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Major Works: Religion & Sociology

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 21 new and published major works in the subject of Religion & Sociology — 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.

New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    RLE Women and Religion gathers in one place a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of historic imprints. Encompassing a range of experiences, the set provides an essential reference source on some of the key points in the field of women and religion. 1. A Map of the...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion, Pilgrimage, and Tourism

    Edited by Alex Norman, Carole M. Cusack

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    For as long as human beings have existed they have been interested in travel. Their homelands and cultural norms have always been constructed with reference to, or contrasted with, the lands and habits of ‘the Other’. Implicit in this statement is the notion that some places are more special (...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 31st 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 8th 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 8th 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 8th 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 8th 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 8th 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 8th 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 8th 2013 by Routledge