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New and Published Books

  1. Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Islam is a burning topic in modern scholarship and contemporary world affairs. It is a subject poorly understood by Western observers, and in this book Professor Montgomery Watt takes a significant step towards its demystification. Montgomery Watt examines the crucial questions of traditional...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan

    By Rubya Mehdi

    This is a detailed, critical study of the reforms which have been made in recent years to the law in the State of Pakistan with the ostensible objective of bringing it into accord with the requirements of Islam. Special emphasis is given to the period from 1977 when General Zia ul Haque adopted a...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Islamic Reassertion

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Religion at the European Parliament and in European multi-level governance

    Edited by François Foret

    This book presents the findings of the first ever survey of the religious preferences of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). An international research team interviewed a large sample of MEPs, with the purpose of investigating their beliefs and how these beliefs have an impact on their role...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  5. What is the Kingdom of Heaven? (Routledge Revivals)

    By A. Clutton-Brock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Written as the First World War was finally drawing to a close, A. Clutton-Brock’s reflections on the Kingdom of Heaven examine this challenging theological concept in light of the great religious, political and moral uncertainties thrown up by the conflict. In particular, Clutton-Brock contends...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

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

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    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 April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Ethnicity and Religion

    Intersections and Comparisons

    Edited by Joseph Ruane, Jennifer Todd

    Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion appears as a powerful force for mobilisation, solidarity and violence. Religion and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

    From Decline to Resurrection

    By Daniela Kalkandjieva

    Series: Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

    This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence

    Religion, Testimony, and Visions of Healing

    By Gina Messina-Dysert

    Series: Religion and Violence

    Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence examines sexual violence against women, how religion and society contribute to a rape culture, and the extreme suffering endured by rape victims as a result. Using the testimony of women who have experienced both rape and the consequences of rape culture—from a...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus

    Edited by Alexander Agadjanian, Ansgar Jödicke, Evert van der Zweerde

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book explores developments in the three major societies of the South Caucasus – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia – focusing especially on religion, historical traditions, national consciousness, and political culture, and on how these factors interact. It outlines how, despite close...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge