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Comparative Religion

  • Muslim Sage Among Peersby John D. Barton

    Blue Dome Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    This volume puts Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet movement in dialogue with Christian theologians, philosophers and organizations concerning areas of shared interest. more...

  • Hope in the Ecumenical Futureby Mark D. Chapman

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.49

    This book offers fresh insights into the contemporary state of Ecumenism. Following the election of Pope Francis, there has been a significant thaw in ecumenical relations, and there are grounds for thinking that this will continue into the future. The twelve chapters, written both by experienced ecumenical theologians as well as younger scholars,... more...

  • Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby David L. Weddle

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    An examination of the practice and philosophy of sacrifice in three religious traditions   In the book of Genesis, God tests the faith of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham by demanding that he sacrifice the life of his beloved son, Isaac. Bound by common admiration for Abraham, the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam also promote... more...

  • Memory, Grief, and Agencyby Sunder John Boopalan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 103.84

    This book argues that an active memory of and grief over structural wrongs yields positive agency. Such agency generates rites of moral responsibility that serve as antidotes to violent identities and catalyze hospitable social practices. By comparing Indian and U.S. contexts of caste and race, Sunder John Boopalan proposes that wrongs today are better... more...

  • God's Creativity and Human Actionby Lucinda Mosher; David Marshall

    Georgetown University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    A record of the 2015 Building Bridges Seminar for leading Christian and Muslim scholars, this collection of essays explores the nature of divine and human agency through themes of creation’s goal, humankind’s dignity and task, and notions of sovereignty. more...

  • Heidegger and the Death of Godby Duane Armitage

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 53.66

    This book presents a reading of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy as an effort to strike a middle position between the philosophies of Plato and Friedrich Nietzsche.  Duane Armitage interprets the history of Western philosophy as comprising a struggle over the meaning of “being,” and argues that this struggle is ultimately between materialism and idealism,... more...

  • Law, Religion and Loveby Paul Babie; Vanja-Ivan Savi?

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Increasingly, the modern neo-liberal world marginalises any notion of religion or spirituality, leaving little or no room for the sacred in the public sphere. While this process advances, the conservative and harmful behaviours associated with some religions and their adherents exacerbate this marginalisation by driving out those who remain religious... more...

  • Religious Freedomby Tisa Wenger

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless American ideal and an inalienable right, appearing fully formed at the founding of the United States. That is simply not so, Tisa Wenger contends in this sweeping and brilliantly argued book. Instead, American ideas about religious freedom were continually reinvented through a vibrant national discourse--Wenger... more...

  • Same God, Other godby Alon Goshen-Gottstein

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 41.77

    Jews often consider Hinduism to be Avoda Zara, idolatry, due to its worship of images and multiple gods. By appealing to the history of Judaism's view of Christianity, this book seeks to define what Avoda Zara is and how one might recognize the same God in different religions, despite legal definitions. more...

  • The Other Peace Processby Ronald Kronish

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 30.99

    The book describes the message and the methods of interreligious dialogue and action in the context of the political peace process as well as the peace-building processes and cutting-edge programs which occur in Israel and the region, by drawing on personal experiences and offering inspirational stories derived from involvement in the field for more... more...