AfroDiasporic & Indigenous Studies
This collection covers diverse geographical regions and includes traditions of the past as well as of the present and those in formation. It is concerned with the interface between the disciplines of Indigenous studies and religious studies, Indigenous religious traditions and modernity, colonial and postcolonial conditions, inter-religious studies, and local and global forces that shape these traditions, such as the driving force of Pentecostalism in Africa and elsewhere in the Global South.
Ancient WorldsCurrently in production. This collection will mostly cover Near Eastern and Mediterranean regions but will also include other regions from pre-history to late antiquity including archaeological/material culture studies.
Islamic Studies Collection
The Islamic Studies Collection includes research on Islam through comparisons between Islam and other religions, and between religious and non-religious factors and disciplines. It also contains scholarship devoted to the classical Islamic sciences, including traditions of learning such as Qur’anic exegesis, hermeneutics, law, theology, linguistic thought, Sufism, the Hadith and studies on the medieval genres of Arabic biography and history including critically edited editions of important classical manuscripts.
This Collection is also a component of the larger Religions of a Single God Collection (in preparation) that aggregates all our material on Christianity, Judaism and Biblical Studies along with the Islamic Studies Collection.
New Religious Movements, Contemporary Paganisms and Western Esotericism
Currently in Production.
This collection covers contemporary and revived Pagan religious traditions around the world, as well as re-examinations of ancient polytheistic religion from new perspectives. It also encompasses western esoteric traditions such as Theosophy and New Age movements as well as studies concerned with emerging religious movements, more established "new religions", and the reception and contemporary transformations of religions from the more remote past.
Religions of a Single GodCurrently in Production.This Collection covers the monotheistic or "Abrahamic" religions. It comprises sub-collections on Christianity, Islamic Studies and Judaism as well as Biblical Studies. The Islamic Studies component (only) is available separately but the Biblical Studies, Christianity and Judaism sub-collections may be acquired without the Islamic Studies component.
South & East Asia Collection
This Collection concentrates on those distinctively East, South Asian or Indic religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism and also includes studies of these religions in diaspora, and their reception in the West, as well as emerging or "established" new religions in the region. It also includes material on other, non-Indic religious traditions and communities such as Islam, Christianity, Indigenous traditions and historical and contemporary inter-religious contact and change in the region.
Theory, Method and Special Topics Collection
Currently in Production. This collection includes works dealing with concepts referenced within the discourse of religious studies and with methods that have and are being employed in such studies. It includes material on teaching religion, the nature of scholarship, as well as works focused on specific topics or approaches such as religion and the senses, iconicity, authority, evil, the insider-outsider "problem" and so forth.