An Anthropology of the Qur’an
Contrasts in Religion, Community, and Structure at Three Homeless Shelters Changing Lives
Jewish Approaches to Hinduism A History of Ideas from Judah Ha-Levi to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries)
Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An Exploration of Mental Wellness in Global Context
Religion and its History A Critical Inquiry
Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century
Clothes and Monasticism in Ancient Christian Egypt A New Perspective on Religious Garments
By Ahmed Achrati
November 05, 2021
This book presents an anthropological study of the Qur’an, offering an unprecedented challenge to some of the epistemological and metaphysical assumptions of the tawḥīdic discourses. Combining primary textual materials and anthropological analysis, this book examines transcendence as a core ...
By Ines W. Jindra, Michael Jindra, Sarah DeGenero
November 05, 2021
How do people in poverty and homelessness change their lives and get back on their feet? Homeless shelters across the world play a huge role in this process. Many of them are religious, but there is a lot of diversity in faith-based non-profits that assist people affected by poverty and ...
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 ...
Edited By André Gagné, Jennifer Guyver, Gerbern S. 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 ...
Edited By Andrew R. Hatala, Kerstin Roger
September 01, 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, ...
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...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...