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New and Published Books

  1. Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sects, Cults and New Religions

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Danielle Kirby

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communities

    Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives

    By Youli Ioannesyan

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Baron Rosen’s Babi/Baha’i archives presents private letters and diplomatic correspondence from the nineteenth century, preserved among the prominent Russian scholar Baron Victor Rosen’s materials in the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg branch. The materials cast light on...

    Published April 15th 2013 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. ‘...

    Published March 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Japanese Religions and Globalization

    By Ugo Dessì

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The World's Religions

    Edited by Peter Clarke, Friedhelm Hardy, Leslie Houlden, Stewart Sutherland

    Series: Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

    * Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world* Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam

    Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion

    By Todd Lawson

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Of the several works on the rise and development of the Babi movement, especially those dealing with the life and work of its founder, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi, few deal directly with the compelling and complex web of mysticism, theology and philosophy found in his earliest compositions. This...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Religious Commodifications in Asia

    Marketing Gods

    Edited by Pattana Kitiarsa

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Islam and the Baha'i Faith

    A Comparative Study of Muhammad ‘Abduh and ‘Abdul-Baha ‘Abbas

    By Oliver Scharbrodt

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Muhammad ‘Abduh (1849-1905) was one of the key thinkers and reformers of modern Islam who has influenced both liberal and fundamentalist Muslims today. ‘Abdul-Baha (1844-1921) was the son of Baha’ullah (1817-1892), the founder of the Baha’i Faith; a new religion which began as a messianic movement...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Kwanzaa

    Black Power and the Making of the African-American Holiday Tradition

    By Keith A. Mayes

    Since 1966, Kwanzaa has been celebrated as a black holiday tradition – an annual recognition of cultural pride in the African American community. But how did this holiday originate, and what is its broader cultural significance? Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American...

    Published August 10th 2009 by Routledge