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Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

Edited by: Jayeel Cornelio , Fran├žois Gauthier , Tuomas Martikainen , Linda Woodhead

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138182509
eBook ISBN: 9781315646435
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315646435
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Like any other subject, the study of religion is a child of its time. Shaped and forged over the course of the twentieth century, it has reflected the interests and political situation of the world at the time. As the twenty-first century unfolds, it is undergoing a major transition along with religion itself. This volume showcases new work and new approaches to religion which work across boundaries of religious tradition, academic discipline and region.

The influence of globalizing processes has been evident in social and cultural networking by way of new media like the internet, in the extensive power of global capitalism and in the increasing influence of international bodies and legal instruments. Religion has been changing and adapting too. This handbook offers fresh insights on the dynamic reality of religion in global societies today by underscoring transformations in eight key areas: Market and Branding; Contemporary Ethics and Virtues; Intimate Identities; Transnational Movements; Diasporic Communities; Responses to Diversity; National Tensions; and Reflections on ?Religion?. These themes demonstrate the handbook?s new topics and approaches that move beyond existing agendas.

Bringing together scholars of all ages and stages of career from around the world, the handbook showcases the dynamism of religion in global societies. It is an accessible introduction to new ways of approaching the study of religion practically, theoretically and geographically.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Christian churches’ responses to marketization Download PDF
Chapter  2:  ‘The Greatest Leader of All’ Download PDF
Chapter  3:  JPCC Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Rebranding the soul Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The prosperity ethic Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Islamic ethics in Muslim Eurasia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Public morality and the transformation of Islamic media in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Pious-modern subjectivities in the Palestinian West Bank Download PDF
Chapter  9:  ‘We are overfed’ Download PDF
Chapter  10:  ‘Mediacosmologies’ Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Saints, sinners, and same-sex marriages Download PDF
Chapter  12:  When two worlds collide Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Gender politics and education in the Gülen Movement Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Global Catholicism, gender conversion and masculinity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Pilgrimage, traveling gurus and transnational networks Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Globalization and asceticism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Maya revival movements Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Defending tradition and confronting secularity Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The globalization of the Catholic Church Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Dialectics between transnationalism and diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Transnational religious movement Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Young Buddhists in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The formation of global Chinese Christian identities  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Church as a homeland and home as a place of worship Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Interreligious dialogue in international politics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Faith, identity and practices Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Urban public space and the emergence of interdenominational syncretism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘As local as possible, as international as necessary’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Religion, national identity and foreign policy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Religious echoes in secular dialogues Download PDF
Chapter  31:  City of gods and goods Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Islam, politics, and legitimacy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Religion and nationalism in post-Soviet space Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Religion, nationalism and transnationalism in the South Caucasus Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The sacred and the secular-economic Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Religious identities in times of crisis Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Poetry in Iran’s contemporary theo-political culture Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Questioning the boundaries of ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’ actions and meanings Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Religion in the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Science and religion in a global context Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Religion through the lens of ‘marketization’ and ‘lifestyle’ Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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