Religion and Society

An Agenda for the 21st Century


Religion is set to be a major force in the twenty-first century. Here is a book that tells us what the world's leading scholars have to say about this. Issues of conflict and peace, ethical questions concerning the use of advanced technology, explanations of the global religious revival, and the role of women in religious leadership, as well as questions about how to study religion, are all discussed. It is a volume that ranges exceptionally widely, in terms of the themes discussed, the variety of disciplines, and the participation of international scholars debating with each other. One section of the book is devoted to Japanese scholarship concerning the world's major religions.

Contributors include: Talal Asad, Chin Hong Chung, Armin Geertz, Gerrie ter Haar, Rosalind Hackett, Eiko Hanaoka, Shōtō Hase, Mark Juergensmeyer, Noriko Kawahashi, Kiyotaka Kimura, Ursula King, Pratap Kumar, William Lafleur, Sylvia Marcos, Tomoko Masuzawa, Ebrahim Moosa, Kōjirō Nakamura, Vasudha Narayanan, Haruko Okano, Suwanna Satha-Anand, Susumu Shimazono, Noriyoshi Tamaru, Masakazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Yoshio Tsuruoka, Manabu Watanabe, Pablo Wright.
Restricted Access


EUR €106.00USD $142.00

Biographical Note

Gerrie ter Haar (Ph.D., Utrecht University, 1991) is Professor of Religion at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. She has published extensively on the religious traditions of Africa. Among her recent books is Worlds of Power (Hurst & Co., 2004).
Yoshio Tsuruoka, (Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2001) is Professor of Religion at the University of Tokyo. He is the author of Dark Night and Ardent Love. A study of John of the Cross (Sobunsha, Tokyo, 2000), and many articles on Christian mysticism.


Those interested in the role of religion in the contemporary world, including people working in religious studies and social science departments, political analysts and others with a professional concern.


Collection Information