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Major Works: Forthcoming Religion

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 forthcoming major works in the subject of Religion — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

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.

Forthcoming Books – Page 1

  1. Taoism

    Edited by Russell Kirkland

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    These fifty-nine pioneering articles by scholars from around the world (17 women / 22 men) showcase recent advances in Taoist Studies. Instead of upholding conventional paradigms, these innovative studies expand our very concepts of Taoism by probing social and historical dimensions unimagined by...

    To Be Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Wheel of Death

    Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources

    By Philip Kapleau

    Originally published in 1972, this anthology examines death through the eyes of great Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Western masters. Instructions and specific rites are set forth to enable people to guide the mind of the dying through death and the Intermediate stage which follows. The sections of...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Muhammad

    Edited by Andreas Goerke

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, is undoubtebly one of the most influential persons in history. He is not only the founder of one of the world religions, but has served as a role model for Muslims throughout history. The records of his deeds and sayings are among the most important sources in...

    To Be Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Radicalization CC 4V

    Edited by Peter R. Neumann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

    ‘Radicalization’ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits—less than ‘terrorism’ but equal to ‘political violence’ and ‘extremism’. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years...

    To Be Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Comparative Religious Ethics

    Edited by Charles Mathewes, Matthew Puffer, Mark Storslee

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until 3 months after publication) No collection of this sort has yet been conceived of, let alone accomplished, in this field. In part that may well be due to the extraordinarily nascent character of the field of comparative religious ethics, described as that (...

    To Be Published July 17th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Helen Farley

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The field encompassed by ‘Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal’ is both fascinating and frustrating. The fascination stems from the contested nature of the content, and the multi-disciplinary nature of the existing scholarly literature. The frustration stems chiefly from the misunderstood and...

    To Be Published July 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality CC 4V

    Edited by Carole Cusack, Jason Prior

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The field encompassed by this collection on ‘Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality’ is a vast and controversial one. It encompasses both normative and non-normative sexual identities and behaviours in the so-called ‘world religions’ (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) and also...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Islamic Ethics

    Edited by Tariq Ramadan

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    There is no specific Arabic term for the Greek notion of 'Ethics'. Two Arabic words are usually used in relation to 'morality' or 'ethics' in the Islamic tradition: 'akhlaq' and 'adab'. Both are referring to principles, defining what is good and what is bad, as well as determining the objectives...

    To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Silk Roads

    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this...

    To Be Published November 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Van Dyke: Medieval Philosophy, 4-vol. set

    Edited by Christina Van Dyke

    Series: Critical Concepts in Philosophy

    To Be Published January 15th 2016 by Routledge