Professor Christopher Partridge

Professor

Research Interests

(1) My current principal area of interest lies at the interface of Popular Music Studies and Religious Studies. With Alyn Shipton, I edit the series Studies in Popular Music and, with Sara Cohen (Liverpool University), I edit the series Studies in Religion and Popular Music.

(2) Countercultures and subcultures in the West.

(3) Alternative spiritualities, esotericism and paranormal cultures.

Religions in the modern world: traditions and transformations
Partridge, C., Woodhead, L., Kawanami, H. 14/11/2015 3rd ed. London : Routledge. 556 p. ISBN: 9780415858809, 9780415858816.
Book

Music and mortality: popular music and the awareness of death
Partridge, C. 27/08/2015 London : Bloomsbury Academic. 224 p. ISBN: 9781472534514. Electronic ISBN: 9781472526809, 9781472527202.
Book

Orientalism and the occult
Partridge, C. 2015 In: The occult world. Abingdon : Routledge p. 611-625. 15 p. ISBN: 9780415695961. Electronic ISBN: 9781315745916.
Chapter

Popular music and the occult
Partridge, C. 2015 In: The occult world. Abingdon : Routledge p. 509-530. 22 p. ISBN: 9780415695961. Electronic ISBN: 9781315745916.
Chapter

The occult world
Partridge, C. 2015 Abingdon : Routledge. 760 p. ISBN: 9780415695961. Electronic ISBN: 9781315745916.
Book

UFO religions
Partridge, C. 2014 In: The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 207-220. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Haunted culture: the persistence of belief in the paranormal
Partridge, C. 12/2013 In: The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures . Farnham : Ashgate p. 39-50. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The Lyre of Orpheus: popular music, the sacred, and the profane
Partridge, C. 18/11/2013 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 368 p. ISBN: 9780199751402.
Book

Occulture is ordinary
Partridge, C. 01/2013 In: Contemporary esotericism. Sheffield : Equinox Publishing p. 113-133. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Lost horizon: H.P. Blavatsky’s theosophical orientalism
Partridge, C. 2013 In: Handbook of the theosophical current. Leiden : Brill p. 309-333. 25 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought
Partridge, C. 2012 Sheffield : Phoenix Press. 150 p. ISBN: 9781907534348.
Book

Case study 5: religion, youth cultures and popular music
Stuart, B., Partridge, C. 2012 In: Religion and change in modern Britain . London : Routledge p. 265-271. 7 p. ISBN: 9780415575812 . Electronic ISBN: 9780203130643 .
Chapter

Popular Music and Apocalyptic Discourse
Partridge, C. 2012 In: Anthems of Apocalypse. Sheffield : Phoenix Press p. ix-xxiii. 15 p. ISBN: 9781907534348.
Chapter

Popular Music, Affective Space, and Meaning
Partridge, C. 2012 In: Religion, Media and Culture. London : Routledge p. 182-193. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Dub in Babylon: understanding the evolution and significance of dub reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to post-punk
Partridge, C. 10/2010 London : Equinox Publishing. 256 p. ISBN: 1845533119, 1845533127, 9781845533113, 9781845533120.
Book

Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture
Partridge, C., Christianson, E.S. 2010 London : Equinox Publishing. 183 p. ISBN: 9781845533595.
Book

Babylon’s Burning: Reggae, Rastafari and Millenarianism
Partridge, C. 2009 In: The End All Around Us. London : Equinox Publishing p. 43-70. 28 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Religion and Popular Culture
Partridge, C. 2009 In: Religions in the Modern World. London : Routledge p. 489-522. 34 p. ISBN: 9780415458917.
Chapter

Religions in the Modern World (revised 2nd edition): Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Kawanami, H., Partridge, C. 2009 London and New York : Routledge. 549 p. ISBN: 9780415458917.
Book

Schism in Babylon: Colonialism, Afro-Christianity and Rastafari
Partridge, C. 2009 In: Sacred Schisms. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 306-331. 26 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The lure of the dark side: Satan and western demonology in popular culture
Partridge, C., Christianson, E.S. 2009 London : Equinox Publishing. 215 p. ISBN: 9781845533090 1845533097 9781845533106 1845533100.
Book

The End is Nigh: Failed Prophecy, Apocalypticism, and the Rationalization of Violence in New Religious Eschatologies
Partridge, C. 2008 In: The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology. New York : Oxford University Press p. 191-212. 22 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The occultural significance of The Da Vinci Code
Partridge, C. 2008 In: Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook . 6, p. 107-126. 20 p.
Journal article

Anti-Semitism, conspiracy culture, Christianity, and Islam: the history and contemporary religious significance of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
Partridge, C., Geaves, R. 2007 In: The Invention of Sacred Tradition. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 75 p. ISBN: 9780521864794.
Chapter

Antisemitism, Islam, and Christianity: The History and Contemporary Religious Significance of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Partridge, C., Geaves, R. 2007 In: The Invention of Sacred Tradition. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 75-95. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

King Tubby meets the upsetter at the grass roots of dub: some thoughts on the early history and influence of dub reggae
Partridge, C. 2007 In: Popular Music History. 2, 3, p. 309-331. 22 p.
Journal article

Truth, Authority and Epistemological Individualism in New Age Thought
Partridge, C. 2007 In: Handbook of the New Age. Leiden : E. J. Brill p. 231-254. 24 p. ISBN: 9789004153554.
Chapter

Finding and Losing Faith: Studies in Conversion
Partridge, C., Reid, H. 2006 Milton Keynes : Paternoster Press. 208 p. ISBN: 978-1842274101.
Book

The Eschatology of Heaven’s Gate
Partridge, C. 2006 In: Expecting the end. Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press p. 49-66. 18 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The spiritual and the revolutionary: alternative spirituality, British free festivals, and the emergence of rave culture
Partridge, C. 2006 In: Culture and Religion. 7, 1, p. 41-60. 20 p.
Journal article

The Re-Enchantment of the West Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture, and Occulture Volume 2.
Partridge, C. 2005 T & T Clark International. 468 p. ISBN: 0567041239.
Book

The World's Religions
Partridge, C. 2005 3rd ed. ed. Oxford : LionHudson. 495 p. ISBN: 0745951287.
Book

Alien demonology: the Christian roots of the malevolent extraterrestrial in UFO religions and abduction spiritualities
Partridge, C. 2004 In: Religion. 34, 3, p. 163-189. 26 p.
Journal article

Alternative Spiritualities, New Religions and the Re-enchantment of the West
Partridge, C. 2004 In: The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 39-67. 29 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

New religions: a guide
Partridge, C. 2004 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 446 p. ISBN: 0195220420, 978-0195220421.
Book

The Re-enchantment of the West: Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture and Occulture Volume 1.
Partridge, C. 2004 London : T. & T. Clark International. 265 p. ISBN: 0567082695.
Book

Mysticisms East and West: Studies in Mystical Experience
Partridge, C., Gabriel, T. 2003 Milton Keynes : Paternoster Press. 375 p. ISBN: 1842270923.
Book

Sacred Chemicals: Psychedelic Drugs and Mystical Experience
Partridge, C. 2003 In: Mysticisms East and West. Milton Keynes : Paternoster Press p. 96-131. 36 p. ISBN: 1842270923.
Chapter

UFO religions
Partridge, C. 2003 London : Routledge. 383 p. ISBN: 0415263239.
Book

Understanding UFO Religions and Abduction Spiritualities
Partridge, C. 2003 In: UFO Religions. London : Routledge p. 3-42. 40 p. ISBN: 0415263247.
Chapter

Universal salvation: the debate
Partridge, C., Parry, R. 2003 Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans. 291 p. ISBN: 0802827640.
Book

Fundamentalisms
Partridge, C. 2001 Carlisle : Paternoster Press. 314 p. ISBN: 1842270834.
Book

H. H. Farmer’s Theological Interpretation of Religion
Partridge, C. 1998 Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press. 402 p. ISBN: 0773483942.
Book

Reconciliation and Religion
Partridge, C., Farmer, H.H. 1998 Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press. 236 p. ISBN: 0773483535.
Book