price:US$ 29.95
SA17-476 Sensing Sacred: Exploring the Human Senses in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care
  Jennifer Baldwin/ 9781498531252/ Price:US$ 42.99
SA17-458 Brain, Consciousness, and God: A Lonerganian Integration.
  Helminiak, Daniel A./ 9781438457147/ Price:US$ 27.95
SA17-453 In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay.
  Pawl, Timothy/ 9780198765929/ Price:£ 72.00
GA17-37-9 Religion: Mental Religion
  Clements, Niki Kasumi/ 9780028663531/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Mental Religion is part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series dedicated to the study of religion. Composed of twenty-two thematic chapters, this volume highlights religion, cognition, and the brain. The volume is broken down into five sections that view religious phenomena through different scientific lenses, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary anthropology, cognitive linguistics, cognition and culture, and neuroscience. This volume strives to represent a variety of religious practices and beliefs as well as a diversity of scientific approaches. The reader is encouraged to engage these different disciplinary perspectives to develop an understanding of the relationship between human cognition and religious experience. The volume also includes bibliographies, filmographies, images, a glossary, and a comprehensive index, all of which aid the reader in exploring this multidisciplinary and relevant field.
GA17-37-8 Religion: Secret Religion
  DeConick, April D./ 9780028663500/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Secret Religion is part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series dedicated to the study of religion. Composed of twenty-four thematic chapters, this volume looks at the margins of religion or religious texts and traditions that are not considered authoritative by orthodox communities. The volume is broken down into three sections that correspond with different classifications of religion in the margins: gnosticism, with its focuses on knowledge of a transcendent God who is the source of life and the human spirit; esotericism, with its focus on private religion kept from the public and critical of orthodoxy; and mysticism, with its focus on immediate contact with the ultimate reality. Each classification will be explored historically and comparatively to give the reader a more rounded understanding. The volume also includes bibliographies, filmographies, images, a glossary, and a comprehensive index, all of which aid the reader in exploring this rich, rewarding, and relevant field.
GA17-37-7 Religion: Embodied Religion
  Brintnall, Kent L./ 9780028662978/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Composed of twenty-two thematic chapters, Embodied Religion orients students and scholars to the critical study of religion, gender, sexuality, and the body. The introduction and first section provide a foundational overview of key terms, topics, and questions for such scholarly work. In the second section, essays examine the multiple and complex ways that various traditions—from Hinduism to Christianity to Paganism—seek to regulate and celebrate embodiment and desire. A final section examines relevant theoretical approaches, including ethnography, phenomenology, queer studies, and disability studies. The volume also includes bibliographies filmographies, images, a glossary, and a comprehensive index, all of which aid the reader in exploring this rich, rewarding, and relevant field.
GA17-37-6 Religion: Material Religion
  Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane/ 9780028663555/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Material Religion explores religion and the arts through visual and material culture. Composed of eighteen thematic chapters, this volume discusses the various aesthetic elements of religious art. The first section, “Sensing the Arts of Material Religion” focuses generally on the five senses and how we interpret religious elements in art, architecture, dance, film, music, photography and more. The second section, “Experiencing the Sacred through Material Religion” uses museum exhibits, calligraphy, relics, and rituals to explore creation of sacred spaces as well as how placement of art can affect the sacredness of material religion. Using an interdisciplinary approach, undergraduate and lay readers are given a deeper understanding of the study of religion. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
GA17-37-5 Religion: Super Religion
  Kripal, Jeffrey J./ 9780028663517/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Super Religion is part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series dedicated to the study of religion. Composed of twenty-five thematic chapters, this volume reexamines the supernatural in the study of religion for the next generation of students and scholars. Toward this same end, Super Religion takes a robust interdisciplinary approach to a wide variety of religious traditions to engage with new thinking about such classical and contemporary topics as spirits, possession, vision, deification, the miraculous, magical powers, and the paranormal. Fields as diverse as modern medicine, philosophy, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, postcolonial criticism, popular culture studies, and New Testament criticism come into play. The volume also includes bibliographies, filmographies, images, a glossary, and a comprehensive index, all of which aid the reader in exploring the fantastic terrain of this ancient and yet ever new mode of human experience and inquiry.
GA17-37-4 Religion: Just Religion
  Pinn, Anthony B./ 9780028663524/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Just Religion explores social justice issues concerning race, gender, class, and the environment and the ways in which religion interacts with and influences them. Composed of eighteen thematic chapters, this volume begins each discussion with a historical overview, proceeds to several chapters on how religion approaches and shapes the topic at hand, and concludes with a chapter on continuing challenges and concerns. This volume closes with a section on the human future, including a discussion of trans humanism and futurism within the study of religion. Using an interdisciplinary approach, undergraduate and lay readers are given a deeper understanding of the study of religion. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
GA17-37-3 Religion: Beyond Religion
  Zuckerman, Phil/ 9780028663548/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Beyond Religion introduces the reader to life outside of religion via the study of secularity. Composed of twenty thematic chapters, this volume begins with an overview chapter designed to familiarize the reader with common terms used in the field. The book's first section focuses on how secularity functions in society, its second section on the psychological and philosophical aspects of secularity. Throughout the volume, the chapters discuss many alternatives to religion, including atheism, agnosticism, and humanism. A broader discussion of how society is becoming more secular and why people choose to be nonreligious echoes through each chapter. Using an interdisciplinary approach, undergraduate and lay readers are given a deeper understanding of the study of religion. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
GA17-37-2 Religion: Social Religion
  / 9780028662893/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Social Religion is broken into four parts: psychology of religion, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, and the historical method. Each section will start with an overview of the discipline, then cover the originative figures who shaped the field, followed by a historical and contemporary view of the field, and concluding with the major criticisms, debates, and future of the field. Targeting undergraduates as well as the educated lay reader, Religion: Social Religion introduces the study of religion through the lens of social science. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
GA17-37-10 Religion: Narrating Religion
  Johnston, Sarah Iles/ 9780028662916/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Narrating Religion is part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series dedicated to the study of religion. Composed of twenty-three thematic chapters, this volume examines the ways in which people express ideas about religions and within religions, through oral and written speech, rituals, and the visual arts. The first section concentrates on the role of narratives in the expression of religious beliefs and what people think those narratives can be used to do. The second section looks at the role of narratives in helping to create and sustain beliefs. How people tell stories about religions is the focus of the third section. The final section addresses the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have been interpreted by people who have tried to understand, use, and critique them. The volume also includes bibliographies, filmographies, images, a glossary, and a comprehensive index.
GA17-37-1 Religion: Sources Perspectives and Methodologies
  Kripal, Jeffrey J./ 9780028662879/ Price:US$ 197.00
Book Cover Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer to the study of religion. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, the approximately 22 thematic chapters begin with a brief history of the modern practice, segue into religion and the social sciences, continues with chapters on gnosticism, material culture, studies of myths and rituals, which serve as introductions to the subfields covered in the succeeding nine volumes in the series. Targeting undergraduates as well as the educated lay reader, Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies introduces themes of subsequent volumes in the series as well as a selection of additional topics (e.g., environment, medicine, poetry). Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Features and Benefits • RELIGION: SOURCES, PERSPECTIVES, AND METHODOLOGIES introduces the discipline and the many subfields of religion, across many traditions; provides a history of contemporary theologies inspired by various forms of social activism (liberation theology, black theology, feminist theology, queer theology, and green theology; discusses contemporary religious currents in the context of globalization, explaining how immigration, social media, and geopolitics have put the different religions in conversation and in conflict in new ways. • Peer-reviewed signed chapters are written by eminent scholars. • This volume includes a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, 27 images/charts/graphs, and an index.
GA17-37 Religion: Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, 10-Vols/Set.
  Kripal, Jeffrey J./ 9780028663494/ Price:US$ 1874.00
Book Cover The Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion Series is composed of ten volumes (available individually) that serve undergraduate college students who have had little or no exposure to the study of religion, as well as the curious lay reader. Beginning with a primer volume, which introduces both the discipline and the topics of the remaining nine volumes, each handbook will usher the reader into a subfield of the study of religion, and explore fifteen to thirty topics in that subfield. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, the handbooks identify areas of critical thought and practice in the study of religion. Each volume boasts peer-reviewed signed chapters written by eminent scholars, and include bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Each volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Sources Perspectives and Methodologies Social Religion Beyond Religion Just Religion Super Religion Material Religion Embodied Religion Secret Religion Mental Religion Narrating Religion
GA17-28-2 Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2-Vols/Set.
  Martin, Richard C./ 9780028662695/ Price:US$ 594.00
Book Cover The Encyclopedia Of Islam And The Muslim World, 2nd Edition, is a two-volume set containing over 540 alphabetically-arranged entries designed to support students of religion and world history at the high school and undergraduate levels, as well as the general public. Rich historical content is partnered with coverage of the issues, countries, and people that are important in today’s world, allowing for an assessment of Islam’s influence on all areas of human activity throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The revamped table of contents includes entries at the forefront of current events, including entries on oil, water rights, social media, and ISIS, as well as greatly expanded coverage of Islam in specific countries. Now in full color, this beautifully illustrated set features more than fifty percent new and revised entries, including more than 170 new articles, and more than 350 maps, charts, and photos. Features and Benefits •This set features a unique balance of coverage of historical Islam as well as current issues, providing readers with a compact yet comprehensive view of Islam and the people who practice it. •This title fits neatly into a market that features both large and expensive sets or small one-volume titles that lack the coverage. •As a four-color title with more than 350 full-color images and maps, the Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World is visually stunning; competitors are black-and-white with very few illustrations. •The encyclopedia's contributors include nearly 350 high-ranking scholars, a third of whom are based outside the United States. •Entries are fully cross-referenced, allowing readers to easily see connections between entries and facilitating further research.
Seeing Things: How Your Imagination Shapes You and Your World
  James P.M. Walsh/ 9780996648431/ Price:US$ 20.00
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The Earliest Church
  William P. Sampson/ 9780996648462/ Price:US$ 20.00
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VSA17-001 Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West.
  Tottoli, Roberto/ 9780415691321/ Price:£ 170.00
Book Cover Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics. Highlighting specific themes and topics in history and culture, chapters cover: •European paradigms •Muslims in the Americas •Cultural interactions •Islamic cultural contributions to the Western world •Western contributions to Islam Providing a sound historical background, from which a nuanced overview of Islam and Western society can be built, the Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West brings to the fore specific themes and topics that have generated both reciprocal influence, and conflict. Presenting readers with a range of perspectives from scholars based in Europe, the US, and the Middle East, this Handbook challenges perceptions on both western and Muslim sides and will be an invaluable resource for policymakers and academics with an interest in the History of Islam, Religion and the contemporary relationship between Islam and the West.
VSA17-001 Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia.
  Turner, Bryan S./ 9780415635035/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging introduction discusses issues surrounding Orientalism and the historical development of the discipline of Religious Studies. It conveys how there have been many centuries of interaction between different religious traditions in Asia and discusses the problem of world religions and the range of concepts, such as high and low traditions, folk and formal religions, popular and orthodox developments. Individual chapters are presented in the following five sections: •Asian Origins: religious formations •Missions, States and Religious Competition •Reform Movements and Modernity •Popular Religions •Religion and Globalization: social dimensions Striking a balance between offering basic information about religious cultures in Asia and addressing the complexity of employing a western terminology in societies with radically different traditions, this advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Religions, Sociology, Anthropology, Asian Studies and Religious Studies.
VSA17-001 The Occult World.
  Partridge, Christopher/ 9780415695961/ Price:£ 195.00
Book Cover This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.
VSA17-001 The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development.
  Tomalin, Emma/ 9780415836364/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development. Part one highlights critical debates that have emerged within research on religions and development, particularly with respect to theoretical, conceptual and methodological considerations, from the perspective of development studies and its associated disciplines. Parts two to six look at different regional and national development contexts and the place of religion within these. These parts integrate and examine the critical debates raised in part one within empirical case studies from a range of religions and regions. Different religions are situated within actual locations and case studies thus allowing a detailed and contextual understanding of their relationships to development to emerge. Part seven examines the links between some important areas within development policy and practice where religion is now being considered, including: •Faith-Based Organisations and Development •Public Health, Religion and Development •Human rights, Religion and Development •Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Religion •Global Institutions and Religious Engagement in Development •Economic Development and Religion •Religion, Development and Fragile States •Development and Faith-Based Education Taking a global approach, the Handbook covers Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East and South-East Asia, and the Middle East. It is essential reading for students and researchers in development studies and religious studies, and is highly relevant to those working in area studies, as well as a range of disciplines, from theology, anthropology and economics to geography, international relations, politics and sociology.
VSA17-001 The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture.
  Lyden, John C./ 9780415638661/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores: •key issues of definition and of methodology •religious encounters with popular culture across media, material culture and space, ranging from videogames and social networks to cooking and kitsch, architecture and national monuments •representations of religious traditions in the media and popular culture, including important non-Western spheres such as Bollywood This Companion will serve as an enjoyable and informative resource for students and a stimulus to future scholarly work.
VSA17-001 The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology.
  Higton, Mike/ 9780415617369/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover This Companion introduces readers to the practice of Christian theology, covering what theologians do, why they do it, and what steps readers can take in order to become theological practitioners themselves. The volume aims to capture the variety of practices involved in doing theology, highlighting the virtues that guide them and the responsibilities that shape them. It also shows that the description of these practices, virtues and responsibilities is itself theological: what Christian theologians do is shaped by the wider practices and beliefs of Christianity. Written by a team of leading theologians, the Companion provides a unique resource for students and scholars of theology alike.
VSA17-001 The Handbook of Contemporary Animism.
  Harvey, Graham/ 9781138928978/ Price:£ 31.99
Book Cover Animism is an important part of many religions - from Shinto, Hinduism and Buddhism to Paganism and a range of indigenous religions - which connects the spiritual and material and holds that humans might not be unique in possessing souls or in being intentional agents. Over recent decades, research into animism has broadened its scope to consider, at one end, the vibrant roles of objects in human lives and, at the other, the possible similarities between humans and other species. "The Handbook of Contemporary Animism" brings together an international team of scholars to examine the full range of animist worldviews and practices. The Handbook opens with an examination of recent approaches to animism. This is followed by evaluations of ethnographic, cognitive, literary, performative, and material culture approaches as well as advances in activist and indigenous thinking about animism. "The Handbook of Contemporary Animism" invites readers to think creatively and critically about the world around us and will be invaluable to students and scholars of Religion, Sociology and Anthropology.
VA17-103 Comparative Religious Ethics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Mathewes, Charles/ 9780415684484/ Price:£ 845.00
No collection of this sort has yet been conceived of, let alone accomplished, in this field. In part that may well be due to the extraordinarily nascent character of the field of comparative religious ethics, described as that (as opposed to Christian ethics, for example). Yet the aim is not simply to gather together a number of pieces, but -- with the appropriate modesty and tentativeness -- to offer one picture of how the field ought to understand itself: its past, present, and perhaps its future. A critical mass of scholars has now emerged in this area, and the institutional dynamics of religious studies departments, which are increasingly seeing the attractions of classes in "comparative ethics," are favorable as well. By gathering together both "classic" statements, exemplifying paradigmatic approaches in the field, and recent, ground-breaking and innovative works, the ambition is to make this collection the gold standard for anyone working on the field of comparative religious ethics in coming decades.
VA17-102 Muhammad, 4-Vols/Set.
  Goerke, Andreas/ 9781138791275/ Price:£ 995.00
Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, is undoubtebly one of the most influential persons in history. He is not only the founder of one of the world religions, but has served as a role model for Muslims throughout history. The records of his deeds and sayings are among the most important sources in various fields of Islamic learning, such as Islamic law, ritual, piety, Sufism, or political theory. Muhammad has been a main object of research in Western scholarship on Islam, and there is a huge amount of articles and books devoted to various aspects of his life, the sources of his life and his role in Islamic tradition. These articles, however, are widely dispersed; some can be found in more popular journals and books, others in smaller, less readily available publications. It is therefore reasonable to bring together the most important articles and book chapters on Muhammad in a four volume set.
SA17-462 Practical Mindfulness.
  / 9780241206546/ Price:£ 12.99
SA17-461 Jesus of Nazareth: What He Wanted, Who He Was.
  Lohfink, Gerhard/ 9780814683088/ Price:US$ 24.95
VA17-99 Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam, 4-Vols/Set.
  Fierro, Maribel/ 9780415820455/ Price:£ 1080.00
To what extent can concepts such as orthodoxy and heresy—originating from a different religious and cultural tradition—be applied in an Islamic context? This new Routledge collection of major works synthesizes the latest scholarship to address and answer this question. It explores the terminology on religious ‘deviation’ found in Islamic texts, and looks at specific debated issues that shed light on the implications of the theoretical discussions. The readership for this collection will be wide: teachers and students in Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology will all welcome this essential work of reference. Contents: Part 1: Orthodoxy and Heresy: Dynamics and Debates Part 2: Sects and Heresiography: Inclusion and Exclusion Part 3: Accusation, Condemnation and Persecution Part 4: Apostasy and Blasphemy Part 5: Debating Prophecy: Finality, Continuity and Rejection
VA17-96 Sects, Cults and New Religions, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cusack, Carole/ 9780415320290/ Price:£ 820.00
New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese term coined for the many new religions that emerged in the wake of the Second World War, and was adopted by Western scholars in the late Sixties/early Seventies in preference to the pejorative term ‘cult’.) These movements, and those termed ‘sects’ and ‘cults’, initially attracted the attention of American and European sociologists of religion because of the controversy that arose in response to their expansion. Religious Studies, which at the time was still in the process of establishing itself as a legitimate discipline distinct from Theology and traditional Biblical Studies, was only too happy to leave NRMs to Sociology. This situation gradually changed, however, so that at present at least as many scholars of NRMs come from Religious Studies backgrounds as come from the social sciences. The collection consists of four volumes which together provide a one-stop source for crucial information on—and theoretical/methodological approaches to—contemporary New Religions. The set brings together thinking on a wide variety of themes associated with NRMs (e.g. apocalypticism, typologies, conversion, gender) and major works on the NRMs that have attracted the most scholarly attention (e.g. the ‘Moonies’, The Family International, Osho Rajneesh). Some influential ‘anti-cult’ articles (normally not considered part of mainstream scholarship) have also been included as well. Sects, Cults, and New Religions is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, and is destined to be valued as a vital research resource.
VA17-100 New Media and Communication Across Religions and Cultures.
  Nahon-Serfaty, Isaac/ 9781466650350/ Price:US$ 195.00
Book Cover The connection of interfaith and intercultural understanding stems from a conceptual foundation on the dialogue between religions and cultures. These types of conversation are essential for the clarification and reflection of practical opportunities and challenges that these exchanges are facing. New Media and Communication Across Religions and Cultures offers a unique opportunity in both the social sciences, humanities, and communication fields to provide concrete concepts and notions in the areas of inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue. By exploring this empirical research of relevant experiences, this book is important for researchers, practitioners, and students in varied fields of philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, media students, law, and more. Topics Covered •Comparative Law and Religious Diversity •Intercultural Communication •Media and Religion •Multicultural/Intercultural Communication •Multiculturalism in Canada •Philosophical Foundations of Interfaith Dialogue •Public Relations and Religion Communication
SA17-455 A History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ, 4-Vols/Set.
  Schurer, Emil/ 9781472520166/ Price:£ 170.00
SA17-452 Connected Struggles.
  Demers, Maurice/ 9780773543577/ Price:US$ 32.95
SA17-448 The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife.
  Alexander, Eben/ 9781476766409/ Price:US$ 16.99
SA17-443 Approaches to the 'Chosen Place': Accessing a Biblical Concept.
  Thelle, Rannfrid I./ 9780567547149/ Price:£ 31.99
SA17-436 Obeying the Truth: Discretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena.
  Ragazzi, Grazia M./ 9780199344512/ Price:US$ 51.00
GA17-36 Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers.
  Zhao Puchu/ 9789814609722/ Price:US$ 150.00
Book Cover The history of Buddhism dates back to the year 580 BC with the teachings of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama forming the basis of the Buddhist worldview and practice. Over the last 25 centuries, it has become one of the most important Asian spiritual traditions. Buddhism has shown a flexible approach by adapting itself to different conditions and local ideas while maintaining its core teachings. As such, Buddhism today encompasses a number of different traditions, beliefs, and practices. Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers is the fruit of Zhao Puchu’s lifetime study of Buddhism. In the form of questions and answers, Essentials of Buddhism addresses questions related to Buddhism such as its origin, literature, disciples as well as its history in India and China over the past 2,500 years. Providing general readers with a solid overview of Buddhism, this book is an essential guide for an in-depth study of Buddhism.
GA17-31-2 Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, 4-Vols/Set.
  Tom Riggs/ 9781414498706/ Price:US$ 835.00
VA17-98 Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook, 2-Vols/Set.
  Callahan, Sharon Henderson/ 9781412999083/ Price:£ 320.00
Book Cover This two-volume set within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of religion. It explores such themes as the contexts in which religious leaders move, leadership in communities of faith, leadership as taught in theological education and training, religious leadership impacting social change and social justice, and more. Topics are examined from multiple perspectives, traditions, and faiths.
SA17-476 Islamic Culture
  Charlotte Guillain/ 9781406241839/ Price:£ 8.99
SA17-437 Calvin's Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609.
  Manetsch, Scott M./ 9780199938575/ Price:US$ 82.00
SA17-435 God's Presence: A Contemporary Recapitulation of Early Christianity.
  Young, Frances/ 9781107038370/ Price:£ 64.99
VA17-97 Buddhism and Religious Diversity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Schmidt-Leukel, Perry/ 9780415525343/ Price:£ 795.00
In today's globalized world, religious diversity has become one of the strongest challenges to the self-understanding of any major religious tradition, provoking two interdependent questions. How does it see itself in the light of others? And, how does it see others in the light of its own teachings? While the Abrahamic religions are often accused of a predominantly intolerant and exclusivistic attitude to the religious 'other', Eastern religions-and Buddhism in particular-enjoy the reputation of being naturally tolerant, absorbing, and even pluralistic towards competing faiths. Some thinkers (from David Hume to Jan Assmann) understood religious intolerance as an inevitable property of monotheism, supposedly absent in the case of non-theistic or polytheistic religions. More recent research, however, has suggested that this impression, part of a whole cluster of Western clich?s, is false. Buddhism is-and has been-as much convinced of its own superiority as any other faith, and has also been involved in various inter-religious tensions and violent conflicts. The ways, however, in which Buddhists have thought about the religious 'other', and practically dealt with it, display peculiar features, which do indeed differ profoundly from what we find in the Abrahamic faiths. Yet today, Buddhism must address the question whether it can arrive at a genuine appreciation of religious diversity, and recognize other religions as different but nevertheless equally valid. This new four-volume collection from Routledge's acclaimed Critical Concepts in Religious Studies series enables users to make sense of this and other dizzying questions. It brings together the best thinking on Buddhism's relationship with other faiths and provides a one-stop collection of classic and contemporary contributions to facilitate ready access to the most influential and important scholarship.
SA17-483 Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved
  Jonathan S. Watts/ 9781614290520/ Price:US$ 22.95
SA17-442 Fremder Tod.
  Kuhnen, Corinna/ 9783936057331/ Price:EUR 29.80
SA17-437 Theological Education Underground: 1937-1940.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800698157/ Price:US$ 60.00
SA17-433 Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind.
  Arnold, Dan/ 9780231145466/ Price:US$ 95.00
SA17-428 Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation: Berlin, Barth, and Protestant Theology.
  DeJonge, Michael P./ 9780199639786/ Price:£ 55.00
SA17-419 Both Sides of the Circle: The Autobiography of Christmas Humphreys.
  Humphreys, Christmas/ 9780415526753/ Price:£ 135.00
SA17-419 By the Irrigation Canals of Babylon: Approaches to the Study of the Exile.
  Ahn, John J./ 9780567528940/ Price:£ 100.00
VA17-95 Encyclopedia of Global Religion, 2-Vols/Set.
  Juergensmeyer, Mark/ 9780761927297/ Price:£ 245.00
Book Cover The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Global Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. The encyclopedia includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures and dispersions of peoples; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion—both negative and positive—to multicultural society. The volumes include essays on the contemporary religious society of every country in the world. The contributors to the encyclopedia are leading authorities on these topics from around the world. Features •Brings together perspectives from the principal social sciences of religion: anthropology, sociology, and psychology •Presents a global perspective, drawing on scholarship and religious experience from around the world •Articles to be written in a lively fashion with plenty of contemporary examples in order to appeal to a broad audience •Will feature an extensive art and photo program
VA17-93 Spirituality in the Modern World, 4-Vols/Set.
  Heelas, Paul/ 9780415490290/ Price:£ 955.00
It would not be an exaggeration to say that during the last century, most especially during and since the 1960s, the language of spirituality has become one of the most significant ways in which the sacred has come to be understood and judged in the West, and, increasingly, elsewhere. Whether it is true that 'spirituality' has eclipsed 'religion' in Western settings remains debatable. What is incontestable is that the language of spirituality, together with practices (most noticeably spiritual, complementary, and alternative medicine), has become a major feature of the sacred dimensions of contemporary modernity. Equally incontestably, spirituality is a growing force in all those developing countries where its presence is increasingly felt among the cosmopolitan elite, and where spiritual forms of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine are thriving. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge provides a coherent compilation of landmark texts which cannot be ignored by those intent on making sense of what is happening to the sacred as spirituality-more exactly what is taken to be spirituality-develops as an increasingly important lingua franca, series of practices, and as a humanistic ethicality.
VA17-92 Japanese Religions, 4-Vols/Set.
  Dolce, Lucia/ 9781849200332/ Price:£ 645.00
Book Cover This set, as a collection of representative studies on Japanese Religions, illustrates the diversity and complexity of the Japanese religious experience, past and contemporary, while at the same time offering an overview of the most updated research in the field. The themes selected promote avenues of analysis that place the religious phenomenon in its socio-historical and cultural context. The selection demonstrates the range of religious practices and the contexts in which these practices are performed, with the aim of counterbalancing the traditional foci on either theological (doctrinal) studies or ethnographic studies only. This collection affords a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of the nature and practice of Japanese religiosity. The framework in which the material is presented also offers an alternative to the usual chronological organization of works on Japanese religions, and to traditional arrangements of works on East Asian religions in general according to the categories of Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto and Christianity. Although these traditional approaches are covered in the first volume, the set as a whole stresses the practice of religion, which stretches across traditions and denominations, and the pre-modern/modern divide.
VA17-91 Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  McGuckin, John Anthony/ 9781405185394/ Price:US$ 454.00
With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. *An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches *Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches *Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures *Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography *Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words
VA17-83 Fundamentalism and Charismatic Movements, 4-Vols/Set.
  Lehmann, David/ 9780415556156/ Price:£ 865.00
Book Cover The term ‘fundamentalism’ carries a wide range of meanings, some of them pejorative. Here it is used to refer to what the French call ‘integrism’, meaning a religious code which encompasses and governs with its prescriptions the entire private and public life of individuals and the collectivity. The prime examples in the contemporary world are Muslim renewal; Christian evangelical and charismatic churches, sects, and tendencies; and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism. This new, four-volume collection from Routledge makes available a range of materials which represent: (a) the most important recent analytical and descriptive contributions to the subject; (b) some doctrinal and historical texts; and (c) a representative coverage of the subject by theme and geographical area. It is sure to be welcomed by scholars and students as an indispensable resource for reference and research.
VA17-68 Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, The., 4-Vols/Set.
  Kurian, George Thomas/ 9781405157629/ Price:US$ 750.00
Book Cover The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is a uniquely comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. Bringing together over 350 international scholars and 1,450 entries, this four-volume work spans issues ranging from theology, politics and law, through to literature, art and architecture. •Comprehensive – includes 1,450 entries within four volumes, examining the sources of Christian culture, the depth of its influence, and the reasons for its enduring strength •Interdisciplinary – a series of interconnecting themes offers an unparalleled account of Christianity including: key theological ideas; global and regional history; worship; society and Christianity; literature; music; art; architecture; education; politics; law, and scholarship •Authoritative – written by an international team of over 350 leading scholars and teachers from over 24 countries •International – presents a truly global account of Christianity, with strong denominational and regional identities •Accessible – an A-Z format offers a clear, concise and attractive layout, alongside sophisticated cross-referencing, an extensive bibliography, and a comprehensive index
SA17-447 NIV Thinline Bible, Large Print.
  / 9780310435884/ Price:US$ 39.99
SA17-419 Biblical Greek: A Compact Guide.
  Mounce, William D./ 9780310326069/ Price:US$ 19.99
SA17-408 Debating the Dasam Granth.
  Rinehart, Robin/ 9780199755066/ Price:US$ 94.00
SA17-408 Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America.
  Holland, David F./ 9780199753611/ Price:US$ 82.00
VA17-90 Encyclopedia of Religion in America, 4-Vols/Set.
  Lippy, Charles H/ 9780872895805/ Price:£ 455.00
Topics include: *Religion as an influential force in the U.S. *Methods of worship *Religion and politics *Homosexuality and religion *African American religion *Arts and architecture *Church-state issues *Education *Environment and ecology *Ethnicity *Evangelicals *Faiths *Gay and lesbian issues *Historical overviews *Immigration *Media (new and old) *Megachurches *Movements and denominations *New religious movements *Popular religion and culture *Race and racism *Religious thought *Religious Right *Rites *Role of women *Terrorism and war Encyclopedia of Religion in America is an essential resource for students and scholars researching issues in a wide variety of social science disciplines, from American history to cultural studies, political science, gender studies, psychology of religion, and more. It reflects new scholarly research and interpretation that have emerged over the last two decades, as well as significant new areas of study, such as post-9/11 America, the role of gays and lesbians in church, gender, and the role of the evangelicals in American political life.
VA17-89 Religion and Globalization, 4-Vols/Set.
  Altglas, Veronique/ 9780415550321/ Price:£ 835.00
Because space and identities are reformulated by religions as they break through geographic and cultural boundaries, religion is now widely recognized as 'the great globalizer'. In particular, as they become transnational, religions adapt to new social contexts and interact with other cultures, transforming themselves and their cultural environment. Furthermore, religions and their adherents are extremely responsive to globalization, whether they perceive it as threatening their particular identity or as an opportunity to provide a universal message to the world and become a 'global religion'. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together all the key texts on globalization and religion in one easy-to-use 'mini library'. Each of the volumes articulates theoretical and empirical perspectives: while theories attempt to grasp the nature of the relations between globalization and religion, a diversity of case studies shed light on the importance of religion in the making of contemporary global situations. The first volume brings together the best scholarship on religion and space in its global context. Volume II entitled 'Westernization of Religion and its Counter-Trends' looks at the debates surrounding the westernization of religion including the transnational diffusion and local expressions of Christianity and counter-trends to the westernization of religion. Volume III features articles concerning the theories and case-studies on the religious responses to globalization. The final volume looks at the new challenges, epistemological and transnational faced by religion and politics in their global context.
VA17-88 Islam, 4-Vols/Set.
  Siddiqui, Mona/ 9781847873606/ Price:£ 645.00
Whether it's the Qur'an, Prophecy, ritual, law, politics or gender in Islam, this collection of articles will give a glimpse of some of the leading debates in these topics. Covering the last 50 years of Western thought on Islam, this is an essential reading and reference tool for scholars of Islamic studies and religious studies. The articles are intellectually bold and provide a comprehensive understanding of the different dimensions of Islam. Volume One: Qur'an and Prophecy Volume Two: Islamic thought, law, and Ethics Volume Three: Worship and Ritual Volume Four: Gender and Politics
VA17-84 Religion and Science, 4-Vols/Set.
  Harding, Sara Fletcher/ 9780415549028/ Price:£ 835.00
Integral to human nature is the need to seek understanding of the world in which we live, to discover how it works and why. We find our answers to these fundamental questions through different methods; empirical science justifies our observations of the natural world, but religion offers explanations to its meaning and purpose. On the surface of it the encounter between reason and faith, the mind and spirit, have the appearance of polarity, in reality there is fluidity between the two. It is a dynamic and constantly changing relationship, and for that reason it is an important and thriving academic area that needs careful and intentional study. This new collection answers that need with scholarship brought together in four volumes. Taking the combined experience of Sara Fletcher Harding and Nancy Morvillo, experts in religion and science respectively, this new Routledge Major Work presents an abundance of the very best cutting-edge scholarship that has been written about this fragile relationship. Volume I of this collection is focused on 'Histories and Methodologies in Science and Religion' and Volume II on 'Cosmological Considerations in Science and Religion'. Volume III is entitled 'The Imperative of Evolution in Science' and finally Volume IV brings together the best scholarship on 'Religion Human Actions at the Intersection of Science and Religion'. With individual introductions for each volume placing the collected material into its relevant intellectual and historical context and a full index, this is an accessible and thorough reference resource. Volume I: Histories and Methodologies in Science and Religion Volume II: Cosmological Considerations in Science and Religion Volume III: The Imperative of Evolution in Science and Religion Volume IV: Human Actions at the Intersection of Science and Religion
VA17-82 Anthropology of Religion, 4-Vols/Set.
  Phillips Stevens Jr./ 9780415494236/ Price:£ 955.00
Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to religion, the anthropological approach is the most comprehensive and the most useful to students of human belief and behaviour, because it examines religion as a cultural system that cannot fully be understood separated from the other systems with which it interacts. This new four-volume collection from Routledge assembles exemplary scholarship in the field from its Victorian beginnings to the present, and represents all generally accepted categories of religious belief and ritual, plus some new ones. Topics covered include: 'Early Explorations'; 'Symbols'; 'Supernatural Beings'; 'Magical Power and Forces'; 'Human Agents of Supernatural Danger'; 'Myth'; 'Ritual'; 'Religious Practitioners'; 'Women and Gender'; 'Belief'; 'Ecology'; 'Mind and Body-Neurobiological Bases'; and 'Religion in Socio-Cultural Change'. The first volume is prefaced with a general introduction newly written by the editor which outlines the history and salient aspects of the anthropological concern for religion, and introduces the specific sections of the work. Each thematic part also includes a short introduction to set the gathered materials in context. Anthropology of Religion is destined to be valued by scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners as an essential one-stop reference.
VA17-81 Religion and the Environment, 4-Vols/Set.
  Gottlieb, Roger S/ 9780415554510/ Price:£ 910.00
In the last two decades a new form of religiously motivated social action and a virtually new field of academic study-each based in recognition of the connections between religion and humanity's treatment of the environment-have developed. Interactions between religion and environmental concern have been manifest in the explosive growth of ecotheological writings, institutional commitment by organized religions, and environmental activism explicitly oriented to religious ideals. Clergy throughout the world in virtually every denomination have received word from leaders of their religion that the environment-no less than sexuality, poverty, or war and peace-is now a basic and compelling religious matter. Out of this confrontation have been born vital new theologies based in the recovery of marginalized elements of tradition, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. Theologians from every religious tradition-along with dozens of non-denominational spiritual writers-have confronted world religions' past attitudes towards nature. In the realm of institutional commitment, public statements and actions by organized religions have grown dramatically. In the context of political action, throughout the U.S. and the world religiously oriented groups take part in environmentally oriented political action: from lobbying and consciousness raising to activist demonstrations and civil disobedience. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction, overview, and in-depth account of these exciting new developments. The four volumes cover virtually every aspect of the field-from theological change and institutional commitment to innovation in liturgy, from new ecumenical connections among different religions and between religion, science and environmental movements, from religious participation in environmental politics to an account of the global social and political contexts in which religious environmentalism has unfolded.
VA17-79 New Testament Studies, 4-Vols/set.
  Foster, Paul/ 9781848601680/ Price:£ 645.00
New Testament Studies offers a unified approach and a selection of excellent articles that is in no way constrained by theological positions. The aim of this four-volume set is to provide a rich teaching and learning resource which generates a real knowledge transfer based on the best recent New Testament scholarship. Volume One covers two areas, issues of methodology and recent advances in historical Jesus research. The former area both lays the basic groundwork for engaging in the study of the ancient texts that form the New Testament, but also collects together some of the more creative reading strategies that have been applied to New Testament texts over the last few decades. Further, research into the central figure of the New Testament has a long history, and there has been renewed interest and fresh advances in this area over the last twenty years that have reshaped the questions that are being explored. Volume TwoI looks specifically at the four canonical Gospels. The volume opens with articles that deal with general issues such as questions of genre, audience and purpose before presenting articles that deal with the individual texts. Also the recent application of social-memory theory to Gospel texts will be highlighted. Volume Three perhaps covers the topic that has seen the greatest amount of literature published during the last three decades - the person and letters of Paul the apostle. Three central areas which will be addressed are: (i) the life and self-understanding of Paul; (ii) his theological understandings; and (iii) the purpose of his writings and the issues they raise. Volume Four is not an assembly of disparate voices, but actually reflects one of the most important developments in the study of the New Testament and Early Christianity. Namely, it allows for the appreciation of the diverse expressions of faith that represented the Jesus movement in the first two centuries.
VA17-78 Islam in the West, 4-Vols/Set.
  Westerlund, David/ 9780415481243/ Price:£ 910.00
In recent decades, the number of Muslims in the West has increased rapidly, and interesting transformations of Islam have taken place-to some extent with repercussions in Islamic or predominantly Muslim countries in Asia and Africa. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge helps to make sense of the burgeoning scholarship in this area. Volume I ('Regions and History') includes studies on the historical development of Islam, as well as key work on the current situation in various regions and countries. Volume II focuses on religion and culture, while Volume III ('Social and Economic Issues') assembles vital materials on topics such as gender, family structures, class, poverty, and health. The final volume in the collection ('Politics and Law') gathers the best work on, among other things, Muslim involvement in political life; Muslim presence in the public sphere; the media coverage of Islam; and issues of integration and so-called 'Islamophobia'. Legal issues covered include laws on freedom of religion, minority rights, separate legislation, and debates about veils and halal slaughter. With a full index, together with comprehensive introductions newly written by the editors, which place the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Islam in the West is an essential new addition to Routledge's Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series. Volume I: Regions and History Volume II: religion and culture Volume III: Social and Economic Issues Volume IV: Politics and Law
VA17-75 Religion and Human Rights, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ghanea, Nazila/ 9780415477871/ Price:£ 910.00
Hardly a week goes by without some world event relating to the burgeoning field of religion and human rights. Whether attacks carried out in the name of religion by individuals or states, violations of the rights of individuals or communities due to their religious or other beliefs, or clashes between religious and other competing rights (most notably, freedom of speech), matters relating to religion and human rights are not only an area of expert and academic interest, but also of increasing interest to policy-makers, governments, international organizations, and NGOs. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge examines the background, history, and nature of human rights—both individual and collective—as well as economic, social, and cultural rights; and also civil and political rights. Standards, mechanisms, and jurisprudence at international and national levels are included, and form part of the discussion of the conflict of rights and freedom of religion or belief. Religions featured include Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and African religions, and the persecution or discrimination of religious or belief communities are discussed. Relevant human rights documents are also included. The range of subject areas that contribute to discussions on religion and human rights are many, and include: political science; law; international relations; anthropology; philosophy; religious studies; sociology of religion; and theology. Students, scholars, teachers, and practitioners from these and other disciplines will welcome this collection as a vital one-stop compendium of the very best canonical and cutting-edge research.
VA17-74 World Christianity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Koepping, Elizabeth/ 9780415468275/ Price:£ 835.00
Two-thirds of the world’s Christians live in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and this new interdisciplinary collection of articles on World Christianity from Routledge brings together specialist contributions from around the world, including Pentecostal and various Reform churches, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran and independent churches. The materials have been arranged around the core themes of contextualization, external and internal power, theological and ethnic marginalization, civic and ancestral identity, mission and conversion, and cover Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America, Oceania, and the indigenous people of North America and Australasia. The collection draws on the latest work from theology, anthropology, the sociology of religion, missiology, and religious studies, enabling users to grasp the very varied presentation of the Christian faith, the socio-cultural negotiation, accommodation, renovation, and the challenges to what the collection editor calls a ‘Euro-American Christian taken-for-granted’ understanding, theology and praxis from ‘the world beyond’. Fully indexed, and containing comprehensive introductions newly written by the editor, World Christianity is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research resource.
VA17-50 Blackwell Companion to the New Testament, The.
  Aune, David E./ 9781405108256/ Price:US$ 52.95
The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament is a detailed introduction to the New Testament, written by more than 40 scholars from a variety of Christian denominations. *Treats the 27 books and letters of the New Testament systematically, beginning with a review of current issues and concluding with an annotated bibliography *Considers the historical, social and cultural contexts in which the New Testament was produced, exploring relevant linguistic and textual issues *An international contributor list of over 40 scholars represent wide field expertise and a variety of Christian denominations *Distinctive features include a unified treatment of Luke through Acts, articles on the canonical Gospels, and a discussion of the apocryphal New Testament
SA17-464 Einstein's God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit.
  Tippett, Krista/ 9780143116776/ Price:US$ 17.00
SA17-439 Religion and Society, Vol. 1.
  Coleman, Simon/ 9780857453532/ Price:US$ 150.00
SA17-438 Letters and Papers from Prison.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800697037/ Price:US$ 64.00
SA17-431 Dornroschen und Der verlorene Sohn.
  Denecke, Axel/ 9783941808027/ Price:EUR 19.80
SA17-428 Ethics of the Word: Voices in the Catholic Church Today.
  Keenan, James F./ 9780742599567/ Price:US$ 70.00
SA17-415 Pentecostal Power: Expressions, Impact and Faith of Latin American Pentecostalism.
  Smith, Calvin L./ 9789004192492/ Price:EUR 125.00
SA17-407 In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands.
  Gilbert, Martin/ 9780300167153/ Price:US$ 35.00
SA17-404 A World Apart: A Memoir of Jewish Life in Nineteenth Century Galicia.
  Margoshes, Joseph/ 9781934843635/ Price:US$ 19.00
SA17-404 Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations.
  Berger, David/ 9781934843765/ Price:US$ 129.00
SA17-404 Another Way, Another Time: Religious Inclusivism and the Sacks Chief Rabbinate.
  Persoff, Meir/ 9781936235100/ Price:US$ 32.00
SA17-401 Spurgeon: Episodes and Anecdotes of His Busy Life, with Personal Reminiscences.
  Handford, Thomas W./ 9781176993495/ Price:US$ 27.75
SA17-399 The Future of Post-Human Religion: A Preface to a New Theory of Spirituality.
  Baofu, Peter/ 9781907343223/ Price:£ 50.00
this book provides an alternative (better) way to understand the future of religion, especially in the dialectic context of sacredness and secularness-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). Thus, this book offers a new theory to go beyond the existing approaches in the literature on religion in a new way not thought of before.
SA17-398 Sede Vacante: Canon Law (Catholic Church), Roman Catholic Church, Cathedra, Episcopal See, Particular Church, Diocese, Coadjutor Bishop.
  Surhone, Lambert M./ 9786130443474/ Price:EUR 39.00
SA17-398 Ubaldo Giraldi: Canon Law, Provincial Superior, Piarists, Ecclesiastical, Roman Catholic Church.
  Surhone, Lambert M./ 9786130544065/ Price:EUR 45.00
SA17-394 The Johannine Theology: A Study of the Doctrinal Contents of the Gospel and Epistles of the Apostle John.
  Stevens, George B./ 9781149422328/ Price:US$ 34.75
SA17-387 Vixens Disturbing Vineyards: Embarrassment and Embracement of Scriptures: Festschrift in Honor of Harry Fox.
  Yoreh, Tzemah/ 9781934843413/ Price:US$ 88.00
SA17-381 A Place of Springs.
  Jantzen, Grace M./ 9780415469999/ Price:£ 120.00
GA17-35 China's Buddhist Culture.
  Fang Li-tian/ 9789814281423/ Price:US$ 150.00
Book Cover This book elaborates and elucidates the concepts and characteristics of China's Buddhist culture with special emphasis on two aspects: (1) the historical evolution of Chinese Buddhism as well as related ancient books, records, basic doctrines, systems and protocols, and famous historical and cultural sites; and (2) the influence of Buddhism on such aspects of Chinese culture as politics, ethics, philosophy, literature and art, and folk customs, as well as the differences and similarities between Buddhism and both Confucianism and Taoism. This book further summarizes the structure, core beliefs, internal and external relations, root of evolution, and peculiarity of China's Buddhist culture system. This book aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the historical status of Buddhism and its important role in the evolution of Chinese culture.
Negotiating Identity: The Portrayal of Foreigners in Ezra-Nehemiah.
  Armin, Siedlecki/ 9783639168563/ Price:EUR 68.00
Abacwezi and Embandwa: A traditional African Religion.
  Mulindwa, Peter K./ 9783639202977/ Price:EUR 49.00
Living Word: A research study of a charismatic congregation in Bergen, Norway.
  Marian Guddal, Hansen/ 9783639208214/ Price:EUR 49.00
PROPHETS OF GOD: Teaching, Stories and Moral Lessons.
  Khawaja Shamsuddin, Azeemi/ 9783639215571/ Price:EUR 79.00
Prophet's Daughter: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant.
  Prophet, Erin/ 9781599219721/ Price:US$ 14.95
At Play With Krishna: Pilgrimage Dramas from Brindavan.
  Hawley, John Stratton/ 9788120834866/ Price:US$ 52.00
Brahman and Person: Essays by Richard De Smet.
  Coelho, Ivo/ 9788120834590/ Price:US$ 48.50
Comparative Religion.
  Tiwari, Kedar Nath/ 9788120802933/ Price:US$ 27.50
Comparative Religion.
  Tiwari, Kedar Nath/ 9788120802940/ Price:US$ 16.50
Cult of Jagannatha: Myths and Rituals.
  Jose Carlos Gomes da Silva/ 9788120834620/ Price:US$ 45.00
Pahlavi Texts Pt 1 (SBE Vol. 5): Parsis.
  Muller, F. Max/ 9788120801066/ Price:US$ 22.50
Upanayana: Hindu Ceremonies of the Sacred Thread.
  Prasad, R.C./ 9788120812406/ Price:US$ 12.95
Vijnanabhairava or Divine Conciousness: A Treasury of 112 Types of Yoga.
  Singh, Jaideva/ 9788120808171/ Price:US$ 28.00
VA17-80 Moot Papers, The.: Faith, Freedom and Society 1938-1944.
  Clements, Keith/ 9780567032577/ Price:£ 250.00
The Moot was the study and discussion group set up by J.H. Oldham (1874-1969) following the 1937 Oxford Conference on “Church, Community and State.” Its purpose was to continue, in an informal, confidential but serious way, exploration of the relation between church and society and the realisation of Christian ethics in the public sphere. The Moot met twice or three times a year from 1938 to 1947 (21 times in all) and was convened by Oldham with the conscious intention of responding to the grave crisis that was felt to be facing western society in Britain no less than on the continent of Europe. Overall some 35 people attended the Moot at one time or another, but its core comprised a small number of regular members who were representative of the highest levels in theology, social science and public affairs. In addition to Oldham himself they included John Baillie, T.S. Eliot, H.A. Hodges, Eleonora Iredale, Adolf Lowe, Karl Mannheim, Walter Moberly, John Middleton Murry and Alec Vidler. Other participants included Kathleen Bliss, Fred Clarke, Christopher Dawson, H.H. Farmer, Hector Hetherington, Walter Oakshott and Gilbert Shaw, while notables such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Melville Chaning-Pearce, Donald Mackinnon, Philip Mairet, Lesslie Newbigin, William Paton, Frank Pakenham (later Lord Longford), Michael Polanyi and Oliver Tomkins made occasional “guest appearances.” Against the background of impending and then actual war, the discussions in the Moot repeatedly focused on the “planned” nature of modern society and therewith the roles (if any) within it of moral choice and the Christian community.
VA17-77 Women and Christianity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Kwok, Pui Lan/ 9780415471763/ Price:£ 910.00
This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the best and most influential scholarship on women and Christianity. It presents an up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive compilation of women's reflection on the Bible and Christian doctrines; women's religious roles and movements; and contemporary issues facing Christian women around the world. Table of Contents *Volume I: Religious Language and Biblical Interpretation *Volume II: Doctrines and Religious Practices *Volume III: Religious Leadership, Mission, Dialogue, and Movements *Volume IV: Contemporary Concerns
VA17-76 Religion and Politics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Haynes, Jeffrey/ 9780415490245/ Price:£ 835.00
The early twenty-first century has witnessed a global resurgence of religious activity and identification. In particular, numerous examples of the growing political influence of religion can be cited, not least in Europe, once thought to be an inexorably secularizing continent. In India, meanwhile, officially a secular state, the Bharatiya Janata Party has served in several coalition governments and, until 2004, was the leading party in government. In the USA, religion continues to have a major impact on both domestic politics and the country’s international relations. More obviously perhaps, in the Middle East, religion plays an enormous part in political life, both domestically and internationally, while the Roman Catholic Church has played a leading role in the turn to democracy in Spain, Poland, and several Latin American countries. Volume I (‘The World Religions and Politics’) of this new four-volume collection from Routledge focuses on the major world religions and the roles they play in politics. Volume II (‘Religion and Governance’) brings together key work on: religion and secularization; religious fundamentalism; the relationship between church and state; religion and democracy; and religion and civil society. Volume III (‘Religion and International Relations’), meanwhile, assembles vital scholarship on religion and foreign policy, globalization, and terrorism. Finally, Volume IV collects work on ‘Religion, Development, and Security’ to examine religion and conflict; religion, gender, and politics; faith-based development aid; religion and science; and religion and human rights. With a full index and a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, that places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Religion and Politics is an essential one-stop reference resource.
VA17-73 Philosophy of Religion, 4-Vols/Set.
  Wainwright, William J./ 9780415442107/ Price:£ 880.00
The past forty years or so have witnessed a renaissance in the philosophy of religion. New tools (modal logic, probability theory, and so on) and new historical research have prompted many thinkers to take a fresh look at old topics (God’s existence, the problem of evil, faith and reason, and the like). Moreover, sophisticated examinations of contentious new issues, such as the problem of religious diversity or the role of emotions and other non-evidential factors in shaping rationally held religious beliefs, have also emerged. Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of scholarly literature, Philosophy of Religion is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Philosophy. Edited by a leading scholar, it is a four-volume collection which brings together key examples of the most important recent work, together with carefully selected historical pieces needed to understand them. Volume I focuses on concepts of the divine while Volume II explores arguments for and against the existence of a divine reality, with special attention to the problem of evil, the problem of divine hiddenness, and the case for naturalism. Volume III and the first part of Volume IV are devoted to broadly epistemic issues: the cognitive value of religious experience; the proper role of evidence in the formation of religious belief; the nature of justified religious belief; and pragmatic arguments for religious belief. The remainder of Volume IV introduces some of the best recent work on religious diversity, tolerance, and the public role of religion in a pluralistic society. The Philosophy of Religion is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research resource.
VA17-71 Church Dogmatics Study Edition, 31-Vols/Set.
  Barth, Karl/ 9780567022790/ Price:£ 600.00
Karl Barth (1886-1968), the Swiss Reformed professor and pastor, was once described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas. His great contribution to theology, church, and culture will take generations to appropriate and assess. As the principal author of "The Barmen Declaration," he was the intellectual leader of the German Confessing Church, the Protestant group that resisted the Third Reich. Among Barth's many books, sermons and essays, the multivolume Church Dogmatics -- a closely reasoned, eloquently stated argument in nearly ten thousand pages -- stands out as the crown of his achievement.
VA17-70 Women and Religion, 4-Vols/Set.
  Klassen, Pamela/ 9780415438391/ Price:£ 910.00
This collection is an essential research tool for all students specializing in religion and women’s studies, and is equally useful to those working in related fields such as anthropology, cultural studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, and theology. By tracing the evolution of the topic, from the beginnings of feminist research on religion to more contemporary debates about categorizations of gender in the study of religion, this four-volume collection serves the needs of both specialist and generalist users. Women and Religion includes essays treating a broad range of religious traditions, while focusing on particular methodological and theoretical concerns common to the study of women and religion. Organized thematically, each volume includes the most formative theoretical contributions to the field, grouped together with articles that explore a particular set of issues from a range of traditions, with the use of methodologies drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, textual criticism, and religious studies. Each volume’s introductory essay explicitly problematizes the central categories of analysis operating in the study of women and religion—for example, women, gender, religion, body, science, and colonialism—while also setting the articles in historical context.
VA17-61 Encyclopedia of African Religion, 2-Vols/Set.
  Asante, Molefi Kete/ 9781412936361/ Price:£ 265.00
As the first comprehensive work to assemble ideas, concepts, discourses, and extensive essays in this vital area, the Encyclopedia of African Religion explores such topics as deities and divinities, the nature of humanity, the end of life, the conquest of fear, and the quest for attainment of harmony with nature and other humans. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama include nearly 500 entries that seek to rediscover the original beauty and majesty of African religion. Features include: it helps readers grasp the enormity of Africa’s contribution to religious ideas by presenting richly textured concepts of spirituality, ritual, and initiation while simultaneously advancing new theological categories, cosmological narratives, and ways to conceptualize ethical behavior it provides readers with new metaphors, figures of speech, modes of reasoning, etymologies, analogies, and cosmogonies it reveals the complexity, texture, and rhythms of the African religious tradition to provide scholars with a baseline for future works.
SA17-459 1 & 2 Samuel. (Apollos Old Testament Commentary, Vol. 8)
  Firth, David G./ 9780830825080/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA17-442 Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford Debate.
  Hesketh, Ian/ 9780802092847/ Price:US$ 35.95
SA17-438 Berlin: 1932 - 1933.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683122/ Price:US$ 55.00
SA17-436 Psalm Structures: A Study of Psalms with Refrains.
  Raabe, Paul R./ 9780567207128/ Price:£ 28.99
SA17-435 Philippians and Philemon.
  Thurston, Bonnie B./ 9780814659793/ Price:US$ 39.95
SA17-426 NRSV New Testament and Psalms.
  / 9780521759731/ Price:£ 9.99
SA17-417 Lo Scarabeo Tarot Gallery Book.
  Lo Scarabeo/ 9780738715612/ Price:US$ 49.95
SA17-408 Geheiligte Raume: Theologie, Geschichte und Symbolik des Kirchengebaudes.
  Beyer, Franz-Heinrich/ 9783534230273/ Price:EUR 49.90
SA17-391 John Calvin.
  Vollmer, Philip/ 9781117451978/ Price:US$ 32.99
SA17-391 John Calvin,.
  Walker, Williston/ 9781117237770/ Price:US$ 44.99
SA17-384 On the Cross Road.
  John Chong Ser Choon/ 9789814138642/ Price:US$ 12.00
SA17-379 Mind the Gap: Contending for Righteousness in an Age of Lawlessness.
  Thio, Li-Ann/ 9789814222594/ Price:US$ 33.00
SA17-377 Variations on the Messianic Theme: A Case Study of Interfaith Dialogue.
  Wyse, Marion/ 9781934843475/ Price:US$ 99.00
SA17-377 The Mind Behind the Gospels: A Commentary to Matthew 1-14.
  Basser, Herbert/ 9781934843338/ Price:US$ 69.00
SA17-376 Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages.
  Jospe, Raphael/ 9781934843093/ Price:US$ 139.00
SA17-376 Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on the First Book of Psalms: Chapters 1-41.
  Strickman, H. N./ 9781934843307/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA17-376 Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on the Second Book of Psalms: Chapters 42-72.
  Strickman, H. N./ 9781934843314/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA17-374 Science in the Bet Midrash: Studies in Maimonides.
  Kellner, Menachem/ 9781934843215/ Price:US$ 109.00
SA17-374 Religious-Zionism: History and Ideology.
  Schwartz, Dov/ 9781934843253/ Price:US$ 89.00
SA17-371 Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism.
  Spector, Stephen/ 9780195368024/ Price:US$ 42.95
Being as Consciousness, Yogacara Philosophy of Buddhism.
  Tola, Fernando/ 9788120819672/ Price:US$ 20.95
Dharma: Studies in Its Semantic, Cultural and Religious History.
  Olivelle, Patrick/ 9788120833388/ Price:US$ 45.00
Gorakhnath and the Kanphata Yogis.
  Briggs, George W./ 9788120805637/ Price:US$ 36.00
Isvarasamhita (Set of 5 Vols.)
  Varadachari, V./ 9788120832169/ Price:US$ 139.95
The Path to Awakening: A Commentary on Ja Chekawa Dorje's Seven Points of Mind Training.
  Braitstein, Lara/ 9788120834408/ Price:US$ 28.50
MISSED OPPORTUNITIES? Religious Houses and the Laity in the English "High Middle Ages".
  Postles, David A/ 9780982386750/ Price:US$ 26.00
WA160-7A 台灣宗教研究(第七卷第一期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
VA17-67 World Islam, 4-Vols/Set.
  Rippin, Andrew/ 9780415401036/ Price:£ 910.00
Reflecting the diversity of Islam, this collection focuses on the presence of Muslims in countries outside the traditionally conceived heartlands of the Islamic world. The history of the arrival of Islam in such countries and the nature of the way in which Islam is practised in such places is the thematic focus of the materials selected for inclusion. Today, the community of Muslims around the globe looks to the Arab world (and Iran) as a source of identity and authority. While this is driven as much by finances as by religious ideology, it does create a sense of there being a central Islamic world and a ‘diaspora’ which can be separated and considered. This separation may also be considered a historical phenomenon: the core ‘Islamic world’ came into existence as a result of the early military expansion of the Arabs up to about 750CE; after that point, the spread of Islam occurred by different and more gradual means (often influenced by trade especially). Both of these ways of conceptualizing the region of interest results is a vast amount of territory in which to explore the special manifestations of Islam.
VA17-63-9 Dogen's Formative Years.
  Kodera, Takashi James/ 9780415461160/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-8 Buddhism and Christianity.
  King, Winston L./ 9780415461108/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-7 Wheel of Death.
  Kapleau, Philip/ 9780415461092/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-6 Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge.
  Jayatilleke, K. N./ 9780415461078/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-5 Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition.
  Gyatso, Geshe Kelsang/ 9780415460996/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-4 Buddhist Thought in India.
  Conze, Edward/ 9780415460989/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-3 Buddhist Meditation.
  Conze, Edward/ 9780415460910/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-20 Philosophies of India.
  Zimmer, Heinrich/ 9780415462327/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-63-2 Buddhist Teaching of Totality.
  Chang, Garma C. C./ 9780415460897/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-19 Buddhist Tantras.
  Wayman, Alex/ 9780415461634/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-18 Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way.
  Sprung, Mervyn/ 9780415461504/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-17 Buddhist Way of Life.
  Smith, F. Harold/ 9780415461474/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-16 Meaning of Life in Hinduism and Buddhism.
  Ross, Floyd H./ 9780415461467/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-15 Philosophical Traditions of India.
  Raju, P. T./ 9780415461214/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-14 Idealistic Thought of India.
  Raju, P. T./ 9780415461207/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-12 Central Philosophy of Buddhism.
  Murti, T. R. V./ 9780415461184/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-11 Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism.
  Masefield, Peter/ 9780415461641/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-10 Footprint of the Buddha.
  Ludowyk, E. F. C./ 9780415461177/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-63-1 Buddha's Philosophy.
  Allen, G. F./ 9780415460880/ Price:£ 135.00
VA17-62 Paganism, 3-Vols/Set.
  Davy, Barbara Jne/ 9780415438315/ Price:£ 585.00
Contemporary Paganism emerged in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s as a new religious movement, although practitioners understood themselves to be participating in a witchcraft tradition extending back into medieval—if not prehistoric—times. In recent decades, Pagan Studies has emerged through a plethora of sophisticated anthropological, sociological, and historical studies, and this new three-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Religious Studies series brings together the best foundational and cutting-edge scholarship in one ‘mini library’. Volume I addresses the emergence of Paganism as a religion. It collects scholarly analyses of the historical evolution of Paganism, and is organized under topics including debates of historical accuracy, influences on the development of Paganism, and the process of routinization in the religion. The second volume addresses the importance of environmentalism in contemporary Paganism, including work on how Pagans think about the natural world, environmental ethics, and related political activism. The final volume addresses the importance of gender issues and feminism in contemporary Paganism, and collects the best research on topics including immanence, embodiment, self-image, and sexuality. Paganism is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
SA17-474 Dictionary of Buddhism.
  Gakkai, Soka/ 9788120833340/ Price:US$ 16.50
Anyone reading English translations of Buddhist texts will encounter a host of names, terms, and phrases whose meanings are not clear even though they appear in English. Buddhism is famous for its specialized terminology and translation alone may not communicate its full meaning. East Asian Buddhist diction is layered with several languages -Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, and Japanese -and the only way to make one's way through this linguistic maze without getting lost is with the aid of a good dictionary. The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism, a revised and expanded version of A Dictionary of Buddhist Terms and Concepts (1983), is a welcome addition that serves this purpose. Written clearly for the general reader, the Dictionary contains over 2,700 entries. While it is designed primarily for use with the Soka Gakkai's translations of Nichiren's works, the Dictionary contains a wealth of terms found in all other traditions of Buddhism. Definitions are given for technical terms, historical figures, doctrinal texts, institutions, and place names. The entries provide complete cross-references so that readers may know and further pursue meanings of term equivalents as rendered in other ways or languages. Ten appendixes provide maps and world lists that enable the reader to find terms in English, Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, or Japanese. Like all buddhist masters, Nichiren presented his particular message in the wider context of other Buddhist teachings and practices. To know the particular, one must also understand the general context, and the Dictionary, in addressing both levels, provides essential knowledge not only for students of Nichiren Buddhism, but for anyone reading Buddhist texts.
SA17-455 Studien Zum Urchristentum: Kleine Schriften VI.
  Hengel, Martin/ 9783161508493/ Price:EUR 49.00
SA17-439 Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence.
  Selengut, Charles/ 9780742560833/ Price:US$ 92.00
SA17-438 Barcelona, Berlin, New York: 1928-1931.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683306/ Price:US$ 60.00
SA17-437 Biblical Criticism in Crisis?: The Impact of the Canonical Approach on Old Testament Studies.
  Brett, Mark G./ 9780521047487/ Price:£ 23.99
SA17-416 For Everyone Born: Global Songs for an Emerging Church.
  Lockward, Jorge/ 9781933663265/ Price:US$ 14.95
SA17-384 A Kindly Providence: An Alaskan Missionary's Story.
  Renner, Louis L./ 9781586172367/ Price:US$ 24.95
SA17-383 The Greatest Story as Told through Stamps.
  Sng, Bobby E. K./ 9789814222433/ Price:US$ 28.00
SA17-377 Korean New Interpreter's Study Bible.(Korean Edition)
  Won, Dal J./ 9780687497331/ Price:US$ 47.00
SA17-374 A World Apart: A Memoir of Jewish Life in Nineteenth Century Galicia
  Margoshes, Joseph/ 9781934843109/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA17-374 The Horizontal Society, Vol. I.
  Faur, Jose/ 9781934843130/ Price:US$ 70.00
SA17-374 The Horizontal Society, Vol. II.
  Faur, Jose/ 9781934843185/ Price:US$ 60.00
SA17-374 The Idea of Modern Jewish Culture.
  Schweid, Eliezer/ 9781934843055/ Price:US$ 60.00
SA17-374 The Boldness of a Halakhist: An Analysis of the Writings of Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Halevi Epsteins "The Arukh Hashulhan".
  Fishbane, Simcha/ 9781934843031/ Price:US$ 55.00
SA17-371 Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles II to George I.
  Hampton, Stephen/ 9780199533367/ Price:£ 125.00
SA17-371 Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa.
  Ranger, Terence O./ 9780195174779/ Price:US$ 125.00
SA17-370 How Jesus Became Christian.
  Wilson, Barrie/ 9780312362782/ Price:US$ 25.95
SA17-362 Autobiography and Other Writings.
  Ana de San Bartolome/ 9780226143729/ Price:US$ 31.00
SA17-359 The Amish and the Media.
  Umble, Diane Z./ 9780801887895/ Price:US$ 38.00
SA17-359 God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights.
  Marsh, Charles/ 9780691130675/ Price:US$ 35.00
The Bhagavad Gita and Inner Transformation.
  Lepes, Naina/ 9788120831865/ Price:US$ 46.95
Buddhist Studies: Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference Volume 8.
  Gombrich, Richard F./ 9788120832480/ Price:US$ 52.88
Capturing the Aura: Integrating Science, Technology, and Metaphysics.
  Lindgren, C.E./ 9788120833616/ Price:US$ 35.50
Encyclopaedia of Tantra (5 Vols.)
  Santideva, Sadhu/ 9788120832350/ Price:US$ 128.50
Influences of Ancient Hinduism on Early Christianity.
  Herman, A.L./ 9788120832954/ Price:US$ 45.00
Materials for the Study of Aryadeva, Dharmapala and Chandrakirti.
  Tillemans, Tom J.F./ 9788120831124/ Price:US$ 31.40
Nagarjuna in Context: Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture.
  Walser, Joseph/ 9788120832602/ Price:US$ 24.75
The Art of Prediction in Astrology.
  Vasudev, Gayatri Devi/ 9788120832299/ Price:US$ 22.50
Jaina Epistemology in historical and comparative perspective. ( 2 vols set)
  Balcerowicz , Piotr/ 9788120833456/ Price:US$ 100.00
Shopping for Jesus: Faith in Marketing in the USA.
  Janes, Dominic/ 9780980081435/ Price:US$ 26.00
WA160-6A 台灣宗教研究(第六卷第一期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
WA106-6B 台灣宗教研究(第六卷第二期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
VA17-65 Handbook of Ancient Religions, A.
  Hinnells, John R./ 9780521847124/ Price:US$ 242.00
Ancient civilisations exercise an intense fascination for people the world over. This Handbook provides a vivid, scholarly, and eminently readable account of ancient cultures around the world, from China to India, the Middle East, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas. It examines the development of religious belief from the time of the Palaeolithic cave paintings to the Aztecs and Incas. Covering the whole of society not just the elite, the Handbook outlines the history of the different societies so that their religion and culture can be understood in context. Each chapter includes discussion of the broad field of relevant studies alerting the reader to wider debates on each subject. An international team of scholars convey their own deep enthusiasm for their subject and provide a unique study of both popular and 'official' religion in the ancient world.
VA17-64 Church-State Issues in America Today, 3-Vols/Set.
  Duncan, Ann W./ 9780275993672/ Price:£ 206.95
Church and state issues are in the news now more than ever before. Political and religious leaders alike are negotiating on shaky ground as they balance their religious/moral and political perspectives with their roles as leaders. New technologies push the boundaries of moral consensus by creating new controversies such as those involving stem-cell research and medical measures to sustain or end the lives of the terminally ill. The Supreme Court continues to work to clarify the fuzzy line between religion and politics as it addresses cases regarding abortion, school prayer, and the Pledge of Allegiance, among other issues. Further controversies only lead to further divisions among Americans. At the beginning of the 21st century, there are as many interpretations of this separation as there are interpretations of particular issues such as abortion or school vouchers. This three-volume collection summarizes the history and current status of issues involving the separation of church and state through chapters examining the backgrounds, relevant constitutional concerns, and variety of perspectives on specific controversies. Framed by a general discussion of the history of the separation between church and state and through careful attention to subjects such as capital punishment, gay marriage, and clergy support of political leaders, there emerges an incredibly complex, enlightening, and provocative picture for anyone with an interest in the unique nature of religion in the United States of America.
VA17-60 Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, 2-Vols/Set.
  Cesari, Jocelyne/ 9780313336256/ Price:£ 137.95
Some scholars believe that the influence of Islam in the United States can be traced back to Thomas Jefferson. Today, Islam and American Muslim populations are growing in importance in this country, and demand for information about them is high, especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. This A-to-Z encyclopedia will help students and other readers get a fast grip on pertinent holidays, terms, beliefs, practices, notables, and sects of the Islamic faith and Muslim practitioners in the United States. The accompanying primary documents volume provides 93 crucial articles, speeches, essays, poems, songs, and more to flesh out the encyclopedia entries. This encyclopedia and primary documents set, the first on the topic and for the general reader, is a must-have for every library. The primary focus is contemporary but the entries are historically contextualized, so the fuller picture of origins outside the country and practice now in the United States is clear. Further reading suggestions accompany each entry. The primary documents volume enhances the encyclopedic entries with annotated selections such as an article from an entry on a leading Muslim American magazine or an essay by a Muslim American scholar to illuminate an entry on her. This will be a boon for students doing reports on Islam and for non-Muslims looking to learn about Muslims in an objective, broad way. It is clearly and authoritatively written and compiled by a host of scholars, primarily from Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. An introduction, chronology, selected bibliography, set index, and photos round out the set.
VA17-59 SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, The.
  Beckford, James A./ 9781412911955/ Price:£ 120.00
At a time when religions are increasingly affecting, and affected by, life beyond the narrowly sacred sphere, religion everywhere seems to be caught up in change and conflict. In the midst of this contention and confusion, the sociology of religion provides a rich source of understanding and explanation. This Handbook presents an unprecedentedly comprehensive assessment of the field, both where it has been and where it is headed. Like its many distinguished contributors, its topics and their coverage are truly global in their reach. The Handbook's 35 chapters are organized into eight sections: basic theories and debates; methods of studying religion; social forms and experiences of religion; issues of power and control in religious organizations; religion and politics; individual religious behaviour in social context; religion, self-identity and the life-course; and case studies of China, Eastern Europe, Israel, Japan, and Mexico. Each chapter establishes benchmarks for the state of sociological thinking about religion in the 21st century and provides a rich bibliography for pursuing its subject further. Overall, the Handbook stretches the field conceptually, methodologically, comparatively, and historically. It promises to be an indispensable source of guidance and insight for both students and scholars for years to come.
VA17-57 Sufism, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ridgeon, Lloyd/ 9780415419437/ Price:£ 805.00
In recent years, interest in Sufism - often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam - has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic studies, comparative religion, area studies, anthropology, history, and politics. In this new Routledge Major Work, the editor, a leading scholar in the field, has gathered in four volumes the canonical and the very best cutting-edge literature on Sufism to create an indispensable reference resource. The collection focuses on: origins and development; hermeneutics and doctrines; ritual, authority, and word; and modern Sufism.
VA17-56 Sociology of Religion, The., 5-Vols/Set.
  Hamilton, Malcolm/ 9780415381024/ Price:£ 1055.00
This new Routledge Major Work is a five-volume collection of seminal and influential articles, chapters, and extracts in the sociology of religion and related disciplines. The collection uniquely brings together material ranging widely from conceptual and theoretical discussions through substantive areas, including historical religious systems, the great world religious traditions, and religion in the contemporary world. No other collection of this kind has this breadth of coverage or historical and comparative dimension. The best work of classic writers and scholars, major contributors to the discipline over its period of development, and of contemporary theorists and specialists in substantive topics has been included to give a comprehensive picture of the subdiscipline.
VA17-55-5k Oriental Mysticism.
  / 9780415444880/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5j Ship of Sulaiman, The.
  / 9780415442909/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5i Islamic Spirituality: Foundations.
  Nasr, Seyyed Hossein/ 9780415442626/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5h Philosophy of Ibn 'Arabi, The.
  Landau, Rom/ 9780415448741/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5g Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi.
  Corbin, Henry/ 9780415442619/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5f Darvishes, The.: or Oriental Spiritualism.
  Brown, John P./ 9780415442602/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5e Sufis of Andalusia: The Ruh al-Quds and Al-Durat Fakhirah.
  Arabi, M. Ibn/ 9780415442596/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5d Sufi Martyr, A.: The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani.
  Arberry, A. J./ 9780415442589/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5c Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam.
  Arberry, A. J./ 9780415442572/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5b Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat al-Auliya'(Memorial of the Saints).
  Attar, Farid al-Din/ 9780415442565/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5a Rumi The Persian, The Sufi.
  Arasteh, A. Reza/ 9780415442558/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-5 Mini-set E : Spirituality, Sufism, 11-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415433617/ Price:£ 1185.00
VA17-55-4g Muslim Creed, The.: Its Genesis and Historical Development.
  Wensinck, A. J./ 9780415442541/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-4f Prophecy in Islam.
  Rahman, F./ 9780415436991/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-4e Islamic Life and Thought.
  Nasr, Seyyed Hossein/ 9780415442534/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-4d Islam and the Arabs.
  Landau, Rom/ 9780415439664/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-4c Science, Democracy and Islam: And other essays.
  Kabir, Humayun/ 9780415442527/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-4b Islam: Essays in the Nature and Growth of a Cultural Tradition.
  von Grunebaum, G. E./ 9780415447355/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-4a Islamic Occasionalism: and its critique by Averroes and Aquinas.
  Fakhry, Majid/ 9780415448734/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-4 Mini-set D : Philosophy, 7-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415433600/ Price:£ 980.00
VA17-55-3n Islam: Its Origin and Spread in Words, Maps and Pictures.
  Verhoeven, F. R. J./ 9780415447324/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3m Caliphs and their Non-Muslim Subjects: A Critical Study of the Covenant of 'Umar.
  Tritton, A. S./ 9780415440950/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3l Islam in Ethiopia.
  Trimingham, J. S./ 9780415446730/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3k Historical Atlas of the Muslim Peoples.
  Roolvink, R./ 9780415440943/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3j Mohammed and Charlemagne.
  Pirenne, Henri/ 9780415440936/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3i Islam and the Divine Comedy.
  Palacios, Miguel Asin/ 9780415439190/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3h Jews of Islam, The.
  Lewis, Bernard/ 9780415440929/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3g History of Egypt, A.: In the Middle Ages.
  Kabir, Humayun/ 9780415440684/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3f Islamic Medicine.
  Khan, Muhammad Salim/ 9780415439183/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3e Foundation of the Ottoman Empire, The.: A History of the Osmanlis Up To the Death of Bayezid I1300-1403.
  Gibbons, Herbert Adam/ 9780415444859/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3d Studies on the Civilization of Islam.
  Gibb, H. A. R./ 9780415439176/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3c Sexuality in Islam.
  Bouhdiba, Abdelwahab/ 9780415439152/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3b Aspects of Islamic Civilization: As Depicted in the Original Texts.
  Arberry, A. J./ 9780415439039/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3a Islam in Tribal Societies: From the Atlas to the Indus.
  Ahmed, Akbar S./ 9780415446723/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-3 Mini-set C: History and Civilization, 14-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415433501/ Price:£ 1505.00
VA17-55-2f Muslim Law: An Historical Introduction to the Law of Inheritance.
  Russell, Alexander David/ 9780415453011/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-2e Islam: Beliefs and Institutions.
  Lammens, Henri/ 9780415440639/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-2d Bedouin Justice: Law and Custom Among the Egyptian Bedouin.
  Kennettm, Austin/ 9780415439022/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-2c Muslim Institutions.
  Gaudefroy-Demombynes, Maurice/ 9780415440622/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-2b Islamic Law and Society in the Sudan.
  Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn/ 9780415446716/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-2a Islamic Law in Africa.
  Anderson, J. N. D./ 9780415442886/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-2 Mini-set B: Law and Institutions, 6-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415433488/ Price:£ 665.00
VA17-55-1j Islam and Christianity Today: A Contribution to Dialogue.
  Watt, W. M./ 9780415446709/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1i Companion to the Qur'an: Based on the Arberry Translation.
  Watt, W. M./ 9780415439008/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1h Islam: Belief and Practices.
  Tritton, A. S./ 9780415438971/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1g Guide for the Perplexed, The.: Moses Maimonides.
  Roth, Leon/ 9780415444873/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1f Afghani and 'Abduh: An Essay on Relgious Unbelief and Political Activism in Modern Islam.
  Kedourie, Elie/ 9780415442893/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1e Twenty-three Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad.
  Bagley, F. R. C./ 9780415438926/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1d Pen and the Faith, The.: Eight Modern Muslim Writers and the Qur'an.
  Cragg, Kenneth/ 9780415438919/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1c Revelation and Reason in Islam.
  Arberry, A. J./ 9780415438872/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1b Holy Koran, The.: An Introduction with Selections.
  Arberry, A. J./ 9780415440578/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1a Mohammed: The Man and his Faith.
  Andrae, Tor/ 9780415438797/ Price:£ 155.00
VA17-55-1 Mini-set A: Qu'ran, Religion and Theology, 10-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415433471/ Price:£ 1185.00
VA17-42 Shi'ism, 4-Vols/Set.
  Turner, Colin/ 9780415391870/ Price:£ 955.00
The four volumes of this set bring together key contributions to the study of Shi’ism, giving access to material that has hitherto been scattered and difficult to locate. While the majority of the material stems from the past fifty years, earlier studies are included, providing insight into the field’s development. This collection reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of today’s Shi’ite studies. Volume One covers the birth of Shi’ism and traces its development. The emphasis is on the socio-political history of communities self-identifying as Shi’ite, focusing largely on the majority ‘Twelvers’, but also covering ‘offshoot’ sects. Volume Two consists of articles which explore the theologies and philosophical ideals of Shi’ism. Particular emphasis is given to those aspects of Shi’ite orthodoxy and orthopraxy which distinguish them from the Sunni majority. Volume Three is devoted to Shi’ite law, with special reference to the evolution of ‘independent reasoning’ – the principle which underpins the inherent dynamism of Shi’ite jurisprudence and which has ensured continuation of development down to the present day. Volume Four concentrates on the development of theories of government among the Shi’ite scholarly milieu, tracing political Shi’ism from its turbulent beginnings to its pre-modern and contemporary manifestation.
SA17-443 Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook.
  Hayes, John H./ 9780664227753/ Price:US$ 26.00
SA17-438 Painting Faith: Li Gonglin and Northern Song Buddhist Culture.
  Pan, An-yi/ 9789004160613/ Price:EUR 192.00
SA17-436 London, 1933-1935.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683139/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA17-427 Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
  Grabbe, Lester L./ 9780567032546/ Price:£ 34.99
SA17-408 Biblia Sacra Vulgata.
  Weber, Robert/ 9781598561784/ Price:US$ 82.95
SA17-403 Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia.
  Zarley, Kermit/ 9781556351815/ Price:US$ 16.95
SA17-391 Bestowing Luck & Prosperity On All.
  Ho, Tan L./ 9789834366124/ Price:NT$ 1650.00
SA17-378 OCR Religious Ethics for AS and A2.
  Oliphant, Jill/ 9780415468251/ Price:£ 22.99
SA17-376 Separation of Church and State: What the Founders Meant.
  Barton, David/ 9781932225419/ Price:US$ 8.90
SA17-363 Zuru"ck in die Zukunft.
  / 9783429029043/ Price:EUR 25.00
SA17-356 Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven and How We Can Regain It.
  Russell, Jeffrey B./ 9780195334586/ Price:US$ 27.95
SA17-344 An Introduction to Quakerism.
  Dandelion, Pink/ 9780521841115/ Price:£ 67.00
SA17-342 Anglican Communion in Crisis: How Episcopal Dissidents and Their African Allies Are Reshaping Anglicanism.
  Hassett, Miranda K./ 9780691125183/ Price:US$ 67.50
WC045 關愛人性善待人生:池田大作思想研究
  / 9789627707486/ Price:NT$ 500.00
Book Cover 本書乃「湖南師範大學池田大作研究所」的研究成果,承蒙林健忠曉陽慈善基金會資助,由香港公開大學出版社出版。 本書深入地闡述了池田大作佛學思想體系,揭示池田思想與當代世界哲學思想的聯繫,並對創價學會作為世界和平組織的真實情況作出一些介紹。
WA160-5A 台灣宗教研究(第五卷第一期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
VA37-17 Women and Romanticism, 5-Vols/Set.
  Eberle, Roxanne/ 9780415342186/ Price:£ 1055.00
Demonstrating the breadth and scope of women's writing in the Romantic period, this collection covers a variety of topics ranging across polemical treatises, private correspondence, philosophical and historical disquisitions, and poetry and prose fiction. Helping to contextualise the areas discussed, the collection includes a general introduction by the editor, which traces the history of criticism in the field, and thus current definitions of "Women and Romanticism", before going on to discuss the contents of each volume.
VA17-58 Encyclopedia of World Religions, The.
  Schade, Johannes/ 9781601360007/ Price:US$ 49.95
This encyclopedia covers all major religions and beliefs in a single-volume work with more than 4,500 clear and concise entries and over 1,000 4-color illustrations.
VA17-53 Voices of Islam, 5-Vols/Set.
  Cornell, Vincent J./ 9780275987329/ Price:£ 310.95
Despite frequent and extensive publications on Islam, very few Americans, indeed very few non-Muslims, truly understand the faith or the more than one billion adherents who live it. This set presents the diversity and richness of Islam, filling in the blanks and expanding our knowledge and understanding. Portraying Muslims in all their humanity and diversity balances the images that have bombarded society and presents the reader with a fuller and more accurate picture of the Islamic faith and what it means to live as a Muslim--in Muslim communities, and as part of a broader tapestry of pluralism in the nations of the world. What does it mean to share Muslim concerns? To experience Muslim spirituality? What is the difference between Sunni and Shiite sects? Why do Muslims pray so frequently? What is the reality of Muslim marriage and gender relations? What is the meaning of jihad and martyrdom to a practicing Muslim? What role do the arts and humanities play in modern Muslim life? How are Islamic children raised? These questions and others are answered in these volumes, which bring together Muslim voices from around the world, including men and women, scholars and laypersons, fundamentalists and progressives, and others from various cultural, political, and Islamic backgrounds. Personal experiences and poetry are included to illustrate the many different expressions of Islam.
VA17-44 Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America, 2-Vols/Set.
  McClymond, Michael/ 9780313328282/ Price:£ 155.95
This definitive, two-volume encyclopedia is the first academic reference work devoted specifically to religious revivals in North America. Incorporating the work of 120 scholars, the first volume contains an A-Z set of 228 articles touching on people (e.g., Billy Graham, Aimee Semple McPherson, Francisco Olazabal, etc.), revival events (the Great Awakening, Cane Ridge, the Azusa Street Revival), religious denominations or groups associated with revivals (Methodists, Pentecostals, Primitive Baptists), revival practices (the altar call, bodily manifestations, preaching, praying, speaking in tongues), and themes in revivals (confession of sins, ecstasy, eschatology, foreign missions, material culture, money and revivals). The second volume includes a documentary history of religious revivals from 1527 to 2005, with editorial introductions and selected passages from 121 primary texts--some published here for the first time--and a general bibliography of about 5000 books, articles, and dissertations. Religious revivals have had a tremendous impact on American society throughout its history. During the First Great Awakening (1739-45), waves of religious fervor spread throughout the American colonies. The Second Great Awakening (1795-1835) witnessed the expansion of existing denominations (e.g., Baptist and Methodist) and the foundation of new denominations such as the Disciples of Christ, the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Seventh-day Adventists. These revivalist groups flowered and played a critical role in such cultural and historical movements as abolitionism, temperance, and the struggle for women's rights. More recently, the growing strength of Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism during the late 20th Century may be yet another "great awakening" that has had--and will have--a profound impact on political, social, and cultural developments.
VA17-35 Islamic Philosophy and Theology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Netton, Ian Richard/ 9780415343930/ Price:£ 990.00
Islam, one of the world’s great faiths, was born as a result of the revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (c. 570-632) in Arabia. A proper understanding of the Islamic present depends on an accurate knowledge of the way in which Islamic thought developed from medieval times onwards. For instance, Islam evolved a sophisticated theology and set of philosophical systems of its own, which owed something to the impact of Greek thought, but became uniquely Islamic because of the vital presence within that faith of the Qur’an. Furthermore, Islam soon came into contact with Greek philosophy and science, and a translation movement into Arabic began. The roles of Kason and Revelation, and the primacy that was to be given to one or the other, came to the fore. Problems which had also vexed Christianity such as anthropomorphism, free will and predestination provided intellectual stimulation for Islamic thinkers, while the mystical impulse, articulated in Islamic Sufism, imbued the writings of several of the theologians and philosophers considered in these volumes. Taken together, all of these issues constitute a golden period of Islamic debate and intellectual inquiry, and the articles collected in this fascinating set reflect that Islamic dynamic.
VA05-213 Routledge Library Editions: Weber, 8-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415402101/ Price:£ 910.00
Max Weber (1894-1920) is generally recognized as one of the founding fathers of modern sociology. This collection pays homage to his continuing influence, not just within sociology, but also political theory, science and religion. The books carefully chosen for this collection provide an overview of all his most important ideas. They are critically assessed and analyzed to gain a real comprehension of his life's work.
VA05-169 Jean-Francois Lyotard, 3-Vols/Set.
  Taylor, Victor E./ 9780415338196/ Price:£ 705.00
Jean-Francois Lyotard's importance to contemporary philosophy cannot be overstated. Often associated with the concept of 'postmodernism,' Lyotard, along with Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze, was a central figure in the 'theory debates' during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. His writings across the disciplines strongly influenced the current shape of contemporary continental philosophy and critical theory, with his posthumously published books and essays having a significant influence on current scholarly debates. Lyotard's contributions to contemporary continental philosophy are many, with critical concepts such as differend, meta-narratives, little-narratives, pagan aesthetics, and parology becoming permanent entries in the postmodern lexicon. While much remains to be explored in his arguments and theoretical propositions, it is his later philosophico-poetics that may be his enduring legacy.
SA17-472 Old Testament Parallels.
  Victor H. Matthews/ 9780809144358/ Price:US$ 24.95
SA17-437 Theologie De L'histoire.
  Marrou, Henri I./ 9782204080781/ Price:EUR 22.00
SA17-437 Conspiracy and Imprisonment, 1940-1945.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683160/ Price:US$ 60.00
SA17-432 A Handbook for Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councillors.
  MacMorran, Kenneth M./ 9780826481535/ Price:£ 12.99
SA17-407 Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya.
  Clayton, Barbra R./ 9780415599351/ Price:£ 35.99
SA17-398 Mircea Eliade: A Critical Reader.
  Rennie, Bryan/ 9781904768937/ Price:£ 75.00
WA186 仁愛與寬恕放在生與死之後
  趙雅博著/ 9789579489515/ Price:NT$ 450.00
WA160-4A 台灣宗教研究(第四卷第一期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
WA160-3B 台灣宗教研究(第三卷第二期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
VA17-43 Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, 2-Vols/Set.
  Taylor, Bron/ 9781843711384/ Price:£ 375.00
In the new millennium, as environmental alarm has escalated, so has interest and concern about the role of religion in nature. Much of the thinking has involved a hope for a 'greening' of religion – i.e. that religion might promote environmentally-protective action. Many believe that this 'greening' of religion is a prerequisite for solving the world's social and environmental problems. Curiosity regarding the relationships between human culture, religion and the wider natural world, however, goes beyond such curiosity. The ERN represents an intensive effort to broaden the inquiry and asks the fundamental question: What are the relationships between Homo sapiens, their diverse religions, and the earth's living systems? The answers are difficult and complex, intertwined with and complicated by a host of social, environmental, and religious variables. The goal of the ERN is to explore this question in a way that illuminates these relationships without engaging in wishful thinking, irrational pessimism, or the tendency to oversimplify the dynamic, sometimes rapidly evolving relations between humans, their religions, and the natural world. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature shows convincingly that religion has a great deal to do with nature, nature a great deal to do with religion, and both have everything to do with the planetary future.
VA17-40 Introduction to the World's Major Religions, 6-Vols/Set.
  Taitz, Emily/ 9780313336348/ Price:£ 235.95
World religions and religious diversity are increasingly being taught in schools. This trend reflects the changing religious landscape of the United States with significant new immigrant groups who worship outside the dominant Judeo-Christian traditions. The purpose of these 6 narrative volumes, each covering a major world religion, is to provide high school students on up and general readers witha clear, objective, detailed overview on the religion's history of foundation, text and major tenets, branches, practice worldwide, rituals and holidays, and major figures. The set fills a niche between the available sophisticated adult offerings and those for a middle school audience and offers up-to-date information and perspectives. Little knowledge of the religion and only an intellectual interest in the subject are assumed. The six titles in the set are: * Judaism * Confucianism and Taoism * Buddhism * Christianity * Islam * Hinduism Each volume contains the following elements: * Introduction * Chronology * Timeline * Narrative chapters on history of foundation, texts and major tenets, branches, practice worldwide (including demographics), rituals and holidays, and major figures * Glossary * Bibliography * Index * Illustrations There is also a set index.
VA17-37 Buddhism, 8-Vols/Set.
  Williams, Paul/ 9780415332262/ Price:£ 1835.00
This collection reprints some of the most seminal papers in Buddhist Studies from the last forty years. In that time the field has developed almost out of recognition, beginning initially as an area of interest to specialist orientalists it has expanded to embrace Theology and Religious Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Anthropology and Comparative Literature. Increasing global travel, Westerners who have taken up the practice of Buddhism, and Buddhist teachers and academics who now live in the West mean that there is now greater access to Buddhism than ever before. The volumes collect together for the first time seminal papers published in English on Buddhism across a vast range of academic disciplines.
VA17-31 Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements.
  Clarke, Peter/ 9780415267076/ Price:£ 210.00
The study of new religious movements has until recently been focused within sociology; it is now becoming a major area of study within religious studies. As student and scholar numbers rise the need for a one stop reference work of global coverage has become ever important, and the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements fills this gap. An essential companion to both research and scholarship upon which undergraduates, postgraduates, lecturers and researchers can all be expected to draw. From Waco to Hollywood and the Church of Scientology, to the political and human rights issues surrounding the practice of Falun Gong in China, new religious movements have become more prominent in today's society. No longer only an area of study in sociology, new religious movements have grown as a distinct and important aspect of religious studies. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements brings together in one resource coverage of new religious movements all over the world. This comprehensive A-Z reference examines the people, movements, concepts, and ideologies of new religious movements including entries on Neo-Paganism, the Unification Church, exit counselling, Hamas, Santeria, Reformed Church in Japan, Theosophical Society, yoga, and many more.
VA09-299 Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development.
  Dowling, Elizabeth M./ 9780761928836/ Price:£ 135.00
This encyclopedia covers the topic of spiritual development as it occurs and is experienced within the first two decades of life. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. Entries refer to links between spiritual and religious development and the contributions they make to positive personal and social development in youth. The encyclopedia thus presents the connections that exist between domains of human development in general and spiritual development in particular. It includes religious traditions and spiritual exemplars, spiritual texts, places and concepts, and organizations with missions having to do with spirituality. A logical starting point for the interested student, it serves as a gateway to lengthier articles and more in-depth research. Features and Benefits: * Short entries in accessible terminology are written by specialists that include leading theorists and thinkers from a wide range of disciplines and professions, both within the U.S. and internationally, providing broad, multidisciplinary scope. * While many entries stem from various religious traditions, others are unrelated to religion and religious experience, looking at spirituality in the broadest sense that encompasses religion as just one path toward spiritual development. * The encyclopedia includes community-based programs that focus on enhancing spiritual development and on the links between spiritual development and positive personal and social development in youth. * Reference lists for each entry enable readers to gain further information related to the topic. * An Advisory Board consists of academics from multiple disciplines whose work focuses on spiritual development, theologians, university librarians, and leaders of organizations nationally and internationally recognized for work in promoting the healthy, positive development of youth.
VA09-297 Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence, The.
  Roehlkepartain, Eugene/ 9780761930785/ Price:£ 120.00
The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations. Key Features: * Presents a wealth of interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as proposals for future areas of inquiry, to help move spiritual development into a mainstream field of learning * Provides the first comprehensive collection of social science research on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence to introduce the topic engagingly to students * Features the works of scholars from around the world in multiple disciplines (psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and educational philosophy) to present a diversity of traditions and approaches * Includes introductions to the volume as well as to each section that provide overviews and syntheses of key concepts.
VA06-127 Pragmatism, 4-Vols/Set.
  Goodman, Russell B./ 9780415288453/ Price:£ 965.00
This collection presents key texts in and about pragmatism, from its origins in nineteenth century America to its contemporary revival as an international and multi-disciplinary phenomenon. These essays explore pragmatism's origins, applications, and weaknesses; and its remarkable versatility as an approach not only to issues of truth and knowledge but to ethics and social philosophy, literature, law, aesthetics, religion, and education. The collection: * Is international in scope, covering a wide range of sources, including key American pragmatists such as Nelson Goodman and Morton White * Includes key articles on the contemporary neopragmatism revival * Considers pragmatism's influences across disciplines * Includes newly translated articles.
VA03-103-34 Real Tripitaka: And Other Pieces.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361781/ Price:£ 215.00
The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an account of a Japanese pilgrim's visit to China in the ninth century, which describes the Wu-t'ai Shan, China's great place of Pilgrimage, and an eye-witness's account of the great persecution of Buddhism in 842-845 A.D.
VA03-103-29 Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361736/ Price:£ 215.00
Over a century ago the Chinese discovered in a sealed-up cave in the west of China a collection of manuscripts dating from the fifth century to the end of the tenth. These included many specimens of popular literature of a kind that was not previously known to exist. Although the find was made long ago, only two or three of these pieces had been translated before. Arthur Waley here translates, whole or as extracts, twenty-six pieces, making an invaluable addition to world literature.
VA03-103-11 Religion in China.
  Hughes, E. R./ 9780415361552/ Price:£ 215.00
Beginning with ancient times, this volume shows how some of the early superstitions became purified through the influence of the Confucianist philosophy, how a deep strain of mysticism came from the Taoists and how thereby a worship of 'Heaven' and 'Earth' was evolved. Besides the main streams of Confucianism and Buddhism, the introduction and development of Christianity into China is also analyzed.
SA17-446 Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion.
  Polkinghorne, John/ 9780300122671/ Price:US$ 20.00
SA17-438 Ethics.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683061/ Price:US$ 79.00
SA17-437 Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings: Consultation on Common Texts.
  / 9780806649306/ Price:US$ 30.00
SA17-435 Hebrews.
  Heen, Erik M./ 9780830814954/ Price:US$ 60.00
SA17-427 Judges.
  Gunn, David M./ 9780631222514/ Price:US$ 157.95
GA17-31 Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religion Practice, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9780787666118/ Price:US$ 538.00
In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Volume 1, Religions of the World, contains 20-to-25-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, and 3-to-5 page entries on 28 religious subgroups, such as Shi'ites or Baptists. Volumes 2 and 3 focus on the significant religions in 193 countries; entries range from 3-8 pages. Using the standardized rubric format of the Worldmark series, the entries provide for easy access to information and encourage comparisons across different religions, religious groups, and countries. Standardized rubrics for entries include: * Date of Origin * Dietary Practices * Number of Followers * Social Aspects * History * Political Impact (in country entries) Leaders * Controversial Issues * Major Theologians and Authors * Cultural Impact * Houses of Worship and Holy Places * Other Religions (in country entries) * What is Sacred? * Rituals * Rites of Passage * Festivals and Holidays * Membership * Social Justice * Modes of Dress * Founder (in religion entries) * Country Overview (in country entries) * Religious Tolerance (in country entries) Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices features more than 500 illustrations, including comparative tables, membership maps, drawings, and photographs; key-fact boxes; primary document excerpts and quotations; a glossary of terms; and a comprehensive subject and name index.
WA160-3A 台灣宗教研究(第三卷第一期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
WA160-2B 台灣宗教研究(第二卷第二期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
VA37-10 Women and Islam: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Moghissi, Haideh/ 9780415324182/ Price:£ 845.00
This three-volume interdisciplinary collection will be of use not only in Middle East studies but also in various other disciplines, including women's studies, political science, religion, cultural studies, sociology of gender and anthropology. The collection offers the most influential writings in the field by both renowned scholars as well as those by the new generation of scholars of Islam and gender and includes a wide variety of cases from Middle Eastern and Islamic societies. By including case-based articles, the collection highlights the clear links between concepts and theories and actual practices. Volume I: Images and Realities Volume II: Islam and Gender: Social Conditions, Obstacles and Prospects Volume III: Women's Movements in Muslim Societies
VA17-34 Folklore, 4-Vols/Set.
  Dundes, Alan/ 9780415316620/ Price:£ 960.00
The academic study of folklore is a worldwide, interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and the social sciences. It is very much tied to nationalism and national identity and for this reason it has often been the smaller countries that have led the way in terms of providing theory and method. There are many significant articles, mostly written by European folklorists, which remain essentially unavailable to most folklore students. Many appear in periodicals, which are not readily available, such as fabula (folktale studies) and proverbium (proverb studies). This set of volumes provides students and researchers with a comprehensive collection of articles covering the principal theoretical and methodological concepts.
VA17-29 Koran, The: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Turner, Colin/ 9780415311915/ Price:£ 742.00
The four volumes of this set bring together some of the most significant modern and pre-modern contributions to the study of the Islamic revelation, giving readers access to material that has hitherto been scattered and often difficult to locate. While the bulk of the material stems from the past fifty years, classic studies from earlier periods have been included, thus providing insight into the developmental dynamics of the field. Drawn from a wide range of journals, research monographs, occasional papers and edited volumes, the articles that make up this collection reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of Koranic studies as it stands today. An extensive introduction at the beginning of the first volume draws together the four volumes and places each article in its broader context.
VA17-28 Shamanism: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Znamenski, Andrei A./ 9780415311922/ Price:£ 740.00
Mircea Eliade descibed shamanism as the primal religion of humanity, the 'archaic technique of ecstasy'. The books of best-selling author Carlos Castaneda made it part of popular culture. Since the 1960s shamanism has continued to attract the attention of scholars, artists, writers and the general public. The most intriguing aspect of this religion is the ability of shamans to enter into contact with spirits on behalf of their communities. The first eighteenth-century explorers of Siberia dubbed shamanism a blatant fraud. Later, academic observers stamped it as 'neurotic delusion'. In the 1960s shamans were recast as 'wounded healers', who sacrifice their lives for the spiritual well being of their communities. Many current writers and scholars treat shamanism as ancient wisdom that has much to teach us about true spirituality. This anthology tells the story of shamanism in Eurasia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. It brings together for the first time fifty-six articles and book excerpts by anthropologists, psychologists, religious scholars and historians, illustrating the variety of views on this subject.
VA17-21 Historical Jesus, The: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Evans, Craig/ 9780415327503/ Price:£ 1130.00
The historical study of the Jesus stories and the transmission of these stories through time has been of seminal importance to historians of religion. Critical historical examination allows scholars an escape from the confines of dogma, belief, and the theological interpretation. In recent years, historical Jesus studies have also opened up an important discussion concerning anti-Semitism and early Christianity and the political and ideological filtering of the Jesus story of early Christianity through the Roman Empire and beyond. This comprehensive collection brings together the vast array of historical research into the reality of the man, the teachings, and the acts and events ascribed to him that have served as the foundational story of one of the world's central religions.
VA17-16 Encyclopedia of Protestantism, The. 4-Vols/Set.
  Hillerbrand, Hans J./ 9780415924726/ Price:£ 650.00
Routledge is proud to announce the publication of a new major reference work from world renowned scholar Hans J. Hillerbrand. The Encyclopedia of Protestantism is the definitive reference to the history and beliefs that continue to exert a profound influence on Western thought. Featuring entries written by an international team of specialists, the Encyclopedia traces the course of Protestantism from its beginnings prior to 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, to the vital and diverse international scene of the present day.
VA15-9-6l Egyptian Religion.
  Morenz, Siegfried/ 9780415330374/ Price:£ 160.00
VA15-9-5a Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion.
  Banton, Michael/ 9780415330213/ Price:£ 250.00
VA06-123 Emmanuel Levinas: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, 4-Vols/Set.
  Katz, Claire Elise/ 9780415310499/ Price:£ 915.00
Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary Putnam. This set will be a useful resource for scholars working in the fields of literary theory, philosophy, Jewish studies, religion, political science and rhetoric.
VA06-119 Edmund Husserl: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, 5-Vols/Set.
  Welton, Donn/ 9780415289566/ Price:£ 1205.00
Edmund Husserl was the founding father of phenomenology and one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. This collection will make available, in one place, the very best essays on Husserl's thought from the past seventy years. It will draw together a range of writings, many of which are otherwise inaccessible, that have been recognized as seminal contributions not only to an understanding of this great philosopher but also to the development of his phenomenology.
VA06-112 J F Lyotard, 3-Vols/Set.
  Robbins, D./ 9780761949282/ Price:£ 475.00
Lyotard was on the most important social thinkers of the last thrity years. He has some claim to being the father of postmodernism, and his work raises many political and ethical questions that continue to resonate throughout the social sciences. This impressive collection provides a comprehensive guide to Lyotard's writings and achievement. Lyotard was already 55 when his most famous book, The Condition of Postmodernity, was published. The SAGE collection, edited by a noted scholar on modern critical French thought, provides an opportunity to assess the integrity of Lyotard's thought and to contextualize it in terms of intellectual origins and responses. The book will be of interest to social theorists and anyone interested in the recent history of ideas.
VA05-129 Walter Benjamin: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory, 3-Vols/Set.
  Osborne, Peter/ 9780415325332/ Price:£ 815.00
This collection brings together a selection of the most critically important items in the literature, across the full range of Benjamin's cultural-theoretical interests, from all periods of the reception of his writings, but focusing upon the most recent, to produce a near-definitive overview of the best critical literature. The main national contexts of reception represented is German, French and Anglo-American, but also included are some important items from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latin America and East-Asia. These are mainly in English translation, with many new translations appearing here for the first time.
VA03-83 Reformation: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Pettegree, Andrew/ 9780415316675/ Price:£ 1055.00
This collection reflects both the classic building blocks of Reformation history, such as the writings of Luther and Calvin, and also the new historiography which has emerged in recent years. The material is organized so as to explore the thematic complexities of this all-encompassing movement, whilst giving due weight to developments in different parts of Europe including France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, England and Scotland.
SA17-482 An Introduction To The New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation
  David A. Desilva/ 9781844740239/ Price:US$ 36.99
SA17-438 Paul: His Story.
  Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome/ 9780199266531/ Price:£ 55.99
SA17-427 Schottenstein Ed Talmud - English Full Size [#62] -Chullin, Vol. 2.(42a-67b)
  / 9780899067018/ Price:US$ 49.99
SA17-407 Religion and the Early Modern State: Views from China, Russia, and the West.
  Tracy, James D./ 9780521172653/ Price:£ 29.99
SA17-405 Religion in Europe at the End of the Second Millenium: A Sociological Profile.
  Greeley, Andrew M./ 9780765808219/ Price:£ 37.99
SA17-359 The Kalacakratantra: The Chapter on the Individual Together with the Vimalaprabha.
  Wallace, Vesna A./ 9780975373415/ Price:US$ 56.00
SA17-329 Dios Es Nuestro Padre.
  P. P. C./ 9788428818803/ Price:EUR 10.48
SA17-311 Jump Time: Shaping Your Future in a World of Radical Change.
  Houston, Jean/ 9781591810186/ Price:US$ 22.95
GA17-30 Encyclopedia of Religion, 15-Vols/Set.
  / 9780028657332/ Price:US$ 2119.00
Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium -- with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia -- Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries -- many heavily updated -- as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.
VE01-14 Evolution Debate, 1813-1870, The. 9-Vols/Set.
  Knight, David/ 9780415289221/ Price:£ 1655.00
The history of evolutionary thought is often seen as a triumph of secularism in the form of 'scientific naturalism', over religious bigotry. But for those involved in the debate during the nineteenth century, these divisions were not so clearly marked. This collection of nine volumes will bring together key works in the development of evolutionary theory from fundamentalists, such as Philip Gosse who insisted on a literal reading of Genesis, to T.H. Huxley, whose passionate defence of evolution theory earned him the title of 'Darwin's Bulldog'. Between these two extreme positions are situated the works of Cuvier, Wallace, Buckland, Lyell and Owen, all of whom rejected Darwin's version of evolution to varying degrees. Each volume includes a new introduction by the editor, which provides an historical and intellectual context for each of the works, while a general introduction in the first volume provides an overview of the collection as a whole.
VA17-24 Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, The.
  Scott, Peter/ 9780631223429/ Price:US$ 228.95
Written by a team of international experts, drawn from various traditions of political theology, this outstanding resource brings together 35 newly-commissioned essays in the field. * The first comprehensive survey of political theology. * Written by a team of 35 leading international experts. * Demonstrates that Christian theology is inherently political. * Shows how theology impacts on present-day political issues. * Considers the interface of theology with political ideologies, including the contribution of theology to feminist, ecological, black and pacifist movements. * Assesses the contribution of the major political theologians and theological movements. * Explores the political aspects of Christian sources such as scripture and liturgy.
VA17-23 Companion to the Reformation World, A.
  Hsia, R. Po-Chia/ 9780631220176/ Price:US$ 149.95
This volume brings together 29 new essays by leading international scholars, to provide an inclusive overview of recent work in Reformation history. * Presents Catholic Renewal as a continuum of the Protestant Reformation. * Examines Reformation in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and the Americas. * Takes a broad, inclusive approach - covering both traditional topics and cutting-edge areas of debate.
VA17-20-6 Writings of John Greenwood and Henry Barrow 1591-1593, The.
  / 9780415319942/ Price:£ 210.00
Volumes five and six contain c. 25 pieces of manuscript material, or rare tracts many of which have been available for the first time.
VA17-20-5 Writings of Henry Barrow, 1590-91, The.
  / 9780415319935/ Price:£ 205.00
This volume contains the great Separatist's solus writings from 1590-1591. It includes texts taken from manuscript sources, and rare tracts that have been reprinted here for the first time.
VA17-20-4 Writings of John Greenwood 1587-1590, together with the joint writings of Henry Barrow and John Greenwood 1587-1590, The.
  / 9780415319928/ Price:£ 235.00
Henry Barrow and John Greenwood are the fathers of Elizabethan Separatism. Unlike Robert Browne, they refused to compromise their beliefs or conform to Anglicanism and as a consequence they died in 1593 - as martyrs for their steadfast adherence to the principles of English Congregationalism. Volumes three and four include c. 40 items derived from manuscripts, surreptitiously printed books and very rare pamphlets and documents which allow evaluation of the teachings of the Separatists, in relation to the activities of the Elizabethan hierarchy, to the Puritans, to the Pilgrims in the Netherlands and the New World and to the Independents and Congregationalists. (16 of the pieces are by Barrow, 6 by Greenwood and 5 by both men, in addition to 13 related Barrowist items in the Appendix).
VA17-20-3 Writings of Henry Barrow, 1587-1590, The.
  / 9780415319911/ Price:£ 240.00
Henry Barrow and John Greenwood are the fathers of Elizabethan Separatism. Unlike Robert Browne, they refused to compromise their beliefs or conform to Anglicanism and as a consequence they died in 1593 - as martyrs for their steadfast adherence to the principles of English Congregationalism. Volumes three and four include c. 40 items derived from manuscripts, surreptitiously printed books and very rare pamphlets and documents which allow evaluation of the teachings of the Separatists, in relation to the activities of the Elizabethan hierarchy, to the Puritans, to the Pilgrims in the Netherlands and the New World and to the Independents and Congregationalists. (16 of the pieces are by Barrow, 6 by Greenwood and 5 by both men, in addition to 13 related Barrowist items in the Appendix).
VA17-20-2 Writings of Robert Harrison and Robert Browne, The.
  / 9780415319904/ Price:£ 230.00
Robert Harrison and Robert Browne were the initiators of the principles of English Separatism and Congregationalism. Unlike the Presbytero-Puritans, these nonconformists sought to establish local churches that were independent of the state. Although they encountered fierce opposition from the clergy, state officials and Anglican bishops, they persisted in their practices. As a result, the ideas of these two men profoundly influenced the Puritan movement both of England and America.
VA17-20-1 Cartwrightiana.
  / 9780415319898/ Price:£ 285.00
Thomas Cartwright was the leader of the Elizabethan Puritans and his intellectual pre-eminence was widely acknowledged. Standard-bearer of the Prebytero-Puritans against Whitgift, he was held to have vanquished his powerful adversary by the publication of his Rest of the Second Replie (1557) Cartwrightiana is the first of 2 volumes giving authoritative editions of the works of the early Elizabethan Puritans - Cartwright, Browne and Harrison. It contains among others: accounts of Cartwright's examination before the Commissioners in 1590, Resolution of Doubts about entering the Ministry, several of his letters, A Short Catechism (1579), The Holy Exercise of a True Fast (1580) and a Preface to an Hospital for the Diseased 1959
VA17-20 Elizabethan Non-conformist Texts, 6-Vols/Set.
  Carlson, Leland H./ 9780415319881/ Price:£ 685.00
Originally published in the 1950s by George Allen & Unwin. When originally published, these volumes were making available very rare material (tracts and manuscripts etc.) for the very first time. Most of the documents exist in their original state as difficult to locate, read and understand - for example: there are only two copies of A Plaine Refutation (1591) and two copies of A Brief Discoverie of the False Church. It is impossible to understand the rise and development of Independency and of the democratic idea in religion and in politics without reflection upon some of this rare material.
VA17-14-9 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, Volume IX: Morality and Purpose.
  Stocks, J. L./ 9780415318495/ Price:£ 215.00
VA17-14-8 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, Volume VIII: Without Answers.
  Rhees, Rush/ 9780415318488/ Price:£ 250.00
VA17-14-7 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion Volume VII: God and Timelessness.
  Pike, Nelson/ 9780415318471/ Price:£ 250.00
VA17-14-6 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion Volume VI: Moral Practices.
  Phillips, D.Z., Mounce, H. O./ 9780415318464/ Price:£ 215.00
VA17-14-5 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion Volume V: The Five Ways: St. Thomas Aquinas' Proofs of God's Existence.
  Kenny, Anthony/ 9780415318457/ Price:£ 250.00
VA17-14-4 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion Volume IV: Humanism and Ideology.
  Flynn, James R./ 9780415318440/ Price:£ 215.00
VA17-14-3 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion Volume III: Theology and Intelligibility.
  Michael Durrant/ 9780415318433/ Price:£ 215.00
VA17-14-2 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion Volume II: Moral Reasoning.
  R.W. Beardsmore/ 9780415318426/ Price:£ 215.00
VA17-14-1 Studies in the Ethics and Philosophy of Religion Volume I: The Problem of Evil.
  M.B. Ahern/ 9780415318419/ Price:£ 250.00
VA06-113 Theology, Ethics and Metaphysics: Royal Asiatic Society Classics of Islam, 5-Vols/Set.
  Mashita, Hiroyuki/ 9780700716708/ Price:£ 1030.00
This collection of classic works, originally published under the auspices of the Royal Asiatic Society, includes an introduction by Professor Edmund Bosworth, University of Manchester, and a preface by Professor Anthony Stockwell, Royal Holloway College, University of London. Primary texts include works by F. Rosen, W.F. Thompson, C.E. Sachau, R.A. Nicholson, W.H.T. Gairdner, W.M. Miller and J. Robson, spanning over 100 years of oriental scholarship. Volume I Frederic K. Rosen The Algebra of Mohammed ben Musa, London, Oriental Translation Fund 19, 1831 Volume II W. F. Thompson, Practical philosophy of the Muhammadan people, from the Persian of Fakir Jany Muhammad Asaad: (with references and notes), London, Oriental Translation Fund 50, 1839 Volume III C. Edward Sachau The chronology of ancient nations, London, Oriental Translation Fund, 1879 Volume IV 1. R. A. Nicholson, Ibn al 'Arabi, Tarjuman al Ashwaq, Oriental Translation Fund New Series 20, 1911 2. W.H.T. Gairdner, al-Ghazzali, Mishkat al anwar, The Niche for Lights, Asiatic Society Monographs 19, 1924 Volume V 1. W. M. Miller, 'A Trealise on the Principles of Shi'te Theology, Oriental Translation Fund New Series 29, 1928 2. James Robson, Tracts on listening to music: being Dhamm al-malahi by Ibn abi 'l-Dunya and Bawariq al-ilma by Majd al-Din al-Tusi al-Ghazali, London Oriental Translation Fund New Series 34, 1938 3.James Robson, Introduction to the science of tradition, Oriental Translation Fund New Series 39, 1953
VA05-40 Islam: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Turner, Bryan/ 9780415123471/ Price:£ 965.00
This collection is a study of Islamic thought and institutions that represents a critical introduction to the system of Islamic belief and practice from a social science perspective, emphasizing the global nature of Islam in the twentieth century. With a new introduction and index, the collection will prove an invaluable reference tool and teaching aid. Volume 1: Islam as Religion and Law Volume II: Islam, State and Politics Volume III: Islam, Gender and the Family Volume IV: Islam and Social Movement
SA17-453 Anglicanism and the Western Catholic Tradition.
  Platten, Stephen/ 9781853115592/ Price:£ 19.99
SA17-448 The SCM Dictionary of Third World Theologies.
  Fabella, Virginia/ 9780334029311/ Price:£ 25.00
SA17-438 The Lights of Hanukkah: A Book of Menorahs.
  Rush, Barbara/ 9781584793137/ Price:£ 13.95
SA17-438 Young Bonhoeffer 1918-1927.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683092/ Price:US$ 60.00
SA17-414 When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood.
  Pleins, J. D./ 9780195156089/ Price:US$ 91.00
SA17-413 Preaching Judges.
  Jeter, Joseph R./ 9780827229778/ Price:US$ 18.99
SA17-362 Priests, Prelates and People: A History of European Catholicism Since 1750.
  Atkin, Nicholas/ 9781860646652/ Price:£ 90.00
SA03-301 Islam, Sectarianism and Politics in the Sudan Since the Mahdiyya.
  Warburg, Gabriel R./ 9781850655886/ Price:£ 45.00
Why another book on Islam and politics in Sudan? The unique history of Sudan's Islamic politics suggests the answer. The revolt in 1881 was led by a Mahdi who came to renew and purify Islam. It was in effect an uprising against a corrupt Islamic regime, the largely alien Turco-Egyptian ruling Elite. The Mahdiyya was therefore an anti-colonial movement, seeking to liberate Sudan from alien rule and to unify the Muslim Umma, and it later evolved into the first expression of Sudanese nationalism and statehood. Post-Independence Islamic radicalism, in turn, can be viewed against the background of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium, (1899-1956). It also thrived as a result of the resurgence of Islam since the mid-1960s, when Nasserism and other popular ideologies were swept aside. Finally, Sudan has emerged as the centre of militancy in Sunni Islam since June 1989, when a group of radical Islamic officers, under the guidance of Dr Hassan al-Turabi and the NIF, assumed power. In Warburg's view, the determination to enforce an Islamic state and an Islamic constitution on a multi-religious and multi-ethnic society has led to prolonged civil war, endless military coups and political, social and economic bankruptcy.
GA43-66 Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, 3-Vols/Set.
  Steiger, Brad/ 9780787653828/ Price:US$ 433.00
GA17-27 Encyclopedia of Buddhism, 2-Vols/Set.
  Buswell, Robert E./ 9780028657189/ Price:US$ 352.00
"The Encyclopedia of Buddhism is a welcome addition to the reference literature for the tradition itself and, more broadly, Buddhist and Asian studies. Public and academic libraries serving readers with interest in these areas would do well to acquire it." --Booklist (March 2004) Providing a comprehensive overview of one of Asia's most important religious and social forces, the Encyclopedia of Buddhism describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, saints, demons, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Daoism and Christianity.
SA17-427 Schottenstein Ed Talmud - English Full Size [#58]-Tractate Menachos, Vol. 1.(2a-38a)
  / 9781578190379/ Price:US$ 49.99
SA17-371 The Challenges of Roger Williams.
  Byrd, James P./ 9780865547711/ Price:US$ 40.00
GA17-26 Encyclopedia of American Religions.
  Melton, J. Gordon/ 9780787663841/ Price:US$ 362.00
"Americans are proud of their freedom of religion, and the work of J. Gordon Melton shows they have a whole lot of religions to choose from... Melton, a one-time United Methodist pastor, treats each entry with nonpartisan objectivity and, when necessary, a straight face..." -- The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) (February 2003) "This encyclopedia has been a standard reference work for 20 years." -- Theology Digest (Spring 1999) Students will find this resource comprehensive as well as compelling, with coverage on more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information on these groups is presented in two distinct sections. These sections contain essays and directory listings that describe the historical development of religious families and give factual information about each group within those families, including, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
VA17-6 Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion.
  Sawyer, J. F. A./ 9780080431673/ Price:US$ 375.00
The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion provides the specialist and the general reader with accurate, up-to-date information on every aspect of the crucial interface between language and religion. Easy access to material in over 320 articles by scholars in many fields is provided both in a clear thematic arrangement, and by means of a comprehensive and detailed general index. Discussion of many topics including the creation of special sacred scripts, religious calligraphy, and the use of religious symbols in meditation, magic and elsewhere, is enriched and elucidated by illustrations, diagrams and tables. The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion brings together articles and bibliographic entries drawn from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, all of which have been revised and updated appropriately. These articles are supplemented by a large number of completely new contributions, one of which is an extensive 12,500 word article on 'Basic Concepts and Terms in Linguistics', making this volume accessible to a wide audience.
VA15-5-9 Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays, A.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262514/ Price:£ 245.00
Published, posthumously, this volume is both a summing up and a reformulation of Malinowski's functional theory of culture.
VA15-5-8 Coral Gardens and Their Magic: The Language and Magic of Gardening.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262507/ Price:£ 240.00
The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture.
VA15-5-7 Coral Gardens and Their Magic: The Description of Gardening.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262491/ Price:£ 205.00
The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture.
VA15-5-6 Sexual Lives of Savages, The.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262484/ Price:£ 245.00
This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.
VA15-5-5 Father in Primitive Psychology and Myth in Primitive Psychology, The.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262477/ Price:£ 160.00
This volume investigates ideas, beliefs and sentiments in relation to social organization.
VA15-5-4 Sex and Repression in Savage Society.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262460/ Price:£ 200.00
This volume explores and challenges the applicatio psychoanalytic theory to the study of traditional societies.
VA15-5-3 Crime and Custom in Savage Society.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262453/ Price:£ 265.00
This volume discusses aspects of small scale societies, including the study of the mental processes, as well as indigenous economics and law.
VA15-5-10 Man and Culture: An Evaluation of the Work of Malinowski.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415267175/ Price:£ 165.00
This volume is a reassessment of Malinowski's work by a group of his former pupils and colleagues. A frank evaluation, not a eulogy, it examines the real and lasting importance of Malinowski's contribution to a range of subjects.
VA15-5-1 Malinowski amongst the Magi: The Natives of Mailu.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262446/ Price:£ 200.00
A reissue of Malinowski's first field monograph, containing historical and theoretical material. This edition includes a major essay by Michael Young who draws on Malinowski's diary, unpublished notebooks and letters.
SA17-436 Discipleship.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683047/ Price:US$ 55.00
SA17-420 The Buddhist Path to Awakening: A Study of the Bodhi-Pakkhiya Dhamma.
  Gethin, R. M. L./ 9781851682850/ Price:£ 42.99
SA17-415 The Oxford Bible Commentary.
  Barton, John/ 9780198755005/ Price:£ 55.00
SA17-405 The Open Church.
  Novak, Michael/ 9780765807724/ Price:£ 37.99
SA17-392 The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, Vol. 3: Seredina-Buda-Z.
  Spector, Shmuel/ 9780814793787/ Price:£ 118.53
SA17-205 Choosing Simplicity: Commentary on the Bhikshuni Pratimoksha.
  Wu, Yin V. B./ 9781559391559/ Price:US$ 24.95
VA15-3-3 Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, 3-Vols/Set.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700713394/ Price:£ 570.00
Volume I: The Belief among the Aboriginees of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia (1913); volume II: The Belief among the Polynesians (1922); volume III: The Belief among the Micronesians (1924).
SA17-438 Fiction from Tegel Prison.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683078/ Price:US$ 39.00
SA17-428 Liturgy for Living.
  Price, Charles P./ 9780819218629/ Price:US$ 26.00
SA17-384 Teachings on Usury in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
  Buckley, Susan L./ 9780773476561/ Price:£ 104.95
SA17-356 Listening People, Speaking Earth: Contemporary Paganism.
  Harvey, Graham/ 9781850652724/ Price:£ 12.99
This work introduces the main movements and trends in paganism. Individual chapters focus on druidry, witchcraft, heathenism, goddess spirituality and magic. These are followed by discussions of shamanism and geomancy. The book concludes with an exploration of the ecological activities of pagans.
SA17-205 Dreams, Consciousness, Spirit: The Quantum Experience of Self-Reflection and Co-Creation.
  Rossi, Ernest L./ 9781891944994/ Price:US$ 32.95
SA17-437 The Sermon on the Mount: Inspiring the Moral Imagination.
  Allison, Dale C./ 9780824517915/ Price:US$ 24.95
VA06-78-2 Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy CD-ROM.
  Larig E./ 9780415169165/ Price:£ 2775.00
VA06-78-1 Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 10-Vols/Set.
  Craig, Edward/ 9780415073103/ Price:£ 4255.00
`It's so good ... Non-western philosophies are given a lot of room, and this is one of the best things about the REP not only because comprehensiveness is good in itself, but also because philosophers badly need to know more about rhe rest of the world.' - Financial Times `A unique achievement and a great one. The planning, organisation and execution of the project are alike masterly ... the task could hardly have been better performed ... the Encyclopedia offers riches ... comprehensiveness is here truly achieved. There is something in this Encyclopedia for everyone for whom the word `philosophy' has any resonance: the ardent amateur, the dilettante, the beginning student, the aspirant teacher, the seasoned professional.' - The Observer `The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy surpasses in range all previous attempts ... Learning, reasoning, rigour and diligence are everywhere apparent.' - The Times `Edward Craig ... has exacted a high standard of clarity in exposition and has ... judged nicely how much space to allot to doctrines, ideas and individuals ... a monumental labour rarely laborious to use, always informative to read and diverting to browse ... grandiose.' - Times Literary Supplement `This Encyclopedia comes to us with the highest credentials ... the main entries ... are written to a high intellectual standard and by respected figures ... a work of reference that can be used by anyone ... accessible and useful to non-specialists. Undergraduates will love it ... It will, I am sure, be rewarded with the use it deserves. I wish it every success.' - Spectator 'Edward Craig and Routledge are to be congratulated on a monumental achievement.' - Ray Monk, Times Higher Education Supplement
SA17-436 Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683016/ Price:US$ 42.00
SA17-413 Christian Theology.
  Erickson, Millard J./ 9780801021824/ Price:US$ 49.99
SA17-436 Creation and Fall.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683030/ Price:US$ 40.00
SA17-428 Cadences of Home: Preaching Among Exiles.
  Brueggemann, Walter/ 9780664257491/ Price:US$ 25.00
SA17-403 The Surprising Work of God.
  Edwards, Jonathan/ 9780883682371/ Price:US$ 12.99
SA17-455 Vain Debates: The Buddhist-Christian Controversies of Nineteenth-Century Ceylon.
  Young, R. F./ 9783900271282/ Price:EUR 40.00
SA17-438 Life Together and Prayer Book of the Bible.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683054/ Price:US$ 39.00
SA17-436 Act and Being.
  Bonhoeffer, Dietrich/ 9780800683023/ Price:US$ 46.00
SA17-400 Exporting the American Gospel: Global Christian Fundamentalism.
  Brouwer, Steve/ 9780415917124/ Price:£ 33.99
SA17-437 Calvin in Context.
  Steinmetz, David C./ 9780195091649/ Price:US$ 130.00
SA17-428 Rediscovering Church.
  Hybels, Lynne/ 9780310219279/ Price:US$ 12.99
SA17-427 In Praise of Virtue: An Exploration of the Biblical Virtues in a Christian Context.
  Farley, Benjamin W./ 9780802807922/ Price:US$ 22.50
SA17-407 A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew.
  Seow, Leong C./ 9780687157860/ Price:US$ 40.00
SA17-376 The Home of Dancing Sivan: The Traditions of the Hindu Temple in Citamparam.
  Younger, Paul/ 9780195095333/ Price:US$ 64.95
SA17-374 Unfolding Islam.
  Stewart, P. J./ 9781859640463/ Price:£ 14.99
VA15-3-5 Folk-Lore in the Old Testament, 3-Vols/Set.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700714407/ Price:£ 900.00
The work of Sir James G. Frazer (1854-1941) ranged widely across classics, cultural history, folklore and literary criticism as well as anthropology. This volume was first published in 1918.
VA15-3-12 Fear of the Dead in Primitive Religion, The. 3-Vols/Set.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700713400/ Price:£ 480.00
VA06-31 History of British Deism, The. 8-Vols/Set.
  Price, John Vladimir/ 9780415107747/ Price:£ 1665.00
The texts reprinted in this definitive collection combine major documents in the history of deism in Britain with other less well-known texts whose relevance to the topic has yet to be properly assessed.
VA06-22 Georg Simmel, 3-Vols/Set.
  Frisby, David/ 9780415060714/ Price:£ 895.00
Georg Simmel predicted that he would have no followers after his death. However he is now widely recognized as the father of the sociology of Modernity. His ideas on the metropolis, consumer culture, social space and aesthetics are at the crux of contemporary debate in sociology. This collection brings together the essential secondary literature on Simmel. It is selected and edited by David Frisby - a scholar who has perhaps done more than anyone else to rehabilitate Simmel's reputation in the English speaking world. What emerges is the most concise yet comprehensive view of this astonishingly prescient and penetrating sociologist. The volumes will be of interest to graduate students and anyone with a serious interest in Simmel.
SA17-436 Late Monasticism and Reformation.
  Dickens, A. G./ 9781852850913/ Price:£ 64.00
SA17-418 Reflections on Theology & Gender.
  Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes/ 9789039001110/ Price:EUR 23.00
SA17-413 Preaching Christ Today: The Gospel and Scientific Thinking.
  Torrance, Thomas F./ 9780802807991/ Price:US$ 25.60
VA06-24 G. W. F. Hegel, 4-Vols/Set.
  Stern, Robert/ 9780415020039/ Price:£ 1055.00
G.W.F. Hegel(1770-1831), arguably the greatest philosopher of the nineteenth century, decisively influenced the direction of all subsequent European thought. Variously understood as a theist and an atheist, a conservative and a liberal, an essentialist and a proto-existentialist, a rationalist and an irrationalist, the ambiguities of Hegel's position mean that `interpreting Hegel means taking a stand on all the philosophical, political and religious problems of our century'(Merleau-Ponty). This collection of writings on Hegel reflects the many-sided nature of Hegel's reception from 1831 onwards, and also offers critical studies on the full range of his work. The four volumes incorporate the classic readings of Hegel, from both the continental and analytic traditions, and also include the central twentieth century readings of his work. Each volume is provided with a clear and helpful introduction which sets the articles in their historical context and highlights the central philosophical issues that they raise.
VA06-17 Collected Works of Sir William Jones, 13-Vols/Set.
  Cannon, Garland/ 9780700702466/ Price:£ 1050.00
Volumes 1&2:New Introduction;New material including Letter to Patriot Senator and Oxford Oration, plus a number of recently discovered letters;Life Volumes 3:Discussions Volumes 4:Chronology of the Hindus;Tales and Fables Volumes 5:Papers on Indian Botany;Persian Grammer Volumes 6:Poesos Asiaticae Commentaria Volumes 7&8:Charges 1783-92;Mahommedan Law Succession;Mahammedan Law of Inheritance and of Bailments Volumes 9:Speeches of Isaeus;Sacontala Volumes 10:Poems;Moallakat;Lettre a M. Anquetil Du Perron Volumes 11&12:Historie de Nader Shah;Traite sur la poesie orientale;Intro. to Life of Nader Shah Volumes 13:Hitopadesa of Vishnusarman;Hymns to Pracriti, etc;Extracts from the Vedas
SA17-427 Schottenstein Ed Talmud - English Full Size [#42] - Bava Metzia Vol. 2.(44a-83a)
  Rabbi Yisroel Simcha Schorr/ 9780899067360/ Price:US$ 49.99
SA17-407 Encyclopedia of the Early Church, 2-Vols/Set.
  Angelo di Berardino/ 9780227679388/ Price:US$ 370.00
SA17-383 Religiose Bewegungen in der fruhen Neuzeit.
  Goertz, Hans-Jurgen/ 9783486557596/ Price:EUR 21.95
SA17-464 Prophecy in Carthage: Perpetua, Tertullian and Cyprian.
  Robeck, Cecil M./ 9780829809244/ Price:US$ 65.50
SA17-439 Religious Transformation in Western Society.
  Ferguson, Harvie/ 9780415615358/ Price:£ 120.00
SA17-461 Deuteronomy: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching.
  Miller, Patrick D./ 9780804231053/ Price:US$ 40.00
SA17-447 Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion.
  Parker, Robert/ 9780198147428/ Price:£ 75.00
SA17-407 Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews.(Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible)
  Attridge, Harold W./ 9780800660215/ Price:US$ 65.00
SA17-407 Jeremiah 2 Hermeneia.(Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible).
  Holladay, William L./ 9780800660222/ Price:US$ 68.00
SA17-419 Instant Sermons for Busy Pastors.
  Spray, Russell E./ 9780801081927/ Price:US$ 4.99
SA17-405 Church-State Relations: Tensions and Transitions.
  Robbins, Thomas/ 9780887386510/ Price:US$ 25.95
SA17-402 The Christian Polity of John Calvin.
  Hopfl, Harro/ 9780521316385/ Price:£ 28.99
SA17-404 The Essence of Dogen.
  Takahashi, Masanobu/ 9780710300461/ Price:£ 110.00
SA17-442 Miscellanea Neotestamentica, Volume I.
  Curaverunt, Edenda/ 9789004056855/ Price:EUR 129.00
SA17-433 Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors.
  Crabb, Larry/ 9780310225706/ Price:US$ 19.99
SA17-411 Samantapasadika, 8-Vols/Set.
  / 9780860132479/ Price:£ 133.10
SA17-410 Christ and Architecture: Building Presbyterian/Reformed Churches.
  Bruggink, Donald J./ B0006AYKHI/ Price:US$ 30.00
SA17-411 Saddhamappakasini, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9780860132462/ Price:£ 48.40
SA17-411 Udana Commentary.
  / 9780860131861/ Price:£ 31.90
WA160-2A 台灣宗教研究(第二卷第一期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
WA160-1B 台灣宗教研究(第一卷第二期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00
WA160-1A 台灣宗教研究(第一卷第一期)
  台灣宗教學會/ / Price:NT$ 200.00


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