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  • Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphereby Rosi Braidotti; Bolette Blaagaard; Tobijn de Graauw; Eva Midden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Religion-fuelled terrorism and attacks on freedom of expression have recently drawn headlines across Europe, either in protest or in support of extreme political or religious persuasions. This books explores interdisciplinary perspectives on public discussions of liberal-secular freedoms and their implications in a postsecular world. more...

  • Meanings of Life in Contemporary Irelandby Tom Inglis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Inglis explores the meanings of life as told by one-hundred ordinary people living around Ireland. more...

  • Lone Star Muslimsby Ahmed Afzal

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.10

    Lone Star Muslims  offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States.    Drawing on interviews and participant observation at radio stations,... more...

  • Patterns Legitimizing Political Violence in Transcultural Perspectivesby Bettina Koch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume analyzes discourses in which religion is used to legitimize political violence. The research centers on both premodern and modern Islam and Christianity outside the post-industrial world, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Latin America, thus filling a gap in the existing literature. The resulting study and its contribution... more...

  • My Soul Is in Haitiby Bertin Louis

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    In the Haitian diaspora, as in Haiti itself, the majority of Haitians have long practiced Catholicism or Vodou. However, Protestant forms of Christianity now flourish both in Haiti and beyond. In the Bahamas, where approximately one in five people are now Haitian-born or Haitian-descended, Protestantism has become the majority religion for immigrant... more...

  • Religion and Immigrationby Peter Kivisto

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    This concise book provides readers with a comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the key issues and varied strands of research relating to immigration and religion that have been produced during the past two decades. Religion, once a neglected topic in migration studies, is today seen as a crucially important aspect of the immigrant experience.... more...

  • Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Speciesby Mia Gosselin

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book evaluates the Western conception of man. After having examined primitive thought in which Nature comprises everything that exists, including man, the author explains why in Western thought man is usually not only different from Nature, but opposed to it, which may have grave consequences to Nature?s fate. more...

  • Terrifiedby Christopher Bail

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur?ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the stunt in the face of widespread public backlash, his threat sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that left at least twenty people... 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...