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  1. Studying Hinduism

    Key Concepts and Methods

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    This book is an indispensable resource for students and researchers wishing to develop a deeper understanding of one of the world's oldest and most multifaceted religious traditions. Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, leading scholars in the field, have brought together a rich variety of perspectives...

    Published September 7th 2007 by Routledge

  2. The Alevis in Turkey

    The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition

    By David Shankland

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    This is the only volume dedicated to the Alevis available in English and based on sustained fieldwork in Turkey. The Alevis now have an increasingly high profile for those interested in the diverse cultures of contemporary Turkey, and in the role of Islam in the modern world. As a heterodox Islamic...

    Published July 27th 2007 by Routledge

  3. The Atlas of Religion

    Mapping Contemporary Challenges and Beliefs

    By Joanne O'Brien, Martin Palmer

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    The world's religions have emerged as one of the great geopolitical forces shaping our lives. Understanding these beliefs is crucial to understanding ethnic tension and the clash of cultures, as well as being fundamental to world peace. Even where people have moved away from formal religious...

    Published March 13th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Religion in India

    A Historical Introduction

    By Fred W. Clothey

    Religion in India is an ideal first introduction to India's fascinating and varied religious history. Fred Clothey surveys the religions of India from prehistory and Indo-European migration through to the modern period. Exploring the interactions between different religious movements over time, and...

    Published December 21st 2006 by Routledge

  5. Religion and Violence in South Asia

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by John Hinnells, Richard King

    Do religions justify and cause violence or are they more appropriately seen as forces for peace and tolerance? Featuring contributions from international experts in the field, this book explores the debate that has emerged in the context of secular modernity about whether religion is a primary...

    Published November 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2006 by Routledge

  7. 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 4th 2006 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2006 by Routledge

  9. 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 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  10. 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 8th 2005 by Routledge