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Religion, Gender, and the Public Sphere

Religion, Gender, and the Public Sphere

1st Edition

Edited By Niamh Reilly, Stacey Scriver
February 12, 2018

The re-emergence of religion as a significant cultural, social and political, force is not gender neutral. Tensions between claims for women’s equality and the rights of sexual minorities on one side and the claims of religions on the other side are well-documented across all major religions and ...

Sainthood and Race Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

Sainthood and Race: Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

1st Edition

Edited By Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd
February 12, 2018

In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study. ...

A Theology of Community Organizing Power to the People

A Theology of Community Organizing: Power to the People

1st Edition

By Chris Shannahan
February 06, 2018

The rising importance of community organizing in the US and more recently in Britain has coincided with the developing significance of social movements and identity politics, debates about citizenship, social capital, civil society, and religion in the public sphere. At a time when participation in...

William James's Hidden Religious Imagination A Universe of Relations

William James's Hidden Religious Imagination: A Universe of Relations

1st Edition

By Jeremy Carrette
February 06, 2018

This book offers a radical new reading of William James’s work on the idea of ‘religion.’ Moving beyond previous psychological and philosophical interpretations, it uncovers a dynamic, imaginative, and critical use of the category of religion. This work argues that we can only fully understand ...

An Introduction to Jacob Boehme Four Centuries of Thought and Reception

An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception

1st Edition

Edited By Ariel Hessayon, Sarah Apetrei
February 05, 2018

This volume brings together for the first time some of the world’s leading authorities on the German mystic Jacob Boehme, to illuminate his thought and its reception over four centuries for the benefit of students and advanced scholars alike. Boehme’s theosophical works have influenced Western ...

Animal Ethics and Theology The Lens of the Good Samaritan

Animal Ethics and Theology: The Lens of the Good Samaritan

1st Edition

By Daniel Miller
February 05, 2018

In this book, Daniel K. Miller articulates a new vision of human and animal relationships based on the foundational love ethic within Christianity. Framed around Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, Animal Ethics and Theology thoughtfully examines the shortcomings of utilitarian and rights-based ...

Liberal Religion Progressive versions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Liberal Religion: Progressive versions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

1st Edition

By Emanuel de Kadt
January 24, 2018

In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in religion and religious issues. Some have linked this to a neo-liberal form of individualism, while others noted that secularism has left people bereft of a humanly necessary link with the transcendent. The importance of identity issues has ...

Radical Orthodoxy in a Pluralistic World Desire, Beauty, and the Divine

Radical Orthodoxy in a Pluralistic World: Desire, Beauty, and the Divine

1st Edition

By Angus M. Slater
December 13, 2017

Radical Orthodoxy remains an important movement within Christian theology, but does it relate effectively with an increasingly pluralist and secular Western society? Can it authentically communicate the beauty and desire of the divine to such a diverse collection of theological accounts of meaning?...

Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches More than Conjurers

Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches: More than Conjurers

1st Edition

By Margarita Simon Guillory
December 19, 2017

At the core of African American religion’s response to social inequalities has been a symbiotic relationship between socio-political activism and spiritual restoration. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork with African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines ...

Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice Owning and Consuming

Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming

1st Edition

By Paul Babie, Michael Trainor
December 05, 2017

This book compares our contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property—a neoliberal tool with the capacity to ...

European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere Religious Participation in the Arts, Media and Civil Society

European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere: Religious Participation in the Arts, Media and Civil Society

1st Edition

By Asmaa Soliman
December 01, 2017

Anti-Muslim voices have become louder in many places in the midst of ongoing atrocities undertaken in the name of Islam. As a result, much of the creative participation of Western Muslims in the public sphere has become overshadowed. This tendency is not only visible in political discussions and ...

Theology and Civil Society

Theology and Civil Society

1st Edition

Edited By Charles Pemberton
October 30, 2017

From food banks to migrant welcome committees, and community organisers to internet based campaigners, civil society is central to the North Atlantic social landscape. Theology and Civil Society advances our understanding of what civil society is and offers a theologically informed re-imagining of ...

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