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- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Good Catholics tells the story of the remarkable individuals who have engaged in a nearly fifty-year struggle to assert the moral legitimacy of a pro-choice position in the Catholic Church, as well as the concurrent efforts of the Catholic hierarchy to suppress abortion dissent and to translate Catholic doctrine on sexuality into law. Miller recounts... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 36.99
This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
How did the preaching of a peasant carpenter from Galilee spark a movement that would grow to include over two billion followers? Who listened to this "good news," and who ignored it? Where did Christianity spread, and how? Based on quantitative data and the latest scholarship, preeminent scholar and journalist Rodney Stark presents new and startling... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 12.99
Intentionally provocative, Alban founder and former president Loren Mead?s dynamic work sets out dramatic and compelling challenges for today?s churches. Mead chose the word "meltdown"-a strong term, indeed-very carefully and consciously. His clarion call urges congregations to direct attention to their dwindling financial resources and their unreliable... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Demonstrating that in late modernity, parallel to rising nationalisms, there is a shift towards religious communities becoming the central axis for cultural organization and progressive thinking, this book presents Greece as a case study based on empirical field data from contemporary theology and religious education, and makes a unique contribution... more...