A collection of 20 specially commissioned research companions covering contemporary religion, theology and philosophy. Peer reviewed and written by experts, these handbooks offer balanced accounts at an advanced level, along with an overview of the state of scholarship and a synthesis of debate, pointing the way for future research. Designed for students and scholars, the books explain what sources there are, what methodologies and approaches are appropriate in dealing with them, what issues arise and how they have been treated, and what room there is for disagreement. All volumes are in English.
Features & Benefits • Access to 474 essays written by leading experts.
• More than ten years of content.
• Sophisticated tools allow for exporting citations, save searches and sharing content.
• Easy navigation through full-text search and metadata search.
• Students and faculty will have the option to order their own $25 paperback copy of each title in the collection through Brill’s MyBook program.
Collection Highlights • Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions
• Handbook of Scientology
• Handbook of New Age
• A Companion to Public Theology –
2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title • Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy
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Please note that titles published since 2007 have also been included in other Brill E-Book collections.
Brill’s Companions to Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy Online offer both students and scholars a range of topics and approaches to the study of religion. Whether they seek to engage with developments and currents in established religions like Christianity or new religious movements or look for topics such as anarchism or religion and science, they will find in this series a collection of essays that will introduce them to current scholarship on that topic. With each volume a considerable resource in its own right, combined, the companions form a repository and platform of academic discussion and study, offering peer-reviewed content which covers the state of existing research, methodologies, contemporary debates, and the directions future research might or should take.”
Elisabeth Arweck, University of Warwick
“The Brill’s Companion series has established itself as one of the essential reference collections that should find a place in the library of every Religious Studies scholar. Building on state-of-play surveys on a wide variety of topics, they also point to exciting new avenues for investigation. These volumes bring together cutting edge research by both established and emerging thinkers, and are invaluable both in the classroom and the study.”
Douglas E. Cowan, Renison University College
“Brill Companions greatly expand the possibilities for the study of religions, theologies and philosophies. Individual volumes are already a remarkable resource that enrich understanding of specific complexes and arenas of debate. They are focused and expert but accessible and inspiring. Together, this online collection not only surveys the state of the field but offers rich provocations for improved approaches, methods and discussion.”
Graham Harvey, The Open University, UK
“This new Brill online series is a great resource for scholars and students, drawing on twenty outstanding handbooks of sharp, accessible essays. The collections combine leading edge theory and method with rich empirical data and they communicate unrivalled expertise clearly and concisely. A fabulous set of tools for the study of religion/s!”
Steven Sutcliffe, University of Edinburgh
Table of contents
A Companion to Public Theology
A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics'
Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy
Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and Contemporary Religion
Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions
Handbook of Contemporary Paganism
Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil
Handbook of East Asian New Religious Movements
Handbook of Freemasonry
Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity,
Themes and Developments in Culture, Politics, and Society Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity,
Movements, Institutions, and Allegiance Handbook of Hyper-real Religions
Handbook of Indigenous Religion(s)
Handbook of New Age
Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
Handbook of Nordic New Religions
Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science
Handbook of Scientology
Handbook of Spiritualism and Channeling
Handbook of the Theosophical Current