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Major Works: Religion in Context

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 49 new and published major works in the subject of Religion in Context — 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge