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Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. Religious Ethics and Migration: Doing Justice to Undocumented Workers

    What does it mean to provide justice for undocumented workers who have been living among us without proper legal documentation? How can we do justice to the undocumented migrants who have been doing the low-skilled, low-paid jobs unwanted by citizens? Why should we even try to do justice for people who violate the laws of the society?

    Religious Ethics and Migration: Doing Justice to Undocumented Workers addresses these questions from a distinctive religious ethical perspective: the Christian theology of forgiveness and radical hospitality. In answering these questions, author Ilsup Ahn employs in-depth interdisciplinary dialogues with other relevant disciplines such as immigration history, global economics, political science, legal philosophy, and social theory.

  2. Now Available: The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

    "For this exceptional collection, Haag, Peterson, and Spezio have brought together 55 articles authored by 60 scholars to create what is probably the best single volume anthology on science and religion currently available. These essays, and the editors' approach, represent the next generation of studies in science and religion. …A paperback edition, when issued, would make an excellent textbook." C. D. Kay, Wofford College in CHOICE

  3. New in Paperback: The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion

    Now Available in Paperback!

    "This handbook is truly groundbreaking for the study of religion. …This volume should be required reading for any student of theories and methods in the study of religion at the graduate level. Scholars and researchers who were not taught these new approaches will find a concise and strong overview of advances in the field." - L. L. Lam-Easton, California State University, Northridge in CHOICE

  4. Irene Lancaster

    Author of the Month: Irene Lancaster discusses the importance of Abraham ibn Ezra

    This month we are pleased to announce that Irene Lancaster, author of Deconstructing the Bible (Abraham ibn Ezra's Introduction to the Torah), is our author of the month.

    Why not view inside Deconstructing the Bible?

  5. Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

    Author of the Month: Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne discusses Sinalese Buddhism in Sri Lanka

    Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne, author of Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka, talks to us about Sinalese Buddhism, the election of President Rajapakse in 2005 and why we should all read his recently published book. 

  6. Now Available: American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinema

    This book explores the idea of the "American monomyth" that pervades American hero stories and examines its philosophical and theological origins and specific manifestations in early American superhero comics. Surveying the anthropologies of six American theologians who argue against many of the monomyth’s assumptions, principally the staunch individualism taken to be the model of humanity, and who offer relationality as a more realistic and ethical alternative, this book offers a detailed argument for the intimate historical relationship between the now disparate fields of comic book/superhero film creation, on the one hand, and Christian theology, on the other, in the United States.

  7. Now Available: Religion, Gender, and the Public Sphere

    The re-emergence of religion as a significant cultural, social and political, force is not gender neutral. Religion, Gender and the Public Sphere moves gender from the periphery to the center of contemporary debates about the role of religion in public and political life. It offers a timely, multidisciplinary collection of gender-focused essays that address an array of challenges arising from the changing role and influence of religious organisations, identities, actors and values in the public sphere in contemporary multicultural and democratic societies.
     

  8. Now Available: Theology and the Arts: Engaging Faith

    This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialog beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. It presents its theological claims through the careful analysis of several stories of communities around the world that have engaged in transformational practices through a specific art form, investigating communities from Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the U.S.

  9. The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

    The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science brings together an outstanding team of scholars to explore the ways in which science intersects with the major religions of the world and religious naturalism.

  10. New: World Cinema, Theology, and the Human

    Analyzing nine films from around the world, World Cinema, Theology, and the Human by Antonio Sison shows how the cinematic portrayal of humanity connects to religion.

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