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  1. Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia....

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Theism and Explanation

    By Gregory W. Dawes

    In this timely study, Dawes defends the methodological naturalism of the sciences. Though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, the scientist, as scientist, will not take such proposed explanations seriously. Even if no natural explanation were available,...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture

    Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities

    By Michael Bathgate

    For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Christian and Lyric Tradition in Victorian Women’s Poetry

    By F. Elizabeth Gray

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    Women in the Victorian period were acknowledged to be the "religious sex," but their relationship to the doctrines, practices, and hierarchies of Christianity was both highly circumscribed, which has been well documented, and complexly creative, which has not. Gray visits the importance of the...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Divine Intervention

    Metaphysical and Epistemological Puzzles

    By Evan Fales

    This study is a new look at the question of how God can act upon the world, and whether the world can affect God, examining contemporary work on the metaphysics of causation and laws of nature, and current work in the theory of knowledge and mysticism. It has been traditional to address such...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Daeva Cult in the Gathas

    An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism

    By Amir Ahmadi

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the daevas, the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies

    Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles

    Edited by John Eade, Dionigi Albera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    Although research on contemporary pilgrimage has expanded considerably since the early 1990s, the conversation has largely been dominated by Anglophone researchers in anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and religious studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Northern Europe....

    Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

    Edited by Abir Hamdar, Lindsey Moore

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception,...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Christian Theology: The Basics

    By Murray Rae

    Series: The Basics

    Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology – the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human situation before God, this book will also seek to...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche

    Archetypes Evolving

    Edited by Virginia Beane Rutter, Thomas Singer

    Between ancient Greece and modern psyche lies a divide of not only three thousand years, but two cultures that are worlds apart in art, technology, economics and the accelerating flood of historical events. This unique collection of essays from an international selection of contributors offers...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge