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Narrating Victimhood: Gender, Religion and the Making of Place in Post-War Croatia

by Sch, Michaela

<p> Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in

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New Ways of Being Pentecostal in Latin America

by Martin Lindhardt

<p>The explosive growth of Pentecostalism has radically transformed Latin America’s religious landscape within the last half century or so. In a region where Catholicism reigned hegemonic for centuries, the expansion of Pentecostalism has now ...

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No Longer Invisible

Religion in University Education

by Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen & Douglas Jacobsen

<p><strong>Winner of a 2013 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award</strong> Drawing on conversations with hundreds of professors, co-curricular educators, administrators, and students from institutions spanning the entire

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None of the Above

How the Unaffiliated are Redefining Religion and Keeping Faith

by Elie Mikhael Nasrallah

The notion of redefining religion’s role in our lives is not an academic exercise. It is an urgent modern imperative. This book confronts all religious dogma. It challenges the idea and practice of the need for a middle man between man and God. ...

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Not Talking Union

An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour

by Janis Thiessen

How does one write a labour history of a people who have not been involved in the labour movement in significant numbers and, historically, have opposed union membership? While North American Mennonites have traditionally been associated with ...

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Of Gods and Games

Religious Faith and Modern Sports

by William J. Baker & Mitchell Reddish

<p>That Americans take to sports with a spiritual fervor is no secret. Athletics has even been called a civil religion for how it permeates our daily lives as we chase our own dreams of glory or watch others compete. Few would deny our national ...

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Oh, Your God!

The Evil Idea That Is Religion

by Joshua Kelly

<p><strong>This book is not just for atheists but for antitheists—for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice</strong><br />  <br /> Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized ...

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One Nation Under God

Religion in Contemporary American Society

by Barry Kosmin

<p>Based on the most extensive survey ever conducted on religion in America, <strong>One Nation Under God</strong> delivers surprising revelations about the religious beliefs, practices, and affiliations of Americans. &quot;These statistical ...

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Open Your Heart

Religion and Cultural Poetics of Greater Mexico

by David P. Sandell

<p>In this ethnography of Catholic religious practice in Fresno, California, David P. Sandell unveils ritualized storytelling that Mexican and Mexican American people of faith use to cope with racism and poverty associated with colonial, ...

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Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Visionary Culture, and Catholic Identity

Seeing and Believing

by Jill Krebs

<p>This ethnography explores the community of believers in a series of Marian apparitions in rural Emmitsburg, Maryland, asking what it means to call oneself a Catholic and child of Our Lady in this context, what it means to believe in an ...

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Overruled (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: 1230001997354

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Pennies for Heaven

The History of American Synagogues and Money

by Daniel Judson

<p>In the annals of American Jewish history, synagogue financial records have been largely overlooked. But as Daniel Judson shows in his examination of synagogue ledgers from 1728 to the present, these records provide an array of new insights ...

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Pentecostal Megachurches in Southeast Asia

Negotiating Class, Consumption and the Nation

by Terence Chong

<p>Charismatic pastors, fast-paced worship sessions, inspirational but shallow theology, and large congregations — these are just some of the associated traits of Pentecostal megachurches. But what lies beneath the veneer of glitz? What are ...

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Popular Religion in Southeast Asia

by Robert L. Winzeler

<p>In this overview of popular religion in Southeast Asia, Robert L. Winzeler offers an interpretative look at the nature of today’s indigenous religious traditions as well as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity and conversion. He ...

ISBN: 9780759124417

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Pray for the World

A New Prayer Resource from Operation World

by Molly Wall

<p>For decades, Operation World has been the world's leading resource for people who want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer. Its twofold purpose has been to inform for prayer and to mobilize for mission. Now the research team of ...

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Prayer Shawl Ministries and Women’s Theological Imagination

by Donna Bowman

<p>Based on personal interviews, <em>Prayer Shawl Ministries and Women’s Theological Imagination</em> uncovers the theological creativity of Christian lay women quietly stitching their own sacred fabric. From the origins of prayer shawl ministry

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Process Action Project: on the African American Community in Rockdale Texas

What Is the Role of the Church in Resolving Social Issues

by Keith Gavin

<p>The socioeconomic issues that are embedded in rural communities have to be analyzed and explored to better understand the social issues within that community. The surmountable issues, which are identified in this community of Rockdale, have ...

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Prophets and Patriots

Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

by Ruth Braunstein

<p><em>Prophets and Patriots</em> takes readers inside two of the most active populist movements of the Obama era and highlights cultural convergences and contradictions at the heart of American political life. In the wake of the Great Recession

ISBN: 9780520966888

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Psychedelic Mysticism

Transforming Consciousness, Religious Experiences, and Voluntary Peasants in Postwar America

by Morgan Shipley

<p>Concerned with scholarly, popular, and religious backdrops that understand the connection between psychedelics and mystical experiences to be devoid of moral concerns and ethical dimensions—a position supported empirically by the rise of acid

ISBN: 9781498509107

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Puritan Islam

The Geoexpansion of the Muslim World

by Barry A. Vann

<p>In this unique analysis of Muslim population shifts in the Western world, geographer Barry A. Vann provides fresh insights into the theological factors that play into these demographic trends. Vann examines the “imagined geographies” of ...

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