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Comparative Religion

  • Louis Massignonby Dorothy C. Buck

    Blue Dome Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    Framed by an introduction presenting the context and genesis of the prayer movement and completed with a description of the Badaliya today, this book permits the reader to grasp the fruitfulness of the spirit of the Badaliya. No other text has yet permitted us to so deeply penetrate the heart of the spirituality and the struggles of Louis Massignon,... more...

  • The Eternal Present of Sportby Daniel A. Grano

    Temple University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    In his persuasive study The Eternal Present of Sport, Daniel Grano rethinks the sport-religion relationship by positioning sport as a source of theological trouble. Focusing on bodies, time, movement, and memory, he demonstrates how negative theology can be practically and theoretically useful as a critique of elite televised sport.   Grano... more...

  • Scripturalecticsby Vincent L. Wimbush

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    In this book Vincent Wimbush seeks to problematize what we call "scriptures," a word first used to refer simply to "things written," the registration of basic information. In the modern world the word came to be associated almost exclusively with the center- and power-defining "sacred" texts of "world religions." Wimbush argues that this narrowing... more...

  • Religion in Minutesby Marcus Weeks

    Quercus 2017; US$ 12.99

    Learn about the religions of the world - in minutes. What are the differences between Sunni and Shi'a, Catholic and Protestant, Buddhism and Confucianism? Who were Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, and what did they really preach? Why are the concepts of karma, jihad and nirvana so important? And what do the religions of the world say about life, death... more...

  • Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literatureby Moshe Blidstein

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 99.99

    This study examines how early Christian writers drew on ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman traditions to develop their own ideas about purity, purification, defilement, and disgust. more...

  • Living with the Living Deadby Greg Garrett

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    In Living with the Living Dead , Greg Garrett shows that the zombie apocalypse has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can represent a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to mental illness. But paradoxically this narrative also offers human beings a chance to... more...

  • The Death of the Church and Spirituality Rebornby Reverend John Littlewood

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    If God truly guides the Church then where on Earth is He taking it? more...

  • Christian and Islamic Theology of Religionsby Esra Akay Dag

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Theologians have had to increasingly engage with beliefs and practises outside of their own traditions. The resultant "theology of religions" is, however, often formulated in isolation from the religions they are describing. This book provides a comparison of the development of theology of religions in Western Christianity and its application in anIslamic... more...

  • Ethical Exploration in a Multifaith Societyby Catherine Shelley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.52

    This book considers the theory and application of ethics for a multifaith society. Much ethics taught in the UK has been dominated by Christian ethics, their relation to secularism and by the Enlightenment?s reaction against theology as a basis for ethical thought. In contrast to these perspectives this book brings secular and theological ethics... 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...