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  • In Search of Graceby Kristin Hahn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    After years as a Hollywood writer and filmmaker, Kristin Hahn felt a crisis of faith: she had no spiritual group she could call her own. Setting out on a three-year journey, she began an investigation of America's religious traditions, practices, and beliefs. Crisscrossing the nation, Hahn spent a week cloistered in prayer with convent nuns and a... more...

  • Getting Saved in Americaby Carolyn Chen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    What does becoming American have to do with becoming religious? Many immigrants become more religious after coming to the United States. Taiwanese are no different. Like many Asian immigrants to the United States, Taiwanese frequently convert to Christianity after immigrating. But Americanization is more than simply a process of Christianization.... more...

  • Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"by Joseph Cheah; Grace Ji-Sun Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    As we listen to Psy's music are we laughing at him or with him? This book responds to this question from historical and theological perspectives and tackles the pressing issues concerning racial stereotypes, imposed masculinity, and imitating another in order to ridicule him/her. more...

  • The State as an Actor in Religion Policyby Maria Grazia Martino

    Springer 2014; US$ 59.99

    Maria Grazia Martino and her contributing authors highlight the different solutions found by European countries with different ecclesiastical law systems, different distributions of Christian denominations and different percentages of Muslim immigrants: Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Italy and Greece. Churches and religious communities are actors... more...

  • The Impact of Religiosity on Fertilityby Sandra Hubert

    Springer 2014; US$ 69.99

    ?The work investigates the impact of religiosity of women and men on their completed fertility in an international comparison considering a long time period. Sandra Hubert aims at uncovering all mechanisms through which religiosity and religious institutions can affect fertility. Hence, both the micro- and the macro-level of each country are explicitly... more...

  • From Pews to Polling Placesby J. Matthew Wilson

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Does religion promote political mobilization? Are individuals motivated by their faith to focus on issues of social justice, personal morality, or both? What is the relationship between religious conviction and partisanship? Does religious identity reinforce or undermine other political identifications like race, ethnicity, and class? The answers to... more...

  • Islamby F. E. Peters

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    The Quran is a sacred book with profound, and familiar, Old and New Testament resonances. And the message it promulgated, Islam, came of age during an extraordinarily rich era of interaction among monotheists. Jews, Christians, and Muslims not only worshipped the same God, but shared aspirations, operated in the same social and economic environment,... more...

  • Theological Perspectives on a Surveillance Societyby Eric Stoddart

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    This books looks at contemporary surveillance practices and ideologies from a Christian theological perspective. Surveillance studies is an emerging, inter-disciplinary field that brings together scholars from sociology, criminology, political studies, computing and information studies, cultural studies and other disciplines. Although surveillance... more...

  • The Art of Happiness At Workby HH Dalai Lama; Howard Cutler

    Hodder & Stoughton 2005; Not Available

    Following the massive success of The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler now bring their bestselling message to our working lives. Of the many Dalai Lama titles on sale, The Art of Happiness ? written with western psychiatrist Howard Cutler ? is by far the biggest bestseller of them all. A huge international success, it has sold over... more...

  • God is Backby John Micklethwait; Adrian Wooldridge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    As the world becomes more modern, it is not becoming more secular. Instead, on the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging. As God is Back shows, for better or for worse, faith is on the increase - fuelled by an American-style model of personal, customer-driven, aggressively marketed religion. Shining a light on this huge,... more...