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  1. Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia....

    Published December 16th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Shalom/Salaam/Peace

    A Liberation Theology of Hope

    By Constance A. Hammond

    Conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians has been ongoing since the creation of the state of Israel, a conflict revolving around land-ownership, water politics, human rights, and religious rights. 'Shalom/Salaam/Peace' examines the realities of life in contemporary Israel/Palestine, with...

    Published November 30th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Militant Islam

    A sociology of characteristics, causes and consequences

    By Stephen Vertigans

    Militant Islam provides a sociological framework for understanding the rise and character of recent Islamic militancy. It takes a systematic approach to the phenomenon and includes analysis of cases from around the world, comparisons with militancy in other religions, and their causes and...

    Published October 29th 2008 by Routledge

  4. What Should I Believe?

    Why Our Beliefs about the Nature of Death and the Purpose of Life Dominate Our Lives

    By Dorothy Rowe

    Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we’re religious or not. If we’re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we’ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We’re beset by people who demand that we...

    Published October 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  5. The End All Around Us

    Apocalyptic Texts and Popular Culture

    By John Walliss, Kenneth G. C. Newport

    Series: Millennialism and Society

    The Apocalypse or end times are a recurrent theme within contemporary popular culture. 'The End All Around Us' presents a wide-ranging exploration of the influence of the apocalypse within art, literature, music and film. The essays draw on representations of the apocalypse in heavy metal music,...

    Published September 30th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Religious Fundamentalism

    Global, Local and Personal

    By Peter Herriot

    How does a religious fundamentalist come to embrace a counter-cultural world view? Fundamentalism can be analysed from a variety of perspectives. It is a type of belief system which enables individuals to make sense of their lives and provides them with an identity. It is a social...

    Published September 15th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Levi-Strauss on Religion

    The Structuring Mind

    By Paul-Francois Tremlett

    Series: Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion

    Levi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology', is one of the most influential thinkers of the Twentieth Century. His development of 'structuralism' - the identification of patterns of human cognition and behaviour - greatly influenced Althusser, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida. -Levi-Strauss on...

    Published September 9th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Science and the Indian Tradition

    When Einstein Met Tagore

    By David L. Gosling

    Series: India in the Modern World

    This new text is a detailed study of an important process in modern Indian history. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, India experienced an intellectual renaissance, which owed as much to the influx of new ideas from the West as to traditional religious and cultural insights....

    Published August 30th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Gaia and Climate Change

    A Theology of Gift Events

    By Anne Primavesi

    James Lovelock’s Gaia theory revolutionized the understanding of our place and role in the global environment. It is now accepted that our activities over the past two hundred years have contributed to and accelerated the extreme weather events associated with climate change. The fact that those...

    Published August 11th 2008 by Routledge

  10. British Buddhism

    Teachings, Practice and Development

    By Robert Bluck

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    British Buddhism presents a useful insight into contemporary British Buddhist practice. It provides a survey of the seven largest Buddhist traditions in the United Kingdom, including the Forest Sangha (Theravada) and the Samatha Trust (Theravada), the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition (Soto...

    Published July 31st 2008 by Routledge