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  • Remote Virtue: A Christian Guide to Intentional Media Viewingby Jen Letherer

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Television and movies shape popular culture, with audiences often unaware of how media messages influence the way they think, act, and view the world. In this enlightening guide, author Jen Letherer interprets film and television shows from a Christian standpoint, revealing how beliefs and values portrayed on the big and small screens often impact... more...

  • The Triumph of Faithby Rodney Stark

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Triumph of Faith explodes the myth that people around the world are abandoning religion. Stark marshals an incredible amount of data—surveys of more than a million people in 163 nations—to paint the full picture that both scholars and popular commentators have missed. He explains why the astonishing growth of religion is happening, and what... more...

  • The Production of American Religious Freedomby Finbarr Curtis

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.80

    Americans love religious freedom. Few agree, however, about what they mean by either “religion” or “freedom.” Rather than resolve these debates, Finbarr Curtis argues that there is no such thing as religious freedom. Lacking any consistent content, religious freedom is a shifting and malleable rhetoric employed for a variety of purposes. While Americans... more...

  • Islam, Standards, and Technoscienceby Johan Fischer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't Say) about Sexby Matthew O'Neil

    Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A biblically based counter to the arguments made by the Christian right in debates over gay marriage, women's rights, contraception, and abortion   People are constantly judged for their sexual choices, their frequency of sexual activity, their selection of partners, and their decisions regarding birth control, and much of this judgment stems... more...

  • Contesting Post-Racialismby R. Drew Smith; William Ackah; Anthony G. Reddie; Rothney S. Tshaka

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    Through the window of congregations, the landscape within churches after racial conflict more...

  • Religious Diversity Today: Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World [3 volumes]by Jean-Guy Goulet; Liam Murphy; Anastasia Panagakos

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 194.00

    Why is human suffering and the existence of evil part of the human experience? How does religious doctrine establish one's identity? In what ways does religion interact with and shape the social order? This thought-provoking work ponders these questions and explores the concept of religion from various perspectives: as a tool for self and community-based... 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...

  • Religion in Societyby Ronald L. Johnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.80

    For junior/senior-level courses in Religion and Society in departments of Sociology and Religious Studies. Using an unbiased, balanced approach, the 8th edition of this text puts religion in its social context by discussing the impact of society on religion and helps students understand the role and function of religion in society that occur regardless... more...

  • Oh, Your God!by Joshua Kelly

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    This book is not just for atheists but for antitheists—for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice   Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the... more...