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Narratives of Secularization by Peter (University of Queensland, Australia) Harrison Narratives of Secularization
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It is increasingly clear that histories of secularization are not simply dispassionate descriptions of the decline of religious belief and practice in the West. Rather, such narratives often seek to celebrate secularization, promote some version of it, lament it, or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2017

Beyond the Secular West by Akeel Bilgrami Beyond the Secular West

Nine major scholars of philosophy, religion, law, ethics, history, anthropology, and politics consider the fate of Western secularism in modern global societies. Extending Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, this anthology explores the transformation of Western secularism beyond Europe, and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Secularism Politics, Religion, and Freedom by Andrew (Chief Executive of Humanists UK, President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union) Copson Secularism Politics, Religion, and Freedom
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Secularism, the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education, is an increasingly hot topic in global public, political, and religious debates. Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, discussing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Murmurs of Doubt Twelve Skeptical Graphic Novellas by Rebecca Fox, Robin Ince Murmurs of Doubt Twelve Skeptical Graphic Novellas
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies A Transdisciplinary Conversation by Ellen Dissanayake, Isabel Russo, Michael Picucci Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies A Transdisciplinary Conversation
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The importance of secular ritual is discussed within the newly emerging transdiscipinary field of ritology. Shifting away from traditional concepts of ritual tied to religion, the authors weigh the benefits of ritualized practice for general health and wellbeing.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism by Phil Zuckerman The Oxford Handbook of Secularism

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism offers a wide-ranging examination of secularism on a global scale, bringing together an international collection of views from prominent experts in a variety of fields. This volume reflects the impressive level of academic attention now...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2017

Becoming Atheist Humanism and the Secular West by Callum G. Brown Becoming Atheist Humanism and the Secular West

The Western World is becoming atheist. In the space of three generations churchgoing and religious belief have become alien to millions. We are in the midst of one of humankind's great cultural changes. How has this happened? Becoming Atheist explores...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017

Becoming Atheist Humanism and the Secular West by Callum G. Brown Becoming Atheist Humanism and the Secular West

The Western World is becoming atheist. In the space of three generations churchgoing and religious belief have become alien to millions. We are in the midst of one of humankind's great cultural changes. How has this happened? Becoming Atheist explores...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017

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Religion and Modernity An International Comparison by Detlef (Professor of Sociology of Religion, University of Munster) Pollack, Gergely (Associate Professor in Sociology, P Rosta Religion and Modernity An International Comparison
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The volume describes how the social significance of religion in its various facets has changed in modern societies and pinpoints the factors and conditions that have contributed to these changes.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/02/2018

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Humanism and Technology Opportunities and Challenges by Anthony B. Pinn Humanism and Technology Opportunities and Challenges

This book interrogates the ways in which new technological advances impact the thought and practices of humanism. With great depth and self-awareness, contributors offer suggestions for how humanists and humanist organizations might think about and relate to technology in a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2016

Crafting Secular Ritual A Practical Guide by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox, Isabel Russo Crafting Secular Ritual A Practical Guide
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Addressing the origins, history and function of rituals, this book looks at how we can create non-religious rituals to mark important life stages and events. The book offers readers the tools, tempered and tested by the author, to craft their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2016

Radical Humanism and Generous Tolerance Soyinka on Religion and Human Solidarity by Celucien L. Joseph Radical Humanism and Generous Tolerance Soyinka on Religion and Human Solidarity

This book articulates the religious ideas and vision of Wole Soyinka in his non-fiction writings, analyzes Soyinka's response to religious violence, terror, and the fear of religious imperialism, and suggests that theoretical notions of radical humanism and generous tolerance best...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2016

The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism by Catherine Wessinger The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

Seventh-Day Adventists, Melanesian cargo cults, David Koresh's Branch Davidians, and the Raelian UFO religion would seem to have little in common. What these groups share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2016

Grace Without God The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age by Katherine Ozment Grace Without God The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016 Spirituality & Health Magazine Best Book of 2016Nautilus Gold Award Winner 2016: Religion and Spirituality of Other TraditionsMeet the Nones -In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2016

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements Volume II by Professor James R. Lewis The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements Volume II

In this second volume, James R. Lewis and Inga B. Tollefsen bring together established and rising scholars of New Religious Movements Studies for a collection that expands upon the topics covered in the first volume of The Oxford Handbook of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/05/2016

Ideology, Reason, and the Limitation of War Religious and Secular Concepts, 1200-1740 by James Turner Johnson Ideology, Reason, and the Limitation of War Religious and Secular Concepts, 1200-1740

The fundamental aims of this book are two: to explore the interaction between religion and secular society in the formation as well as the dissolution of just war doctrine; and to investigate just war doctrine as an ideological pattern of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2016

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