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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
There is a complex relationship between religiosity and secularism in the American experience. America is notable both for its strict institutional separation of church and state, and for the strong role that religion has played in its major social movements and ongoing political life.?This book seeks to illuminate for readers the dynamics underlying... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.50
Wie weit reicht das Menschenrecht der Religionsfreiheit? Darf die Religionsfreiheit über andere Menschenrechte gestellt werden? Nach einem Urteil des Landgerichts Köln aus dem Jahr 2012 nicht: Dieses verurteilte rituelle Beschneidung als unzulässige Verletzung des Rechts auf körperliche Unversehrtheit. Die Welle der Proteste religiöser Organisationen... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 73.99
We are haunted, Samuel Kimbriel suggests, by a habit of isolation buried, often imperceptibly, within our practices of understanding and relating to the world. In Friendship as Sacred Knowing, Kimbriel works through the complexities of this disposition to contest its place within contemporary philosophical thought and practice. Stories of isolation... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 27.95
50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a lively,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The literature has already shattered the illusion that secularization of the state has been a unilinear, homogeneous and universal process, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ?classical? languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship and popular culture, but it has contributed to the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...