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  1. Roman Imperial Identities in the Early Christian Era

    By Judith Perkins

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Through the close study of texts, Roman Imperial Identities in the Early Christian Era examines the overlapping emphases and themes of two cosmopolitan and multiethnic cultural identities emerging in the early centuries CE – a trans-empire alliance of the Elite and the "Christians." Exploring the...

    Published August 18th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Ayahuasca, Ritual and Religion in Brazil

    By Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Edward MacRae

    Ayahuasca is a psychoactive drink used for healing and divination among religious groups in the Brazilian Amazon. 'Ayahuasca, Ritual and Religion in Brazil' is the first scholarly volume in English to examine the religious rituals and practices surrounding ayahuasca. The use of ayahuasca among...

    Published June 15th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Economics of American Judaism

    By Carmel Chiswick

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book collects in one readily-accessible volume the pioneering research of Carmel U. Chiswick on the Economics of American Judaism. Filling a major gap in the social-scientific literature, Chiswick’s economic perspective complements that of other social scientists and historians. She...

    Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The History of Witchcraft and Demonology

    By Montague Summers

    Series: The History of Civilization

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Popular Religion in Russia

    'Double Belief' and the Making of an Academic Myth

    By Stella Rock

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This book dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia alongside Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie, is in fact an academic myth. Scholars, citing the medieval origins of the term, have often portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied by...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Lure of the Dark Side

    Satan and Western Demonology in Popular Culture

    By Christopher H. Partridge, Eric S. Christianson

    Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are present throughout popular Western culture in film, music and literature. Their religious significance has only recently begun to be explored. 'The Lure of the Darkside' brings together the work of some of the most important and creative scholars in the...

    Published May 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Angels of Desire

    Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics

    By Jay Johnston

    Series: Gnostica

    The idea that the human body consists of 'subtle bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - can be found in a variety of esoteric traditions. This radical form of selfhood challenges the dualisms at the heart of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels...

    Published March 12th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Numen, Old Men

    Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy

    By Joseph Gelfer

    Series: Gender, Theology and Spirituality

    Since the early 1990s there have been various movements designed to encourage 'masculine spirituality'. All these movements share a concern that spirituality has become too feminine and that men's experiences of the spiritual are being marginalized. The task of masculine spirituality is to promote...

    Published March 1st 2009 by Routledge

  9. 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 26th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Bastide on Religion

    The Invention of Candomble

    By Michel Despland

    Series: Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion

    Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. The volume focuses on Bastide's study of...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge