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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 01, 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, Central and South America, and who have ...

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 ...

Contrasts in Religion, Community, and Structure at Three Homeless Shelters Changing Lives

Contrasts in Religion, Community, and Structure at Three Homeless Shelters: Changing Lives

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By Ines W. Jindra, Michael Jindra, Sarah DeGenero
January 29, 2024

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 ...

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
January 29, 2024

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, ...

Religious and Non-Religious Perspectives on Happiness and Wellbeing

Religious and Non-Religious Perspectives on Happiness and Wellbeing

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Edited By Sharada Sugirtharajah
January 29, 2024

This book explores the theme of happiness and well-being from religious, spiritual, philosophical, psychological, humanistic, and health perspectives. Taking a non-binary approach, it considers how happiness in particular has been understood and appropriated in religious and non-religious strands ...

Interreligious Dialogue Models From the Life of the Prophet Muhammad

Interreligious Dialogue Models: From the Life of the Prophet Muhammad

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By Alwani Ghazali, Muhammad Kamal
December 15, 2023

How did the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) converse and engage with other religious believers? Did he start off with prejudice and mistrust? Or was he convivial and open-minded? This book analyses six models of the dealings in the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), specifically, but not restricted, ...

Islamic Philosophy of Religion Essays from Analytic Perspectives

Islamic Philosophy of Religion: Essays from Analytic Perspectives

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Edited By Mohammad Saleh Zarepour
December 08, 2023

This volume focuses on Islamic philosophy of religion with a range of contributions from analytic perspectives. It opens with methodological discussions on the relationship between the history of Islamic philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy. The book then offers a philosophical ...

Tolerance and Intolerance in Religion and Beyond Challenges from the Past and in the Present

Tolerance and Intolerance in Religion and Beyond: Challenges from the Past and in the Present

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Edited By Anne Sarah Matviyets, Giuseppe Veltri, Jörg Rüpke
October 09, 2023

This book focuses on religious tolerance and intolerance in terms of practices, institutions, and intellectual habits. It brings together an array of historical and anthropological studies and philosophical, cognitive, and psychological explorations by established scholars from a range of ...

Gender Inequality in the Ordained Ministry of the Church of England Examining Conservative Male Clergy Responses to Women Priests and Bishops

Gender Inequality in the Ordained Ministry of the Church of England: Examining Conservative Male Clergy Responses to Women Priests and Bishops

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By Alex D.J. Fry
September 29, 2023

This book offers a fresh social scientific analysis of how theologically conservative male clergy respond to the ordination of women to the priesthood and their consecration as bishops within the Church of England. The question of women’s place in the formal structures of England’s Established ...

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