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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 53 new and published books in the subject of Religious History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)

    By Dorothy Watts

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain, first published in 1991, Professor Dorothy Watts sets out to distinguish possible Pagan features in Romano-British Christianity in the period leading up to and immediately following the withdrawal of Roman forces in AD 410. Watts argues that British...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity

    1050-1500

    Edited by R. N. Swanson

    Series: Routledge Histories

    The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity explores the role of Christianity in European society from the middle of the eleventh-century until the dawning of the Reformation. Arranged in four thematic sections and comprising 23 originally commissioned chapters plus introductory overviews to...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Foundations of Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Christian Origins

    By Karl Kautsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1925, Karl Kautsky presents a Marxist history of Christianity and Christian society. Divided into four key sections, the book begins by considering the personality of Jesus as portrayed within Pagan and Christian sources and highlighting the Church’s difficulty in presenting a...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Crusades and Memory

    Rethinking Past and Present

    Edited by Megan Cassidy-Welch, Anne E. Lester

    Crusading was a religious movement involving papal authorization, the incentive of remission of sins, pious motivation on behalf of the individual, and the justification of holy war. Much recent historiography in this area has focused on resolving the questions of what a crusade was, and why people...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Religion of the People of Israel

    By Rudolf Kittel

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1925, aims to demonstrate the ultimate roots of the many religious ideas of the Hebrews in Canaanite thought. This book will be of interest to students of theology and religious studies....

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History

    By Daniel Pioske

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Kabbalah (Routledge Revivals)

    Its Doctrines, Development, and Literature

    By Christian D Ginsburg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Originally published in 1925, Christian D. Ginsburg examines the origins of the system of religious philosophy, the Kabbalah, and its influence on Judaism. Ginsburg also explores the ways in which academics have approached the Kabbalah, with a detailed timeline of their findings....

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

    By Richard C. Miller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book offers an original interpretation of the origin and early reception of the most fundamental claim of Christianity: Jesus’ resurrection. Richard Miller contends that the earliest Christians would not have considered the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ resurrection to be literal or...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Brigham Young

    Sovereign in America

    By David Vaughn Mason

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Brigham Young was one of the most influential—and controversial—Mormon leaders in American history. An early follower of the new religion, he led the cross-continental migration of the Mormon people from Illinois to Utah, where he built a vast religious empire that was both revolutionary and...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge