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Religious issues & debates books

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Race, Gender, and Religion in the Vietnamese Diaspora The New Chosen People by Thien-Huong T. Ninh Race, Gender, and Religion in the Vietnamese Diaspora The New Chosen People

This book examines how the racialization of religion facilitates the diasporic formation of ethnic Vietnamese in the U.S. and Cambodia, two communities that have been separated from one another for nearly 30 years. It compares devotion to female religious figures...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

New Religions and State's Response to Religious Diversification in Contemporary Vietnam Tensions from the Reinvention of the Sacred by Chung van Hoang New Religions and State's Response to Religious Diversification in Contemporary Vietnam Tensions from the Reinvention of the Sacred

This book approaches newly emerging religious groups through the interplay between religious and non-religious spheres in the specific context of Vietnam. It considers the new religious groups as a part of religious reconfiguration in Vietnam caused by intensified interactions among...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

Religion, Theory, Critique Classic and Contemporary Approaches and Methodologies by Richard King Religion, Theory, Critique Classic and Contemporary Approaches and Methodologies

Religion, Theory, Critique is an essential tool for learning about theory and method in the study of religion. Leading experts engage with contemporary and classical theories as well as non-Western cultural contexts. Unlike other collections, this anthology emphasizes the dynamic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Religion, Theory, Critique Classic and Contemporary Approaches and Methodologies by Richard King Religion, Theory, Critique Classic and Contemporary Approaches and Methodologies

Religion, Theory, Critique is an essential tool for learning about theory and method in the study of religion. Leading experts engage with contemporary and classical theories as well as non-Western cultural contexts. Unlike other collections, this anthology emphasizes the dynamic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2017

Church, Market and Media A Discursive Approach to Institutional Religious Change by Marcus Moberg Church, Market and Media A Discursive Approach to Institutional Religious Change

Marcus Moberg offers a new model of religion and religious life in the post-war era, through focusing on the role of markets and media as vectors of contemporary social and cultural change - and therefore institutional religious change. While there...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Death in the Early Twenty-first Century Authority, Innovation, and Mortuary Rites by Sebastien Penmellen Boret Death in the Early Twenty-first Century Authority, Innovation, and Mortuary Rites

Focusing on tradition, technology, and authority, this volume challenges classical understandings that mortuary rites are inherently conservative. The contributors examine innovative and enduring ideas and practices of death, which reflect and constitute changing patterns of social relationships, memorialisation, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Death Vintage Minis by Julian Barnes Death Vintage Minis

When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this book, the author confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2017

War, Religion & Violence From the Dawn of History to the 7th Century by A. Dinno War, Religion & Violence From the Dawn of History to the 7th Century

A. Dinno's new book takes us from the earliest dawn of history to the 7th century
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2017

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Female Leaders in New Religious Movements by Christian Giudice Female Leaders in New Religious Movements

In this book, historians of religion and gender studies explore the biographies of a number of female leaders, and the factors within their groups and cultural contexts that support these women's religious leadership.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Religion and Human Enhancement Death, Values, and Morality by Tracy J. Trothen Religion and Human Enhancement Death, Values, and Morality

This collection vigorously addresses the religious implications of extreme human enhancement technology. Topics covered include cutting edge themes, such as moral enhancement, common ground to both transhumanism and religion, the meaning of death, desire and transcendence, and virtue ethics. Radical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

Economic Ethics & the Black Church by Wylin D. Wilson Economic Ethics & the Black Church

This book examines the relationship between race, religion, and economics within the black church. The book features unheard voices of individuals experiencing economic deprivation and the faith communities who serve as their refuge. Thus, this project examines the economic ethics...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/10/2017

Reproductive Dilemmas in Metro Manila Faith, Intimacies and Globalization by Christianne F. Collantes Reproductive Dilemmas in Metro Manila Faith, Intimacies and Globalization

This text addresses the Philippines' historical and contemporary reproductive politics, offering a timely insight into the rich reproductive lives of Filipinos. It critically explores stories of sexuality, religiosity, and reproductive livelihoods during the immediate aftermath of the passing of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Encountering Religion Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism by Tyler T. Roberts Encountering Religion Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Tyler Roberts encourages scholars to abandon rigid conceptual oppositions between secular and religious to better understand how human beings actively and thoughtfully engage with their worlds and make meaning. The artificial distinction between a self-conscious and critical academic study of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/05/2017

Water and Scriptures Ancient Roots for Sustainable Development by K V Raju Water and Scriptures Ancient Roots for Sustainable Development

This collection of papers aims to draw lessons and apply indigenous knowledge, wisdom and cultural traditions to suit policy contexts describing the (a) role of individuals (b) communities, and (c) the state to ensure effectively manage water resources. Readers will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2017

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology by John Hart The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology

In the face of the current environmental crisis which clearly has moral and spiritual dimensions members of all the world s faiths have come to recognize the critical importance of religion s relationship to ecology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2017

Religious Indifference New Perspectives from Studies on Secularization and Nonreligion by Johannes Quack Religious Indifference New Perspectives from Studies on Secularization and Nonreligion

This book provides a conceptually and empirically rich introduction to religious indifference on the basis of original anthropological, historical and sociological research. Religious indifference is a central category for understanding contemporary societies, and a controversial one. For some scholars, a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2017

A Shamanic Pneumatology in a Mystical Age of Sacred Sustainability The Spirit of the Sacred Earth by Jojo M. Fung A Shamanic Pneumatology in a Mystical Age of Sacred Sustainability The Spirit of the Sacred Earth

This book represents a germinal effort that urges all religious and world leaders to savor the mystical spirituality, especially the cosmology and spirituality of sacred sustainability of the indigenous peoples. The power of indigenous spirit world is harnessed for the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2017

Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe A Shared Story? by James Renton Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe A Shared Story?

With case studies ranging from the Balkans to the UK, the contributors take the debate away from politicised polemics about whether or not Muslims are the new Jews. As well as a study of prejudice, this book also opens up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2017

Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sami and Other Indigenous Peoples The Sacred Arctic by Leena Heinamaki Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sami and Other Indigenous Peoples The Sacred Arctic

This book focuses specifically on the experience and protection of indigenous, and particularly Sami sacred sites in the Arctic. Sacred sites are being increasingly recognized as important reservoirs of Arctic cultural and biological diversity, as a means for the transmission...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2017

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