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  • Political Theology for a Plural Ageby Michael Jon Kessler

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 30.99

    Political Theology for a Plural Age provides historic and contemporary understandings of political engagement in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, engaging political theologies not merely as a set of theoretical concepts but as religious beliefs and principles that motivate specific political action. more...

  • Sacred Groves and Local Godsby Eliza F. Kent

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become objects of fascination and hope for Indian environmentalists. more...

  • One Family Under Godby Grace Yukich

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    What does progressive religion reveal about American ''family values?'' Grace Yukich shows how, in an anti-immigrant climate, religious activists in the New Sanctuary Movement call on Americans to keep immigrant families together by ending deportation. more...

  • Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribesby Nancy Tatom Ammerman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. more...

  • Faith No Moreby Phil Zuckerman

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Faith No More seeks to understand how and why people lose their faith, sever their ties with religious organizations, and experience a secularizing transformation in their own personal lives. Based on in-depth interviews with 75 individuals from a variety of backgrounds and religious traditions, this book offers a rich and colorful exploration of... more...

  • On Purposeby Paul Froese

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In On Purpose , Paul Froese brings together data from large national and international surveys with interviews that illuminate the ways in which people from all walks of life grapple with their continuous search for reason, truth, sense, success, happiness, and-ultimately-transcendence. more...

  • Faith in the New Millenniumby Matthew Avery Sutton; Darren Dochuk

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    In Faith in the New Millennium , Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk bring together a collection of essays from renowned historians, sociologists, and religious studies scholars that address the future of religion and American politics. The contributors discuss questions related to issues such as religion and immigration reform, civil rights, gay... more...

  • Storming Zionby Stuart A. Wright; Susan J. Palmer

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Storming Zion offers a compelling explanation for the growing trend of state raids on new and nontraditional religious communities. Stuart Wright and Susan Palmer base their study on a massive data set documenting 116 government raids over the last six decades, primarily in Western countries. more...

  • The Nonreligiousby Phil Zuckerman; Luke W. Galen; Frank L. Pasquale

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    The Nonreligious provides a comprehensive and empirically-grounded account of what we know about the growing numbers of people who are non-religious. 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...