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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 ...

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 30, 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 ...

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 ...

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
September 26, 2022

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
September 26, 2022

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 ...

Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century

Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century

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Edited By Karina Jakubowicz, Robert Dickins
September 26, 2022

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 ...

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...

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
August 01, 2022

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 ...

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 civilisations 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 ...

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