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  • The Gods of Greece and Romeby Talfourd Ely

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    From famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs and sea monsters, the deities of the ancient world populate the pages of this resource. Richly readable and informative, it defines the myths in terms of their influence on Western literature, and depicts the role of the deities in everyday life. more...

  • Grace Without Godby Katherine Ozment

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 15.99

    Meet ?the Nones??In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight from organized religion. Studies show that religion makes us happier, healthier and more giving, connecting us to our past and creating tight communal... 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...

  • Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religionsby Joseph Runzo; Nancy M Martin; Arvind Sharma

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book outlines approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. more...

  • Intimating the Sacredby Andrew Hock Soon Ng

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 45.00

    Religion has featured in Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. In Intimating the Sacred, Andrew Hock Soon Ng considers the practice of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the impression created by religious rhetoric promoted by the government. The book?s examination of... more...

  • Islam, Standards, and Technoscienceby Johan Fischer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Halal (literally, "permissible" or "lawful") production, trade, and standards have become essential to state-regulated Islam and to companies in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, giving these two countries a special position in the rapidly expanding global market for halal products: in these nations state bodies certify halal products as well as... more...

  • Islam Evolvingby Taner Edis

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    How is Islam adapting to the rapid changes of the 21st century? Despite political unrest and terrorism, the author argues that many Muslim societies are successfully developing their own versions of modern life. In contrast to the secular liberal model that prevails in the West, Islam is demonstrating alternative ways to be modern while maintaining... more...

  • Islam and Muslims in Germanyby Ala Al-Hamarneh; Jörn Thielmann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 203.00

    In the European discourse of post 9/11 reality, concepts such as ?Multiculturalism?, ?Integration? and ?European Islam? are becoming more and more topical. The empirically- based contributions in this volume aim to reflect the variety of current Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. The volume goes beyond the fragmented methods of minority... more...

  • Islam and Politics in the Middle Eastby Mark Tessler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Some of the most pressing questions in the Middle East and North Africa today revolve around the proper place of Islamic institutions and authorities in governance and political affairs. Drawing on data from 42 surveys carried out in fifteen countries between 1988 and 2011, representing the opinions of more than 60,000 men and women, this study investigates... more...

  • Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introduction, 3rd Editionby Lawrence Davidson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    Given the volatile nature of relations between the Middle East and the Western world, many Westerners, particularly Americans, have a skewed view of what comprises Islamic fundamentalism. Many wonder, are these beliefs based in religious doctrine, political motivations, or even irrational rhetoric? This book offers a highly accessible introduction... more...