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Religion and Psychoanalysis in India: Critical Clinical Practice

by Sabah Siddiqui

Religion and Psychoanalysis in India questions the assumptions of an established scientific, evidence-based global mental health paradigm by examining the practices of faith-based healing. It proposes that human...


Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

by Celia Deane-Drummond & Sigurd Bergmann

The capacity of human beings to invent, construct and use technical artifacts is a hugely consequential factor in the evolution of society, and in the entangled relations between humans, other creatures and...


The Making of a Postsecular Society: A Durkheimian Approach to Memory, Pluralism and Religion in Turkey

by Massimo Rosati

Drawing on the thought of Durkheim, this volume focuses on societal changes at the symbolic level to develop a new conceptualisation of the emergence of postsecular societies. Neo-Durkheimian categories are...


Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countries

by Greg Simons & David Westerlund

The increasing significance and visibility of relationships between religion and public arenas and institutions following the fall of communism in Europe provide the core focus of this fascinating book. Leading...


The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion

by Roger Trigg & Justin L. Barrett

The cognitive science of religion is a new discipline that looks at the roots of religious belief in the cognitive architecture of the human mind. The Roots of Religion deals with the philosophical and theological...


The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe: Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization

by Olaf Müller & Detlef Pollack

Engaging with some of the central issues in the sociology of religion, this volume investigates the role and significance of churches and religion in contemporary Western and Eastern Europe. Based on an extensive...


Ways of Meeting and the Theology of Religions

by David Cheetham

Exploring the different points of view and 'tones of voice' adopted in theology for the meeting of religions, this book presents a contemporary philosophical and theological engagement with key issues of how...


Visions of Peace: Asia and The West

by Vicki A. Spencer & Takashi Shogimen

Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the diversity of past conceptualizations as well as the remarkable continuity in the hope for peace across global intellectual traditions. Current literature, prompted...


Varieties of Religious Establishment

by Lori G. Beaman & Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Advocacy for religious freedom has become a global project while religion, and the management of religion, has become of increasing interest to scholars across a wider range of disciplines. Rather than adopting...


The Transformation of Politicised Religion: From Zealots into Leaders

by Hartmut Elsenhans, Rachid Ouaissa & Mary Ann Tétreault

Including contributions from leading scholars from Algeria, France, Germany, India and the United States this book traces the rise and turn to moderation of the New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements,...


Not Just Good, but Beautiful: The Complementary Relationship between Man and Woman

by Pope Francis, Rick Warren & N. T. Wright

In an unprecedented interreligious conference in November 2014, Pope Francis and four hundred religious leaders and scholars from around the world met in Rome to explore what their diverse faiths teach about...


Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches

by Miriam Wallraven

Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling...


Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan: The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

by Daniel Atzori

This book explores the activities of the local Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. It examines how the Brotherhood, working to establish an alternative social, political and moral order through a network of Islamic...


Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa: Saving Souls, Prolonging Lives

by Rijk van Dijk, Hansjörg Dilger & Marian Burchardt

This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious...


Religion in Public and Private Life (Routledge Revivals)

by Clarke E. Cochran

Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran's interdisciplinary study...


Religions of South Africa (Routledge Revivals)

by David Chidester

First published in 1992, this title explores the religious diversity of South Africa, organizing it into a single coherent narrative and providing the first comparative study and introduction to the topic. David...


Transnational Cinema and Ideology: Representing Religion, Identity and Cultural Myths

by Milja Radovic

Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of 'transnational' rather than national cinema. This book is positioned...


From Religious Empires to Secular States: State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia

by Birol Baskan

In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The...


Education and the Philosophical Ideal

by Horatio W. Dresser

Mr. Dresser is deeply impressed with the fact that "the transition period in which we live is witnessing a noteworthy change of attitude in regard to that persistently fascinating thing which we call human life.''...


The Philosophy of the Spirit

by Horatio W. Dresser

There is a tradition that certain subjects are sacred and can never become matters of scientific inquiry. One of these ineffable subjects is the relationship of God to man in the highest ranges of human experience,...