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  • Pilgrimageby Ian Reader

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures, with large numbers of sites - from globally renowned places to regional shrines - flourishing historically and in the modern day. Pilgrimage centres around the world, including Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Guadalupe in Mexico, Lourdes in France, Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Haridwar in India, and Shikoku... more...

  • Those Who Forget the Pastby Ron Rosenbaum; Cynthia Ozick

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Something has changed. After the horrors of World War II, people everywhere believed that it could never happen again, but today the evidence is unmistakable that anti-Semitism is dramatically on the rise once more. The torching of European synagogues, suicide terror in Israel, the relentless comparison of the Israelis to Nazis, the paranoid post?September... more...

  • Judaismby Israel Abrahams

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925) was an eminent Anglo-Jewish scholar of Judaism. He was a well-educated man who lectured on secular as well as Jewish topics. A passionate scholar, community man and lay preacher, he wrote on Literature, Jewish life and prayer. He became reader of Talmudics at Cambridge in 1902. more...

  • Development and Faithby Katherine Marshall

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 19.99

    The faith and development nexus is both a promising new focus for secular development agencies and a historic reality: for centuries, world faiths and individuals inspired by their faith have played many roles in social change and social welfare. Secular development agencies have largely operated in parallel to the world of faith-motivated development.... more...

  • Tales of and about Jewish Youth during the Fin-de-siècle Eraby Lawrence M. Ginsburg

    UPA 2009; US$ 25.99

    This book tells the story of Jewish youth in upstate New York during the fin-de-siZcle decade of the nineteenth century. Ginsburg details periods of transition for these youths by exploring life at various Jewish orphanages, examining a weekly Jewish journal, and profiling individuals as well as Jewish associations. more...

  • Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissiby Raja Rhouni

    BRILL 2010; US$ 186.00

    This book offers a thorough and critical analysis of the work of one of the major figures in a oeIslamic feminism, a Fatima Mernissi. This work traces Mernissia (TM)s intellectual trajectory from a oeseculara to a oeIslamic feminisma in order to engage in the theorization of this emerging feminism. more...

  • Religion and Youthby Dr Sylvia Collins-Mayo; Dr Pink Dandelion

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 34.95

    Written by leading scholars in the field, Religion and Youth presents an accessible, yet cutting edge, guide to the key issues in the study of youth and religion, including methodological perspectives. It provides a key teaching text in these areas for undergraduates, and a book of rigorous scholarship for postgraduates, academics and practitioners.... more...

  • Headscarf Politics in Turkeyby Merve Kavakci Islam; John L. Esposito; Lord Eric Avebury

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book questions the 'role model' status of the Turkish Republic with respect to the advancement of female agency in a secular context by using the study of women with headscarves as a case in point. Turkey's commitment to modernization depends heavily on secularism which involves, among other things, the westernization of women's appearance. more...

  • Unchosenby Hella Winston

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 17.00

    Honorable Mention in the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism When Hella Winston began talking with Hasidic Jews for her doctoral dissertation in sociology, she was excited to be meeting members of the highly insular Satmar sect. While several Jewish journalists and scholars have produced largely admiring books describing the Lubavitch way... more...

  • The Lore of Scotlandby Sophia Kingshill; Jennifer Beatrice Westwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions.... more...