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  • Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religionby William E. Arnal; Willi Braun; Russell T. McCutcheon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion presents a provocative critique of the unwillingness of modern scholars to publically distinguish research into comparative religion from confessional studies written within denominationally-affiliated institutions. The book offers the 19th Century founders of the study of religion as a bracing corrective... more...

  • Art and Beliefby Ruth Illman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    'Art and Belief' explores communication between faiths through an examination of contemporary artistic practice. The book discusses how a range of artists formulate their worldview and what motivates them to engage in dialogue. These artists are engaged in a wide range of artistic forms and practice and come to dialogue from diverse religious positions.... more...

  • The Invention of God in Indigenous Societiesby James Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Indigenous societies around the world have been historically disparaged by European explorers, colonial officials and Christian missionaries. Nowhere was this more evident than in early descriptions of indigenous religions as savage, primitive, superstitious and fetishistic. Liberal intellectuals, both indigenous and colonial, reacted to this by... more...

  • Reinventing Religious Studiesby Scott S. Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    "Reinventing Religious Studies" offers readers an opportunity to trace the important trends and developments in Religious Studies over the last forty years. Over this time the study of religion has been transformed into a critical discipline informed by a wide range of perspectives from sociology to anthropology, politics to material culture, and economics... more...

  • Vernacular Religion in Everyday Lifeby Marion Bowman; Ulo Valk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Vernacular religion is religion as people experience, understand, and practice it. It shapes everyday culture and disrupts the traditional boundaries between 'official' and 'folk' religion. The book analyses vernacular religion in a range of Christian denominations as well as in indigenous and New Age religion from the nineteenth century to today.... more...

  • The Power of Othersby Michael Bond

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 15.99

    Discover how in almost every area of our lives, our behaviour is influenced far more by others than we?d like to imagine Teenage cliques, jihadist cells, army units, polar expeditions, and football hooligans on the face of it, each of these groups might seem exceptional, but the forces that bind and drive them can affect us all. In recent decades,... more...

  • The Necessity of Secularismby Ronald A. Lindsay

    Pitchstone Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    For the first time in human history, a significant percentage of the world?s population no longer believes in God. This is especially true in developed nations, where in some societies nonbelievers now outnumber believers. Unless religion collapses completely, or undergoes a remarkable resurgence, countries across the globe must learn to carefully... more...

  • Studying Religionby Russell T. McCutcheon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Widely used as a primer, a text and a provocation to critical thinking, 'Studying Religion' aims to develop students' skills. The book clearly explains the methods and theories employed in the study of religion. Essays are offered on a range of topics: from the history and functions of religion to public discourse on religion and the classification... more...

  • War in Heaven/Heaven on Earthby Stephen D. O'Leary; Geln S. McGhee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    The apocalypse is a motif that lies behind many religious beliefs and practices. 'War in Heaven/Heaven on Earth' theorizes the apocalyptic as it has arisen in a variety of religious traditions, from Native American religion to Islam in Northern Nigeria and new terrorist movements. Millennial theory and history are explored from the perspective of social... more...

  • e-Religionby Anastasia Karaflogka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Religion has flourished in cyberspace, bringing individuals together, helping to consolidate fringe religions, promoting activism and evangelism, and providing sites for the promotion and examination of specific issues. 'E-Religion' is one of the first systematic scholarly studies of religion on the Web. Providing a clear outline of Web epistemology... more...