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Critical Concepts in Religious Studies


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Indigenous Religions

Indigenous Religions

1st Edition

Graham Harvey, Amy Whitehead
October 26, 2018

Scholarly attention to Indigenous religions has grown massively in the last twenty years. Within varied forms of Indigenous Studies (e.g. Native American Studies, Maori Studies), as a field itself, and within ethnological disciplines such as Anthropology and Religious Studies, issues related to...

Religion and the Internet

Religion and the Internet

1st Edition

Heidi Campbell
October 12, 2017

Religion and the Internet will present a range of scholarly articles that offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary study of new media, religion and digital culture. Scholars have documented individuals using computer networks for religious discussions and enagagment since the early 1980s....

Religion and Media

Religion and Media

1st Edition

Danielle L. Kirby, Carole M. Cusack
May 08, 2017

Drawing together formative works from across the interrelated disciplines of religion and media, this collection will articulate the field of religion and media. Incorporating both historical and contemporary concerns, and a range of methodological approaches, this major work will focus upon the...

Muslim-Christian Encounters

Muslim-Christian Encounters

1st Edition

Mona Siddiqui
December 16, 2016

While the subject of Christian-Muslim or Muslim-Christian interaction is still not a traditional or systematic discipline, interest in the encounter of these two religions has grown considerably over the last decade. Historians, including historians of Islam and Christianity have always been...

Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality

Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality

1st Edition

Carole M. Cusack, Jason H. Prior
December 14, 2015

The field encompassed by this collection on ‘Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality’ is a vast and controversial one. It encompasses both normative and non-normative sexual identities and behaviours in the so-called ‘world religions’ (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) and also...

Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal

Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal

1st Edition

Carole M. Cusack, Helen Farley
July 27, 2015

The field encompassed by ‘Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal’ is both fascinating and frustrating. The fascination stems from the contested nature of the content, and the multi-disciplinary nature of the existing scholarly literature. The frustration stems chiefly from the misunderstood and...

Comparative Religious Ethics

Comparative Religious Ethics

1st Edition

Charles Mathewes, Matthew Puffer, Mark Storslee
July 22, 2015

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until 3 months after publication) No collection of this sort has yet been conceived of, let alone accomplished, in this field.  In part that may well be due to the extraordinarily nascent character of the field of comparative religious ethics, described as that (...

Muhammad

Muhammad

1st Edition

Andreas Goerke
June 17, 2015

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, is undoubtebly one of the most influential persons in history. He is not only the founder of one of the world religions, but has served as a role model for Muslims throughout history. The records of his deeds and sayings are among the most important sources in...

Taoism

Taoism

1st Edition

Russell Kirkland
April 29, 2015

These fifty-nine pioneering articles by scholars from around the world (17 women / 22 men) showcase recent advances in Taoist Studies. Instead of upholding conventional paradigms, these innovative studies expand our very concepts of Taoism by probing social and historical dimensions unimagined by...

Hinduism

Hinduism

1st Edition

Will Sweetman
July 25, 2014

The study of Hinduism is fragmented among many disciplines. Early academic study of Hinduism was overwhelmingly a study of texts, and while a strong philological tradition continues to characterise much work on Hinduism (in particular in Indology), very different materials and questions animate...

Religion, Pilgrimage, and Tourism

Religion, Pilgrimage, and Tourism

1st Edition

Alex Norman, Carole M. Cusack
July 24, 2014

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 (...

Buddhism and Religious Diversity

Buddhism and Religious Diversity

1st Edition

Perry Schmidt-Leukel
September 28, 2012

'A major publishing event, not only in Buddhist studies but also for those working in the area of interfaith encounter and theology of religions.' Japanese Journal of Religious Studies In today’s globalized world, religious diversity has become one of the strongest challenges to the...

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