Routledge Religion Companions, Handbooks and Worlds provide authoritative and dynamic overviews of core subjects and topics in religion, edited by leading academics in the field they include original pieces by an international spread of contributors. The Routledge Worlds cover substantial thematic surveys of key historical periods or cultures and explore interdisciplinary themes such as, sexuality, art, literature, science and technology, politics and global interactions. Our Routledge Religion Companions and Routledge Handbooks in Religion series provide comprehensive overviews of major world religions, key religious texts, inter-religious relations, important religious concepts and religion in context. This subject’s full title listing can be downloaded here. As long as there are a minimum of titles available within a subject area then these titles can be purchased within a Subject Collection. New Subject Collections are created annually as new titles are added to the platform.

The Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity.
The field of religion and science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of research today.
This is the first comprehensive survey in English of research methods in the field of religious studies.
This Companion provides an unrivalled view of the field of modern Christian thought, from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century and beyond.
The Medieval period was one of the richest eras for the philosophical study of religion.
The early modern period in philosophy - encompassing the 16th to the 18th centuries - reflects a time of social and intellectual turmoil.
The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings and social context of the Bible.
The Handbook of Contemporary Animism brings together an international team of scholars to examine the full range of animist worldviews and practices.
Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society.
The field of law and religion studies has undergone a profound transformation over the last thirty years, looking beyond traditional relationships between State and religious communities to include ri...
The shape and course which Christian thought has taken over its history is largely due to the contributions of individuals and communities in the second and third centuries.
This Companion introduces readers to the practice of Christian theology, covering what theologians do, why they do it, and what steps readers can take in order to become theological practitioners them...
This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development.
This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult.
The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity explores the role of Christianity in European society from the middle of the eleventh-century until the dawning of the Reformation.
The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the Christian tradition across the African continent and throughout a long historical span.
The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality provides academics and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in the area of ...
In recent scholarship there is an emerging interest in the integration of philosophy and theology.
A comprehensive overview of the latest research in religion and conflict resolution, this collection of twenty three essays brings together leading scholars in the field examining the contribution rel...
As a religious and social phenomenon Methodism engages with a number of disciplines including history, sociology, gender studies and theology.
The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfai...
This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary critical perspective.
The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and huma...
John Owen (1616-1683) is regarded as one of the greatest theologians Britain ever produced.
Few issues apply universally to people as poignantly as death and dying.
This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work.
From the United States to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, religion continues to be an important factor in political activity and organisation.
Ecological crisis is being widely discussed in society today and therefore, the subject of religious naturalism has emerged as a major topic in religion.
This Handbook traces the history of the changing notion of what it means to die and examines the many constructions of afterlife in literature, text, ritual, and material culture throughout time.
Evangelicalism, an inter-denominational religious movement that has grown to become one of the most pervasive expressions of world Christianity in the early twenty-first century, had its origins in th...
The ethical treatment of non-human animals is an increasingly significant issue, directly affecting how people share the planet with other creatures and visualize themselves within the natural world.
The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, written by a distinguished international team of experts to explore Gnostic movements from the distant past until today.
The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity offers an internationally significant and comprehensive interdisciplinary collection which provides a series of critical reviews of the current state of the ar...
Much has been written on specific religious legal systems, yet substantial comparative studies that strive to compare systems, identifying their analogies and differences, have been relatively few.
This handbook is a detailed reference source comprising original articles covering the origins, history, theory and practice of Islamic law.
As religion and politics become ever more intertwined, relationships between religion and political parties are of increasing global political significance.
This Handbook introduces and systematically explores the thesis that the economy, economic practices and economic thought are of a profoundly theological nature.
Research on Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity has increased dramatically in recent decades, and a diverse array of disciplines have begun to address a range of elements of these movements.
The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender is an outstanding reference source to this controversial subject area.
Theology has a rich tradition across the African continent, and has taken myriad directions since Christianity first arrived on its shores.
The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Journalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, challenges, past and present global issues and debates in this exciting subject.
Like an ecosystem, cities develop, change, thrive, adapt, expand, and contract through the interaction of myriad components.
The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Religions presents critical research, overviews, and case studies on religion in historical South Asia, in the seven nation states of contemporary South Asia: Ind...
The historical interplay of Hinduism as an ancient Indian religion and Christianity as a religion associated (in India, at least) with foreign power and colonialism, continues to animate Hindu?Ch...
Like any other subject, the study of religion is a child of its time.
The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism provides a robust and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the literature in this growing sub-field of tourism.
This comprehensive handbook examines relationships between religion, politics and ideology, with a focus on several world religions ? Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism ? in a variety...
The Routledge Handbook on Islam in Asia offers both new and established scholarship on Muslim societies and religious practices across Asia, from a variety of interdisciplinary angles, with chapters c...
The Routledge Companion to the Qur?an offers an impressive and comprehensive overview of the formative scripture of Islam.
The relationships between religion, spirituality, health, biomedical institutions, complementary, and alternative healing systems are widely discussed today.
The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Mass Atrocity, and Genocide explores the many and sometimes complicated ways in which religion, faith, doctrine, and practice intersect in societies where mass atro...
Bringing together cutting-edge research from a range of disciplines, this handbook argues that despite often being overlooked or treated as marginal, the study of Islam from an African context is inte...
The World of the Bahá?í Faith is an outstanding guide to the Bahá?í Faith and its culture in all its geographical and historical diversity.
This substantially revised second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion remains the only comprehensive survey in English of methods and methodology in the disc...
In an era which many now recognise as ?post-secular?, the role that religions play in shaping gender identities and relationships has been awarded a renewed status in the study of societies and social...
Secrecy is a central and integral component of all religious traditions.
The Quaker World is an outstanding, comprehensive and lively introduction to this complex Christian denomination.
The Routledge Companion to Christian Ethics brings together two different but related disciplines; the first is contemplative or theoretical, asking what are the beliefs or doctrines that characterize...
The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Religion is the first to bring together an extensive interdisciplinary engagement with the multiple ways in which the concepts and practices of translation an...
The past two decades have seen a growing interest in evolutionary and scientific approaches to religion.
The Routledge Handbook of Judaism in the 21st Century is a cutting-edge volume that addresses central questions and issues animating Judaism, Jewish identity, and Jewish society in a global, integrate...
The Routledge Handbook of Religion and the Body is the first comprehensive volume to feature multireligious cross-cultural perspectives on the body and embodiment.
The Pentecostal World provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to one of the most vibrant and diverse expressions of contemporary Christianity.
The Sikh World is an outstanding guide to the Sikh faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity.
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