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Pandemic, Ecology and Theology Perspectives on COVID-19

Pandemic, Ecology and Theology Perspectives on COVID-19

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexander Hampton
November 02, 2020

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

Forthcoming

Matthew Rowley
November 02, 2020

Trump and History 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’ evidences a fundamental divide over how America should remember historical racism, sexism and ...

Avantgarde Art and Radical Material Theology A Manifesto

Avantgarde Art and Radical Material Theology A Manifesto

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Petra Carlsson Redell
October 05, 2020

Theological thought has long been focused on the meaning to be found in our existence, but it has tended to neglect what it might offer to those seeking how to prolong and improve our physical existence in this world. In conversation with twentieth-century materialist art and thought, this ...

American Babylon Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump

American Babylon Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump

1st Edition

Philip S. Gorski
April 07, 2020

Why did 81 percent of white evangelicals vote for Donald Trump in 2016? And what does this tell us about the relationship between Christianity and democracy in the United States? American Babylon places our present political moment against a deep historical backdrop. In Part I the author ...

Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy Pavel Florensky's Theory of the Icon

Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy Pavel Florensky's Theory of the Icon

1st Edition

Clemena Antonova
September 17, 2019

This book considers a movement within Russian religious philosophy known as "full unity" (vseedinstvo), with a focus on one of its main representatives, Pavel Florensky (1882–1937). Often referred to as "the Russian Leonardo," Florensky was an important figure of the Russian religious renaissance ...

Religious Studies and the Goal of Interdisciplinarity

Religious Studies and the Goal of Interdisciplinarity

1st Edition

Brent Smith
August 23, 2019

This book offers a survey of the development of interdisciplinarity in religious studies within academia and offers ways for it to continue to progress in contemporary universities. It examines the use of the term ‘interdisciplinary’ in the context of the academic study of religion and how it ...

The Bible, Social Media and Digital Culture

The Bible, Social Media and Digital Culture

1st Edition

Peter M. Phillips
July 10, 2019

This book centres on the use of the Bible within contemporary digital social media culture and gives an overview of its use online with examples from brand-new research from the CODEC Research Centre at Durham University, UK. It examines the shift from a propositional to a therapeutic approach to ...

Narratives of Faith from the Haiti Earthquake Religion, Natural Hazards and Disaster Response

Narratives of Faith from the Haiti Earthquake Religion, Natural Hazards and Disaster Response

1st Edition

Roger Philip Abbott, Robert S. White
June 11, 2019

This book presents an in-depth ethnographic case study carried out in the years following the 2010 Haiti earthquake to present the role of faith beliefs in disaster response. The earthquake is one of the most destructive on record, and the aftermath, including a cholera epidemic and ongoing ...

The Fourth Secularisation Autonomy of Individual Lifestyles

The Fourth Secularisation Autonomy of Individual Lifestyles

1st Edition

Luigi Berzano
May 29, 2019

This book examines recent forms of secularisation to demonstrate that we are now witnessing a “fourth secularisation”: the autonomy of lifestyles. After introducing two initial secularising movements, from mythos to Logos and from Logos to Christianity, the book sets out how from Max Weber onwards ...

The Bible and Digital Millennials

The Bible and Digital Millennials

1st Edition

David G. Ford, Joshua L. Mann, Peter M. Phillips
March 12, 2019

The Bible and Digital Millennials explores the place of the Bible in the lives of 18 to 35 year-olds who have been born into the digital age. As the use of digital media becomes increasingly pervasive, it should follow that it will have a significant effect on people’s engagement with religion and ...

Muslim and Jew Origins, Growth, Resentment

Muslim and Jew Origins, Growth, Resentment

1st Edition

Aaron W Hughes
November 20, 2018

Muslim and Jew: Origins, Growth, Resentment seeks to show how and why Islam and Judaism have been involved in political and theological self-definitions using the other since the seventh century. This short volume provides a historical and comparative survey of how each religion has thought about ...

Amoris Laetitia and the spirit of Vatican II The Source of Controversy

Amoris Laetitia and the spirit of Vatican II The Source of Controversy

1st Edition

Mariusz Biliniewicz
May 23, 2018

Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis' post-synodal exhortation on love in the family, turned out to be one of the most controversial documents of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church in recent decades. It was published in April 2016 following the two "Synods of Bishops on the Family" held in 2014 and ...

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