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A New Copernican Turn Contemporary Cosmology, the Self, and Orthodox Science-Engaged Theology

A New Copernican Turn: Contemporary Cosmology, the Self, and Orthodox Science-Engaged Theology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Doru Costache, Geraint F. Lewis
September 15, 2024

This short book discusses the latest in terms of cosmology’s knowns and unknowns and sets out to ascertain the potential of Orthodox Christian theology for accommodating the current scientific view of the universe. It also addresses one of cosmology’s unknowns, the destiny of the self in the ...

Conspiracy Theorizing Analysis and Scriptural Critique

Conspiracy Theorizing: Analysis and Scriptural Critique

1st Edition

By Gerald Arbuckle
February 23, 2024

Conspiracy Theorizing explore how individuals with the Christian faith should react to conspiracy theories, their untruths, and their dangers. This book outlines the way that conspiracy theories are the fundamental basis for this stigmatization and scapegoating. It goes further to explain that...

Understanding Religious Fundamentalists An Introduction

Understanding Religious Fundamentalists: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Peter Herriot
February 26, 2024

This book introduces the prominent role that fundamentalists play in religious, cultural, and political arenas. It begins by investigating religious fundamentalist groups and their psychological motivations for this counter-cultural adherence. Their extremely varied actions, argues the author, are ...

White Evangelicals and Right-Wing Populism How Did We Get Here?

White Evangelicals and Right-Wing Populism: How Did We Get Here?

1st Edition

By Marcia Pally
January 29, 2024

How did America’s white evangelicals, from often progressive history, come to right-wing populism? Addressing populism requires understanding how its historico-cultural roots ground present politics. How have the very qualities that contributed much to American vibrancy—an anti-authoritarian ...

Worldview Religious Studies

Worldview Religious Studies

1st Edition

By Douglas J Davies
October 01, 2023

Worldview Religious Studies brings the study of religion, spirituality, secularism, and other mixed attitudes of life under the overarching scheme of worldview studies. This book introduces and defines worldviews more generally before establishing a framework specific to religious studies. The ...

Counseling Survivors of Religious Abuse

Counseling Survivors of Religious Abuse

1st Edition

By Paula J. Swindle, Craig Cashwell, Jodi L. Tangen
July 19, 2023

This book identifies and analyzes the forms, causes, and potential treatments of religious abuse. Religious abuse can include experiences of sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental abuse connected to a religious context. The book will help readers understand different types of religious ...

Cross-Cultural and Religious Critiques of Informed Consent

Cross-Cultural and Religious Critiques of Informed Consent

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph Tham, Alberto García Gómez, Mirko Daniel Garasic
May 31, 2023

This book explores the challenges of informed consent in medical intervention and research ethics, considering the global reality of multiculturalism and religious diversity. Even though informed consent is a gold standard in research ethics, its theoretical foundation is based on the conception of...

Owning the Secular Religious Symbols, Culture Wars, Western Fragility

Owning the Secular: Religious Symbols, Culture Wars, Western Fragility

1st Edition

By Matt Sheedy
January 09, 2023

Owning the Secular examines three case studies dealing with religious symbols and cultural identity, including two public controversies over the veil in Canada – at the federal level and in the province of Québec – and an ex-Muslim podcaster rethinking her atheist identity in the era of Donald ...

Religion and Euroscepticism in Brexit Britain

Religion and Euroscepticism in Brexit Britain

1st Edition

By Ekaterina Kolpinskaya, Stuart Fox
January 09, 2023

Religion has a significant effect on how Europeans feel about the European Union (EU) and has had an important impact on how people voted in the UK’s ‘Brexit referendum’. This book provides a clear and accessible quantitative study of how religion affects Euroscepticism and political behaviour. It ...

Theology and Climate Change

Theology and Climate Change

1st Edition

By Paul Tyson
September 26, 2022

Theology and Climate Change examines Progressive Dominion Theology (PDT) as a primary cultural driver of anthropogenic climate change. PDT is a distinctive and Western form of Christian theology out of which the modern scientific revolution and technological modernity arises. Basic attitudes to ...

Pandemic, Ecology and Theology Perspectives on COVID-19

Pandemic, Ecology and Theology: Perspectives on COVID-19

1st Edition

Edited By Alexander Hampton
May 30, 2022

As the sequential stages of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have unfolded, so have its complexities. What initially presented as a health emergency, has revealed itself to be a phenomenon of many facets. It has demonstrated human creativity, the oft neglected presence of nature, and the resilience of ...

Trump and the Protestant Reaction to Make America Great Again

Trump and the Protestant Reaction to Make America Great Again

1st Edition

By Matthew Rowley
May 30, 2022

This book explores how polarised interpretations of America’s past influence the present and vice versa. A focus on competing Protestant reactions to President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan evidences a fundamental divide over how America should remember historical racism, sexism ...

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