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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bounded Choiceby Janja Lalich

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves. more...

  • Congregations in Conflictby Penny Edgell Becker

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the nature of American congregations as institutions. more...

  • Liberty and Powerby Bryan Hehir; Michael Walzer; Louise Richardson; Shibley Telhami; Charles Krauthammer

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 17.95

    Can religious convictions promote a more moral foreign policy? The contributors to this volume come at the issue from very different perspectives and offer unexpected insights on a question now at the forefront of American foreign policy. more...

  • Speaking of Faithby Krista Tippett

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    An intimate, thought-provoking, and original appraisal of the meaning of religion in our time- from the creator and host of public radio's Speaking of Faith Krista Tippett, widely becoming known as the Bill Moyers of radio, is one of the country's most intelligent and insightful commentators on religion, ethics, and the human spirit. With this... more...

  • An Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformationby George O'Brien; Dr. Edward McPhail

    IHS Press 2003; US$ 12.95

    This work offers a unique perspective on the rise of capitalism and socialism and the effect of the Reformation. Specific topics include consequences of belief in the private judgment of scriptures; separation of spiritual and secular life; difference between Lutheran and Calvinist teachings on economics; the Calvinist concept of vocation; its perception... more...