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  • Metaphysics and Transcendence

    By Arthur Gibson

    Metaphysics and Transcendence takes up this story for the future. Arthur Gibson presents a new metaphysics with a genealogy based on counter-intuition and locates counter-intuition and complexity at the foundations of truth. Having devised fresh concepts on the basis of the new frontiers of science…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
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  • Foucault, Christianity and Interfaith Dialogue

    By Henrique Pinto

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11
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  • Scripturalizing the Human

    The Written as the Political

    Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush

    Scripturalizing the Human is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that reconceptualizes and models "scriptural studies" as a critical, comparative set of practices with broad ramifications for scholars of religion and biblical studies. This critical historical and ethnographic project is…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
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  • Translating Religion

    What is Lost and Gained?

    Edited by Michael DeJonge, Christiane Tietz

    Translating Religion advances thinking about translation as a critical category in religious studies, combining theoretical reflection about processes of translation in religion with focused case studies that are international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. By operating with broad…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
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  • The Origin of Heresy

    A History of Discourse in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

    By Robert M. Royalty

    Heresy is a central concept in the formation of Orthodox Christianity. Where does this notion come from? This book traces the construction of the idea of ‘heresy’ in the rhetoric of ideological disagreements in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian texts and in the development of the polemical…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
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  • Religions in Movement

    The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions

    Edited by Robert W Hefner, John Hutchinson, Sara Mels, Christiane Timmerman

    There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. ‘…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
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  • Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
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  • Judaism and Collective Life

    Self and Community in the Religious Kibbutz

    By Aryei Fishman

    Examining the relationship between Judaism as a religious culture and kibbutz life, this is a ground-breaking work in the research of Judaism.The book takes as its point of departure the historical fact that it was Orthodox pioneers of German origin, in contrast to their Eastern European…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
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  • David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History

    By Daniel Pioske

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about…

    Hardback – 2015-02-24
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  • Negative Theology and Modern French Philosophy

    By Arthur Bradley

    This book provides a significant and insightful exploration of the so-called 'theological turn' in contemporary French thought. The philosopher Jacques Derrida speaks of a deeply ambiguous desire to 'save the name' of God in his work on negative theology, and this desire resonates in different ways…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
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  • Eschatology and the Technological Future

    By Michael S. Burdett

    The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing…

    Hardback – 2014-12-23
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  • Teaching the Historical Jesus

    Issues and Exegesis

    Edited by Zev Garber

    Teaching the Historical Jesus in his Jewish context to students of varied religious backgrounds presents instructors with not only challenges, but also opportunities to sustain interfaith dialogue and foster mutual understanding and respect. This new collection explores these challenges and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-19
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  • Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

    By Richard C. Miller

    This book offers an original interpretation of the origin and early reception of the most fundamental claim of Christianity: Jesus’ resurrection. Richard Miller contends that the earliest Christians would not have considered the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ resurrection to be literal or…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
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  • Making European Muslims

    Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

    Edited by Mark Sedgwick

    Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in…

    Hardback – 2014-09-17
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  • Sainthood and Race

    Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

    Edited by Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd

    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.…

    Hardback – 2014-09-12
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  • Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
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  • Just War and the Ethics of Espionage

    By Darrell Cole

    The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the military. These operations, which often result in the contravening of international law and…

    Hardback – 2014-08-01
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  • Adam Smith as Theologian

    Edited by Paul Oslington

    Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland where Calvinism, Continental natural law theory, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian tradition of scientific natural theology were key to the intellectual lives of his contemporaries. But what impact did these ideas have on Smith’s system? What was Smith’s…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
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  • Material Religion and Popular Culture

    By E. Frances King

    In this study, E. Frances King explores how people first learn to relate to the images and artefacts of religious belief within their domestic environments. As a sense of religious belonging is instilled on a daily basis in the home, it also becomes emotionally linked to family, community, and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
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  • Abrogation in the Qur’an and Islamic Law

    By Louay Fatoohi

    This book examines in detail the concept of "abrogation" in the Qur’an, which has played a major role in the development of Islamic law and has implications for understanding the history and integrity of the Qur’anic text. The term has gained popularity in recent years, as Muslim groups and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
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  • Aquinas and Radical Orthodoxy

    A Critical Inquiry

    By Paul DeHart

    Aquinas and Radical Orthodoxy investigates the encounter of the most vibrant and controversial trend in recent theology with the greatest Christian thinker of the Middle Ages. The book describes Radical Orthodoxy’s orientation and highlights those anti-secular strategies and intellectual influences…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
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  • Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics

    From Creatio Ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius

    By Whitney Bauman

    Winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2009 This book argues that the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) sets up a support system for a "logic of domination" toward human and earth others. Conceptually inspired by the work of theologian Catherine…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
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  • Queering Religion, Religious Queers

    Edited by Yvette Taylor, Ria Snowdon

    This collection considers how religious identity interplays with other forms and contexts of identity, specifically those related to sexual identity. It asks how these intersections are formed, negotiated and resisted across time and places, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and…

    Hardback – 2014-03-03
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  • Science and Religion

    One Planet, Many Possibilities

    Edited by Lucas F. Johnston, Whitney Bauman

    This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18
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  • God and Natural Order

    Physics, Philosophy, and Theology

    By Shaun C. Henson

    In God and Natural Order: Physics, Philosophy, and Theology, Shaun Henson brings a theological approach to bear on contemporary scientific and philosophical debates on the ordered or disordered nature of the universe. Henson engages arguments for a unified theory of the laws of nature, a concept…

    Hardback – 2013-12-16
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  • Contemporary Jewish Writing

    Austria After Waldheim

    By Andrea Reiter

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation…

    Hardback – 2013-11-20
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  • A Theology of Community Organizing

    Power to the People

    By Chris Shannahan

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-04
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  • Religious Ethics and Migration

    Doing Justice to Undocumented Workers

    By Ilsup Ahn

    What does it mean to provide justice for undocumented workers who have been living among us without proper legal documentation? How can we do justice to the undocumented migrants who have been doing the low-skilled, low-paid jobs unwanted by citizens? Why should we even try to do justice for people…

    Hardback – 2013-11-01
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  • Religious Conversion and Identity

    The Semiotic Analysis of Texts

    By Massimo Leone

    The way in which people change and represent their spiritual evolution is often determined by recurrent language structures. Through the analysis of ancient and modern stories and their words and images, this book describes the nature of conversion through explorations of the encounter with the…

    Paperback – 2013-10-25
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  • Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

    By Victor Roudometof

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive…

    Hardback – 2013-10-04
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  • Language, Desire and Theology

    A Genealogy of the Will to Speak

    By Noëlle Vahanian

    This interesting and provocative work develops a new theological approach to language in the light of contemporary critical theory.…

    Paperback – 2013-09-09
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  • An Introduction to Jacob Boehme

    Four Centuries of Thought and Reception

    Edited by Ariel Hessayon, Sarah Apetrei

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-07-18
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  • Religion, Gender, and the Public Sphere

    Edited by Niamh Reilly, Stacey Scriver

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-06-26
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  • Theology and the Arts

    Engaging Faith

    By Ruth Illman, W. Alan Smith

    This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialogue beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. The authors draw upon postmodern, post-secular, feminist, liberation, and dialogical/dialectical philosophy and theology, and their…

    Hardback – 2013-05-08
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  • William James's Hidden Religious Imagination

    A Universe of Relations

    By Jeremy Carrette

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-04-04
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  • The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics

    Extraordinary Movement

    By C.S. Monaco

    The path toward modern Jewish politics, a process that required a dramatic reconstruction of Jewish life, may have emerged during a far earlier time frame and in a different geographic and cultural context than has previously been thought. Drawing upon current sociological understanding of social…

    Hardback – 2012-11-27
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  • Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-06
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  • Theology and the Science of Moral Action

    Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by James A. Van Slyke, Gregory Peterson, Warren S. Brown, Kevin S. Reimer, Michael L Spezio

    The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in scientific approaches to the study of morality. Once understood to be the domain of moral psychology, the newer approach to morality is largely interdisciplinary, driven in no small part by developments in behavioural economics and evolutionary biology…

    Hardback – 2012-10-16
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  • Religion, Language, and Power

    Edited by Nile Green, Mary Searle-Chatterjee

    Religion, Language and Power shows that the language of ‘religion’ is far from neutral, and that the packaging and naming of what English speakers call ‘religious’ groups or identities is imbued with the play of power. Religious Studies has all too often served to amplify voices from other…

    Paperback – 2012-10-10
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  • Christianity, Tolerance and Pluralism

    A Theological Engagement with Isaiah Berlin's Social Theory

    By Michael Jinkins

    This book provides a sustained, critical and theological engagement with arguably the most crucial aspect of contemporary society - its diversity. The author finds in the social theory of Isaiah Berlin a number of fruitful ways to reframe the debate over these questions, and to contribute to a more…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01
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  • A New Science of Religion

    Edited by Greg Dawes, James Maclaurin

    Religious belief, once in the domain of the humanities, has found a new home in the sciences. Promising new developments in the study of religion by cognitive scientists and evolutionary theorists put forward empirical hypotheses regarding the origin, spread, and character of religious beliefs.…

    Hardback – 2012-09-24
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  • Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

    By Stella Lau

    Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty…

    Hardback – 2012-07-26
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  • Animal Ethics and Theology

    The Lens of the Good Samaritan

    By Daniel Miller

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-11-15
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  • The Entangled God

    Divine Relationality and Quantum Physics

    By Kirk Wegter-McNelly

    In The Entangled God, Kirk Wegter-McNelly addresses the age-old theological question of how God is present to the world by constructing a novel, scientifically informed account of the God–world relation. Drawing on recent scientific and philosophical work in "quantum entanglement," Wegter-McNelly…

    Hardback – 2011-08-25
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  • Sufism and Deconstruction

    A Comparative Study of Derrida and Ibn 'Arabi

    By Ian Almond

    Examinung a series of common features in the works of Derrida and the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi, considered to be one of the most influential figures in Islamic thought, the author addresses the significant absence of attention on the relationship between Islam and Derrida. Presenting a…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
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  • Law and Religion

    Edited by Peter Radan

    The intersection of law and religion is a growing area of study for academics working in both subject areas. This book draws together research on several collisions between the two arenas, including a study of religious clauses in the US constitution and the interplay between religion and law in…

    Paperback – 2009-10-13
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  • Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia.…

    Hardback – 2008-12-17
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