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  • Jewish Orthodoxy and Its Discontentsby Marta F. Topel

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Marta T. Topel utilizes anthropological research to analyze both macro and micro social processes among secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel. Topel approaches religious dissidence within the Jewish Israeli Orthodoxy through the lens of the inverse phenomenon: religious conversion to Jewish Orthodoxy. more...

  • Religion on the Edgeby Courtney Bender; Wendy Cadge; Peggy Levitt

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    The thirteen essays in this volume challenge conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking... more...

  • War and Peaceby Bryan S. Turner

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system.   more...

  • Puritan Islamby Barry A. Vann

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this unique analysis of Muslim population shifts in the Western world, geographer Barry A. Vann provides fresh insights into the theological factors that play into these demographic trends. Vann examines the ?imagined geographies? of Muslims with a puritan orientation. People with this mind-set are little inclined to accept a pluralistic, multicultural,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violenceby Mark Juergensmeyer; Margo Kitts; Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews... more...

  • ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONSby Irfan Omar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays assesses various dimensions of dialogue between Islam and other religions, especially Christianity. This book celebrates the work of Professor Mahmoud Ayoub and reflects the themes that are central in his scholarship spanned over the last three decades and which are more relevant than ever at the inauguration of the twenty-first... more...

  • The Protestant Temperamentby Philip J. Jr Greven

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 29.95

    Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence?from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries?Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history explores the strikingly distinctive ways in which Protestant children were reared, and the Protestant temperament shaped, in America. Through this... more...

  • Ritual in its Own Rightby Don Handelman; Galina Lindquist

    Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 27.95

    Historically, canonic studies of ritual have discussed and explained ritual organization, action, and transformation primarily as representations of broader cultural and social orders. In the present, as in the past, less attention is given to the power of ritual to organize and effect transformation through its own dynamics. Breaking with convention,... more...

  • Studies of the Holocaustby Roberta R Greene

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    It has been more than sixty years since the end of World War II and the liberation of the survivors of the Holocaust. Since then, many rich personal and historical accounts have been written of the horrific events of those times. Mental health workers have strived to give survivors solace for their loss, and help them return to a meaningful life.... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Millennialismby Catherine Wessinger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 159.99

    Christian Dispensationalism, the Taiping Revolution, cargo cults in Oceania, the Baha'i Faith, and the Raelian Movement would seem to have little in common. What they share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be heavenly or earthly or both. Although many religions feature a belief... more...