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  1. Filming the Gods

    Religion and Indian Cinema

    By Rachel Dwyer

    Filming the Gods examines the role and depiction of religion in Indian cinema, showing that the relationship between the modern and the traditional in contemporary India is not exotic, but part of everyday life. Concentrating mainly on the Hindi cinema of Mumbai, Bollywood, it also discusses...

    Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Religions in Global Society

    By Peter Beyer

    Peter Beyer, a distinguished sociologist of religion, presents a way of understanding religion in a contemporary global society - by analyzing it as a dimension of the historical process of globalization. Introducing theories of globalization and showing how they can be applied to world religions,...

    Published May 3rd 2006 by Routledge

  3. Religions of South Asia

    An Introduction

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    South Asia is home to many of the world's most vibrant religious faiths. It is also one of the most dynamic and historically rich regions on earth, where changing political and social structures have caused religions to interact and hybridise in unique ways. This textbook introduces the...

    Published February 15th 2006 by Routledge

  4. New Religions in Global Perspective

    Religious Change in the Modern World

    By Peter B. Clarke

    Peter B. Clarke’s in-depth account explores the innovative character of new religious movements and new forms of spirituality from a global vantage point. Ranging from North America and Europe to Japan, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, it is the perfect introduction to NRMs such...

    Published December 21st 2005 by Routledge

  5. Religion in World History

    The Persistence of Imperial Communion

    By John C. Super, Briane K. Turley

    Series: Themes in World History

    In Religion and World History, distinguished authors John C. Super and Briane K. Turley examine the value of religion for interpreting the human experience in the past and present. They explore the elements of religion which best connect it to the cultural and political dynamics that have...

    Published December 7th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Researching New Religious Movements

    Responses and Redefinitions

    By Elisabeth Arweck

    New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority...

    Published November 30th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Teachings of the Sikh Gurus

    Selections from the Sikh Scriptures

    Edited by Christopher Shackle, Arvind Mandair

    Recognized masterpieces of Indian literature, the Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth are fundamental to the Sikh religion, not only in the physical layout of temples and in ceremonies of worship, but as infallible reference texts offering counsel and instruction. Teachings of the Sikh Gurus...

    Published October 4th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Interpreting the Qur'an

    Towards a Contemporary Approach

    By Abdullah Saeed

    How is the Qur'an - central to all Muslim societies - to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of...

    Published September 28th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Ritual and Religious Belief

    A Reader

    By Graham Harvey

    Series: Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

    The study of ritual and how it relates to beliefs and ideas is of central importance in our understanding of the world. Rituals can become divorced from beliefs and religious believers regarded as simply "going through the motions". 'Ritual and Religious Belief: A Reader' presents the full range of...

    Published May 31st 2005 by Routledge

  10. The Location of Religion

    A Spatial Analysis

    By Kim Knott

    The ways in which humans interact with their location is an important topic within sociological studies of religion. It is integral to the place of religion in secular society. 'The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis' offers an overview of the ways in which religion can be located within...

    Published March 30th 2005 by Routledge