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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95
Progressive, modern societies hold the promise of the triumph of reason and the banishing of primitive, religious impulses to a bygone age. If this statement is orthodoxy to much of Western liberal thought, then Gordon Lynch's On the Sacred is heresy. Challenging the myth of the idealized rational society, Lynch argues that emotionally-charged forms... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
The cognitive science of religion that has emerged over the last twenty years is a multidisciplinary field that often challenges established theories in anthropology and comparative religion. This new approach raises many questions for biblical studies as well. What are the cross-cultural cognitive mechanisms which explain the transmission of biblical... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 54.99
This book explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen, known for his moderate Islamic emphasis on peaceful relations among diverse people. It provides a detailed study of Gulen?s account of the virtues and argues that they provide the key to understanding this thinker and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95
One of the most resilient ideas about societal development after World War II was that nations would inevitably secularise as they modernised. However, as we come to the end of the 'secular' twentieth century, it is obvious that religion continues to be an important factor in politics around the world. The author examines the continuing importance... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00
This book outlines approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical religious... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
The validity of the religious quest is defended across faiths. Yet it is not only the quest, but also the way in which religions have developed which is of central significance. Their committed followers live ordinary lives in the mainstream of the world, working out their faith in relation to life. In Sensible Religion, leading thinkers in world religions... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes and characteristics of religious conversion. By probing continuities and fissures, particularly in the Jewish, Muslim and Christian experiences,... more...
- Hodder Education 2014; US$ 31.98
The only book on the market combining the two most popular AQA B GCSE Religious Studies units; Religion and Life (Unit 2) and Religion and Morality (Unit 3), ensuring that students have everything they need in one place. - Helps students engage with the content by providing an informed view of issues which affect the lives of young people today. -... more...