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  1. Defining Magic

    A Reader

    By Bernd-Christian Otto, Michael Stausberg

    Series: Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

    Magic has been an important term in Western history and continues to be an essential topic in the modern academic study of religion, anthropology, sociology, and cultural history. 'Defining Magic' is the first volume to assemble key texts that aim at determining the nature of magic, establish its...

    Published January 1st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Fantasy and Belief

    Alternative Religions, Popular Narratives, and Digital Cultures

    By Danielle Kirby

    Series: Approaches to New Religions

    Religion and spirituality are being transformed in our late modern and secularising times. New forms of belief proliferate, often notable for not being limited to traditional systems of reference or expression. Increasingly, these new religions present worldviews which draw directly upon popular...

    Published January 1st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Gods and Diseases

    Making sense of our physical and mental wellbeing

    By David Tacey

    Today's society faces many problems that cannot be solved by the application of reason, logic or medicine. Some of these include alcoholism, suicide, drug addiction and child abuse to name but a few. Many mental health problems are on the increase such as depression, phobias and anxiety with no...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy (7 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Consumption and Spirituality

    Edited by Diego Rinallo, Linda Scott, Pauline Maclaran

    Series: Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

    This book sheds light on the consumption of spiritual products, services, experiences, and places through state-of-the-art studies by leading and emerging scholars in interpretive consumer research, marketing, sociology, anthropology, cultural, and religious studies. The collection brings together...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Cults

    A Reference and Guide

    By James R. Lewis

    Series: Approaches to New Religions

    Cults examines the history and current status of cults across the United States, Europe, and East Asia. Focusing on the principal controversial religions and movements that have attracted major media attention, the book also includes profiles of hundreds of minority religions, from Jesus People and...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Ernesto De Martino on Religion

    The Crisis and the Presence

    By Dr. Fabrizio M. Ferrari

    Series: Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion

    Ernesto de Martino was a major critical thinker in the study of vernacular religions, producing innovative analyses of key concepts such as 'folklore', 'magic' and 'ritual'. His methodology stemmed from his training under the philosopher Benedetto Croce whilst his philosophical approach to...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Spirituality in the Modern World

    Within Religious Tradition and Beyond

    Edited by Paul Heelas

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that during the last century, most especially during and since the 1960s, the language of spirituality has become one of the most significant ways in which the sacred has come to be understood and judged in the West, and, increasingly, elsewhere. Whether it is...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Witch in Early Modern Europe

    By Geoffrey Robert Quaife

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Though it is clearly an exceptionally important part of popular culture, witchcraft has generated a variety of often contradictory interpretations, starting from widely differing premises about the nature of witchcraft, its social role and the importance of higher theology as well as more popular...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Witches (RLE Witchcraft)

    Investigating An Ancient Religion

    By T C Lethbridge

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Clues to T.C. Lethbridge’s books lie in their subtitles. Witches: Investigating an Ancient Religion is no exception. In his study of the old pagan gods of Britain, Lethbridge believed that witch cults had their roots in prehistory and eventually became a religion of the suppressed...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge