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  1. Shamanism

    Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Edited by Andrei A. Znamenski

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Mircea Eliade descibed shamanism as the primal religion of humanity, the 'archaic technique of ecstasy'. The books of best-selling author Carlos Castaneda made it part of popular culture. Since the 1960s shamanism has continued to attract the attention of scholars, artists, writers and the general...

    Published March 11th 2004 by Routledge

  2. Skilful Means

    A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Pye

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means'...

    Published December 18th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Beyond Primitivism

    Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity

    Edited by Jacob K. Olupona

    What role do indigenous religions play in today's world? Beyond Primitivism is a complete appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally connected to the cultures in which they originate, as distinct from global religions of conversion - as practised across America, Africa, Asia and the...

    Published October 30th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Religion: The Basics

    By Malory Nye

    Series: The Basics

    Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide...

    Published September 11th 2003 by Routledge

  5. UFO Religions

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    The spectre of the UFO, as popularized by shows such as The X-Files, has brought an astonishing slant to the face of modern religious practice. But what motivates the fantastical and sometimes sinister beliefs of UFO worshippers? UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues...

    Published July 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  6. Religion in French Feminist Thought

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Morny Joy, Kathleen O'Grady, Judith L. Poxon

    Religion in French Feminist Thought: Critical Perspectives brings together some of the leading modern religious responses to major French feminist writings on religion. It considers central figures such as Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray and Catherine Clément, and its focus on...

    Published June 19th 2003 by Routledge

  7. 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 13th 2003 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2002 by Routledge

  9. 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 25th 2002 by Routledge

  10. 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 20th 2002 by Routledge