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Reality's Fugue Reconciling Worldviews in Philosophy, Religion, and Science by F. Samuel Brainard Reality's Fugue Reconciling Worldviews in Philosophy, Religion, and Science


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Comparison A Critical Primer by Aaron W. Hughes Comparison A Critical Primer

Looks at the concept of comparison in the study of religion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Comparison A Critical Primer by Aaron W. Hughes Comparison A Critical Primer

This book looks at the concept of comparison in the study of religion.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by David L. Weddle Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by David L. Weddle Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies by Claire L. Adida, David D. Laitin, Marie-Anne Valfort Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2017

Safeguarding the Stranger An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality by Jayme R. Reaves Safeguarding the Stranger An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality

A theological exploration of protective hospitality in the three Abrahamic faiths and the lessons that can be learned for conflict resolution.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Invention of Tradition and Syncretism in Contemporary Religions Sacred Creativity by Stefania Palmisano Invention of Tradition and Syncretism in Contemporary Religions Sacred Creativity

This book explores manifestations of creativity in the religious domain. Specifically, the contributions focus on the nexus of the sacred and the creative, and the mechanisms of syncretism and (re)invention of tradition by which this manifestations occur. The text is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

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Introducing Contemplative Studies by Louis Komjathy Introducing Contemplative Studies

The first book-length introduction to an exciting new interdisciplinary field written by an internationally recognized leader of the Contemplative Studies movement This is the first book-length introduction to a growing and influential interdisciplinary field focused on contemplative practice, contemplative experience,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Introducing Contemplative Studies by Louis Komjathy Introducing Contemplative Studies

The first book-length introduction to an exciting new interdisciplinary field written by an internationally recognized leader of the Contemplative Studies movement This is the first book-length introduction to a growing and influential interdisciplinary field focused on contemplative practice, contemplative experience,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2017

Death, Ritual and Belief The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites by Douglas (Durham University, UK) Davies Death, Ritual and Belief The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites
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Death, Ritual and Belief, now in its third edition, explores many important issues related to death and dying, from a religious studies perspective, including anthropology and sociology. Using the motif of 'words against death' it depicts human responses to grief...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Death, Ritual and Belief The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites by Douglas (Durham University, UK) Davies Death, Ritual and Belief The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites
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Death, Ritual and Belief, now in its third edition, explores many important issues related to death and dying, from a religious studies perspective, including anthropology and sociology. Using the motif of 'words against death' it depicts human responses to grief...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

New Patterns for Comparative Religion Passages to an Evolutionary Perspective by William E. (University of Vermont, USA) Paden New Patterns for Comparative Religion Passages to an Evolutionary Perspective
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The cross-cultural study of religion has always gone hand in hand with the worldview, sciences, or intellectual frameworks of the time. These frames, whether focused on psychology or politics, gender or colonialism, bring out perspectives for understanding religious behavior. Today...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

How to Do Comparative Theology by Francis X. Clooney How to Do Comparative Theology

How To Do Comparative Theology clarifies method in comparative theology, dialogical learning, showcasing scholars doing theological work interreligiously. The group is diverse by age and stage of career, gender, religions studied, location in the United States and Europe. Yet the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

How to Do Comparative Theology by Francis X. Clooney How to Do Comparative Theology

How To Do Comparative Theology clarifies method in comparative theology, dialogical learning, showcasing scholars doing theological work interreligiously. The group is diverse by age and stage of career, gender, religions studied, location in the United States and Europe. Yet the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Other books in this genre

World Religions in Practice A Comparative Introduction by Paul Gwynne World Religions in Practice A Comparative Introduction

A new and expanded edition of a highly successful textbook on world religions with a comparative approach which explores how six major religions are lived and expressed through their customs, rituals and everyday practices.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Memory, Grief, and Agency A Political Theological Account of Wrongs and Rites by Sunder John Boopalan Memory, Grief, and Agency A Political Theological Account of Wrongs and Rites

By comparing Indian and U.S. contexts of caste and race, Sunder John Boopalan proposes that wrongs today are better understood as rituals of humiliation which are socially conditioned practices of domination affected by discriminatory logics of the past.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Religion What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters by Christian Smith Religion What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

A groundbreaking new theory of religionReligion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book builds on recent developments in science, theory, and philosophy to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Religious Genius Appreciating Inspiring Individuals Across Traditions by Alon Goshen-Gottstein Religious Genius Appreciating Inspiring Individuals Across Traditions

This book sets forth a new area in the study of extraordinary individuals in religious traditions. It develops the category of Religious Genius as an alternative to existing categories, primarily saint. It constructs a model by which to appreciate these...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2017

Intercarnations Exercises in Theological Possibility by Catherine Keller Intercarnations Exercises in Theological Possibility

Affirmations of body, flesh and matter pervade current theology and inevitably echo with the doctrine of the incarnation. Intercarnations redistributes its flesh, sometimes unrecognizably, in the boundlessly entangled ecologies of the world. These essays attend to matters diversely religious and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

Intercarnations Exercises in Theological Possibility by Catherine Keller Intercarnations Exercises in Theological Possibility

Affirmations of body, flesh and matter pervade current theology and inevitably echo with the doctrine of the incarnation. Intercarnations redistributes its flesh, sometimes unrecognizably, in the boundlessly entangled ecologies of the world. These essays attend to matters diversely religious and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity by Guy G. (Professor Emeritus of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, University of Oxford; Martin Buber Professor Emer Stroumsa The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity
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The book studies how the religious structures of late antique religion (in particular Christianity) forged the core elements that became identified with those of the Abrahamic religions after the birth of Islam.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Spiritual Grammar Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity by F. Dominic Longo Spiritual Grammar Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

Literary analysis and theological interpretation of Catholic, University of Paris chancellor Jean Gerson's (d. 1429) Donatus moralizatus and Muslim, Sufi scholar ?Abd al-Karim al-Qushayri's (d. 1072) Nahw al-qulub. Argues that the genre of these two religious texts aims to engender...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

Women and Asian Religions by Zayn R. Kassam Women and Asian Religions

Covering eclectic topics ranging from South Asian religion to motherhood to world dance to ethnomusicology, this book focuses on contemporary selected experiences of women and how their lives interface with religion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Scripturalectics The Management of Meaning by Vincent L. Wimbush Scripturalectics The Management of Meaning

In this book Vincent Wimbush seeks to problematize what we call scriptures, a word first used to refer simply to things written, the registration of basic information. In the modern world the word came to be associated almost exclusively with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

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