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  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violenceby Mark Juergensmeyer; Margo Kitts; Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews... more...

  • Christian Lawby Norman Doe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 92.00

    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, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    Christian Dispensationalism, the Taiping Revolution, cargo cults in Oceania, the Baha'i Faith, and the Raelian Movement would seem to have little in common. What they share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be heavenly or earthly or both. Although many religions feature a belief... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversityby Chad V. Meister

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 149.99

    There exists today a rich and abounding diversity of religions in the world-a diversity with respect to both belief and practice. But it is a diversity that poses many challenges and raises many questions, most especially in a pluralistic milieu. How do we engage in effective dialogue with religious others? What should public education reflect in a... more...

  • The Democratic Horizonby Alessandro Ferrara

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Alessandro Ferrara explains what he terms 'the democratic horizon' and reviews the challenges under which democracies must operate. more...

  • Wie glaubwürdig sind die Hadithe?by Harald Motzki

    Springer 2013; US$ 6.99

    ​Der Aufsatz gibt einen Überblick über die Anstrengungen der muslimischen Gelehrten, die Glaubwürdigkeit der Hadithe festzustellen. Diese Überlieferungen vom Propheten Muhammad sind für die Muslime nach dem Koran die zweite bedeutende Quelle, aus der sie Richtlinien für ihren Glauben, ihr Denken und Handeln beziehen. Schon die muslimischen Rechtsgelehrten... more...

  • Performative Kulturby Jörg Volbers

    Springer 2013; US$ 19.99

    Der Begriff der ?Performativität? gilt als eine Schlüsselkategorie postmoderner Theoriebildung und wird vor allem mit Namen wie Derrida oder Butler verbunden. Das Buch geht über diesen unnötig eng gefassten Kanon hinaus. In fundierten Analysen von Klassikern wie ?Außenseitern? des Performativen wird dokumentiert, wie stark die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften... 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...