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Forthcoming Books

  1. Discussions in History and Theology (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Fisher

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1880, this is a fascinating collection of essays by the nineteenth-century theologian and historian George P. Fisher, arranged into three key classifications. The first group comprises papers that relate to the history, polity and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church, with a...

    To Be Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sainthood and Race

    Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

    Edited by Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study....

    To Be Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary...

    To Be Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Jewish Culture in the Age of Globalisation

    Edited by Cathy Gelbin, Sander Gilman

    This interdisciplinary anthology explores the impact of current globalization processes on Jewish communities across the globe. The volume explores the extent to which nationalized constructs of Jewish culture and identity still dominate Jewish self-expressions, as well as the discourses about them...

    To Be Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Archeology of the New Testament

    The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles

    By Jack Finegan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary environment, the book traces the 15,000 mile travels of Paul, whose world was...

    To Be Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Archaeology in the Holy Land

    By Kathleen M. Kenyon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This classic book, extensively revised in 1979, includes the most important archaeological discoveries of that time made regarding both the pre-biblical and biblical history of Palestine. The earliest archaeological finds in Palestine reveal man’s presence as early as 9000 B.C., about 6000 years...

    To Be Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching

    Edited by Jonathan Adams, Jussi Hanska

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance of Jews at Christian sermons that took place across Europe), but also an "imaginary"...

    To Be Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

    From Decline to Resurrection

    By Daniela Kalkandjieva

    Series: Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

    This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the...

    To Be Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War

    A History in Documents

    Edited by Robert R. Mathisen

    In recent years, the intersection of religion and the American Civil War has been the focus of a growing area of scholarship. However, primary sources on this subject are housed in many different archives and libraries scattered across the U.S., and are often difficult to find. The Routledge...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge