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  • Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby Sander L. Gilman

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 65.00

    Islam, Christianity, and Judaism share several common features, including their historical origins in the prophet Abraham, their belief in a single divine being, and their modern global expanse. Yet it is the seeming closeness of these "Abrahamic" religions that draws attention to the real or imagined differences between them. This volume... more...

  • Theological Perspectives on a Surveillance Societyby Eric Stoddart

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    This books looks at contemporary surveillance practices and ideologies from a Christian theological perspective. Surveillance studies is an emerging, inter-disciplinary field that brings together scholars from sociology, criminology, political studies, computing and information studies, cultural studies and other disciplines. Although surveillance... more...

  • Islamby F. E. Peters

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    The Quran is a sacred book with profound, and familiar, Old and New Testament resonances. And the message it promulgated, Islam, came of age during an extraordinarily rich era of interaction among monotheists. Jews, Christians, and Muslims not only worshipped the same God, but shared aspirations, operated in the same social and economic environment,... more...

  • Undergroundby Haruki Murakami

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.28

    In spite of the perpetrators' intentions, the Tokyo gas attack left only twelve people dead, but thousands were injured and many suffered serious after-effects. Murakami interviews the victims to try and establish precisely what happened on the subway that day. He also interviews members and ex-members of the doomsdays cult responsible, in the hope... more...

  • God is Backby Adrian Wooldridge; John Micklethwait

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 22.08

    As the world becomes more modern, it is not becoming more secular. Instead, on the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging. As God is Back shows, for better or for worse, faith is on the increase - fuelled by an American-style model of personal, customer-driven, aggressively marketed religion. Shining a light on this huge,... more...

  • Religion und Demokratie in der Schuleby Ulrich Krainz

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    ?Das Verhaltnis von Religion und Demokratie stellt eines der zentralenund aktuellen Problemfelder moderner pluralistischer Gesellschaften dar. Ulrich Krainz geht der Frage nach, welche Rolle der offentlichen Schule und den dort stattfindenden Bildungsprozessen dabei zukommt und thematisiert zunachst die grundsatzliche politische Dimension von Religion.... more...

  • Verdammter Sexby Margaret A. Farley; Christiane Trabant

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 44.80

    Ein Aufschrei ging durch den Vatikan, ein Prüfungsausschuss wurde gegründet, die Glaubenskongregation warnte vor einer »großen Gefahr für die Gläubigen«. Doch was war passiert? Eine Frau hatte ein Buch veröffentlicht, in dem sie eine neue, moderne christliche Sexualmoral entwickelt. Sie behauptet, dass es theologische Begründungen auch für homosexuelle... more...

  • Unintelligent Designby Robyn Williams

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 16.31

    Using all sorts of examples from the natural and scientific world Robyn Williams takes on the stalking monster of fundamentalist religion and creationism in a short, wicked and witty debunk of the nonsense that is intelligent design - a book to infuriate the religious right and amuse the rest of us. more...

  • The Jewish Social Contractby David Novak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 62.95

    The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity. David Novak takes issue with the view--held by the late philosopher John Rawls and his followers--that citizens of a liberal... more...

  • Holy Nations and Global Identitiesby Annika Hvithamar; Margit Warburg; Brian Jacobsen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Along with the processes of globalisation and the end of the cold war we have seen an upsurge in religious nationalism and an increasing focus on the role of religion as a legitimising force in democratic secular states. Holy Nations & Global Identities draws on the combined theoretical and historical insight of historians, political scientists and... more...