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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 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. Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems (Routledge Revivals)

    By R G Bhandarkar

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Bhandarkar’s Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems, first published in 1913, explores the origins of Vaishnavism by examining its sources of religion, aspects of the Mahabharata, and the Cult of Rama. Bhandarkar also discusses Saivism by exploring its origin and development. This text is...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion in Evolution (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. B. Jevons

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1906, these four lectures were originally delivered in the Vacation Term for Biblical Study at Cambridge. Evidence is derived from the native tribes of Australia in particular, whom Jevons compares for his discussion. The first lecture considers whether religion has evolved from,...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Christianity: The Basics

    By Bruce Chilton

    Series: The Basics

    Christianity: The Basics is a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of some of the key beliefs, practices and...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Muslims and Crusaders

    Christianity’s Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382, from the Islamic Sources

    By Niall Christie

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Muslims and Crusaders supplements and counterbalances the numerous books that tell the story of the crusading period from the European point of view, enabling readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the period. It presents the Crusades from the perspective of those against...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Material Culture and Asian Religions

    Text, Image, Object

    Edited by Benjamin Fleming, Richard Mann

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic Development

    The dynamics between the ‘psychological’ and the ‘spiritual’

    By G. C. Tympas

    In what ways does psychological development differ from spiritual development and psychological experience from spiritual experience? Bringing together two disparate theories under a trans-disciplinary framework, G. C. Tympas presents a comparison of Carl Jung’s theory of psychic development and...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The First European Description of Japan, 1585

    A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.

    By Luis Frois SJ

    Edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Science and Religion

    One Planet, Many Possibilities

    Edited by Lucas F. Johnston, Whitney Bauman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Holy Images (Routledge Revivals)

    An Inquiry into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and in Christianity

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1940, this title presents four of the Gifford Lectures in natural theology given by Edwyn Bevan in 1933: ‘An Inquiry into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and Christianity’. Reference is made throughout all four lectures not only to the conventional disputes in...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Modern Religious Cults and Movements (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gaius Glenn Atkins

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1924, this title explores the schools of religious thought and practice that sprung up towards the end of the nineteenth century and at the start of the twentieth: sects, mystics and spiritualists, theological sciences and scientific theologies, personal philosophies, and a huge...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge