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  • Challenging Religionby James A. Beckford; James T. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    In the last half century new religious movements or cults of one sort and another have mushroomed throughout the US and Europe. Increasingly these groups have been met with attempts to monitor and control them on the part of the state, and concerns about the protection of religious 'consumers' have been set against the democratic right to religious... more...

  • The Frankfurt School on Religionby Eduardo Mendieta

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95

    In "The Frankfurt School on Religion," Eduardo Mendieta has brought together a collection of readings and essays revealing both the deep connections that the Frankfurt School has always maintained with religion as well as the significant contribution that its work has to offer. Rather than being unanimously antagonistic towards religion as has been... more...

  • Religious Imagination and the Bodyby Paula M. Cooey

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 129.99

    In recent years feminist scholarship has increasingly focused on the importance of the body and its representations in virtually every social, cultural, and intellectual context. Many have argued that because women are more closely identified with their bodies, they have access to privileged and different kinds of knowledge than men. In this landmark... more...

  • Opening the Doors of Wonderby Arthur Magida

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    This bold, pioneering book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. Arthur J. Magida explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual practice of Jewish bar and bat mitzvahs, Christian confirmations, Hindu sacred thread ceremonies, Muslim shahadas and Zen jukai ceremonies.... more...

  • A World of Ways to Say I Doby Noah benShea; Jordan benShea

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 12.95

    The words we choose with which to say "I do" reflect a couple's individual love and expresses their innermost hopes for what their marriage and commitment will be for their lifetime. Today's modern bride and groom want to incorporate tradition, eloquence, and faithful promises into their vows, and this beautiful book offers ideas and inspirations... more...

  • Der Sozialwert der Religionby Volker Drehsen; Christian Albrecht; Hans Martin Dober; Birgit Weyel

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Die Frage nach dem Selbstverständnis der Praktischen Theologie ist, wie der Tübinger Theologe und Soziologe Volker Drehsen (geb. 1949) stets betont hat, in weiten Teilen die Frage nach der Bedeutung der sozialwissenschaftlichen Theoriebildung für die Entwicklung und die methodische Verfeinerung der Praktischen Theologie. Dieser Frage ist Drehsen... more...

  • Religion, Spirituality and the Social Sciencesby Dr Basia Spalek; Dr Alia Imtoual

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This edited collection brings together an international panel of contributors to explore ways of engaging with issues of religion and spirituality when carrying out social science research. more...

  • Easter, Passover, and Other Spring Festivalsby Ann Morrill

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    Spring signifies change and a new beginning. A time of longer days and warmer weather, the holidays celebrated during this season reflect this sense of renewal and rebirth. The specific customs and traditions may differ among cultures, but the underlying themes - of honoring life and the triumph of good over evil - remain the same. Although hundreds... more...

  • Theorizing Rituals, Volume 2: Annotated Bibliography of Ritual Theory, 1966-2005by Jens Kreinath; J.A.M. Snoek; Michael Stausberg

    BRILL 2007; US$ 217.00

    Volume two of Theorizing Rituals mainly consists of an annotated bibliography of more than 400 items covering those books, edited volumes and essays that are considered most relevant for the field of ritual theory. more...

  • Iconoclasm and Iconoclashby Willem van Asselt; Paul van Geest; Daniela Müller; Theo Salemink

    BRILL 2007; US$ 247.00

    In the history of Jewish, Christian and Muslim culture, religious identity was not only formed by historical claims, but also by the usage of certain images: “images of God”, “images of the others”, “images of the self.”This book includes a discussion of the role of these images in society and politics, in theology and liturgy, yesterday and today. more...