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Diasporic Journeys, Ritual, and Normativity among Asian Migrant Women

by Pnina Werbner & Mark Johnson

<p>The power of embodied ritual performance to constitute agency and transform subjectivity are increasingly the focus of major debates in the anthropology of Christianity and Islam. They are particularly relevant to understanding the way ...

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Digital Spirits in Religion and Media

Possession and Performance

by Alvin Eng Hui Lim

<p>In many contemporary and popular forms of religious practice, digital technology and the spiritual are inseparable. Ranging from streaming broadcasts of spiritual possessions to screenings of mass prayer conferences in stadiums, spirits and ...

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Divorce and Church dwindling in the Presbyterian Church Cameroon. A Sociological perspective

by Emmanuel Wayi (Mico)

<p>Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Religion, grade: 2.0, , course: Socilogy, language: English, abstract: This text contemplates the dwindling church attendance of young adults and the rising divorce rates in Cameroon. The ...

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Drawn to the Gods

Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy

by David Feltmate

<p><strong>A new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy.</strong></p> <p>Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows

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Ecologies of Participation

Agents, Shamans, Mystics, and Diviners

by Zayin Cabot

<p>In this daring debut, Zayin Cabot challenges the wise homebodies of academia. A profoundly interdisciplinary approach to comparative scholarship, <em>Ecologies of Participation</em> offers a methodology whereby we can face our shared ...

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Elizabeth Gaskell

by John McVeagh

<p>First published in 1970, this study demonstrates both the range and essential unity of the works of Mrs. Gaskell. The author analyses the novels of social criticism, the biography of Charlotte Brontë and the novels of country life as distinct

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Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things

by Alexandra Maryanski

<p>The <em>Birth of the Gods</em> is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than ...

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Enjoying Religion

Pleasure and Fun in Established and New Religious Movements

by James S. Bielo, Carole M. Cusack, François Gauthier & others

<p>“Enjoying religion” seems to be a contradiction because religion is generally perceived as a serious or even suppressive phenomenon. This volume is the first to study the increase of enjoying religion systematically by presenting eleven new ...

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Entheogens and the Development of Culture

The Anthropology and Neurobiology of Ecstatic Experience

by John Rush

<p><em>Entheogens and the Development of Culture</em> makes the radical proposition that mind-altering substances have played a major part not only in cultural development but also in human brain development. Researchers suggest that we have ...

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Essays On Cultural Pluralism

A Philosophical Approach To Interfaith Spirituality In The Age Of Science

by Jamal Khwaja

<p>Ours are times when religion is systematically being used: unconsciously by some and deliberately by others, in the service of politics and personal gain, rather then spirituality. However, perceptive and honest minds among all religious ...

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Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

<p>Edith Wharton's 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character's fraught relationships with his ...

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Evangelism for Non-Evangelists

Sharing the Gospel Authentically

by Mark R. Teasdale

<p>We have met evangelists—and they are not us. Sympathetic to the discomfort his students have about evangelism, Mark Teasdale gives us this refreshing, practical look at sharing the good news. He opens up a nonthreatening space, helping us ...

ISBN: 9780830882243

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Everyday Mysticism

A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert

by Ariel Glucklich

<p><strong>A scholar’s experiences inside a contemplative working community in Israel’s Negev desert</strong> </p> <p>In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot ...

ISBN: 9780300231373

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Faith, Politics, and Power

The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

by Rebecca Sager

<p>During the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush made faith-based social services one of the centerpieces of his domestic agenda. These &quot;faith-based initiatives,&quot; supporters argued, would reduce poverty, ease the strain on an ...

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Far-Right Fantasy

A Sociology of American Religion and Politics

by James Aho

<p><em>Far-Right Fantasy</em> is a straight-forward, jargon-free study of contemporary American right-wing extremism. Accessible to both professional and lay audiences, it allows activists to speak for themselves in their own words. It takes the

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Film and the Afterlife

by David Rankin

<p>This book explores how post-death existence is represented in popular film, looking at issues such as continuity, personal identity, and the nature of existence beyond the grave. Film often returns to the theme of dying, death and the ...

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Forbidden Fruit

Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers

by Mark D. Regnerus

<p>Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion. But how exactly does religion contribute to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and actions? What difference, if any, ...

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Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion

by Luke Doggett & Alp Arat

<p>Since the sociology of religion became recognised as a distinct sub-discipline over the last century, the dominance of approaches taking their inspiration from the sociological classics has increasingly been challenged. Empirical findings ...

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G.I. Messiahs

Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

by Jonathan H. Ebel

<div>Jonathan Ebel has long been interested in how religion helps individuals and communities render meaningful the traumatic experiences of violence and war. In this new work, he examines cases from the Great War to the present day and argues ...

ISBN: 9780300216356

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Getting Married (Annotated)

by George Bernard Shaw

<p>*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author).<br /> *An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience.<br /> *This book has been checked and corrected for spelling ...

ISBN: 1230001997453

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