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  • The Customization of Scienceby Steve Fuller; Mikael Stenmark; Ulf Zackariasson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today. Contributors explore the social and scientific repercussions of 'customizing' science to fit the needs and interests of various groups.... more...

  • Post-Yugoslaviaby Dino Abazovic; Mitja Velikonja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This interdisciplinary examination of present-day identities and histories of the former Yugoslavia explores relationships with the social, political, cultural and historical 'facts and fictions' that have marked the different parts of the region. It shows that while nationalism remains important other social dynamics also exert a strong influence.... more...

  • postChristianby Christian Piatt

    Faithwords 2014; US$ 9.99

    It's the end of Christianity as we know it. But it's not a catastrophe-it's an opportunity. Thousands are walking away from the church. Christians are grappling with their faith. And both believers and nonbelievers wondering-what's coming next? Fearless and provocative, spiritual trailblazer Christian Piatt offers a roadmap to the future of... more...

  • The Many Altars of Modernityby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger. It outlines a new paradigm for understanding religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. Along the way, Berger addresses a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, interreligious socieities, and the political order. The book also includes responses from three... more...

  • Religiosität und Identitätby Wiebke Pekrull

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 35.72

    Was passiert, wenn Religion nie ein Thema war, aber plötzlich zum Thema wird? Der Zusammenbruch der staatlich durchgesetzten Nichtreligiosität der DDR hat der soziologischen Forschung eine einzigartige Ausgangssituation beschert: Wie positionieren sich junge Menschen in den neuen Bundesländern heute gegenüber Kirche und Religion? Welchen Stellenwert... more...

  • Constructing Indian Christianitiesby Chad M. Bauman; Richard Fox Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    This volume offers insights into the current ?public-square? debates on Indian Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as rigorous analyses, it discusses the myriad histories of Christianity in India, its everyday practice and contestations and the process of its indigenisation. It addresses complex and pertinent themes such as Dalit... more...

  • Affirmations of a Dissenter by Joseph Sprague

    Abingdon Press 2003; US$ 8.00

    The brief chapters of this ebook cover a variety of topics: biblical literalism; the power of biblical witness; biblical authority as related to homosexuality, divorce, violence, and women; the nature and person of Jesus; hope in the church; leadership; and racism. more...

  • Judaism's Encounter with American Sportsby Jeffrey S. Gurock

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 23.95

    Judaism's Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance. What do Jews do when a society -- in this case, a team -- "chooses them in," but demands commitments... more...

  • The Sinner's Guide to the Evangelical Rightby Robert Lanham

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 12.95

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asiaby Kelly Pemberton; Michael Nijhawan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    This work focuses on processes of articulating identity. The notions of "shared idioms" and "sacred symbols" shaping this volume suggest both a search for common ground and boundary-drawing processes. Individual chapters locate "sites" of these modes and the conditions that engender them, problematizing the truth-claims of unitary markers of identity.... more...