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Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa: Saving Souls, Prolonging Lives

by Rijk van Dijk, Hansjörg Dilger & Marian Burchardt

This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious...


Religion in Public and Private Life (Routledge Revivals)

by Clarke E. Cochran

Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran's interdisciplinary study...


Religions of South Africa (Routledge Revivals)

by David Chidester

First published in 1992, this title explores the religious diversity of South Africa, organizing it into a single coherent narrative and providing the first comparative study and introduction to the topic. David...


Transnational Cinema and Ideology: Representing Religion, Identity and Cultural Myths

by Milja Radovic

Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of 'transnational' rather than national cinema. This book is positioned...


From Religious Empires to Secular States: State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia

by Birol Baskan

In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The...


Religion in the New Europe

by Olivier Roy, Charles Taylor, Nilüfer GÖLE & Krzysztof Michalski et al.

The articles in this volume deal with the role of Christianity in the definition of European identity. Europeans often identify advanced civilizations with secularity. But religion is very much alive in other...


Religion 101: From Allah to Zen Buddhism, an Exploration of the Key People, Practices, and Beliefs That Have Shaped the Religions of

by Peter Archer

Discover the origins and traditions of world religions!

With so many religions in the world, it isn't always easy to recall each faith's key influences, spiritual figures, and dogmas. Written in easy-to-understand...


Shaman's Dream: The Modoc War

by Lu Mattson

Shaman's Dream : the Modoc War is a literary non-fiction account of the 1873 standoff between besieged Modoc Indians and the United States Army on the California/Oregon border. The book – a kaleidoscope of...


Women, Sex, & the Church

by Erika Bachiochi

The contributors to Women, Sex, and the Church challenge the common misconception that Catholic teachings are anti-women and anti-sex. Instead, these women explore how controversial teachings on abortion, sex,...


The Theology of the Body Made Simple

by Anthony Percy

This is a simple introduction to the basic premise of the theology of the body. It explains how our bodies are symbolic, free, meant for love, and redeemed by Christ. It presents unambiguous reasons for the...


God and Evolution? Science Meets Faith

by Gerard M., Dr. Verschuuren

Meet the “match made in heaven” between religion and science as they harmoniously converge through exploring the Catholic view on God and evolution. Author Dr. Verschuuren, a practicing Catholic and human...


In Defense of Civility: How Religion Can Unite America on Seven Moral Issues That Divide Us

by James Calvin Davis

From "the big four" (abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, and stem-cell research) to war, poverty, and the environment, this timely book considers religion's impact on moral debates in America's past and present....


Religion and Psychoanalysis in India: Critical Clinical Practice

by Sabah Siddiqui

Religion and Psychoanalysis in India questions the assumptions of an established scientific, evidence-based global mental health paradigm by examining the practices of faith-based healing. It proposes that human...


Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

by Celia Deane-Drummond & Sigurd Bergmann

The capacity of human beings to invent, construct and use technical artifacts is a hugely consequential factor in the evolution of society, and in the entangled relations between humans, other creatures and...


The Making of a Postsecular Society: A Durkheimian Approach to Memory, Pluralism and Religion in Turkey

by Massimo Rosati

Drawing on the thought of Durkheim, this volume focuses on societal changes at the symbolic level to develop a new conceptualisation of the emergence of postsecular societies. Neo-Durkheimian categories are...


Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countries

by Greg Simons & David Westerlund

The increasing significance and visibility of relationships between religion and public arenas and institutions following the fall of communism in Europe provide the core focus of this fascinating book. Leading...


The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion

by Roger Trigg & Justin L. Barrett

The cognitive science of religion is a new discipline that looks at the roots of religious belief in the cognitive architecture of the human mind. The Roots of Religion deals with the philosophical and theological...


The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe: Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization

by Olaf Müller & Detlef Pollack

Engaging with some of the central issues in the sociology of religion, this volume investigates the role and significance of churches and religion in contemporary Western and Eastern Europe. Based on an extensive...


Ways of Meeting and the Theology of Religions

by David Cheetham

Exploring the different points of view and 'tones of voice' adopted in theology for the meeting of religions, this book presents a contemporary philosophical and theological engagement with key issues of how...


Visions of Peace: Asia and The West

by Vicki A. Spencer & Takashi Shogimen

Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the diversity of past conceptualizations as well as the remarkable continuity in the hope for peace across global intellectual traditions. Current literature, prompted...