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- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
The sacred calls that summon believers are the focus of this study of religion and power in Fez, Morocco. Focusing on how dissemination of the call through mass media has transformed understandings of piety and authority, Emilio Spadola details the new importance of once?marginal Sufi practices such as spirit trance and exorcism for ordinary believers,... more...
- Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2013; US$ 19.40
Menschen erfahren Leid durch Krankheit, Krieg, Naturkatastrophen, Tod. Sie erwarten von den Religionen konkrete Hilfe, wie sich Leid deuten, bewältigen und überwinden lässt. Christentum und Islam sind mit ihrem Glauben an einen allmächtigen und gütigen Gott und ihrer Ethik angesichts des Leids besonders herausgefordert. Biographische Informationen... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
Muhsin is one of the organizers of Al-Fitra Foundation, a South African support group for lesbian, transgender, and gay Muslims. Islam and homosexuality are seen by many as deeply incompatible. This, according to Muhsin, is why he had to act. "I realized that Im not alonethese people are going through the very same things that Im... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
Reading the Qur?an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur?anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qur?an, and how their ideas... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
In Islam Is a Foreign Country , Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to... more...
- Fortress Press 2013; US$ 17.99
The language of exile, focused with theological and biblical narratives and coupled with depictions of real-life exilic communities, can equip church leaders as agents in the creation of new communities. Robert Hoch reads the larger North American tradition of Christian worship and mission through the prism of visibly marginalized communities. Through... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Ingram journeys through over a century of history in the first full length examination of the charismatic leadership phenomenon in Islamist radicalism and militancy. Exhaustively researched and founded upon a suite of innovative multidisciplinary paradigms, this book features case studies of Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, Abdullah Azzam, Osama Bin Laden... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 89.95
This book offers a new direction for the study of contemporary Islam by focusing on what being Muslim means in peoples everyday lives. It complements existing studies by focusing not on mosque-going, activist and devout Muslims, but on those who are nominal believers, or who put their religion to work in unorthodox ways. As well as... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
This book explores state responses to minority religions in four parts. The first chapter provides a legal and normative overview of the variety of responses available to states. Part II looks at Islamic majority countries, and part III focuses on Western Europe, paying particular attention to the rise in the twentieth century of the 'sect'... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
Pilgrimages can be analysed as acts of conflict - such as the Crusades - or also as platforms for relationship building and rapprochement between religions. With a set of contributions from leading experts in the field, this book explores the concept of pilgrimage in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Some specific examples of pilgrimages that helped... more...