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Pope Francis’s Synod on Synodality and Modern Sociology Exploring Behavioral and Research Aspects

Pope Francis’s Synod on Synodality and Modern Sociology: Exploring Behavioral and Research Aspects

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By Vivencio Ballano
October 08, 2024

This book focuses on the value and necessity of modern sociology to Pope Francis’s church reform project known as the Synod on Synodality. It explores the behavioral and research aspects of this latest synod, applying sociological perspectives and methods and drawing on secondary literature, media ...

Contemporary Yoga and Sacred Texts

Contemporary Yoga and Sacred Texts

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Edited By Susanne Scholz, Caroline Vander Stichele
October 01, 2024

This book explores the textual traditions that authorize the history, legitimacy, and authenticity of today’s physical posture practice. The volume focuses on why and how yoga communities have adopted various texts they consider sacred or spiritually meaningful. Among the texts discussed are ...

Religions Are Remixes Rethinking Originality, Authenticity, and Authority in the Study of Religion

Religions Are Remixes: Rethinking Originality, Authenticity, and Authority in the Study of Religion

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By Seth M. Walker
August 09, 2024

This book utilizes an approach that centers on remix theory and conceptual metaphor theory, arguing for an examination of the study of religion via a model for analyzing cultural constructs that the author terms Remix+/-.  After discerning the metaphorical correspondences underlying his argument, ...

Knowledge, Authority, and Islamic Education in the West

Knowledge, Authority, and Islamic Education in the West

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By Zainab Kabba
June 28, 2024

This ethnographic study focuses on emerging adult Muslims engaged in religious learning in Western environments. It draws on fieldwork in the United States, Canada, and Turkey to explore the production of knowledge and the formation of religious identity. The book documents and analyzes the ways in...

Retired Missionaries and Faith in a Changing Society

Retired Missionaries and Faith in a Changing Society

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By Carmel Gallagher
June 03, 2024

Retired Missionaries and Faith in a Changing Society offers a sociological study of the Irish missionary diaspora. It draws on a series of interviews with female and male Catholic missionaries, mainly nuns and priests, who have worked in Asia, Africa and Central and South America, and who have ...

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
May 27, 2024

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 ...

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
May 27, 2024

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 ...

Jews and Muslims in London and Amsterdam Conflict and Cooperation, 1990-2020

Jews and Muslims in London and Amsterdam: Conflict and Cooperation, 1990-2020

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By Sipco J. Vellenga, Gerard A. Wiegers
May 27, 2024

This book focuses on the development of bilateral Jewish-Muslim relations in London and Amsterdam since the late-1980s. It offers a comparative analysis that considers both similarities and differences, drawing on historical, social scientific, and religious studies perspectives. The authors ...

Muslims of Post-Communist Eurasia

Muslims of Post-Communist Eurasia

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Edited By Galina M. Yemelianova, Egdūnas Račius
May 27, 2024

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 ...

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
May 27, 2024

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

The Making and Unmaking of the Psychology of Religion

The Making and Unmaking of the Psychology of Religion

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By Matei Iagher
March 18, 2024

This book examines the rise and demise of the psychology of religion in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe and the United States. It considers the formation of the psychology of religion as an international movement, an enterprise whose goal was to refashion the science of religion at...

Balkan Contextual Theology An Introduction

Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction

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Edited By Stipe Odak, Zoran Grozdanov
January 29, 2024

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 civilisations and religions, this region has witnessed some ...

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