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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

1st Edition

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 that involves the sex industry. There are hundreds of religious organizations around the globe who minister with human trafficking survivors and sex ...

Religion, Family, and Chinese Youth Development An Empirical View

Religion, Family, and Chinese Youth Development: An Empirical View

1st Edition

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 ...

Blasphemies Compared Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World

Blasphemies Compared: Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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, ...

Asian Philosophies and the Idea of Religion Beyond Faith and Reason

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

1st Edition

Edited By Sonia Sikka, Ashwani Peetush
May 06, 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 ...

Muslim Minorities and Social Cohesion Cultural Fragmentation in the West

Muslim Minorities and Social Cohesion: Cultural Fragmentation in the West

1st Edition

Edited By Abe Ata
May 06, 2022

This book examines various attempts in the ‘West’ to manage cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity – focusing on Muslim minorities in predominantly non-Muslim societies. An international panel of contributors chart evolving national identities and social values, assessing the way that both ...

Themes in Religion and Human Security in Africa

Themes in Religion and Human Security in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Joram Tarusarira, Ezra Chitando
May 06, 2022

This book reflects on major themes present at the interface between religion and human security in Africa. It probes the extent to which religion is both a threat to and a resource for human security in Africa by examining specific issues occurring across the continent. A team of contributors from...

Vedantic Hinduism in Colonial Bengal Reformed Hinduism and Western Protestantism

Vedantic Hinduism in Colonial Bengal: Reformed Hinduism and Western Protestantism

1st Edition

By Victor A. van Bijlert
May 06, 2022

This book explores the ways in which modern Hindu identities were constructed in the early nineteenth century. It draws parallels between sixteenth and eventeenth Cecntury Protestantism and the rise of modernity in the West, and the Hindu reformation in the nineteenth century which contributed to ...

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

1st Edition

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 ...

Religion, Migration, and Existential Wellbeing

Religion, Migration, and Existential Wellbeing

1st Edition

Edited By Moa Kindström Dahlin, Oscar Larsson, Anneli Winell
April 29, 2022

This book uses the very latest research to examine current interactions between religion, migration and existential wellbeing. In particular, it demonstrates the role of religion and religious organizations in the social, medical and existential wellbeing of immigrants within their host societies. ...

Seeing God in Our Birth Experiences A Psychoanalytic Inquiry into Pre and Perinatal Religious Development.

Seeing God in Our Birth Experiences: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry into Pre and Perinatal Religious Development.

1st Edition

By Helen Holmes
April 29, 2022

There has been a recent surge in the examination of the evolutionary roots of religious belief, all trying to identify where the human desire to seek the supernatural and the divine comes from. This book adds a new and innovative perspective to this line of thought by being the first to link ...

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