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Islam Evolving

Radicalism, Reformation, and the Uneasy Relationship with the Secular West

by Taner Edis

<p>How is Islam adapting to the rapid changes of the 21st century? Despite political unrest and terrorism, the author argues that many Muslim societies are successfully developing their own versions of modern life. In contrast to the secular ...

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Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introduction, 3rd Edition

An Introduction, Third Edition

by Lawrence Davidson

<p>Given the volatile nature of relations between the Middle East and the Western world, many Westerners, particularly Americans, have a skewed view of what comprises Islamic fundamentalism. Many wonder, are these beliefs based in religious ...

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Jesus in Disneyland

Religion in Postmodern Times

by David Lyon

<p>In this lively and accessible study, David Lyon explores the relationship between religion and postmodernity, through the central metaphor of <em>'Jesus in Disneyland.'</em></p> ...

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Judgment and Sensibility

Religion and Stratification

by E. Digby Baltzell

<p><em>Judgment and Sensibility</em> is the second volume of the collected essays of E. Digby Baltzell, one of the keenest observers and analysts of America's upper classes since Thorstein Veblen. Spanning four decades of writing, these essays ...

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Korea’s Historic Clans

Family Traditions of the Jongga

by Lee Yeonja & Kim Mira

<p>A jongga is a family that can trace its line of progenitors back to a single distinguished ancestor. The eldest living son of this main lineage is the jongson, and his wife is the jongbu. This couple is charged with performing numerous ...

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Latino Protestants in America

Growing and Diverse

by Mark T. Mulder, Aida I. Ramos & Gerardo Martí

<p>Latino Protestantism is growing rapidly in the United States. Researchers estimate that by 2030 half of all Latinos in America will be Protestant. This remarkable growth is not just about numbers. The rise of Latino Protestants will impact ...

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Liberal Religion

Progressive versions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

by Emanuel de Kadt

<p>In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in religion and religious issues. Some have linked this to a neo-liberal form of individualism, while others noted that secularism has left people bereft of a humanly necessary link with ...

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Listening, Religion, and Democracy in Contemporary Boston

God’s Ears

by William W. Young III

<p>This book is a study of religious practices of listening in the Boston area. Through ethnographic study of a variety of religious communities, with an extensive focus on Quaker listening, it argues that religious practice shapes our habits of

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Lives in Common

Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron

by Menachem Klein

<p>Most books dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict see events through the eyes of policy-makers, generals or diplomats. Menachem Klein offers an illuminating alternative by telling the intertwined histories, from street level upwards, ...

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Lost Souls

Manners and Morals in Contemporary American Society

by James D. Wright

<p>What is the state of contemporary American morality? From their original conception in Christian scripture to their assimilation into Western culture, the 'Seven Deadly Sins' – lust, greed, envy, pride, and all the rest – have guided human ...

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Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families

Paradoxes of a Social Revolution

by Sylvia Barack Fishman

<p><strong>Runner-up for the National Jewish Book Award</strong></p> <p>The concepts of gender, love, and family—as well as the personal choices regarding gender-role construction, sexual and romantic liaisons, and family formation—have become ...

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Marriage and Love

by Emma Goldman

<p>It's said that well-behaved women rarely make history, and that's certainly true in the case of Emma Goldman, famed activist, anarchist, and women's rights advocate. In this essay, Goldman takes on the misogyny and oppression that were the ...

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Marx, Marxism, and Religion. A Brief Analysis of Interactions through Arguments, Semantics, and Context Awareness

by Arghya Ray

<p>Document from the year 2015 in the subject Sociology - Religion, , language: English, abstract: Without the fear of contradicting anyone, it can generally be held that academicians worldwide describe Karl Marx as an atheist. This point needs ...

ISBN: 9783656870234

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Middle of Nowhere

Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain

by Sara M. Patterson

<p>Pilgrims travel thousands of miles to visit Salvation Mountain, a unique religious structure in the Southern California desert. Built by Leonard Knight (1931–2014), variously described as a modern-day prophet and an outsider artist, Salvation

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Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism

Commemorating the Dead

by John Eade & Mario Katic

<p><em>Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism</em> is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict. The volume looks beyond the discussion of ...

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Music and Religious Change among Progressive Jews in London

Being Liberal and Doing Traditional

by Ruth Illman

<p>This book analyses religion and change in relation to music within the context of contemporary progressive Judaism. It argues that music plays a central role as a driving force for religious change, comprising several elements seen as central

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Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe

by Ingvild Flaskerud & Richard J. Natvig

<p>In spite of Islam’s long history in Europe and the growing number of Muslims resident in Europe, little research exists on Muslim pilgrimage in Europe. This collection of eleven chapters is the first systematic attempt to fill this lacuna in ...

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Muslims in France

The Way towards Coexistence

by Tariq Ramadan

<p>This book analyses the Muslim presence in France. In Part I, historical and judicial perspectives are examined. Part II deals with the internal dynamics of the Muslim community. The study suggests that whilst Muslims must acknowledge the ...

ISBN: 9780860376941

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Mysticism in the French Tradition

Eruptions from France

by Louise Nelstrop & Bradley B. Onishi

<p>In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries secular French scholars started re-engaging with religious ideas, particularly mystical ones. Mysticism in the French Tradition introduces key philosophical undercurrents and trajectories in ...

ISBN: 9781317090908

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Myths of the Rune Stone

Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

by David M. Krueger

<p>What do our myths say about us? Why do we choose to believe stories that have been disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth look at a legend that held tremendous power in one corner of Minnesota, helping to define both a community’s and ...

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