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  • New Perspectives on Islam in Senegalby Mamadou Diouf; Mara A. Leichtman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 125.00

    This book brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of education, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal. more...

  • Tales of and about Jewish Youth during the Fin-de-siècle Eraby Lawrence M. Ginsburg

    UPA 2009; US$ 25.99

    This book tells the story of Jewish youth in upstate New York during the fin-de-siZcle decade of the nineteenth century. Ginsburg details periods of transition for these youths by exploring life at various Jewish orphanages, examining a weekly Jewish journal, and profiling individuals as well as Jewish associations. more...

  • Holy Nations and Global Identitiesby Annika Hvithamar; Margit Warburg; Brian Jacobsen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Along with the processes of globalisation and the end of the cold war we have seen an upsurge in religious nationalism and an increasing focus on the role of religion as a legitimising force in democratic secular states. Holy Nations & Global Identities draws on the combined theoretical and historical insight of historians, political scientists and... more...

  • Pieties and Genderby H R Christensen; Lene Sjorup

    BRILL 2009; US$ 132.00

    Taking the works of Saba Mahmood on piety and gender as a point of departure, this anthology discusses pieties and politics, methodologies, virtuous masculinities, and symbolic gender representations. more...

  • Conversion in the Age of Pluralismby Giuseppe Giordan

    BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00

    This book's chapters assess the nature of conversion and present data on specific convertion types, experiences, and theories including such topics as heroes, semiotics, new towns, pilgrimages, the New Age, relations among Catholics, Afro-Brazilians, and Protestants in Brazil, re-conversionist movements, Soka Gakkai, and the LDS church. more...

  • Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissiby Raja Rhouni

    BRILL 2009; US$ 186.00

    This book offers a thorough and critical analysis of the work of one of the major figures in a oeIslamic feminism, a Fatima Mernissi. This work traces Mernissia (TM)s intellectual trajectory from a oeseculara to a oeIslamic feminisma in order to engage in the theorization of this emerging feminism. more...

  • God Is Not Greatby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 19.95

    Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as ?one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time? takes on his biggest subject yet?the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell?s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris?s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith ,... more...

  • Ancient Judaismby Max Weber

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Weber?s classic study which deals specifically with: Types of Asceticism and the Significance of Ancient Judaism, History and Social Organization of Ancient Palestine, Political Organization and Religious Ideas in the Time of the Confederacy and the Early Kings, Political Decline, Religious Conflict and Biblical Prophecy. more...

  • Black Routes to Islamby Manning Marable; Hishaam D. Aidi

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 100.00

    The Critical Black Studies Series celebrates its fourth volume, Black Routes to Islam. The series, under the general supervision of Manning Marable, features readers and anthologies examining challenging topics within the contemporary black experience - in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and across the African Diaspora. Previously published... more...

  • The Good Wifeby Clint Richmond

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99

    Roger and Penny Scaggs seemed a poster couple for family values. Evangelical Christians living in booming Austin, Texas, in the mid-1990s, they were respected leaders in their church and community. As Roger diligently worked his way up the high-tech corporate ladder, Penny kept a pristine home and coached similarly devout young women on how to be... more...