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Major Works: Religion

You are currently browsing 71–80 of 207 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. Islamic Banking and Finance

    Edited by Amer al-Roubaie, Shafiq Alvi

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Islamic banking refers to a financial system which is consistent with principles of Islamic law (or ‘sharia’) and guided by Islamic economics. In particular, Islamic law prohibits ‘riba’ or usury, the collection and payment of interest. Additionally, Islamic law prohibits investing in businesses...

    Published May 14th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Psychology of Religion

    Edited by Justin L. Barrett

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Psychology of religion is essentially as old as psychology itself, with over a hundred years of history and claiming some of psychology’s most notable characters as contributors, including William James, Sigmund Freud, Gordon Allport, and Jean Piaget. In recent years, this subfield of psychology...

    Published April 30th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Religion and Human Rights

    Edited by Nazila Ghanea

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Hardly a week goes by without some world event relating to the burgeoning field of religion and human rights. Whether attacks carried out in the name of religion by individuals or states, violations of the rights of individuals or communities due to their religious or other beliefs, or clashes...

    Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Women and Christianity

    Edited by Kwok Pui-lan

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the best and most influential scholarship on women and Christianity. It presents an up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive compilation of women’s reflection on the Bible and Christian doctrines; women’s religious roles and...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Jihad and Martyrdom

    Edited by David Cook

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Jihad (or ‘struggle’) and martyrdom in Islam have an ever-greater relevance in today’s world, but there remains a great deal of ignorance about these critical concepts. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together a broad range of scholarly opinion to provide a work of reference...

    Published November 30th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Hadith

    Articulating the Beliefs and Constructs of Classical Islam

    Edited by Mustafa Shah

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The Prophetic traditions of Islam, which are commonly referred to as the hadiths (literally: ‘reports’), preserve the sum and substance of the utterances, deeds, directives, and descriptive anecdotes connected with the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions. Together with the Qur’an, the...

    Published October 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Religion and Politics

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The early twenty-first century has witnessed a global resurgence of religious activity and identification. In particular, numerous examples of the growing political influence of religion can be cited, not least in Europe, once thought to be an inexorably secularizing continent. In India, meanwhile,...

    Published October 16th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Islam in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Joseph Liow, Nadirsyah Hosen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The Islamic community in Southeast Asia is widely regarded as one of the most moderate and tolerant in the Muslim world. While most of the region’s Muslims are Sunni and fairly orthodox, the Islamic faith as practised in the region has historically been a syncretic blend of Islam, Hinduism,...

    Published September 24th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Women and Religion

    Edited by Pamela Klassen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    This collection is an essential research tool for all students specializing in religion and women’s studies, and will be equally useful to those working in related fields such as anthropology, cultural studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, and theology. By...

    Published June 26th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Paganism

    Edited by Barbara Jane Davy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Contemporary Paganism emerged in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s as a new religious movement, although practitioners understood themselves to be participating in a witchcraft tradition extending back into medieval—if not prehistoric—times. In recent decades, Pagan Studies has emerged through a...

    Published September 26th 2008 by Routledge