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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

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Mark S. Burrows, Hilary Davies, Josephine von Zitzewitz
September 29, 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...

Religion, Migration and Existential Wellbeing

Religion, Migration and Existential Wellbeing

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Moa Kindström Dahlin, Oscar Larsson, Anneli Winell
September 28, 2020

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....

Muslim Minorities and Social Cohesion: Cultural Fragmentation in the West

Muslim Minorities and Social Cohesion: Cultural Fragmentation in the West

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Abe W. Ata
September 23, 2020

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...

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

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Anoush Ehteshami, Amjed Rasheed, Juline Beaujouan
July 03, 2020

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...

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.

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Helen Holmes
June 29, 2020

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...

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

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Anthony J. Blasi, Lluis Oviedo
April 17, 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

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Tomáš Bubík, Atko Remmel, David Václavík
February 28, 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

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Bryan Rennie
February 19, 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

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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

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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

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George Pati, Katherine C. Zubko
October 30, 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

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Helena Kupari, Elina Vuola
October 23, 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...

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