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Major Works: Religion

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 244 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. Early Islamic History

    Edited by Teresa Bernheimer, Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Insight into the origins and early development of Islam has become relevant not only to the specialist, but underlies a thorough understanding of debates relating to Islam and the Middle East in the contemporary period. Over the past decades, the field has seen the publication of some excellent...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Sects, Cults and New Religions

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Danielle Kirby

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam

    Edited by Maribel Fierro

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication) To what extent can concepts such as orthodoxy and heresy—originating from a different religious and cultural tradition—be applied in an Islamic context? This new Routledge collection of major works synthesizes the latest...

    Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Christ and Freud (RLE: Freud)

    A Study of Religious Experience and Observance

    By Arthur Guirdham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Freud

    Originally published in 1959, this book is primarily concerned with the question of psychiatric factors in religion, and, conversely, with that of religious factors in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian theory that religion is a form of obsessional neurosis. Though this latter hypothesis may...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Economics

    Edited by Shafiq Alvi, Amer al-Roubaie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The editors of this new collection write: Western economists define economics as the branch of knowledge or science which investigates how scarce resources are best allocated into competing claims upon them. These claims are socially and culturally determined. Islamic economics and its principles...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East (1984) to Islamic Fundamentalism and...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    This is a study of the structure and composition of the official learning current in medieval Arabic culture. This comprises natural sciences both exoteric and esoteric (medicine, alchemy, astrology and others), traditional and religious sciences (such as theology, exegesis and grammar),...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The recent resurgence of Islam in the Middle East is a far more complex phenomenon than is often suggested by those analyses which reduce recent developments in the area to no more than an intensification of religiosity. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East challenges that perception of the...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Islam and Power (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Alexander S. Cudsi, E. Hillal Dessouki

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The 1970s witnessed a mushrooming of Islamic movements and ideas which was described variously as Islamic revival, Islamic resurgence and Islam on the march. Whether as part of the majority or minority, whether under capitalist or socialist regimes, Muslims have been moved by this reawakening. But...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Islam and the Politics of Meaning in Palestinian Nationalism (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Nels Johnson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The intention of this book is to explore the relationship between an ideological idiom and the changing social movement in which it operates. The basic question is that of what roles an Islamic symbol complex played in different phases of the Palestinian nationalist movement, and what were the...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge