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New and Published Books

  1. Companion Encyclopedia of Theology

    Edited by Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden, Rev Prof Leslie Houlden

    Series: Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

    The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology provides a comprehensive guide to modern theological thought. An international team of theologians and practitioners of both the Christian and Jewish faiths investigate and consider aspects of theology in 48 self-contained articles. Neither partisan and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Genetic History of New England Theology (Routledge Revivals)

    By Frank Hugh Foster

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1907, this text provides a scientific treatment of New England theology and American dogmatic history. Frank Hugh Foster analyses the eighteenth-century rise of the school of New England theology, which became the dominant school of thought in New England congregationalism and,...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

    By Victor Roudometof

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  5. World Philosophies

    2nd Edition

    By Ninian Smart

    Edited by Oliver Leaman

    World Philosophies presents in one volume a superb introduction to all the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions. Covering all corners of the globe, Ninian Smart’s work offers a comprehensive and global philosophical and religious picture. In this revised and expanded second...

    Published June 27th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. Researching New Religious Movements

    Responses and Redefinitions

    By Elisabeth Arweck

    New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority...

    Published December 1st 2005 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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