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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 6th 2001 by Routledge

  4. 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 29th 2001 by Routledge

  5. 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 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  6. 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 November 1st 2001 by Routledge

  7. 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 25th 2001 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2001 by Routledge

  9. 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 2nd 2001 by Routledge

  10. '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 31st 2001 by Routledge