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Comparative Religion

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  • Instant Expertby Joanne O'Brien

    Lion Hudson 2013; US$ 6.38

    Religions play a major role in today’s world. This book gives you a simple and accessible introduction to the main beliefs and practices of significant and influential faiths. Joanne O’Brien and Sandra Palmer provide key facts about religions - their histories and stories, their beliefs and rituals, their literature and festivals, their people... more...

  • Why Can't They Get Along?by George D. Chryssides; Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Lion Hudson 2014; US$ 10.63

    Christians, Muslims and Jews all stem from one man, Abraham, and yet relations between them are so often strained. Three men of faith - one Jew, one Muslim and one Christian - debate the differences between them. The result is a compelling discussion: What do their faiths teach on the big issues of life? What can be done to make for better relationships... more...

  • Miniskirts, Mothers and Muslimsby Christine Mallouhi

    Lion Hudson 2015; US$ 8.51

    This observant, witty book reveals the conventions that govern Muslim society - and charts the unwitting mistakes Westerners can makes when meeting Muslims. 'This book is for Christians venturing among Muslims,' explains Christine Mallouhi. 'It assumes that Christians will want to live honourable among Muslims for Christ's sake, and... more...

  • Classical Approaches to the Study of Religionby Jacques Waardenburg; Russell T. McCutcheon

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 45.99

    Jacques Waardenburg’s Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion , first published in 1973 and updated in 1999, was groundbreaking in establishing religious studies as an independent academic field. The volume consists of two parts. The first is Waardenburg’s magisterial essay tracing the rise and development of the academic study of religion... more...

  • Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Editionby Mark Juergensmeyer

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Why would anybody believe that God could sanction terrorism? Why has the rediscovery of religion’s power in recent years manifested in such a bloody way? What, if anything, can be done about it?   Terror in the Mind of God , now in its fourth edition, answers these questions and more. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book analyzes in detail terrorism... more...

  • Nations Before Nationalismby John A. Armstrong

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    In search of an explanation of how a sense of ethnic identity evolves to create the concept of nation, Armstrong analyzes Islamic and Christian cultures from antiquity to the nineteenth century. He explores the effects of institutions--the city, imperial polity, bureaucratic imperatives of centralization, and language divisions--on the development... more...

  • Judaism and Islamby Stephen Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 275.00

    This volume on Judaism and Islam in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series overviews perceptions of human sexuality through two major monotheistic faiths, namely Judaism and Islam. Part 1 presents previously published articles on Judaism and sexuality from a historical perspective, in particular, through the writings of the Tanakh and... more...

  • Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby David L. Weddle

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    An examination of the practice and philosophy of sacrifice in three religious traditions   In the book of Genesis, God tests the faith of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham by demanding that he sacrifice the life of his beloved son, Isaac. Bound by common admiration for Abraham, the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam also promote... more...

  • Women and Asian Religionsby Zayn Kassam

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    Religion has often been perceived as the source of constriction for women's roles in society. This volume explores how modern women across Asia are mobilizing their faith traditions to address existential issues encountered in both the public and private realms, relating to economics, public participation, politics, and culture. As such, it is revealed... more...

  • World Religions in Practiceby Paul Gwynne

    Wiley 2017; US$ 41.50 US$ 35.97

    A new and expanded edition of a highly successful textbook on world religions with a comparative approach which explores how six major religions are lived and expressed through their customs, rituals and everyday practices. A new edition of this major textbook, exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices... more...