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Religious issues & debates books

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Death Anxiety and Religious Belief An Existential Psychology of Religion by Jonathan (University of Oxford, UK) Jong, Jamin (University of Otago, New Zealand) Halberstadt Death Anxiety and Religious Belief An Existential Psychology of Religion
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There are no atheists in foxholes; or so we hear. The thought that the fear of death motivates religious belief has been around since the earliest speculations about the origins of religion. There are hints of this idea in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Worship across the Racial Divide Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation by Gerardo (L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology, Davidson College) Marti Worship across the Racial Divide Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Heavens on Earth The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, immortality, and Utopia by Michael Shermer Heavens on Earth The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, immortality, and Utopia


Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2018

Living Out Sexuality and Faith Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men by Joseph N. (Monash University Malaysia) Goh Living Out Sexuality and Faith Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men

Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on `Western' expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Religion, Crime and Punishment An Evolutionary Perspective by Russil (Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand) Durrant Religion, Crime and Punishment An Evolutionary Perspective

This book provides a critical discussion of the way in which religion influences: criminal and antisocial behaviour, punishment and the law, intergroup conflict and peace-making, and the rehabilitation of offenders.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Transforming Religious Liberties A New Theory of Religious Rights for National and International Legal Systems by S. I. (University of Missouri, Columbia) Strong Transforming Religious Liberties A New Theory of Religious Rights for National and International Legal Systems
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Proposes a new theoretical approach to religious liberty that both transcends and transforms current approaches to law and religion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Chair of Verity Political preaching and pulpit censure in eighteenth-century Scotland by Ronald Lyndsay Crawford The Chair of Verity Political preaching and pulpit censure in eighteenth-century Scotland

An original and important exploration of religion and culture during the Scottish Enlightenment from the focus of a detailed study of the implications of the `chair of verity' for political preaching.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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

Radical enhancement programs, advocated by transhumanists, could arguably have a more profound impact than any other development in human history. Reflecting a range of opinion about the desirability of extreme enhancement, leading scholars in the field join with emerging scholars...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

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End of Days Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity by Karolyn Kinane End of Days Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity

Explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society. This book invites readers to explore ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern popular conceptions of the apocalypse. It focuses on the continuance of apocalyptic expectations and how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Pope Francis Hero of Africa by Jerry Jumbam Pope Francis Hero of Africa

This book is for, firstly, the African people and, secondly, those who are concerned about the suffering of the poor peoples of the earth.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2018

Engaging Theologians by Aidan Nichols Engaging Theologians

In Engaging Theologians, Aidan Nichols explores the work of a number of major writers who have inspired him at different points over the last forty years. They are theologians who engage with a wide range of doctrinal topics and do...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Improving Educational Gender Equality in Religious Societies Human Rights and Modernization Pre-Arab Spring by Sumaia A. Al-Kohlani Improving Educational Gender Equality in Religious Societies Human Rights and Modernization Pre-Arab Spring

In this book, Al-Kohlani examines fifty-five Muslim and non-Muslim countries from 1960 to 2010 in response to religious theory that associates certain religions with gender inequality and modernization theory which downplays the role of religion on gender inequity and associates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

Religion in the European Refugee Crisis by Ulrich Schmiedel Religion in the European Refugee Crisis

This book explores the roles of religion in the current refugee crisis of Europe. Combining sociological, philosophical, and theological accounts of this crisis, renowned scholars from across Europe examine how religion has been employed to call either for eliminating or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2018

The Zionist Ideas Visions for the Jewish Homeland-Then, Now, Tomorrow by Gil Troy, Natan Sharansky The Zionist Ideas Visions for the Jewish Homeland-Then, Now, Tomorrow
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Sheds light on the surprisingly diverse and shared visions for realizing Israel as a democratic Jewish state. Building on Arthur Hertzberg's classic, The Zionist Idea, Gil Troy explores the backstories, dreams, and legacies of more than 170 passionate Jewish visionaries...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2018

Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion Christian Perspectives by Caroline Blyth Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion Christian Perspectives

This volume considers the complex relationships that exist between Christianity, rape culture, and gender violence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2018

Rape Culture, Gender Violence, & Religion Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Caroline Blyth Rape Culture, Gender Violence, & Religion Interdisciplinary Perspectives

This volume explores the multiple intersections between rape culture, gender violence, and religion. Each chapter considers the ways that religious texts, theologies, and traditions engage with contemporary cultural discourses of gender, sexuality, gender violence, and rape culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2018

Christianizing South China Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee Christianizing South China Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan

Christianity flourishes in areas facing profound dislocations amidst regime change and warfare. This book explains the appeal of Christianity in the Chaozhou-Shantou (Chaoshan) region during a time of transition, from a stage of disintegration in the late imperial era into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2018

Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health Evidence, Implications, and Resources by Doug Oman Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health Evidence, Implications, and Resources

Addressing key gaps in previous literature, it reviews evidence from a population health viewpoint, surveying pertinent findings and theories from the perspective of Public Health subfields that range from Environmental Health Sciences to Public Health Nutrition to Health Policy &...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018

Fortress Britain? Ethical approaches to immigration policy for a post-Brexit Britain by Ben Ryan Fortress Britain? Ethical approaches to immigration policy for a post-Brexit Britain

Immigration is an issue central to British society, as demonstrated by the vote for Brexit. This collection of essays offers a fascinating exploration of the ethics surrounding immigration policy in the UK. Produced by Theos, a leading Christian think tank,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018

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The Sacred in Exile What it Really Means to Lose Our Religion by Gillian McCann, Gitte Bechsgaard The Sacred in Exile What it Really Means to Lose Our Religion
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The book sits at the nexus of a number of important debates including: the role of religion in public life, the connection between religion and physical and psychological well-being, and the implications of the loss of ritual in terms of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T Walker God and the Transgender Debate


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

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. It is the first textbook which seeks to...
Format: Paperback - 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. It is the first textbook which seeks to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Church, Market, and Media A Discursive Approach to Institutional Religious Change by Marcus (Abo Akademi University, Finland) Moberg Church, Market, and Media A Discursive Approach to Institutional Religious Change
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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

In addition to offering a new theoretical perspective on the anthropology of death, this work provides a rich resource for readers interested in human responses to mortality: the one certainty of human existence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2017

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. It reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2017

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