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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German converts?a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
This interdisciplinary examination of present-day identities and histories of the former Yugoslavia explores relationships with the social, political, cultural and historical 'facts and fictions' that have marked the different parts of the region. It shows that while nationalism remains important other social dynamics also exert a strong influence.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature, particularly in Tsarist Russia. While the influence of the... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 18.95
PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which Bob Abernethy conceived and anchors, has been described as "the best spot on the television landscape to take in the broad view of the spiritual dimension of American life . . ." by the Christian Science Monitor. "Finally," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, "something intelligent on TV about religion." Now,... more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99
Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925) was an eminent Anglo-Jewish scholar of Judaism. He was a well-educated man who lectured on secular as well as Jewish topics. A passionate scholar, community man and lay preacher, he wrote on Literature, Jewish life and prayer. He became reader of Talmudics at Cambridge in 1902. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
In The Specter of Salem , Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation?s progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present, while ... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 36.99
This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
This book presents a unique exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate current scholarly traditions of the study of African religions within the purview of academic encounter and exchanges with non-African scholars and non-African... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion, diaspora, and gendered societies. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate current scholarly traditions of the study of African religions within the purview of academic encounter and exchanges with non-African scholars... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.10
"This engaging work on Pakistani American and Pakistani immigrant experiences in Texas offers both in-depth ethnography and insightful theoretical discussions. Afzal makes major contributions to the wide array of interdisciplinary issues he covers: the case studies are innovative, the research sensitively conducted, and the conclusions compellingly†presented.-Karen... more...