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  1. The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism....

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Eschatology and the Technological Future

    By Michael S. Burdett

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing...

    Published December 23rd 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...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religious Expression in the Workplace and the Contested Role of Law

    By Andrew Hambler

    Series: Law and Religion

    The workplace is a key forum in which the issue of religion and its position in the public sphere is under debate. Desires to observe and express religious beliefs in the workplace can introduce conflict between employees and employers. This book addresses the role the law plays in the resolution...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Religion, Media, and Social Change

    Edited by Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg, Sofia Sjö

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    RLE Women and Religion gathers in one place a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of historic imprints. Encompassing a range of experiences, the set provides an essential reference source on some of the key points in the field of women and religion. 1. A Map of the...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Making European Muslims

    Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

    Edited by Mark Sedgwick

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Buddhist Crossroads

    Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960

    Edited by Brian Bocking, Phibul Choompolpaisal, Laurence Cox, Alicia M Turner

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge