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Authenticity and Religion in the Pluralistic Age

A Simmelian Study of Christian Evangelicals and New Monastics

by Francesca E. S. Montemaggi

<p>This book provides an original concept of authenticity to illuminate the transformation of Christian consciousness in the increasingly more secular and pluralistic culture of Western societies. The present work is unique in offering an ...

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Beyond Accommodation

Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians

by Jennifer Selby, Amelie Barras & Lori G. Beaman

<p>Problems – of integration, failed political participation, and requests for various kinds of accommodation – seem to dominate the research on minority Muslims in Western nations. <em>Beyond Accommodation</em> offers a different perspective, ...

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Birth, Death, and Religious Faith in an English Dissenting Community

A Microhistory of Nailsworth and Hinterland, 1695–1837

by Albion M. Urdank

<p>This study lies at the intersection of three principal areas of social history: demography, religion, and quantitative methods. It is a microanalysis of an English population at the level of the Anglican parish, during the era of the ...

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Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast Asia

by D. Christian Lammerts

<p>The study of historical Buddhism in premodern and early modern Southeast Asia stands at an exciting and transformative juncture. Interdisciplinary scholarship is marked by a commitment to the careful examination of local and vernacular ...

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Captured by Vision

101 Insights to Empower Your Congregation

by George W. Bullard Jr.

<p>Will you keep drowning worms in the pond of possibilities, hoping to yank a vision from the water that will feed your church for a day? Or will you immerse yourself on a spiritual and strategic journey that will lead to your capture by God’s ...

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Changing World, Unchanging Mission

Responding to Global Challenges

by M. David Sills

<p>The Gospel Coalition Top Books of 2015 in International Outreach The world continues to globalize and urbanize at a rapid pace. Technology and social media have transformed how people interact. Despite recent advances and innovations, ...

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Children and Childhood in American Religions

by Bartkowski, John P.

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Christian Politics in Oceania

by Tomlinson, Matt

<p> The phrase "Christian politics" evokes two meanings: political relations between denominations in one direction, and the contributions of Christian churches to debates about the governing of society. The contributors to this volume address ...

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Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred within the Secular West

Transgressing the Sacred

by Jason Lief

<p>This book explores the symbolic connections between Christianity and Heavy Metal music in the context of the secular West. Heavy Metal uses symbols and imagery taken from Christianity, even if the purpose is to critique religion. This usage ...

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Church and Sect in Canada

Third Edition

by S.D. Clark

<p>The need for a third printing of <em>Church and Sect in Canada</em> reflects the continuing interest in this pioneer study of the development of religious organization in Canadian society. It is one of three studies by Professor Clark; the ...

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Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami

by Stepick, Alex

<DIV>In addition to being a religious country&ugrave;over ninety percent of Americans believe in God--the United States is also home to more immigrants than ever before.&#160;<i>Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City&#160;</i>focuses on the ...

ISBN: 9780813547145

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Coming of Age in Jewish America

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted

by Patricia Keer Munro

<p>The Jewish practice of bar mitzvah dates back to the twelfth century, but this ancient cultural ritual has changed radically since then, evolving with the times and adapting to local conditions. For many Jewish-American families, a child’s ...

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Congregations, Neighborhoods, Places

by Mark T. Mulder

<p>Congregational community engagement is so widespread in the United States that it is best described as a <em>congregational norm</em>. Both congregational leaders and attenders, in fact, expect to be involved in community activities simply ...

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Contemporary Life and Witchcraft

Magic, Divination, and Religious Ritual in Europe

by Alexandra Tataran

<p>Witchcraft is very much alive in today's post-communist societies. Stemming from ancient rural traditions and influenced by modern New Age concepts, it has kept its function as a vibrant cultural code to combat the adversities of everyday ...

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Creativity, Religion and Youth Cultures

by Anne M. Harris

<p>This book explores the rich intersection between faith, religion and performing arts in culture-based youth groups. The co-constitutive identity-building work of music, performance, and drama for Samoan and Sudanese youth in church contexts ...

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Critical Conversations about Religion

Promises and Pitfalls of a Social Justice Approach to Interfaith Dialogue

by Sachi Edwards

<p>Interfaith initiatives are increasingly prevalent on college and university campuses around the country. In large part, this trend responds both to ongoing religious violence throughout the world and to increasing religious tension in the ...

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Critical Theology

Introducing an Agenda for an Age of Global Crisis

by Carl A. Raschke

<p><em>Critical Theology</em></p> ...

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Crossing Histories and Ethnographies

Following Colonial Historicities in Timor-Leste

by Ricardo Roque & Elizabeth G. Traube

<p>The key question for many anthropologists and historians today is not whether to cross the boundary between their disciplines, but whether the idea of a disciplinary boundary should be sustained. Reinterpreting the dynamic interplay between ...

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Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

by Thomas Banchoff

<p>Religious pluralism is everywhere in today's politics. Increased immigration flows, the collapse of communism, and the globalization of communications technologies have all fostered a wider variety of religious beliefs, practices, and ...

ISBN: 9780199885688

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Devoted to Death

Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

by R. Andrew Chesnut

<p>R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to ...

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