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Religion, Discourse, and Society Towards a Discursive Sociology of Religion

Religion, Discourse, and Society: Towards a Discursive Sociology of Religion

1st Edition

By Marcus Moberg
December 31, 2021

This book focuses on the utility and application of discourse theory and discourse analysis in the sociological study of religious change. It presents an outline of what a ‘discursive sociology of religion’ looks like and brings scholarly attention to the role of language and discourse as a ...

Enhancement Fit for Humanity Perspectives on Emerging Technologies

Enhancement Fit for Humanity: Perspectives on Emerging Technologies

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Baggot, Alberto García Gómez, Alberto Carrara, Joseph Tham
December 22, 2021

This book explores what constitutes an enhancement fit for humanity in the age of nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, information technologies, and technologies related to the cognitive sciences. It considers the influence of emergent technology upon our understanding of human nature and the impact ...

An Anthropology of the Qur’an

An Anthropology of the Qur’an

1st Edition

By Ahmed Achrati
November 30, 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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Ines W. Jindra, Michael Jindra, Sarah DeGenero
November 18, 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 ...

Jewish Approaches to Hinduism A History of Ideas from Judah Ha-Levi to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries)

Jewish Approaches to Hinduism: A History of Ideas from Judah Ha-Levi to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries)

1st Edition

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 ...

Religion and Violence in Western Traditions Selected Studies

Religion and Violence in Western Traditions: Selected Studies

1st Edition

Edited By André Gagné, Jennifer Guyver, Gerbern S. Oegema
September 17, 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 ...

Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An Exploration of Mental Wellness in Global Context

Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity: An Exploration of Mental Wellness in Global Context

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew R. Hatala, Kerstin Roger
September 09, 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, ...

Former Muslims in Europe Between Secularity and Belonging

Former Muslims in Europe: Between Secularity and Belonging

1st Edition

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...

Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution

Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution

1st Edition

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. ...

Religion and its History A Critical Inquiry

Religion and its History: A Critical Inquiry

1st Edition

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 ...

Foucault, Christianity and Interfaith Dialogue

Foucault, Christianity and Interfaith Dialogue

1st Edition

By Henrique Pinto
August 07, 2015

Foucault, Christianity and Interfaith Dialogue develops a new model for interfaith dialogue using the work of the French historian of ideas, Michel Foucault. The author argues that it is the injustice done to the 'Other' by Roman Catholic, Protestant and other centred and unitary models of ...

Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World Poetry, Theology and Philosophy in Dialogue- Power of the Word V

Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World: Poetry, Theology and Philosophy in Dialogue- Power of the Word V

1st Edition

Edited By Mark S. Burrows, Hilary Davies, Josephine von Zitzewitz
September 28, 2020

This book explores the prophetic characteristics of literature, particularly poetry, that seek to reimagine the world in which it is written. Using theological and philosophical insights it charts the relentless impulse of literature to propose alternative visions, practicable or utopian, and point...

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