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  • The Languages of the Jewsby Bernard Spolsky

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

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

  • Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europeby Kathryn Rountree

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Pagan and Native Faith movements have sprung up across Europe in recent decades, yet little has been published about them compared with British and American Pagans. Though all such movements valorize human relationships with nature and embrace polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners? beliefs, practices, goals and agendas are diverse. Often side... 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...

  • 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...

  • Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scriptureby Georgina L. Jardim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book finds that far from silencing women, the Qur`an affirms the female voice as protester for justice and as questioner of Theology. In this reading of the female role in divine revelation in the Islamic text, Georgina Jardim returns to the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian counterpart of the Abrahamic faiths, to investigate whether the Bible... more...

  • The Greatest Show on Earthby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 12.69

    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...

  • The Rushdie Fatwa and Afterby Brian Winston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This resounding defence of the principles of free expression revisits the Satanic Verses uproar of 1989, as well as subsequent incidents such as the Danish cartoons controversy, to argue that the human right of free speech is by no means so secure that it can be taken for granted. more...