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  1. Rationality and the Study of Religion

    Edited by Jeppe S. Jensen, Luther Martin

    Does rationality, the intellectual bedrock of all science, apply to the study of religion?Religion, arguably the most subjective area of human behaviour, has particular challenges associated with its study. Attracting crowd-healers, conjurers, the pious and the prophetic alongside comparativists...

    Published December 26th 2002 by Routledge

  2. 2000 Years and Beyond

    Faith, Identity and the 'Commmon Era'

    Edited by David Archard, Trevor A. Hart, Nigel Rapport, David Archard, Paul Gifford, Trevor A. Hart, Nigel Rapport

    2000 Years and Beyond brings together some of the most eminent thinkers of our time - specialists in philosophy, theology, anthropology and cultural theory. In a horizon-scanning work, they look backwards and forwards to explore what links us to the matrix of the Judaeo-Christian tradition from...

    Published October 31st 2002 by Routledge

  3. Shamanism

    An Introduction

    By Margaret Stutley

    Shamanism is one of the earliest and farthest-reaching magical and religious traditions, vestiges of which still underlie the major religious faiths of the modern world. The function of the shaman is to show his or her people the unseen powers behind the mere appearances of nature, as experienced...

    Published October 10th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Shamanism

    A Reader

    Edited by Graham Harvey

    Shamanism has been practised amongst communities all over the world for millennia, and continues to survive today in both modern and ancient forms. Shamanism: A Reader unites perspectives from disciplines including anthropology, psychology, musicology, and botany to provide an unique overview of...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  5. Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic

    Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism

    By Jenny Blain

    This accessible study of Northern European shamanistic practice, or seidr, explores the way in which the ancient Norse belief systems evoked in the Icelandic Sagas and Eddas have been rediscovered and reinvented by groups in Europe and North America. The book examines the phenomenon of altered...

    Published November 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  6. Cyprian the Bishop

    By J. Patout Burns Jr.

    This is the first up-to-date, accessible study on the rule of Cyprian as the Bishop of Carthage in the 250s AD. It controversially shows that Cyprian radically enforced the primary emphasis on the unity of the church, interpreting loyalty in the community as fidelity to Christ.It uses cultural...

    Published November 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  7. The Sociology of Religion

    Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Malcolm B. Hamilton

    This clear introduction to the sociology of religion combines a discussion of key theorists with a modern emphasis on the diversity of religious beliefs and practices. Malcolm Hamilton's expanded second edition brings the discussion fully up-to-date, and extends its material on secularization and...

    Published August 2nd 2001 by Routledge

  8. Medicine, Magic and Religion

    By W.H.R. Rivers

    Series: Routledge Classics

    One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning Regeneration trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried...

    Published May 17th 2001 by Routledge

  9. The Multicultural Riddle

    Rethinking National, Ethnic and Religious Identities

    By Gerd Baumann

    Multicultural Riddle is a comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society. The book examines how we can establish a state of justice and equality between and among three groups: those who believe in a unified national culture, those who trace their...

    Published March 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  10. Theorising Modernity

    Reflexivity, Environment & Identity in Giddens' Social Theory

    By Martin O'Brien, Sue (Lecturer In Applied Social Science, University Of Lancaster) Penna, Colin Hay

    What is modernity? Do we all experience modernity in the same way? How should we understand contemporary social change? This volume explores questions of modernity through critical engagements with the work of Anthony Giddens, focusing in particular on the relationships between his social theory...

    Published December 4th 1998 by Routledge