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Partridge, Christopher H. (Christopher Hugh) 1961-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 282 publications in 3 languages and 9,709 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Christopher H Partridge
New religions : a guide : new religious movements, sects, and alternative spiritualities( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,319 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
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 374 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
The new Lion handbook : the world's religions by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Macedonian and held by 356 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 re-enchantment of the West : alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occulture by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 297 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. - Publisher
The lyre of Orpheus : popular music, the sacred, and the profane by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 287 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
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 268 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( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations by Linda Woodhead( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 222 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
The lure of the dark side : Satan and western demonology in popular culture by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 160 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. This work bring together scholars in the areas of Biblical Studies, Religious Studies, and Christian Theology who are exploring the religious significance of popular culture
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 155 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
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( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving as a mixing and sound processing technology within reggae, dub has become ubiquitous within contemporary popular music, particularly within the endlessly eclectic remix cultures of global electronic dance music. The origins of dub, however, lie in the backstreets of Jamaica in the late-1960s
Fundamentalisms( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The occult world by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 107 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 100 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
Reconciliation and religion : some aspects of the uniqueness of Christianity as a reconciling faith by Herbert H Farmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.H. Farmer's theological interpretation of religion : towards a personalist theology of religions by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the dark side : western demonology, satanic panics and alien abduction by Christopher H Partridge( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lecture discusses personifications of evil in the Hebrew Bible and in early Christian belief, showing how Jewish apocalyptic demonology shaped Western thought in this area. It then considers the depiction of the malevolent alien in both popular culture and in UFO religions, showing how both owe much to the history of Christian demonology, despite the origins of much of the latter in theosophical thought, and concludes with a discussion of the reptilian agendas of certain other contemporary belief systems
 
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New religions : a guide : new religious movements, sects, and alternative spiritualities
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Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge British academic

Partridge, C. H. 1961-

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

Partridge, Chris 1961-

Partridge, Christophe

Partridge, Christopher.

Partridge, Christopher 1961-

Partridge, Christopher H.

Partridge, Christopher H. 1961-

Partridge, Christopher Hugh.

Partridge, Christopher Hugh 1961-

Патридж, Кристофер Хаг

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Dictionary of contemporary religion in the Western worldThe new Lion handbook : the world's religionsThe re-enchantment of the West : alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occultureEncyclopedia of new religions : new religious movements, sects and alternative spiritualitiesUniversal salvation? : the current debateReligions in the modern world : traditions and transformationsThe lure of the dark side : Satan and western demonology in popular cultureHoly terror : understanding religion and violence in popular culture