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Major Works: Religion

You are currently browsing 91–100 of 237 new and published major works in the subject of Religion — sorted by publish date from newer books to older 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. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

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.

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  1. The Cultural Transition

    Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan

    Edited by Merry I White, Susan Pollak

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume makes available a wide variety of cultural perspectives on education and on economic and social progress. Contributors focus on three main questions, the answers to which are vital for understanding the needs of both national policy and personal fulfilment in widely differing cultures....

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

    With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases

    By William M McGovern

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    William Montgomery McGovern’s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Shinto

    At the Fountainhead of Japan

    By Jean Herbert

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto,...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  4. A Study of Shinto

    The Religion of the Japanese Nation

    By Genchi Katu

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume investigates and present the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compile on strict lines of religious...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Buddhist Sects of Japan

    Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries

    By E Steinilber-Oberlin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Islam in the West

    Edited by David Westerlund, Ingvar Svanberg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    In recent decades, the number of Muslims in the West has increased rapidly, and interesting transformations of Islam have taken place—to some extent with repercussions in Islamic or predominantly Muslim countries in Asia and Africa. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge helps to...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition

    Edited by Peter Pormann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Islam developed over the course of its history one of the world’s most innovative and interesting scientific and medical traditions. In this context, the term Islam should not simply be understood as referring to the religion of the prophet Muhammad, but rather to a civilization which was once...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Confucian Studies

    Edited by Xinzhong Yao, Tu Weiming

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Philosophy

    It is difficult, if not totally impossible, to define what we call ‘Confucianism’ in terms of any of the disciplines we are used to in the West, and contemporary scholars tend to see it as a historical and yet living tradition containing elements of philosophy, religion, politics, morality, and...

    Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Islam in South Asia

    Edited by David Taylor

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    There are more Muslims – over 400 million – in South Asia than in any other region in the world. Many of the most important political, intellectual and spiritual developments within Islam have had their origins, or have flourished, in the area, and Muslims from the region have played important...

    Published July 15th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Religion and the Environment

    Edited by Roger S. Gottlieb

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    In the last two decades a new form of religiously motivated social action and a virtually new field of academic study—each based in recognition of the connections between religion and humanity’s treatment of the environment—have developed. Interactions between religion and environmental concern...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge