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Partridge, Christopher H. (Christopher Hugh) 1961-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 317 publications in 3 languages and 10,088 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  History  Handbooks and manuals  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, pub, Other
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Most widely held works by Christopher H Partridge
The re-enchantment of the West : alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occulture by Christopher H Partridge( )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a book about emergent spirituality in the contemporary West, this books focuses on the nature, evolution and significance of new forms of religion and alternative spiritualities. Part One of the book provides the theoretical background and guides the reader through some of the principal debates. After an overview of the secularization thesis, which argues that the West is becoming increasingly disenchanted, the second chapter turns to the sociological analysis of new religions and alternative spiritualities. Particular attention is given to the ideas of the sociologist of religion Ernst
New religions : a guide : new religious movements, sects, and alternative spiritualities( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Religions offers an authoritative and illustrated guide to more than two hundred varied groups and movements. The volume is organized according to an entirely new method of classification, which associates movements, sects, and spiritualities with the religious traditions from which they arose. Rastafarianism, for example, is shown to have its roots in Christianity, while Bahai is an offshoot of Islam. Included are both long-established groups like the Seventh-day Adventists and the Hutterites and more recent movements like Santeria, the Unification Church, and ISKCON (the "Hare Krishnas"). In addition to Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Indian Religions, and the Religions of East Asia, sections are devoted to movements and groups inspired by Indigenous and Pagan Traditions, and by Western Esoteric and New Age Traditions. Particularly fascinating is the discussion of the religious offspring of Modern Western Culture, including Scientology, UFO-based groups (such as the Raelians), and even the worship of celebrities like Elvis and Princess Diana. Each entry clearly and concisely explains the history, beliefs and practices, and status in the world today of the movement or group in question. Special entries highlight broad topics such as New Religions in China as well as intriguing subjects such as Cargo Cults, Martial Arts, Astrology, and Feng Shui."--Jacket
The lure of the dark side : Satan and western demonology in popular culture by Christopher H Partridge( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Personifications of evil in the form of demons, devils, spirits, vampires, and other malign entities can be found across the popular cultural spectrum. One only has to peruse the shelves of music and bookstores or view the content of some of the most successful films and television series to discover evidence for the phenomenal popular fascination with the demonic other. However, rather surprisingly, this is not an area in which much research has been done." "This volume examines the demonic foil within popular culture. Its brings together an international team of some of most important and creative scholars in the areas of Biblical Studies, Religious Studies, and Christian Theology currently exploring the religious significance of popular culture." --Book Jacket
Dub in Babylon : understanding the evolution and significance of dub reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to post-punk by Christopher H Partridge( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the Evolution and Significance of Dub Reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to Post-punk
The lyre of Orpheus : popular music, the sacred, and the profane by Christopher H Partridge( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The myth of Orpheus articulates what social theorists have known since Plato: music matters. It is uniquely able to move us, to guide the imagination, to evoke memories, and to create spaces within which meaning is made. Popular music occupies a place of particular social and cultural significance. Christopher Partridge explores this significance, analyzing its complex relationships with the values and norms, texts and discourses, rituals and symbols, and codes and narratives of modern Western cultures. He shows how popular music's power to move, to agitate, to control listeners, to shape their identities, and to structure their everyday lives is central to constructions of the sacred and the profane. In particular, he argues that popular music can be important 'edgework,' challenging dominant constructions of the sacred in modern societies. Drawing on a wide range of musicians and musical genres, as well as a number of theoretical approaches from critical musicology, cultural theory, sociology, theology, and the study of religion, The Lyre of Orpheus reveals the significance and the progressive potential of popular music."--Back cover
Introduction to world religions by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Objective, authoritative and lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full-colour photographs, maps and diagrams, Introduction to World Religions will be widely welcomed by all those seeking to understand the complexity and diversity of the world's religious landscape."--Jacket
Dictionary of contemporary religion in the Western world by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

9 editions published between 1876 and 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the past century, the religious landscape of the Western world has changed dramatically. All of us now live in multi-faith societies, in which established religions co-exist with new and alternative spiritualities. The internet and the rapid development of communication technologies have increased our awareness and knowledge of other cultures and communities." "Effective Christian ministry thus demands a basic grasp of the beliefs and practices of other faiths. Drawing together the best in conservative Christian scholarship, this dictionary provides concise discussion and analysis of contemporary religions in the context of modern and postmodern culture." "The volume has a bipartite structure: Part One consists of introductory articles dealing with general religious and cultural issues; Part Two contains articles on the principal religions and new religious movements found in the West." "An accessible work of reference, the Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World will be an indispensable tool for scholars and students, teachers and ministers, Christian workers, and anyone who is seeking an informed understanding of today's religious plurality."--Jacket
Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations by Linda Woodhead( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, and questions for reflection and discussion. The first part of the book considers the history and modern practices of the main religious traditions of the world, while the second analyzes trends from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities. Comprehensive and fully international in coverage, it is accessibly written by practicing and specialist teachers. -- Provided by publisher
Encyclopedia of new religions : new religious movements, sects and alternative spiritualities( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Finnish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedia gives readers a comprehensive map of the significant religious and spiritual groups functioning in today's world, especially in the West. The new religions, sects and alternative spiritualities are categorized according to the religious traditions from which they spring
Universal salvation? : the current debate by Robin A Parry( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High culture : drugs, mysticism, and the pursuit of transcendence in the modern world by Christopher H Partridge( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"History is littered with evidence of humanity's fascination with drugs and the pursuit of altered states. From early Romanticism to late-nineteenth-century occultism and from fin de siècle Paris to contemporary psychedelic shamanism, psychoactive substances have playedcatalyzing people. Yet serious analysis of the religious dimensions of modern drug use is still lacking. the use of drugs and the pursuit of transcendence from the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the Romantic fascination with opium, it chronicles the discovery of anesthetics, the psychiatric and religious interest in hashish, the bewitching power of mescaline and hallucinogenic fungi, the more recent uses of LSD, as well as the debates surrounding drugs and religious experience. This fascinating and wide-ranging sociological and cultural history fills a major gap in the study of religion in the modern world and our understanding of the importance of countercultural thought, offering new and timely insights into the controversial relationship between drugs and mystical experience."--Publisher's website
Holy terror : understanding religion and violence in popular culture by Eric S Christianson( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays arose from an international conference investigating questions concerning the degree to which violent rhetoric shapes belief and values. Analysis was undertaken on a range of phenomena, from the discourse of terrorism to the spectacle of world-wide wrestling
The world's religions : the New Lion handbook by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Macedonian and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of insightful, stimulating and accessible introductions to the histories, beliefs and practices of religions from pre-historic times to twenty-first century developments. The articles are accurate and authoritative, having been written by an international team of acknowledged experts. Also, richly illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and diagrams
The new Lion handbook : the world's religions by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a substantially revised and rewritten edition of the clear, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the world's religions, past and present. It includes special articles on issues of particular interest such as syncretism, pluralism and secularization. Previous ed.: 2005
The Bloomsbury handbook of religion and popular music by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music" provides the first systematic analysis of the most important themes and concepts in the field, combining research in religious studies, theology, critical musicology and sociology. It comprises thirty-three specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts to explore the principal areas of inquiry, as well as suggesting new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in popular culture generally, as well as religion and popular music in particular. Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field
The occult world by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture"--
Mortality and music : popular music and the awareness of death by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mortality and Music examines the ways in which popular music has responded to our awareness of the inevitability of death and the anxiety it can evoke. Exploring bereavement, depression, suicide, violence, gore, and fans' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural significance of popular music's treatment of mortality and the apparent absurdity of existence
Fundamentalisms by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticisms East and West : studies in mystical experience( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconciliation and religion : some aspects of the uniqueness of Christianity as a reconciling faith by Herbert H Farmer( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New religions : a guide : new religious movements, sects, and alternative spiritualities
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New religions : a guide : new religious movements, sects, and alternative spiritualitiesThe lure of the dark side : Satan and western demonology in popular cultureDub in Babylon : understanding the evolution and significance of dub reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to post-punkIntroduction to world religionsDictionary of contemporary religion in the Western worldReligions in the modern world : traditions and transformationsEncyclopedia of new religions : new religious movements, sects and alternative spiritualitiesUniversal salvation? : the current debate
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Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge British academic

Partridge, C.H., 1961-

Partridge, C.H. (Christopher Hugh), 1961-

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