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Domestic Demons and the Intimate Uncanny

Domestic Demons and the Intimate Uncanny

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Edited By Thomas G. Kirsch, Kirsten Mahlke, Rijk van Dijk
October 21, 2022

This book explores local cultural discourses and practices relating to manifestations and experiences of the demonic, the spectral and the uncanny, probing into their effects on people’s domestic and intimate spheres of life. The chapters examine the uncanny in a cross-cultural manner, involving ...

Christian Orthodox Migrants in Western Europe Secularization and Modernity through the Lens of the Gift Paradigm

Christian Orthodox Migrants in Western Europe: Secularization and Modernity through the Lens of the Gift Paradigm

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By Maria Hämmerli
October 14, 2022

Christian Orthodox Migrants in Western Europe: Secularization and Modernity through the Lens of the Gift Paradigm explores a religious community that has been getting increasing scholarly attention. While most of the literature in the field looks at this religious tradition in terms of its alleged ...

Muslims of Post-Communist Eurasia

Muslims of Post-Communist Eurasia

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Edited By Egdunas Racius, Galina M. Yemelianova
September 30, 2022

This book discusses the evolution of state governance of Islam and the nature and forms of local Muslims’ rediscovery of their ‘Muslimness’ across post-communist Eurasia. It examines the effects on the Islamic scene of the political and ideological divergence of Central and South-Eastern Europe ...

Begging, Street Politics and Power The Religious and Secular Regulation of Begging in India and Pakistan

Begging, Street Politics and Power: The Religious and Secular Regulation of Begging in India and Pakistan

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By Sheba Saeed
September 20, 2022

Begging, Street Politics and Power explores the complex phenomenon of begging in the context of two different religions and societies in South Asia. Focusing on India and Pakistan, the book provides an in-depth examination of the religious and secular laws regulating begging along with discussion ...

Religious Responses to Sex Work and Sex Trafficking An Outrage Against Any Decent People

Religious Responses to Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: An Outrage Against Any Decent People

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Edited By Lauren McGrow
September 08, 2022

This book examines the history, theological beliefs and current contextual practices of faith-based NGOs who work in the area of human trafficking involving the sex industry. There are hundreds of religious organizations around the globe who minister with human trafficking survivors and sex workers...

Balkan Contextual Theology An Introduction

Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction

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Edited By Stipe Odak, Zoran Grozdanov
July 15, 2022

This book opens a new research field in Balkan contextual theology. By embracing culturally rich traditions of the Western Balkans as its starting point, it explores their existential and theological bearings. Placed at the crossroads of civilizations and religions, this region has witnessed some ...

Blasphemies Compared Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World

Blasphemies Compared: Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World

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Edited By Anne Stensvold
May 30, 2022

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 ...

Orthodox Christian Identity in Western Europe Contesting Religious Authority

Orthodox Christian Identity in Western Europe: Contesting Religious Authority

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By Sebastian Rimestad
May 30, 2022

This book analyses the discourses of Orthodox Christianity in Western Europe to demonstrate the emerging discrepancies between the mother Church in the East and its newer Western congregations. Showing the genesis and development of these discourses over the twentieth century, it examines the ...

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
May 30, 2022

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, ...

Metamorphoses of Religion and Spirituality in Central and Eastern Europe

Metamorphoses of Religion and Spirituality in Central and Eastern Europe

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Edited By Sławomir H. Zaręba, Maria Sroczyńska, Roberto Cipriani, Marcin Choczyński, Wojciech Klimski
May 02, 2022

This book offers a range of contemporary sociological reflections on new manifestations of religion, religiosity, and spirituality in Central and Eastern Europe, a region that has seen significant social and political transformation. It explores the development of cultural and religious trends, ...

Asian Philosophies and the Idea of Religion Beyond Faith and Reason

Asian Philosophies and the Idea of Religion: Beyond Faith and Reason

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Edited By Sonia Sikka, Ashwani Kumar Peetush
April 29, 2022

With a focus on Asian traditions, this book examines varieties of thought and self-transformative practice that do not fit neatly on one side or another of the standard Western division between philosophy and religion. It contains chapters by experts on Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Hindu and Jain ...

Islam, IS and the Fragmented State The Challenges of Political Islam in the MENA Region

Islam, IS and the Fragmented State: The Challenges of Political Islam in the MENA Region

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By Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Amjed Rasheed, Juline Beaujouan
April 29, 2022

This book provides a pioneering and original study of the regional effects of political Islam. It sets out the multifaceted interactions between Islam and politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, focussing in particular on the so-called Islamic State (IS) organization in its ...

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