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  • 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...

  • God Is Not Greatby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 19.99

    Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as ?one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time? takes on his biggest subject yet?the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell?s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris?s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith ,... more...

  • The Greatest Show on Earthby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.38

    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... more...

  • Mission Trip Prep Kit Leader's Guideby Kevin Johnson

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    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$ 52.00

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

  • 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...

  • Tomorrow's Islam: The Power of Progress and Moderation Where Two Worlds Meetby Geraldine Doogue

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 17.11

    September 11. Bali. Iraq. The threat of extremism has made many in the Western world fearful of Islam. But should they be? Geraldine Doogue and Peter Kirkwood set out to ask the hard questions. Originating from the acclaimed ABC television Compass special of the same name, Tomorrow's Islam is a thoughtful and highly accessible insight into Islam from... more...

  • Political Islamby Khaled Hroub

    Saqi 2012; US$ 21.86

    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...