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  • The Faith Lives of Women and Girlsby Nicola Slee; Fran Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Identifying, illuminating and enhancing understanding of key aspects of women and girls' faith lives, The Faith Lives of Women and Girls represents a significant body of original qualitative research from practitioners and researchers across the UK. Contributors include new and upcoming researchers as well as more established feminist practical theologians.... more...

  • Questioning the ?Muslim Woman?by Nida Kirmani

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The marginalisation of Muslims in India has recently been the subject of heated public debate. In these discussions, however, Muslim women are often either overlooked or treated as a homogenous group with a common set of interests. Focusing on the narratives of women living in a predominantly Muslim colony in South Delhi, this book attempts to demonstrate... more...

  • Testing Fresh Expressionsby John Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Testing Fresh Expressions investigates whether fresh expressions of church really do what is claimed for them by the fresh expressions movement and, in particular, whether their unique approach helps to reverse trends of decline experienced by traditional churches. Part 1 examines those claims and untangles their sociological and theological assumptions.... more...

  • African Pilgrimageby Retief Müller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Years after the end of Apartheid South Africa remains racially polarized and socially divided. In this context pilgrimage and travelling rituals serve to help those who often find themselves at the bottom end of the social ladder to make sense of their world. This book describes a South Africa that is made up of a number of different fragmented worlds.... more...

  • Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europeby Ednan Aslan; Ranja Ebrahim; Marcia Hermansen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 59.99

    Religious and ethnic diversity have become crucial and pressing concerns in Europe: in particular, the presence of Muslims, their integration, citizenship, and how to deal with the influx of refugees. Can we draw on the resources of religions and their leaders for models of peaceful coexistence or do religious identities constitute obstacles to cooperation... more...

  • Veiled threatsby Naaz Rashid

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    Uses original scholarship and empirical research to examine how Muslim women are represented in social policy discourse and situated within national debates about Britishness, the death of multiculturalism and international terrorism. more...

  • Affirmations of a Dissenter by Joseph Sprague

    Abingdon Press 2003; US$ 8.00

    The brief chapters of this ebook cover a variety of topics: biblical literalism; the power of biblical witness; biblical authority as related to homosexuality, divorce, violence, and women; the nature and person of Jesus; hope in the church; leadership; and racism. more...

  • Judaism's Encounter with American Sportsby Jeffrey S. Gurock

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 23.95

    Judaism's Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance. What do Jews do when a society -- in this case, a team -- "chooses them in," but demands commitments... more...

  • Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asiaby Kelly Pemberton; Michael Nijhawan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia. Contributors to this volume are particularly interested... more...

  • New Perspectives on Islam in Senegalby Mamadou Diouf; Mara A. Leichtman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 125.00

    This book brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of education, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal. more...