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  • Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. Iby Edward Westermarck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. Alongside extensive reference material, including Westermarck?s... more...

  • Got Religion?by Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Templeton Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Why are young people dropping out of religious institutions? Can anything be done to reverse the trend? In Got Religion?, Naomi Schaefer Riley examines the reasons for the defection, why we should care, and how some communities are successfully addressing the problem. The traditional markers of growing up are getting married and becoming financially... more...

  • Sacred Divorceby Kathleen E. Jenkins

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

     Even in our world of redefined life partnerships and living arrangements, most marriages begin through sacred ritual connected to a religious tradition. But if marriage rituals affirm deeply held religious and secular values in the presence of clergy, family, and community, where does divorce, which severs so many of these sacred bonds, fit in? ... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Islam in the Westby Roberto Tottoli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics. Highlighting specific themes and topics in history... more...

  • Islamism and Post-Islamismby Seyed Javad Miri

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 49.99

    Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts. more...

  • Tolstoj als theologischer Denker und Kirchenkritikerby Martin George; Jens Herlth; Christian Münch; Ulrich Schmid

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 68.40

    Tolstojs theologische Abhandlungen stehen im Schatten seiner berühmten Romane und sind heute weithin vergessen. Anlässlich des 100. Todestages des Schriftstellers machen die Herausgeber eine Auswahl von ihnen in neuer Übersetzung und teils erstmalig in deutscher Sprache zugänglich. Enthalten sind vollständige Traktate wie »Kirche und Staat«, »Religion... more...

  • Grace Without Godby Katherine Ozment

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 21.99

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  • Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jewsby Lynn Davidman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Leaving a religion is not merely a matter of losing or rejecting faith. For many, it involves dramatic changes of everyday routines and personal habits. Davidman bases her analysis on in-depth conversations with forty ex-Hasidic individuals. From these conversations emerge accounts of the great fear, angst, and sense of danger that come of leaving... more...

  • Returning to Religionby Jonathan Benthall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00

    How can one explain the resurgence of religion, even in a western context of rationality and scientific endeavour? The persistence of religious expression has compelled even diehard secularists, or proponents of the 'secularization thesis', to rethink their positions. Jonathan Benthall explains precisely why societies are not bound to embrace western... more...