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Forthcoming Books

  1. Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

    By Amanda Udis-Kessler

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    The United Methodist Church has been in conflict over lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender inclusion issues since 1972. That year, in response to the gay liberation and gay rights movements, wording was added to the UMC Book of Discipline (the compilation of denominational policies and doctrines)...

    To Be Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Catholicism Today

    An Introduction to the Contemporary Catholic Church

    By Evyatar Marienberg

    Catholics are not Christians. They worship Mary. They do whatever the pope says. They cannot divorce. They eat fish on Fridays. These flawed but common statements reflect a combined ignorance of and fascination with Catholicism and the Catholic Church. Catholicism Today: An Introduction to the...

    To Be Published August 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Modernism and the Christian Faith (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Alfred Faulkner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, this title is addresses the difficulties faced by the modern Christian Church in terms of polity, administration, and the development of liberal theology, in light of the changes taking place within society at the start of the twentieth century. John Alfred Faulkner deals...

    To Be Published August 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Just War and the Ethics of Espionage

    By Darrell Cole

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the military. These operations, which often result in the contravening of international law and...

    To Be Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosity

    By Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

    Is religion to blame for deadly conflicts? Should religious behaviour be credited more often for acts of charity and altruism? In what ways are religious and ‘spiritual’ ideas, practices and identities surviving and changing as religion loses its political power in those parts of the world which...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Buddhism

    By Sir Charles Eliot

    Written as a companion to Eliot's 3-volume Hinduism and Buddhism this text begins with an overview of Buddhism as practiced in India and China before presenting an in depth account of the history of Buddhism in Japan. It follows the development of the Buddhist movement...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective

    Convergence and Divergence

    Edited by Jeffrey Herf

    Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Israeli History, this book presents the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada and the United States concerning the similarities and differences between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism primarily in Europe and the Middle East....

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Jews as a Chosen People

    Tradition and transformation

    By S. Leyla Gurkan

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The concept of the Jews as a chosen people is a key element of the Jewish faith and identity. This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature,...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux

    A Study of Powerful Female Leadership in Nineteenth Century New Orleans

    By Ina J. Fandrich

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This study investigates the emergence of powerful female leadership in New Orleans' Voodoo tradition. It provides a careful examination of the cultural, historical, economic, demographic and socio-political factors that contributed both to the feminization of this religious culture and its strong...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`

    Listening and Altered States

    By Kenneth S. Avery

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Avery explores the psychology of altered states among the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - listening to ritual recitation, music and certain other aural phenomena - and its effect in inducing unusual states of consciousness and behaviours. The focus is on the earliest personalities of the...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge