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Recent General Interest Articles

  1. Catholicism Today

    Read our interview with Evyatar Marienberg, author of Catholicism Today

    Catholicism Today author Evyatar Marienberg is an Associate Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He grew up in Israel, in a Jewish Orthodox family. Later, he studied Catholic theology at the Institut Catholique de Paris, and religious studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sorbonne. Among other places, he was faculty or researcher at a variety of institutions, such as Tel Aviv University, the University of Notre Dame, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan. In this interview he tells us more about Catholicism Today and how his background has helped shape the book.

  2. Featured Author - Marie Cartier

    "Baby, You Are My Religion is written with passion and seeks to add a more spiritual dimension to the genre of cultural histories written about the place of lesbians in the gay bar scene. The accessible prose, supplemented with a sizable list of theoretical and theological definitions, in addition to the entertaining and provocative interviews, makes for an undemanding, yet fun, read."Marcie Bianco, Lambda Literary Review

    Read our interview with author Marie Cartier, in which she reveals some interesting facts and background to her groundbreaking work.

  3. CHOICE Reviewed Titles from Routledge Religion

    Routledge is proud to produce some of the most acclaimed, cutting-edge scholarship available in Religion, and we're pleased to highlight the following positive reviews from CHOICE. Click on the titles below to see what CHOICE and other independent reviewers had to say about these great books.

    Ronald Green's Buddhism Goes to the Movies is Highly Recommended!

    "With this accessible, incisive overview, Shields will become for a new generation of undergraduate and graduate students what W. D. Ross or W. K. C. Guthrie were for previous generations of scholars - a lifeline of clarity in the sometimes murky seas of Aristotle's texts. …a fluid, contemporary analysis of Aristotle that remains lively through candid acknowledgement of textual puzzles and a lucid ordering in exposition. … Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, August 2014

  4. Acumen Publishing Joins the Routledge Humanities Family

    Routledge is pleased to announce that we have recently acquired Acumen Publishing.  With over 500 outstanding titles in Philosophy, Religion, Archaeology, and Classical Studies joining our publishing program, we now have even more solutions for your teaching and research needs.

  5. June Series of the Month: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    This series aims to publish high quality works on the topic of the resurgence of political forms of religion in both national and international contexts. This trend has been especially noticeable in the post-cold war era (that is, since the late 1980s). It has affected all the ‘world religions’ (including, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) in various parts of the world (such as, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa).

    The series welcomes books that use a variety of approaches to the subject, drawing on scholarship from political science, international relations, security studies, and contemporary history.

  6. June Book of the Month - Systematic Theology and Climate Change:Ecumenical Perspectives

    "This exemplary work cuts new roads through a dense and intractable global problem: human destruction of our planetary environment. Here sharp minds venture into scientific complexities where most systematic theologians fear to tread. Their collective depth, range, and sophistication -- both scientific and theological -- opens the way to profound re-appropriations of Christian doctrine. Both faithfully traditional and highly innovative, the volume is a tour de force in both ecological ethics and Christian theology." – Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College, USA

  7. May Book of the Month: Media, Religion and Culture, An Introduction

    Religion has always been shaped by the media of its time, and today we live in a media culture that informs much of what we think and how we behave. Religious believers, communities and institutions use media as tools to communicate, but also as locations where they construct and express identity, practice religion, and build community.

    This lively book offers a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary field of religion, media, and culture. It explores:

    • the religious content of media texts and the reception of those texts by religious consumers who appropriate and reuse them in their own religious work;
    • how new forms of media provide fresh locations within which new religious voices emerge, people reimagine the "task" of religion, and develop and perform religious identity.
       
  8. May Series of the Month: Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia

    Much work on contemporary religion in Asia considers the subject from the perspective of the great religions, oftentimes focusing on the development of official beliefs, and the development of formal institutions. The books in this series, on the other hand, examine the actual practice of religion in everyday life in modern Asian societies. They reveal a very rich picture of varying religious practices, many of them new and non-traditional. The series welcomes innovative approaches to theory and methods in the study of religion and religions, and work which considers religion in relation to culture, politics, ethnicity or gender.

  9. April Series of the Month: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture includes a wide range of investigations of media in relation to religious practice and belief in any historical period or geographical domain. Media examined in this series include everyday objects such as statues, dolls, and photographs; visual media such as wood cuts, icons or illuminated manuscripts; and newer media such as radio, film, television, and Internet. Volumes go beyond focusing on how messages are delivered to passive audiences, and contribute to an evolving paradigm of understanding creative audiences for whom media are an integral part of lived religion

  10. April Book of the Month: Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century

    Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qur’an, and how their ideas apply in the contemporary world.

    Abdullah Saeed provides a practical guide for interpretation and presents the principal ideas of a contextualist approach, which situates the original message of the Qur’an in its wider social, political, cultural, economic and intellectual context. He advocates a more flexible method of interpretation that gives due recognition to earlier interpretations of the Qur’an while also being aware of changing conditions and the need to approach the Qur’an afresh today.
     

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