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Forthcoming Religion & Anthropology Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Sainthood and Race

    Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

    Edited by Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study....

    To Be Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Archeology of the New Testament

    The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles

    By Jack Finegan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary environment, the book traces the 15,000 mile travels of Paul, whose world was...

    To Be Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Archaeology in the Holy Land

    By Kathleen M. Kenyon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This classic book, extensively revised in 1979, includes the most important archaeological discoveries of that time made regarding both the pre-biblical and biblical history of Palestine. The earliest archaeological finds in Palestine reveal man’s presence as early as 9000 B.C., about 6000 years...

    To Be Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Introducing Anthropology of Religion

    Culture to the Ultimate, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as...

    To Be Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Engaging with Living Religion

    A Guide to Fieldwork in the Study of Religion

    By Stephen E. Gregg, Lynne Scholefield

    Understanding religion requires students to experience religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the classroom. Covering theoretical and practical aspects, it helps students learn to ‘read’...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Myth and the Human Sciences

    Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

    By Angus Nicholls

    Series: Theorists of Myth

    This is the first critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from literary theory,...

    To Be Published December 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development

    Edited by Emma Tomalin

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and development and interactions between religions and development. It uniquely looks at religions in context when thinking about their relationships to development. Different religious traditions are situated within...

    To Be Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Animism in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kaj Arhem, Guido Sprenger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Animism is the religious worldview that natural physical entities possess a spiritual essence. This book presents a number of case studies of animism from insular and peninsular Southeast Asia and offers a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon – its diversity and underlying commonalities and its...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  9. International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies

    Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles

    Edited by John Eade, Dionigi Albera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    Although research on contemporary pilgrimage has expanded considerably since the early 1990s, the conversation has largely been dominated by Anglophone researchers in anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and religious studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Northern Europe....

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Orthodox Pilgrimage in Contemporary Russia

    By Stella Rock

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the religious landscape in Russia has undergone a marked transformation: re-sacralization has seen a revival of historic shrines and procession routes, the creation of new sacred places and practices, and the institutional church management of pilgrimage. This...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge