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Secularism

Politics, Religion, and Freedom

by Andrew Copson

<p>Until the modern period the integration of church (or other religion) and state (or political life) had been taken for granted. The political order was always tied to an official religion in Christian Europe, pre-Christian Europe, and in the ...

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Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

by David Hempton & Hugh McLeod

<p>In the early twenty-first century it had become a cliché that there was a 'God Gap' between a more religious United States and a more secular Europe. The apparent religious differences between the United States and western Europe continue to ...

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Secularization in the Long 1960s

Numerating Religion in Britain

by Clive D. Field

<p>Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating Religion in Britain provides a major empirical contribution to the literature of secularization. It moves beyond the now largely sterile and theoretical debates about the validity of the ...

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Seven Days of Nectar

Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhagavatapurana

by McComas Taylor

<p>The thousand-year-old Sanskrit classic the Bhagavatapurana, or &quot;Stories of the Lord,&quot; is the foundational source of narratives concerning the beloved Hindu deity Krishna. For centuries pious individuals, families, and community ...

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Seven Types of Atheism

by John Gray

'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom <i>from</i> thought.'<BR><BR>For a ...

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Shadow Nations

Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism

by Bruce Duthu

<p>American Indian tribes have long been recognized as &quot;domestic, dependent nations&quot; within the United States, with powers of self-government that operate within the tribes' sovereign territories. Yet over the years, Congress and the ...

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Shakti Leadership

Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business

by Nilima Bhat & Raj Sisodia

<p>**Unlocking the Source for True Leadership</p> <p>Too many people, men and women alike, have bought into a notion of leadership that exclusively emphasizes traditionally “masculine” qualities: hierarchical, militaristic, win-at-all-costs. ...

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Shamanism, Discourse, Modernity

by Thomas Karl Alberts

<p>Shamanism, Discourse, Modernity considers indigenous peoples’ struggles for human rights, anxieties about anthropocentric mastery of nature, neoliberal statecraft, and entrepreneurialism of the self. The book focuses on four domains - ...

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Shamanism, Discourse, Modernity

by Dr Thomas Alberts, Dr Afe Adogame, Dr Graham Harvey & others

<p>Shamanism, Discourse, Modernity considers indigenous peoples’ struggles for human rights, anxieties about anthropocentric mastery of nature, neoliberal statecraft, and entrepreneurialism of the self.</p><p>The book focuses on four domains - ...

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Shameful Bodies

Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement

by Michelle Mary Lelwica

<p>What happens when your body doesn't look how it's supposed to look, or feel how it's supposed to feel, or do what it's supposed to do? Who or what defines the ideals behind these expectations? How can we challenge them and live more ...

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Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

Gods, Kings and Other Heroes

by Naomi Appleton

<p>Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) <em>Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative</em> ...

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Shine On: Visions of Life

by Betty Shine

<p>The final book from the world’s favourite medium, who died in 2002, contains 101 original poems about life and commentaries on each one. Betty Shine died in March 2002 of heart failure, a bitter irony for a woman who spoke from the heart and ...

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Shinto

A History

by Helen Hardacre

<p>Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely

ISBN: 9780190621735

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Sikh Identity

An Exploration of Groups Among Sikhs

by Opinderjit Kaur Takhar

<p>It is commonly assumed that all Sikhs are the same, but the very existence of different groups who have varying beliefs and practices within the Sikh community shows that a corporate identity for the Sikh community is not possible and serves ...

ISBN: 9781351900102

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Sikhism

An Introduction

by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

<p>Almost from the moment, some five centuries ago, that their religion was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak, Sikhs have enjoyed a distinctive identity. This sense of difference, forged during Sikhism's fierce struggles with the Mughal ...

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Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

by Eleanor Nesbitt

<p>The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide. However,events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11, where Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, suggest that the Sikh faith still ...

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Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

by Eleanor Nesbitt

<p>The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest religions in the world. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11 indicated that Sikhs were being ...

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Sir Arthur Evans and Minoan Crete

Creating the Vision of Knossos

by Nanno Marinatos

<p>Before Sir Arthur Evans, the principal object of Greek prehistoric archaeology was the reconstruction of history in relation to myth. European travellers to Greece viewed its picturesque ruins as the gateway to mythical times, while Heinrich ...

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Siva's Saints

The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Ragalegalu

by Gil Ben-Herut

<p>Comprising more than twelve million people and renowned for their resistance to Brahminical values, the Virasaivas are a vibrant and unorthodox religious community with a provocative socio-political voice. The Virasaiva tradition has produced

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Songs of Kabir

by Rabindranath Dr Tagore

<p>The poet Kabîr is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. A great religious reformer, the founder of a sect to which nearly a million northern Hindus still belong, it is yet supremely as a mystical poet ...

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