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- Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99
In contrast to previous waves of immigrants who arrived in host countries eager to become productive and contributing members of their new homelands and desiring to adopt the native customs and culture, puritan Muslim immigrants with their more conservative, if not radical, interpretation of the dictates of Islam are likely to refuse assimilation in... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99
Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
The Islamic headscarf has become the subject of heated legal and political debate. France and Germany have legislated against it, and even the UK, long a champion of multiculturalism, has recently restricted the veil proper. Ever since home-grown Islamic terrorism struck Europe, these debates have become even more prominent, impassioned and wide-ranging,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
In God is Red , Chinese dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu?once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of For a Song and a Hundred Songs and The Corpse Walker ?profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the underground world of belief that is taking hold within the officially... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 29.95
Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence?from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries?Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history explores the strikingly distinctive ways in which Protestant children were reared, and the Protestant temperament shaped, in America. Through this... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 27.95
Historically, canonic studies of ritual have discussed and explained ritual organization, action, and transformation primarily as representations of broader cultural and social orders. In the present, as in the past, less attention is given to the power of ritual to organize and effect transformation through its own dynamics. Breaking with convention,... 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...
- 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...