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Comparative Religion

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness?something... more...

  • Encountering Godby Diana L. Eck

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing presence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in today's interdependent... more...

  • Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faithsby James T. Richardson; François Bellanger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring cases in different parts of the world, this book offers a practical insight for understanding the relations of NRMs and other minority religions and the law from the perspective of legal cases. Including contributions from scholars, legal practitioners, actual or former members, this book presents an objective approach to understanding why... more...

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diasporaby Afe Adogame

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual... more...

  • The Ecology of Coexistence and Conflict in Cyprusby Irene Dietzel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    What is the significance of sustainable resource management for the functioning of Mediterranean island societies? How do human-environment relations reflect in a multi-ethnic religious landscape? This book poses these questions in the context of the Ottoman, British, and modern history of Cyprus. It explores the socio-ecological dimension of the Cyprus... more...

  • The Meeting of Oppositesby Andrew Wingate

    SPCK 2014; US$ 36.46

    Hinduism has many western forms, especially in the US, and a powerful presence in Leicester and London. In this book, The historical background as well as the story of migration are explored, so that the reader can understand why Hindus relate quite differently in Britain, in Scandinavia and in the US. It offers a guided tour of Hindu life and relations... more...

  • Ethnographic Theologyby Natalie Wigg-Stevenson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book uses ethnography as theological practice, yielding a theology constructed at the intersection of church, academy and everyday life. Drawing on the author's research in her Baptist church, the resulting 'ethnographic theology' produces creative theological insights, while also proposing fresh alternatives for Christian thought and action.... more...

  • Muslims and Christians Face to Faceby Kate Zebiri

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 25.99

    Kate Zebiri analyses modern Muslim writings on Christianity and Christian writings on Islam to explore the issues central to Muslim-Christian relations. more...

  • Christianity and Other Religionsby John Hick; Brian Hebblethwaite

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.99

    Edited by two prominent names in interfaith dialogue, this is a stimulating introduction to the complex relationships between Christianity and other faiths. Featuring eleven essays from some of the key thinkers in the Christian tradition, /Christianity and Other Religions/ is an engaged and challenging examination of the past, present, and future... more...

  • Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practiceby Belden C. Lane

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjold, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks,... more...