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  • The Jewish Social Contractby David Novak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 72.50 US$ 65.98

    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...

  • Pieties and Genderby H R Christensen; Lene Sjorup

    BRILL 2009; US$ 132.00

    Taking the works of Saba Mahmood on piety and gender as a point of departure, this anthology discusses pieties and politics, methodologies, virtuous masculinities, and symbolic gender representations. more...

  • Conversion in the Age of Pluralismby Giuseppe Giordan

    BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00

    This book's chapters assess the nature of conversion and present data on specific convertion types, experiences, and theories including such topics as heroes, semiotics, new towns, pilgrimages, the New Age, relations among Catholics, Afro-Brazilians, and Protestants in Brazil, re-conversionist movements, Soka Gakkai, and the LDS church. more...

  • Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissiby Raja Rhouni

    BRILL 2009; US$ 186.00

    This book offers a thorough and critical analysis of the work of one of the major figures in a oeIslamic feminism, a Fatima Mernissi. This work traces Mernissia (TM)s intellectual trajectory from a oeseculara to a oeIslamic feminisma in order to engage in the theorization of this emerging feminism. more...

  • The Greatest Show on Earthby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.09

    Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species , shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable... more...

  • Mission Trip Prep Kit Leader's Guideby Kevin Johnson

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 7.49

    The Missions Trip Prep Kit is an easy-to-use resource--including a leader’s guide and 5 student books that offers several options designed for training and preparing either middle schoolers or high schoolers for short-or long-term missions projects. more...

  • Virtuosity, Charisma and Social Orderby Ilana Friedrich Silber

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 54.00

    Studies monasticism and society in Theravada Buddhism and Medieval Catholicism. more...

  • The Art Of Happiness At Workby The Dalai Lama; Howard C. Cutler; Dalai Lama; Howard Cutler

    Hodder & Stoughton 2005; US$ 10.99

    Following the massive success of The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler now bring their bestselling message to our working lives. Of the many Dalai Lama titles on sale, The Art of Happiness – written with western psychiatrist Howard Cutler – is by far the biggest bestseller of them all. A huge international success, it has sold over... more...

  • Political Islamby Khaled Hroub

    Saqi 2012; US$ 17.99

    This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the contemporary debates within political Islam, providing an in-depth analysis of the specific movements, countries and regions in the Arab world and Israel. The contributors contend that the evolution of Islamic movements is contextual rather than ideological. Therefore, Islamic movements are best... more...