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  • Devoted to Deathby R. Andrew Chesnut

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees in the past eight years. As a personification of death, the Grim Reapress has become one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes. Although condemned as satanic by both... more...

  • The New Heretics of Franceby Susan Palmer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    Since the Age of Enlightenment, France has upheld clear constitutional guidelines that protect human rights and religious freedom. Today, however, intolerant attitudes and discriminatory practices towards unconventional faiths have become acceptable and even institutionalized in public life. Susan Palmer offers an insightful examination of France's... more...

  • The Invention of Satanismby Asbjorn Dyrendal; James R. Lewis; Jesper Aa. Petersen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Written by three experts in the field, The Invention of Satanism examines contemporary religious Satanism as the product of historical, ideological, and social processes. more...

  • Narratives of Sorrow and Dignityby Bardwell L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuy? , the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. 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...

  • Akteurinnen asymmetrischer Konflikteby Sabine Korstian

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 29.99

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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...