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  • Teaching New Religious Movementsby David G. Bromley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23

    Since its inception around 1970, the study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) has gradually evolved into an established multidisciplinary area of study. At the same time, both the movements and the scholars who study them have been the subjects of intense controversy. In this volume, a group of senior NRM scholars who have been instrumental in the development... more...

  • The Faith Lives of Women and Girlsby Nicola Slee; Fran Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Identifying, illuminating and enhancing understanding of key aspects of women and girls' faith lives, The Faith Lives of Women and Girls represents a significant body of original qualitative research from practitioners and researchers across the UK. Contributors include new and upcoming researchers as well as more established feminist practical theologians.... more...

  • Questioning the ?Muslim Woman?by Nida Kirmani

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The marginalisation of Muslims in India has recently been the subject of heated public debate. In these discussions, however, Muslim women are often either overlooked or treated as a homogenous group with a common set of interests. Focusing on the narratives of women living in a predominantly Muslim colony in South Delhi, this book attempts to demonstrate... more...

  • Religion and the New Immigrantsby Michael W. Foley; Dean R. Hoge

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    The explosive growth of the immigrant population since the 1960s has raised concerns about its impact on public life, but only recently have scholars begun to ask how religion affects the immigrant experience in our society. In Religion and the New Immigrants , Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge assess the role of local worship communities in promoting... more...

  • Teaching Durkheimby Terry F. Jr. Godlove

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Emile Durkheim's work on religion occupies a central place in religious studies classrooms today. At the undergraduate level, Durkheim is widely taught in large Introduction to Religion courses and in upper division seminars in "theory and method." His work is also taught in graduate Religious Studies departments of all stripes, from those grounded... more...

  • Convictions of the Soulby Sharon Erickson Nepstad

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Many U.S. Christians were profoundly moved by the liberation struggles in Central America in the 1980s. Most learned about the situation from missionaries who had worked in the area and witnessed the repression firsthand. These missionaries, Sharon Erickson Nepstad shows, employed the institutional and cultural resources of Christianity to seize the... more...

  • No Longer Invisibleby Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen; Douglas Jacobsen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    Drawing on interviews with hundreds of university professors, co-curricular educators, administrators, and students from public and private colleges and universities across the United States, Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen demonstrate that religion is essential for the work of higher education in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Akteurinnen asymmetrischer Konflikteby Sabine Korstian

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 18.29


  • Testing Fresh Expressionsby John Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Testing Fresh Expressions investigates whether fresh expressions of church really do what is claimed for them by the fresh expressions movement and, in particular, whether their unique approach helps to reverse trends of decline experienced by traditional churches. Part 1 examines those claims and untangles their sociological and theological assumptions.... more...

  • African Pilgrimageby Retief Müller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Years after the end of Apartheid South Africa remains racially polarized and socially divided. In this context pilgrimage and travelling rituals serve to help those who often find themselves at the bottom end of the social ladder to make sense of their world. This book describes a South Africa that is made up of a number of different fragmented worlds.... more...