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Major Works: Religion

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 246 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.

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. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Islam in Perspective (RLE Politics of Islam)

    A Guide to Islamic Society, Politics and Law

    Edited by Patrick Bannerman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    There has been a significant upsurge of western interest in the political manifestations and significance of Islam in the last decade, fuelled by the notion of Islamic ‘revival’, the Iranian revolution and by events in countries as diverse as Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan. Oil power and its effect on...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Islam in the Modern World (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Denis MacEoin, Ahmed Al-Shahi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    In recent years, events in the Islamic world have captured the attention of the West to an unprecedented degree. However, much of the media coverage of events like the Islamic revolution in Iran has merely reinforced current prejudices and misconceptions about Islam. This collection of essays, by...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Islam, Economics, and Society (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The Islamic perception of the socio-economic process is dynamic and its insistence on social justice is uncompromising. To produce the best social structure, according to this view, man’s economic endeavours should be motivated by a meaningful moral philosophy. In the face of the challenges...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Islam is a burning topic in modern scholarship and contemporary world affairs. It is a subject poorly understood by Western observers, and in this book Professor Montgomery Watt takes a significant step towards its demystification. Montgomery Watt examines the crucial questions of traditional...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Law (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Social and Historical Contexts

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By C.A. Qadir

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The basis of Muslim philosophy and science is the instruction buried in the Quran. At an early date this tradition was enlarged and strengthened by the infiltration into Muslim culture of Greek philosophy and science through the translation of Greek classics by Muslims. The Indian tradition of...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Recognizing Islam (RLE Politics of Islam)

    An Anthropologist's Introduction

    By Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt,...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Rubya Mehdi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    This is a detailed, critical study of the reforms which have been made in recent years to the law in the State of Pakistan with the ostensible objective of bringing it into accord with the requirements of Islam. Special emphasis is given to the period from 1977 when General Zia ul Haque adopted a...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge