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  1. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to the History of Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. B. Jevons

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1902, this book investigates the history and development of early religion from an anthropological perspective. Rather than dealing with religions that grew from the teachings of their original founders, such as Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, Jevons considers those religions...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sufis and Scholars of the Sea

    Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925

    By Anne Bang

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Anne Bang focuses on the ways in which a particular Islamic brotherhood, or 'tariqa', the tariqa Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated their particular brand of the Islamic faith. Originating in the South-Yemeni region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Religions of South Africa (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Chidester

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this title explores the religious diversity of South Africa, organizing it into a single coherent narrative and providing the first comparative study and introduction to the topic. David Chidester emphasizes the fact that the complex distinctive character of South African...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Studying Islam in Practice

    Edited by Gabriele Marranci

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and demonstrates the dynamic and heterogeneous...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Shamans in Asia

    Edited by Clark Chilson, Peter Knecht

    Shamans throughout much of Asia are regarded as having the power to control and coerce spirits. Many Asians today still turn to shamans to communicate with the world of the dead, heal the sick, and explain enigmatic events. To understand Asian religions, therefore, a knowledge of shamanism is...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. God and Goodness

    A Natural Theological Perspective

    By Mark Wynn

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

    "God and Goodness" takes the experience of value as a starting point for natural theology. Mark Wynn argues that theism offers our best understanding of the goodness of the world, especially its beauty and openness to the development of richer and more complex material forms. We also see that the...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Place and Spirit in Taiwan

    Tudi Gong in the Stories, Strategies and Memories of Everyday Life

    By Alessandro Dell'Orto

    Based on field-work in Taiwan, this book examines the ancient, indigenous religious cult of Tudi Gong both as a religio-social phenomenon and as an appropriate medium for exploring and analysing the social changes that have been occurring in contemporary Taiwan, and the people's strategic...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge