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  • The Afterlife Surveyby Maureen Milliken

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 18.95

    Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from... more...

  • Political Islamby Khaled Hroub

    Saqi 2012; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Jewish Orthodoxy and Its Discontentsby Marta F. Topel

    UPA 2012; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Marta T. Topel utilizes anthropological research to analyze both macro and micro social processes among secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel. Topel approaches religious dissidence within the Jewish Israeli Orthodoxy through the lens of the inverse phenomenon: religious conversion to Jewish Orthodoxy. more...

  • Religion on the Edgeby Courtney Bender; Wendy Cadge; Peggy Levitt; David Smilde

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    The thirteen essays in this volume offer a challenge to conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. more...

  • Til Faith Do Us Partby Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    In the last decade, 45% of all marriages in the U.S. were between people of different faiths. The rapidly growing number of mixed-faith families has become a source of hope, encouraging openness and tolerance among religious communities that historically have been insular and suspicious of other faiths. Yet as Naomi Schaefer Riley demonstrates in 'Til... more...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 42.00

    A new edition of a successful book from one of the biggest names in the field of the sociology of religion. The first edition is widely adopted and cited throughout the world, and readers will be keen to see this revised and updated version. more...

  • Christian Lawby Norman Doe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Comparing church laws within ten Christian traditions worldwide, Christianity emerges as a religion of law as well as of faith. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Millennialismby Catherine Wessinger

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 169.99

    Seventh-Day Adventists, Melanesian cargo cults, David Koresh's Branch Davidians, and the Raelian UFO religion would seem to have little in common. What these groups share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be either heavenly or earthly. The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism offers readers... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversityby Chad V. Meister

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 169.99

    This substantial volume of thirty-three original chapters covers the full range of issues in religious diversity. An indispensable guide for scholars and students, its essays make novel contributions and are crafted by recognized experts who represent a wide variety of religious and philosophical perspectives and backgrounds. more...

  • The Languages of the Jewsby Bernard Spolsky

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities, investigating difficult questions about language varieties and choices. more...