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AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series


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This book series emanates from the largest research programme on religion in Europe today - the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme which has invested in over seventy-five research projects. Thirty-two separate disciplines are represented looking at religion across the world, many with a contemporary and some with an historical focus. This international, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary book series includes monographs, paperback textbooks and edited research collections drawn from this leading research programme.

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Discourses on Religious Diversity Explorations in an Urban Ecology

Discourses on Religious Diversity: Explorations in an Urban Ecology

1st Edition

By Martin D. Stringer
August 28, 2013

Religious diversity is an ever present, and increasingly visible, reality in cities across the world. It is an issue of immediate concern to city leaders and members of religious communities but do we really know what ordinary members of the public, the people who live in the city, really think ...

Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred Representation and Change

Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change

1st Edition

By Kim Knott, Elizabeth Poole
October 03, 2013

Is it true that Christianity is being marginalised by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage? Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred explores such questions and argues that television and newspapers remain...

Exploring New Monastic Communities The (Re)invention of Tradition

Exploring New Monastic Communities: The (Re)invention of Tradition

1st Edition

By Stefania Palmisano
March 18, 2016

Examining the recent radical re-invention of monastic tradition in the everyday life of New Monastic Communities, Exploring New Monastic Communities considers how, growing up in the wake of Vatican II, new Catholic communities are renewing monastic life by emphasizing the most innovative and ...

Ageing, Ritual and Social Change Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe

Ageing, Ritual and Social Change: Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe

1st Edition

By Daniela Koleva, Peter Coleman
September 13, 2013

Exploring European changes in religious and secular beliefs and practices related to life passages, this book provides a deeper understanding of the impacts of social change on personal identity and adjustment across the life course, According to latest research, Europeans who consider religious ...

Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy

Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy

1st Edition

By Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Mansur Ali
October 03, 2013

Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy provides a lens through which to explore critical questions relating to contemporary religion in public life, and the institutionalisation of Islam in particular. Providing a rich description of the personnel, practice, and politics of contemporary Muslim chaplaincy...

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