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Owning the Secular Religious Symbols, Culture Wars, Western Fragility

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Matt Sheedy
July 12, 2021

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
April 12, 2021

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
March 30, 2021

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
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

By Matthew Rowley
November 02, 2020

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 ...

Avantgarde Art and Radical Material Theology A Manifesto

Avantgarde Art and Radical Material Theology: A Manifesto

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By Clemena Antonova
September 18, 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

By Brent Smith
August 27, 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

By 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

By Roger Philip Abbott, Robert S. White
June 13, 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

By Luigi Berzano
May 30, 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 ...

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