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Jewish Approaches to Hinduism A History of Ideas from Judah Ha-Levi to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries)

Jewish Approaches to Hinduism: A History of Ideas from Judah Ha-Levi to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries)

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By Richard G. Marks
September 17, 2021

This book explores past expressions of the Jewish interest in Hinduism in order to learn what Hinduism has meant to Jews living mainly in the 12th through the 19th centuries. India and Hinduism, though never at the center of Jewish thought, claim a place in its history, in the picture Jews held of ...

Religion and Violence in Western Traditions Selected Studies

Religion and Violence in Western Traditions: Selected Studies

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Edited By André Gagné, Jennifer Guyver, Gerbern Oegema
September 06, 2021

This book examines the connection between religion and violence in the Western traditions of the three Abrahamic faiths, from ancient to modern times. It addresses a gap in the scholarly debate on the nature of religious violence by bringing scholars that specialize in pre-modern religions and ...

Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An Exploration of Mental Wellness in Global Context

Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity: An Exploration of Mental Wellness in Global Context

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Edited By Andrew R. Hatala, Kerstin Roger
August 23, 2021

This book explores how people draw upon spiritual, religious, or faith-based practices to support their mental wellness amidst forms of chronicity. From diverse global contexts and spiritual perspectives, this volume critically examines several chronic conditions, such as psychosis, diabetes, ...

Former Muslims in Europe Between Secularity and Belonging

Former Muslims in Europe: Between Secularity and Belonging

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By Maria Vliek
July 22, 2021

Within contemporary Western European academic, media, and socio-political spheres, Muslims are predominantly seen through the lens of increased religiosity. This religiosity is often seen as problematic, especially in the context of securitised discourses of Islamist terrorism. Yet, there are clear...

Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution

Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution

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By Yohan Yoo, James W. Watts
May 31, 2021

This collaboration between two scholars from different fields of religious studies draws on three comparative data sets to develop a new theory of purity and pollution in religion, arguing that a culture’s beliefs about cosmological realms shapes its pollution ideas and its purification practices. ...

Religion and its History A Critical Inquiry

Religion and its History: A Critical Inquiry

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By Jörg Rüpke
May 10, 2021

Religion and its History offers a reflection of our operative concept of religion and religions, developing a set of approaches that bridge the widely assumed gulf between analysing present religion and doing history of religion. Religious Studies have adapted a wide range of methodologies from ...

Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century

Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century

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Edited By Karina Jakubowicz, Robert Dickins
March 11, 2021

This book explores the shifting and negotiated boundaries of religion, spirituality, and secular thinking in Britain and North America during the twentieth century. It contributes to a growing scholarship that problematises secularization theory, arguing that religion and spirituality increasingly ...

Clothes and Monasticism in Ancient Christian Egypt A New Perspective on Religious Garments

Clothes and Monasticism in Ancient Christian Egypt: A New Perspective on Religious Garments

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By Ingvild Sælid Gilhus
March 09, 2021

This book is an exploration of the ideals and values of the ascetic and monastic life, as expressed through clothes. Clothes are often seen as an extension of us as humans, a determinant of who we are and how we experience and interact with the world. In this way, they can play a ...

Contemporary Christian-Muslim Dialogue Two Twenty-First Century Initiatives

Contemporary Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Two Twenty-First Century Initiatives

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By Douglas Pratt
March 01, 2021

This book introduces and examines the work of two significant 21st century Christian – Muslim dialogue initiatives – "Building Bridges" and the "Christian–Muslim Theological Forum" – and gives close attention to five theological themes that have been addressed in common by them. An overview and ...

Religion, Family, and Chinese Youth Development An Empirical View

Religion, Family, and Chinese Youth Development: An Empirical View

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By Jerf W. K. Yeung
December 31, 2020

Religion is a fundamental cultural factor profoundly influential on human mental health and behavioural choices, and, in addition, family is the most proximal and intimate socialization agent contributive to youth development. Religion, Family, and Chinese Youth Development explores how religious ...

Blasphemies Compared Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World

Blasphemies Compared: Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World

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Edited By Anne Stensvold
November 30, 2020

This volume examines both historical developments and contemporary expressions of blasphemy across the world. The transgression of religious boundaries incurs more or less severe sanctions in various religious traditions. This book looks at how religious and political authorities use ideas about ...

Spirit Possession and Communication in Religious and Cultural Contexts

Spirit Possession and Communication in Religious and Cultural Contexts

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Edited By Caroline Blyth
November 30, 2020

Spirit Possession and Communication in Religious and Cultural Contexts explores the phenomenon of spirit possession, focusing on the religious and cultural functions it serves as a means of communication. Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of philosophers, anthropologists, historians, ...

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