The Religious Studies Bookshelf

FOUNDATION TEXT

  • McCutcheon, R. (2014) Studying Religion: An Introduction (Routledge)

CORE TEXTS

  • Davie, G. (2007) The Sociology of Religion: New Edition (Sage)
  • Fitzgerald, T. [Ed.] (2007) Religion and the Secular: Historical and Colonial Formations (Equinox)
  • Arnal, W. & Mccutcheon, R. T. (2012) The Sacred Is the Profane: The Political Nature Of "Religion" (Oxford University Press)
  • Woodhead, L. et al [Eds.] (2009) Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations: Second Edition (Routledge)
  • Woodhead, L. & Catto, R. (2012) Religion and Change in Modern Britain (Routledge)

FURTHER READING

  • Armstrong, K. (1999) A History of God (Vintage)
  • Armstrong, K. (2007) The Bible: The Biography (Atlantic Books)
  • Arthur, L. B. (2000) Undressing Religion: Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective (Berg)
  • Armstrong, K. (1999) A Short History of Myth (Canongate)
  • Asad, T. (1993) Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam (Johns Hopkins University Press)
  • Baldick, J. (2012) Animal and Shaman: Ancient Religions of Central Asia (I.B.Tauris)
  • Barker, L. and Warburg, M. [Eds.] (1998) New Religions and New Religiosity (Aarhus University Press)
  • Beckerlegge, G. [Ed.] (2001) The World Religions Reader: 2nd Edition (Routledge)
  • Beckford, J. (2003) Social Theory and Religion (Cambridge University Press)
  • Beit-Hallahmi, B. and Argyle, M. (1996) The Social Psychology of Religion (Routledge)
  • Berger, P. (1967/1990) The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion (Anchor Books)
  • Berger, J. (1980) The Heretical Imperative (HarperCollins)
  • Bowie, F. (1999) The Anthropology of Religion : An Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell)
  • Brown, A. [Ed.] (1986) Festivals in World Religions: -Shap Working Party- (Longman)
  • Bunt, G. (2001) The Good Web Guide: World Religions (The Good Web Guide)
  • Braun, W. and McCutcheon, R. T. [Eds.] (2000) Guide to the Study of Religion (Continuum)
  • Castelli, E. & Rodman, R. [Eds.] (2001) Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Chryssides, G. D. and Geaves, R. (2007) The Study of Religion: An Introduction to Key Ideas and Methods (Continuum)
  • Cohn-Sherbok, D. (2003) Judaism: History, Belief and Practice (Routledge)
  • Davie, G. (2007) The Sociology of Religion: New Edition (Sage)
  • Davies, B. (2003) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion: 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press)
  • Dawson, L. and Cowan, D. [Eds] (2004) Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet (Routledge)
  • Deacy, C. and Arweck, E. [Eds.] (2009) Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age (Ashgate)
  • Durkheim, E. (1912/2008) Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (Oxford World Classics)
  • Eliade, M. (1957/1987) The Sacred and the Profane (Harcourt Inc)
  • Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (1967) Theories of Primitive Religion (Oxford University Press)
  • Fenn, by R. K. [Ed.] (2003) The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion (Blackwell)
  • Fitzgerald, T. (2000) The Ideology of Religious Studies (Oxford University Press)
  • Flanagan, K. & Jupp, P. (2009) A Sociology of Spirituality (Ashgate)
  • Flood, G. (1999) Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of Religion (New York: Cassell)
  • Gill, R., Hadaway, C. Kirk & Marler, P. L. (1998) Is Religious Belief Declining in Britain? Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 37(3) (September), pp. 507-516
  • Hinnells, John R. (1984) The Penguin Dictionary of Religions (London: Penguin)
  • Hinnells, John R. (1985) A Handbook of Living Religions (London: Pelican)
  • Hughes, A. W. (2008) Situating Islam: The Past and Future of an Academic Discipline (Equinox)
  • Hojsgaard, M. T. & Warburg, M. (2005) Religion and Cyberspace (Routledge)
  • James, W. (1902/1983) The Varieties of Religious Experience (Penguin)
  • Jung, C. (1938/1970) Psychology and Religion: West and East (Routledge)
  • Juschka, D. M. (ed.) (2001) Feminism in the Study of Religion : A Reader (Cassell)
  • Keown, D. (1996) Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
  • King, U. (1995) Religion and Gender (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Knott, K. (2000) Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
  • Lambek, M. (2002) A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion (Blackwell)
  • Lincoln, B. (2000) Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology and Scholarship (University of Chicago Press)
  • Lincoln, B. (2007) Religion, Empire and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia (University of Chicago Press)
  • Loewenthal, K. L. (2000) The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction (One World)
  • Lynch, G. (2007) New Spirituality: An Introduction to Belief Beyond Religion (I. B. Tauris)
  • Lynch, G., Mitchell, J. & Strhan, A. (2011) Religion, Media and Culture: A Reader (Routledge)
  • Masuzawa, T. (2005) The Invention of World Religions (The University of Chicago Press)
  • McCutcheon, R. T. (1997) Manufacturing Religion: The Discourse of Sui Generis Religion and the Politics of Nostalgia (Oxford University Press)
  • Mehr, F. (1991) The Zoroastrian Tradition (Element)
  • Monaghan, P. (2014) Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines (New World Library)
  • Mumm, S. [Ed] Religion Today: A Reader (Ashgate and Open University Press)
  • Murphy, T. (2007) Representing Religion: Essays in History, Theory and Crisis (Equinox)
  • Nesbitt, E. (2005) Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
  • B. Nongbri (2013) Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept (Yale University Press)
  • Nye, M. (2003) Religion: The Basics (Routledge)
  • Otto, R. (1917/1968) The Idea of the Holy (Oxford University Press)
  • Park, C. (1994) Sacred Worlds : An Introduction to Geography and Religion (Routledge)
  • K. C. Patton & B. C. Ray [Eds.] (2014) A Magic Still Dwells: Comparative Religion in the Postmodern Age (University of California Press)
  • Pyysiainen, I. & Anttonen, V. (2002) Current Approaches in the Cognitive Science of Religion (Continuum)
  • Rappaport, Roy A. (1999) Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity (Cambridge University Press)
  • Rennie, B. (2006) Mircea Eliade: A Critical Reader (Equinox)
  • Smart, N. (1992) The World's Religions (Cambridge University Press)
  • Smith, Wilfred Cantwell (1962/1991) The Meaning and End of Religion (Augsburg Fortress)
  • Strenski, I. (2005) Thinking About Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Strenski, I. (2006) Thinking About Religion: A Reader (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Solomon, N. (1996) Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
  • Spat, E. (2005) The Yezidis (Saqi)
  • Styers, R (2004) Making Magic: Religion, Magic, and Science in the Modern World (OUP USA)
  • Taylor, Mark C. [Ed.] (1998) Critical Terms for Religious Studies (Chicago University Press)
  • Thrower, J. (1999) Religion: The Classical Theories (Georgetown University Press)
  • Ward, K. (1998) In Defence of the Soul (OneWorld)
  • Weber, M. (1904/2003) The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Dover Publications)
  • Weber, M. (1920/1993) Sociology of Religion (Beacon Press)
  • Woodhead, L. (2004) Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
  • Woodhead, L. (2004) An Introduction to Christianity (Cambridge University Press)
     

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