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Religious issues & debates books

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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: 03/11/2017

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: 03/10/2017

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. 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

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The Catholic Church in Taiwan Problems and Prospects by Francis H. K. So The Catholic Church in Taiwan Problems and Prospects

This book provides a key analysis of the development of the Catholic Church in Taiwan, and considers the challenges it faces in contemporary times.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

The Catholic Church in Taiwan Birth, Growth and Development by Francis H.K. So The Catholic Church in Taiwan Birth, Growth and Development

This book provides a ground breaking interdisciplinary study of the Catholic Church in Taiwan, focusing on the post 1949 Civil War in China through to the present day, and discusses the role played by the Catholic Church in contemporary Taiwanese...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

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: 05/01/2018

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: 25/01/2018

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

A fascinating new popular psychology book about how and why were are attracted to the notion of heaven, and how religious and secular people alike look ahead to 'the next life'.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

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

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

Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities by Patrick Michel Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities

This edited book explores the impact of globalisation on the relationship between religion and politics, religion and nation, religion and nationalism, and the impact that transnationalism has on religious groups.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/04/2017

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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2017

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