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Comparative Religion

  • 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...

  • The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogueby Terrence Merrigan; John Friday

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    A collection of thirteen essays which reflect on the problematic relationship between religious diversity and interreligious dialogue by examining key issues that arise from attempting to do justice to the doctrinal tradition of Christianity. more...

  • Lived Religion and the Politics of (In)Toleranceby R. Ruard Ganzevoort; Srdjan Sremac

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.78

    This volume explores the ways in which lived religion encourages and contributes to conflicts, as well as fosters tolerance, in the interlocking rural, urban, and virtual social spheres. Through ten case studies with vast geographical and religious variation, the contributors address some of the shortcomings in analyses of the relationship between... more...

  • Misfit Faithby Jason J. Stellman

    The Crown Publishing Group 2017; US$ 24.00

    "Provides a vision for a broader, more hospitable Christianity."? Publishers Weekly. The co-host of the popular podcast, Drunk Ex-Pastors, offers an earnest and irreverent look at what it means to be a Christian in an upside down world.   ?Perhaps failing at faith is an ironic success, since disaster is where grace happens.?  ? Jason Stellman... 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...

  • Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Editionby Bruce David Forbes; Jeffrey H. Mahan

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With seventy-five percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised and updated throughout to provide greater religious diversity in its topics and address critical developments in the study of religion and popular... 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...

  • Summary and Analysis of A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of A History of God tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Karen Armstrong?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.    This short summary and analysis of A History of God... more...

  • The FBI and Religionby Sylvester A. Johnson; Steven Weitzman

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a long and tortuous relationship with religion over almost the entirety of its existence. As early as 1917, the Bureau began to target religious communities and groups it believed were hotbeds of anti-American politics. Whether these religious communities were pacifist groups that opposed American wars, or... more...

  • The Secular Landscapeby Kevin McCaffree

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.78

    This book proposes a comprehensive theory of the loss of religion in human societies, with a specific and substantive focus on the contemporary United States. Kevin McCaffree draws on a range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, anthropology, and history to explore topics such as the origin of religion, the role of religion in recent American... more...