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Forthcoming Books

  1. A Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals)

    By G Gaskell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    G. A. Gaskell’s Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths, first published in 1923, examines several different aspects of religion, including examples from Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology to modern-day Christianity, providing explanations of gods, events, and symbols in...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Wiedemann

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over the centuries between the end of the Roman republic and late antiquity. Thomas Wiedemann...

    To Be Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Origin of Heresy

    A History of Discourse in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

    By Robert M. Royalty

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Heresy is a central concept in the formation of Orthodox Christianity. Where does this notion come from? This book traces the construction of the idea of ‘heresy’ in the rhetoric of ideological disagreements in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian texts and in the development of the polemical...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Religions in Movement

    The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions

    Edited by Robert W Hefner, John Hutchinson, Sara Mels, Christiane Timmerman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. ‘...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Muslim-Christian Encounters (Routledge Revivals)

    Perceptions and Misperceptions

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, this title explores the myths and misperceptions that have underpinned Muslim-Christian relations throughout history, and which endure to the current day. William Montgomery Watt describes how the myths originated and developed, and argues that both Muslims and Christians...

    To Be Published July 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Translating Religion

    What is Lost and Gained?

    Edited by Michael DeJonge, Christiane Tietz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Translating Religion advances thinking about translation as a critical category in religious studies, combining theoretical reflection about processes of translation in religion with focused case studies that are international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. By operating with broad...

    To Be Published August 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. God, Politics, Economy

    Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

    By Bulent Diken

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and economy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly autonomous spheres encounter one another. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre, and cinema as well as a case study...

    To Be Published August 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine

    Edited by Bjarne Olesen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Sakta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of...

    To Be Published August 18th 2015 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...

    To Be Published September 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Modern Religious Cults and Movements (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gaius Glenn Atkins

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1923, 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...

    To Be Published October 11th 2015 by Routledge