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  1. February Book of the Month: What is Islamic Philosophy?

    "This excellent book provides a user-friendly introduction to the emergence and subsequent developments of Islamic philosophy." -Ali Paya, University of Westminster (UK), Islamic College (UK), and National Research Institute for Science Policy (Iran)

    What is Islamic Philosophy? offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters explore early Islamic philosophy and trace its development through key themes and figures up to the twenty-first century. This fresh and original book includes a helpful glossary and suggestions for further reading. It is ideal for students coming to the subject for the first time as well as anyone wanting to learn about the philosophical tradition and dilemmas that are part of the Islamic worldview.
     

  2. February Series of the Month: Routledge Religion Companions

    Routledge Religion Companions offer thorough, high quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in religion. Covering key themes and thinkers, all entries are specially commissioned for each volume and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited and organized, Routledge Religion Companions are indispensable for anyone coming to a major topic or period in religion, as well as for the more advanced reader.
     

  3. Studying Islam in Practice

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and demonstrates the dynamic and heterogeneous world of Islam. The fascinating case studies range from Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and Lebanon to the UK, USA, Australia and Indonesia, and cover topics such as music, art, education, law, gender and sexuality. Together they will help students understand how research into religious practice is carried out, and what issues and challenges arise.
     

  4. January Book of the Month: Introducing Islam, 2nd Edition

    "This is an important, timely and valuable contribution to the understanding of Islam in the world of today. Shepard succeeds in providing an accessible and empathetic introduction to Islam whilst also allowing for sufficient depth for the reader to go beyond the mere facts. The objectives for each chapter are clearly laid out and, with the discussion questions and additional website material, this results in a book that I will not hesitate in recommending to my students." Roy Jackson, University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Just what is Islam and what does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this fascinating religion. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this core textbook adds crucial material on contemporary issues such as women in Islam and democratization and human rights.

  5. January Series of the Month: World Religions

    This exciting series introduces students to the major world religious traditions. Each religion is explored in a lively and clear fashion by experienced teachers and leading scholars in the field of world religions. Up to date scholarship is presented in a student-friendly fashion, covering history, core beliefs, sacred texts, key figures, religious practice and culture, and key contemporary issues. To aid learning and revision, each text includes illustrations, summaries, explanations of key terms, and further reading. 
     

  6. Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century: A Contextualist Approach

    Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qur’an, and how their ideas apply in the contemporary world.

  7. December Series of the Month: Media, Religion and Culture

    Media, Religion and Culture is an exciting series which analyses the role of media and popular culture in the history and contemporary practice of religious belief. Books in this series explore the importance of a variety of media in religious practice and highlight the significance of the cultural, social and religious setting of such media. The series seeks both to present the best new work in this rapidly growing field, and to offer stimulating reading material for students.

  8. December Book of the Month: The Rebellion of Absalom

    With extraordinary range and literary energy, the story of Absalom’s rebellion in 2 Samuel ranks as the most elaborate and extensively narrated internal political event in the Hebrew Bible, complete with a host of scandalous and sordid events: illicit sex, murder, cover-up, petty crime, to name a few. For many students approaching the historical books of the Bible, however, texts oftentimes fail to address the vitality of this most turbulent period of King David’s career. Bodner addresses this shortcoming with his The Rebellion of Absalom, a lively analysis of the early monarchy of Israel, written by a recognized commentator of the Bible’s historical books. Concise and insightful, each chapter incrementally focuses on the stages of David’s rise to power and Absalom’s early life and rebellion.

  9. Now Available: The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

    "For this exceptional collection, Haag, Peterson, and Spezio have brought together 55 articles authored by 60 scholars to create what is probably the best single volume anthology on science and religion currently available. These essays, and the editors' approach, represent the next generation of studies in science and religion. …A paperback edition, when issued, would make an excellent textbook." C. D. Kay, Wofford College in CHOICE

  10. New in Paperback: The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion

    Now Available in Paperback!

    "This handbook is truly groundbreaking for the study of religion. …This volume should be required reading for any student of theories and methods in the study of religion at the graduate level. Scholars and researchers who were not taught these new approaches will find a concise and strong overview of advances in the field." - L. L. Lam-Easton, California State University, Northridge in CHOICE

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