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Major Works: Religion

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    RLE Women and Religion gathers in one place a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of historic imprints. Encompassing a range of experiences, the set provides an essential reference source on some of the key points in the field of women and religion. 1. A Map of the...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women's Religious Experience (RLE Women and Religion)

    Edited by Pat Holden

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    Most of the early literature concerning women’s religious experience is about exceptional women; those who diverged from the traditional female role to become nuns, mystics or charismatic leaders. While women were permitted to be prophets and visionaries they rarely played an important part in...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sex and God (RLE Women and Religion)

    Some Varieties of Women's Religious Experience

    Edited by Linda Hurcombe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    These stories, essays and poems by women examine the connections feminists are making between sex and God. The women write from very different perspectives, cutting across the spectrum of feminist writing about sexuality and spirituality within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Some writers, though...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Muslim Women (RLE Women and Religion)

    Edited by Freda Hussain

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    The history of Islam and the changing role-performance of Muslim women, given the various interpretations of the belief system of Islam, are described. It is the contention of the authors that it is these various interpretations which have given rise to the conflict between the ideal and contextual...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Passport to Heaven (RLE Women and Religion)

    Gender Roles in the Unification Church

    By Kathleen S. Lowney

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    This book focuses on the gender roles within the Unification Church, and on particularly the gender roles as expressed through the vows of marriage. It examines the more widely shared patriarchal assumptions about women in a circumscribed socio-religious environment, with the Church’s gender role...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Map of the New Country (RLE Women and Religion)

    Women and Christianity

    By Sara Maitland

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    Most feminists have turned away from the Christian churches, regarding both Catholicism and the protestant denominations as bastions of sexism and patriarchal oppression. However, Christian feminists committed to improving the position of Christian women and to the spiritual renewal of their...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Hinduism

    Edited by Will Sweetman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The study of Hinduism is fragmented among many disciplines. Early academic study of Hinduism was overwhelmingly a study of texts, and while a strong philological tradition continues to characterise much work on Hinduism (in particular in Indology), very different materials and questions animate...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Religion, Pilgrimage, and Tourism

    Edited by Alex Norman, Carole M. Cusack

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    For as long as human beings have existed they have been interested in travel. Their homelands and cultural norms have always been constructed with reference to, or contrasted with, the lands and habits of ‘the Other’. Implicit in this statement is the notion that some places are more special (...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Magic and Witchcraft

    Edited by Michael Bailey

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Magic and witchcraft have been important components of almost every human culture throughout history, and continue to be so in the present day, both globally and in the West. These topics have attracted an enormous amount of scholarship, but publications are often scattered, and scholars working in...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Spiritualism, 1840-1930

    Edited by Patricia Pulham, Christine Ferguson, Rosario Arias, Tatiana Kontou

    Series: Victorian Concepts

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication.) Since its advent in the 1840s, modern spiritualism has been a topic of popular interest and critical scrutiny. Spiritualism gained increasing prominence in the second half of the nineteenth century, and developed as a...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge