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  • 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...

  • Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europeby Ednan Aslan; Ranja Ebrahim; Marcia Hermansen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 59.99

    Religious and ethnic diversity have become crucial and pressing concerns in Europe: in particular, the presence of Muslims, their integration, citizenship, and how to deal with the influx of refugees. Can we draw on the resources of religions and their leaders for models of peaceful coexistence or do religious identities constitute obstacles to cooperation... more...

  • Veiled threatsby Naaz Rashid

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    Uses original scholarship and empirical research to examine how Muslim women are represented in social policy discourse and situated within national debates about Britishness, the death of multiculturalism and international terrorism. more...

  • God in Captivityby Tanya Erzen

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States Throughout the United States, faith-based prison ministries are flourishing amid an increasingly punitive system of mass incarceration. These predominantly evangelical Christian ministries are mainly concerned with salvaging... more...

  • Debating Shariaby Anna Korteweg; Jennifer Selby

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on the legal ramifications of Sharia law in the context of rapidly changing Western liberal democracies, Debating Sharia approaches the issue from a variety of methodological perspectives. more...

  • Religion in the Ranksby Joanne Rennick; Romeo Dallaire

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 54.00

    Examining the changing functions of the official religious leaders in the chaplaincy as well as the place and purpose of religion in the lives of regular military personnel, Religion in the Ranks explores this question in the context of late modernity and the Canadian secular state. more...

  • God Hates Fagsby Michael Cobb

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.10

    2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title At the funeral of Matthew Shepard?the young Wyoming man brutally murdered for being gay?the Reverend Fred Phelps led his parishioners in protest, displaying signs with slogans like ?Matt Shepard rots in Hell,? ?Fags Die God Laughs,? and ?God Hates Fags.? In counter-protest, activists launched an ?angel action,?... more...

  • The Nature of Sociologyby Mike Gane

    Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 27.95

    Having taken over the leadership of the French school of sociology after the death of his uncle, Emile Durkheim, in 1917, Mauss, celebrated author of The Gift, re-launched the flagship journal, the Année sociologique. Here are two of Mauss's most significant statements on the social sciences. The first, written with Fauconnet, outlines the methodological... more...

  • Challenging Identitiesby Peter Madsen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Identity is a keyword in a number of academic fields as well as in public debate and in politics. During the last decades, references to identity have proliferated, yet there is no simple definition available that corresponds to the use of the notion in all contexts. The significance of the notion depends on the conceptual or ideological constellation... more...