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  1. Religion: The Basics

    By Malory Nye

    Series: The Basics

    Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide...

    Published September 10th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Natural Symbols

    Explorations in Cosmology, 3rd Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    Series: Routledge Classics

    One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, the book took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times, but instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, Mary Douglas saw...

    Published August 13th 2003 by Routledge

  3. The Discipline of Religion

    Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric

    By Russell T. McCutcheon

    The Discipline of Religion is a lively critical journey through religious studies today, looking at its recent growth as an academic discipline, and its contemporary political and social meanings. Focusing on the differences between religious belief and academic religious discourse, Russell T....

    Published April 30th 2003 by Routledge

  4. 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 25th 2002 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2002 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2002 by Routledge

  7. 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 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  8. 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 21st 2001 by Routledge

  9. 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 21st 2001 by Routledge

  10. 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 1st 2001 by Routledge