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  1. The Sociology of Religion

    Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Malcolm B. Hamilton

    This clear introduction to the sociology of religion combines a discussion of key theorists with a modern emphasis on the diversity of religious beliefs and practices. Malcolm Hamilton's expanded second edition brings the discussion fully up-to-date, and extends its material on secularization and...

    Published August 1st 2001 by Routledge

  2. 'What is Truth?'

    Towards a Theological Poetics

    By Andrew Shanks

    In a culture where institutional religion is in decline there is a pressing need for new theological strategies. Andrew Shanks argues for a fresh 'theological poetics', providing an eloquent first step towards meeting these needs and an alternative strategy for reconciling Christian theology with...

    Published May 30th 2001 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy in Classical India

    An Introduction and Analysis

    By Jonardon Ganeri

    This original work focuses on the rational principles of Indian philosophical theory, rather than the mysticism more usually associated with it. Ganeri explores the philosophical projects of a number of major Indian philosophers and looks into the methods of rational inquiry deployed within these...

    Published February 7th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Religion and Ecology in India and Southeast Asia

    By David L Gosling

    What part can Hindu and Buddhist traditions play in resolving the ecological problems facing India and South East Asia? David Gosling's exciting study, based on extensive fieldwork, is of global significance: the creation of more sustainable relationships between people and the natural world is one...

    Published January 31st 2001 by Routledge

  5. Spirituality and the Occult

    By Brian Gibbons

    Spirituality and the Occult argues against the widely held view that occult spiritualities are marginal to Western culture. Showing that the esoteric tradition is unfairly neglected in Western culture and that much of what we take to be 'modern' derives at least in part from this tradition, it...

    Published December 21st 2000 by Routledge

  6. Zoroastrians

    Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition

    By Mary Boyce

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable...

    Published December 13th 2000 by Routledge

  7. The World Religions Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Gwilym Beckerlegge

    The World Religions Reader gathers together material on six of the world's most influential faiths. The selection of readings is drawn from a broad range of historical and contemporary sources, giving a full picture of the beliefs and practices of each religion. This new edition includes new...

    Published December 6th 2000 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations

    2nd Edition

    By Geoffrey Parrinder

    How did the universe come to exist? What is the nature of its creator? Is there a purpose to human existence? What is it to live a good life?The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations offers not just one, but many, answers to these questions. Geoffrey Parrinder has drawn on all...

    Published September 27th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Early Christian World

    Edited by Philip F. Esler

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite, and lavishly-illustrated treatment of how a small movement formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world. Situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social, political and religious contexts,...

    Published August 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  10. The Tao of the West

    Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought

    By J.J. Clarke

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western...

    Published April 23rd 2000 by Routledge