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    DescriptionComprehensive in its coverage, this completely revised and updated second edition of Religions in the Modern World considers the history and modern practices of the world's main religious traditions. It analyses trends in the manifestation of religion in the modern world, from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities, and is at the cutting edge of developments in the study of religion. This second edition includes: new chapters on Religion and Violence, Paganism, Religion and Popular Culture, Spirituality, Secularism and Secularization discussion of the strength of the Christian Right post 9/11 and 7/7 developments in Religion and Politics case studies and anecdotes, text extracts, chapter menus and end-of-chapter summaries, glossaries and annotated further reading sections a wide variety of photographs, figures, tables and maps a companion website at www.routledge.com/9780415458917. Religions in the Modern World is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. Fully international in coverage, it is accessibly written by practising and specialist teachers.


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    Title
    Religions in the Modern World
    Subtitle
    Traditions and Transformations
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Linda Woodhead, Edited by Hiroko Kawanami, Edited by Christopher Partridge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415458917
    ISBN 10: 0415458919
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRAC
    DC22: 200
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15470
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: A13220000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Approval Code: A13100000
    Ingram Subject Code: RK
    LC classification: BL80.3 .R443 2009
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    Thema V1.0: QRAC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    6 black & white tables, 40 black & white halftones, 5 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    26 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Linda Woodhead, Hiroko Kawanami and Christopher Partridge are all members of the Religious Studies department at Lancaster University.
    Review quote
    'This is a remarkably comprehensive guide to the study of religion in the contemporary world. It provides clear explanations of key terms and useful accounts of major religious traditions-such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam-as well as newly commissioned chapters on contemporary practices that fall beyond the boundaries of religious institutions-such as Spirituality, Popular Culture, and Secularism. A wonderful book that is perfect for classroom use.'- Thomas A. Tweed, author of Crossing and Dwelling: A Theory of Religion 'Religion has entered a global era, and this book convincingly shows how today's religious traditions confront modernity and the transnational forces that shape our times. A fine group of scholars portray each tradition in its modern transformations, and a series of thematic essays relate contemporary faith to the large issues of global politics, secularization and social change. This is truly an introduction to religion that fits the multiple modernities of our global world.' - Mark Juergensmeyer, American Academy of Religion 'The second edition of this widely used textbook reflects on recent changes in the domain of religion the world over and by taking these developments seriously, provides an excellent pedagogical tool for tackling in the classroom various new forms of religion, religious belief, behavior and commitment.'- Veikko Anttonen, University of Turku, Finland
    Table of contents
    Introduction: The Modern Contexts of Religion 1. How to Study Religion Kim Knott 2. Hinduism David Smith 3. Buddhism (Cathy Cantwell and Hiroko Kawanami 4. Sikhism Christopher Shackle 5. Chinese Religions Stephan Feuchtwang 6. Japanese Religions Robert Kisala 7. Judaism Seth Kunin 8. Christianity Linda Woodhead 9. Islam David Waines 10. Religion in Africa Charles Gore 11. Native American Religions Kenneth Mello 12. Spirituality Giselle Vincett and Linda Woodhead 13. New Age Religion Wouter J. Hanegraaff 14. Paganism Graham Harvey 15. New Religious Movements Douglas Cowan 16. Religion and Globalization David Lehmann 17. Religion and Politics Jeffrey Haynes 18. Religion and Violence Charles Selengut 19. Religion and Gender Linda Woodhead 20. Religion and Popular Culture Christopher Partridge 21. Secularism and Secularization Grace Davie and Linda Woodhead