Now available in paperback, this Handbook covers the most important themes and concepts in the field of religion and popular music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, it provides an accessible entry point for those new to the field. Drawing on contemporary research from religious studies, theology, sociology, ethnography, and cultural studies, the volume comprises thirty-one specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts. The chapters explore the main areas of inquiry and point to new directions for research. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume is essential reading for anyone with an interest in religion and popular music as well as popular culture more broadly. 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.