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Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

The Critical Concepts in Religious Studies series has continued to publish titles on the key subject area. Titles span across the religions and consider some of the most engaging areas of interest, including fundamentalism and ethics.

New in the series, Comparative Religious Ethics is a first of its kind collection. An area where a mass of scholars have now emerged, comparative ethics is an appealing field of study throughout religious studies departments.

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11-17 of 17 results in Critical Concepts in Religious Studies
  1. Religion and Human Rights

    Edited by Nazila Ghanea

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    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...

    Published March 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Women and Christianity

    Edited by Kwok Pui-lan

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    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...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Religion and Politics

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    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,...

    Published October 15th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Women and Religion

    Edited by Pamela Klassen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    This collection is an essential research tool for all students specializing in religion and women’s studies, and will be equally useful to those working in related fields such as anthropology, cultural studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, and theology. By...

    Published June 25th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Paganism

    Edited by Barbara Jane Davy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    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...

    Published September 25th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Buddhism

    Edited by Professor Paul Williams

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    From a field primarily of interest to specialist orientalists, the study of Buddhism has developed to embrace inter alia, theology and religious studies, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology and comparative studies. There is now greater direct access to Buddhism in the West than ever before,...

    Published July 28th 2005 by Routledge

  7. The Historical Jesus

    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Edited by Craig Evans

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    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,...

    Published May 26th 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Taoism
    Edited by Russell Kirkland
    To Be Published April 23rd 2015
  2. Muhammad
    Edited by Andreas Goerke
    To Be Published June 18th 2015
  3. Comparative Religious Ethics
    Edited by Charles Mathewes, Matthew Puffer, Mark Storslee
    To Be Published July 16th 2015
  4. Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal
    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Helen Farley
    To Be Published July 28th 2015
  5. Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality
    Edited by Carole Cusack, Jason Prior
    To Be Published September 14th 2015

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