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  1. Major World Religions

    From Their Origins To The Present

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism,...

    Published March 12th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Children of the New Age

    A History of Spiritual Practices

    By Steven Sutcliffe

    The first true social history of the phenomenon known as New Age culture, Children of the New Age presents an overview of the diverse varieties of New Age belief and practice from the 1930s to the present day. Drawing on original ethnographic research and rarely seen archival material, it calls...

    Published November 13th 2002 by Routledge

  3. The Religious Traditions of Asia

    Religion, History, and Culture, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joseph Kitagawa

    This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from...

    Published July 24th 2002 by Routledge

  4. The Varieties of Religious Experience

    A Study in Human Nature, 2nd Edition

    By William James

    First published in 1902, The Varieties of Religious Experience initiated the psychological study of religion, paving the way for Freud and Jung as well as for clinical and paranormal branches of psychology. Written with humour and erudition, its theories of conversion, saintliness, ecstasy and...

    Published June 19th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Religion Without God

    By Ray Billington

    This criticism of theism, especially monotheism, questions the assumption that rejecting God means rejecting religion. Drawing on Western philosophical critiques of religion and non-theistic Eastern religions, Ray Billington shows how a religion without God could work.The concept of religion...

    Published December 5th 2001 by Routledge

  6. What is Religion?

    By Robert Crawford

    We all know what religion is - or do we? Confronted with religious pluralism and cultural diversity, it manifests itself in many forms. What is Religion? serves not only as an introduction to the different belief systems flourishing throughout the modern world, but asks us to consider how the very...

    Published November 28th 2001 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Religions Today

    An Introduction

    By Mary Pat Fisher

    Religions Today provides a sympathetic account of what living religions really are. Fisher traces the historical development and practices of major religious movements and explores how these evolve into contemporary belief and teaching. She considers major faiths as well as indigenous religions and...

    Published October 31st 2001 by Routledge

  9. Religions in the Modern World

    Traditions and Transformations

    Edited by Christopher Partridge, Linda Woodhead, Hiroko Kawanami

    This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in...

    Published October 24th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Faith in Science

    Scientists Search for Truth

    Edited by Mark Richardson, Gordy Slack

    Through intimate conversations with some of the world's most distinguished scientists (including two Nobel Laureates), Faith in Science invites us to explore the connections between scientific and religious approaches to truth. Subjects range from the existence and nature of God to the role of...

    Published September 5th 2001 by Routledge