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  • Faith in the Public Realmby Adam Dinham; Robert Furbey; Vivien Lowndes

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Faith in the public realm takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenges prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm. more...

  • Faithful Imagination in the Academyby Janel M. Curry; Ronald A. Wells

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 32.99

    Wells and Curry have brought contributions from various disciplines under one theme in an attempt to answer one question: what is the appropriate use of religious commitments by scholars trying to do intellectual work that would appeal to academic colleagues? more...

  • Flucht vor der Zivilisationby Sascha Bachmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 39.99

    Dasgesellschaftlich verbreitete und große Interesse an einem Leben als Aussteiger behandeltSascha Bachmann erstmals soziologisch, und widmet sich somit der Frage: ?Was ist mit denen, die es durchziehen?? Auf der Basisempirischer Untersuchungen verschiedener Fälle und unter der Verwendung derZivilisationstheorie von Norbert Elias entwickelt der Autor... more...

  • For God's Sakeby Lee Marsden

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Religious fundamentalism is a powerful force not only in American domestic politics but also in the way America acts abroad. In For God’s Sake Lee Marsden investigates the way that the Christian Right have influenced US foreign policy, arguing that this influence will continue to fuel hostility against the country for many years to come. more...

  • Formulating Responses in an Egalitarian Ageby Marc D. Stern

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 45.99

    At first glance, Orthodox Judaism may not seem compatible with the prevailing world view of egalitarianism, regardless of race, gender or religion. But modern Orthodox Jews share an appreciation for egalitarianism as a positive moral value, and do not simply dismiss this contemporary ethos as incompatible with their faith. This collection of essays... more...

  • Gesellschaftliche Umbrüche und religiöse Netzwerkeby Daniel Bauerfeld; Lukas Clemens

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.76

    Gesellschaftliche Umbrüche führen zu Konflikten. Bestehende Strukturen und Hierarchien - auch im Bereich der Religion - werden dabei aufgebrochen, neue entstehen. Stellt hierbei die Bildung von neuen Netzwerken eine gute Konfliktlösungsstrategie dar? Im Fokus des Bandes stehen religiöse Netzwerke und deren Reaktion auf gesellschaftliche Umbruchsituationen.... more...

  • Gewaltfreiheit, Politik und Toleranz im Islamby Jörgen Klußmann; Muhammad Sameer Murtaza; Holger-C. Rohne; Yahya Wardak

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; Not Available

    Der Islam gilt seit dem 11. September 2001 vielfach als eine gewalttätige Religion. Das fordert dazu heraus, sich mit dem kulturellen und religiösen Erbe des Islam gründlicher zu befassen.  Die Autoren beschreiben eine im Westen weitgehend unbekannte Seite des Islam, die sich durch den Glauben, das Recht und den frühen Fortschrittsglauben der muslimischen... more...

  • God in the White House: A Historyby Randall Balmer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 1.99

    How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"? Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century?from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American... more...

  • Handbook of Religion and Healthby Harold G. Koenig; Michael E. McCullough; David B. Larson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 174.99

    What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance... more...

  • The Happy Atheistby Pz Myers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    ?I?m an atheist swimming in a sea of superstition, surrounded by well-meaning, good people with whom I share a culture and similar concerns, and there?s only one thing I can do. I have to laugh.? ?PZ Myers   On his popular science blog,  Pharyngula , PZ Myers has entertained millions of readers with his infectious love of evolutionary science and... more...