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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...

The Abuse of Minors in the Catholic Church Dismantling the Culture of Cover Ups

The Abuse of Minors in the Catholic Church: Dismantling the Culture of Cover Ups

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony J. Blasi, Lluis Oviedo
April 20, 2020

This book offers an academically rigorous examination of the biological, psychological, social and ecclesiastical processes that allowed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to happen and then be covered up. The collected essays provide a means to better assess systemic wrongdoing in religious ...

Freethought and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe The Development of Secularity and Non-Religion

Freethought and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe: The Development of Secularity and Non-Religion

1st Edition

Edited By Tomáš Bubík, Atko Remmel, David Václavík
March 04, 2020

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of atheism, secularity and non-religion in Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In contrast to scholarship that has focused on the ‘decline of religion’ and secularization theory, the book builds upon recent ...

An Ethology of Religion and Art Belief as Behavior

An Ethology of Religion and Art: Belief as Behavior

1st Edition

By Bryan Rennie
February 17, 2020

Drawing from sources including the ethology of art and the cognitive science of religion this book proposes an improved understanding of both art and religion as behaviors developed in the process of human evolution. Looking at both art and religion as closely related, but not identical, behaviors ...

Holocaust Memory and Britain’s Religious-Secular Landscape Politics, Sacrality, And Diversity

Holocaust Memory and Britain’s Religious-Secular Landscape: Politics, Sacrality, And Diversity

1st Edition

By David Tollerton
February 12, 2020

British state-supported Holocaust remembrance has dramatically grown in prominence since the 1990s. This monograph provides the first substantial discussion of the interface between public Holocaust memory in contemporary Britain and the nation’s changing religious-secular landscape. In the first ...

Media and Science-Religion Conflict Mass Persuasion in the Evolution Wars

Media and Science-Religion Conflict: Mass Persuasion in the Evolution Wars

1st Edition

By Thomas Aechtner
January 23, 2020

This book examines why the religion-science skirmishes known as the Evolution Wars have persisted into the 21st century. It does so by considering the influences of mass media in relation to decision-making research and the Elaboration Likelihood Model, one of the most authoritative persuasion ...

Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions Subtle Bodies, Spatial Bodies

Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions: Subtle Bodies, Spatial Bodies

1st Edition

Edited By George Pati, Katherine C. Zubko
October 29, 2019

This volume examines several theoretical concerns of embodiment in the context of Asian religious practice. Looking at both subtle and spatial bodies, it explores how both types of embodiment are engaged as sites for transformation, transaction and transgression. Collectively bridging ancient and ...

Orthodox Christianity and Gender Dynamics of Tradition, Culture and Lived Practice

Orthodox Christianity and Gender: Dynamics of Tradition, Culture and Lived Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Helena Kupari, Elina Vuola
October 21, 2019

The Orthodox Christian tradition has all too often been sidelined in conversations around contemporary religion. Despite being distinct from Protestantism and Catholicism in both theology and practice, it remains an underused setting for academic inquiry into current lived religious practice. This ...

Music, Branding and Consumer Culture in Church Hillsong in Focus

Music, Branding and Consumer Culture in Church: Hillsong in Focus

1st Edition

By Tom Wagner
October 17, 2019

Starting as a single congregation in Australia, Hillsong Church now has campuses worldwide, releases worship music that sells millions of albums and its ministers regularly appear in mainstream media. So, how has a single church gained such international prominence? This book offers an ethnographic...

Religion, Modernity, Globalisation Nation-State to Market

Religion, Modernity, Globalisation: Nation-State to Market

1st Edition

By François Gauthier
September 30, 2019

This book argues that the last four decades have seen profound and important changes in the nature and social location of religion, and that those changes are best understood when cast against the associated rise of consumerism and neoliberalism. These transformations are often misunderstood and ...

Hindi Christian Literature in Contemporary India

Hindi Christian Literature in Contemporary India

1st Edition

By Rakesh Peter-Dass
September 18, 2019

This is the first academic study of Christian literature in Hindi and its role in the politics of language and religion in contemporary India. In public portrayals, Hindi has been the language of Hindus and Urdu the language of Muslims, but Christians have been usually been associated with the ...

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