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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Middle of Nowhereby Sara M. Patterson

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    In Middle of Nowhere Sara M. Patterson argues that Leonard Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully. more...

  • Far-Right Fantasyby James Aho

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Far-Right Fantasy is a straight-forward, jargon-free study of contemporary American right-wing extremism. Accessible to both professional and lay audiences, it allows activists to speak for themselves in their own words. It takes the self-announced religious motivations of extremists seriously, and illustrates this by citing numerous cases of radical... more...