• Religious Studies
  • Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions by Helen Rose Ebaugh

    By Helen Rose Ebaugh

    Over the last 20 years, faith as a predictor of social behaviors has been more and more documented in social arenas. conventional relationships among faith and kinfolk, vote casting styles, race and schooling were good famous. extra lately, stories convey the nearer dating with overall healthiness behaviors, gender scripts, styles of crime and deviance, army rituals, activities, felony judgements, lifestyles direction behaviors and non secular styles one of the new immigrants.

    The instruction manual of faith and Social associations offers a complete, modern evaluate of the intersection of faith with significant social associations. instead of being narrowly pitched to sociologists of faith, the most important viewers for the publication is social scientists who're attracted to selecting and figuring out what's recognized approximately ways that faith pertains to the categorical establishment which they're instructing and/or within which they're engaging in learn. every one bankruptcy will evaluate stories that discover ways that faith intersects with one particular establishment.

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  • Libya in the Arab Spring: The Constitutional Discourse since by Nadine Schnelzer

    By Nadine Schnelzer

    This ebook sketches the discourse a few new structure in Libya because 2011. making use of a discourse analytical technique, the writer identifies societal cleavages that experience come to the fore in Libya’s transitional interval. the talk has excited by democracy, federalism, decentralisation and localisation, the function of faith, ladies in politics in addition to ethnic minorities. The techniques to make sure illustration within the constitutional strategy have integrated civil disobedience, affirmative motion and strength. the consequences of elevating calls for in those methods were adjustments within the constitutional strategy and institutional layout of Libya’s meantime political associations instead of gives you that exact calls for as to the content material of the structure will be met. the final prevention of a public discourse and pageant alongside societal cleavages below Gaddafi’s totalitarian ideology has led to an all-out resurgence of splits alongside ethnic, nearby and different lines.

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  • Baby, You are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology by Marie Cartier

    By Marie Cartier

    Baby, you're My Religion argues that American butch-femme bar tradition of the mid-20th Century could be interpreted as a sacred area for its group. sooner than Stonewall—when homosexuals have been nonetheless deemed mentally ill—these bars have been the one position the place many may have any neighborhood in any respect. Baby, you're My Religion explores this group as a website of a lived corporeal theology and political area. It unearths that spiritual associations equivalent to the Metropolitan group Church have been based in such bars, that conventional and non-traditional spiritual actions came about there, and that spiritual ceremonies akin to marriage have been usually carried out in the bars by means of employees. Baby, you're My Religion examines how those bars turned not just ecclesiastical websites but in addition supplied the fertile floor for the start of the fight for homosexual and lesbian civil rights earlier than Stonewall.

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  • The Presence of Light : Divine Radiance and Religious by Matthew T. Kapstein

    By Matthew T. Kapstein

    There's might be no better consistent in spiritual instinct and event than the presence of sunshine. In religious traditions East and West, gentle is not just ubiquitous yet anything that assumes strikingly comparable varieties in altogether various ancient and cultural settings. This research examines gentle as a side of religiously valued reviews and its entailments for mystical theology, philosophy, politics, and non secular art.

    The essays during this quantity make an enormous contribution to non secular reports via offering that it really is deceptive to conceive of spiritual adventure by way of an irreconcilable dichotomy among universality and cultural development. An esteemed workforce of individuals, representing the examine of Asian and Western non secular traditions from quite a number disciplinary views, means that awareness to numerous types of divine radiance indicates that there's certainly a number of rules that, if no longer common, are however very broadly happening and amenable to fruitful comparative inquiry. What effects is a piece of large scope, demonstrating compelling cross-connections that may be of worth to students of comparative religions, mysticism, and the connection among paintings and the sacred.

    Contributors:
    * Catherine B. Asher
    * Raoul Birnbaum
    * Sarah Iles Johnston
    * Matthew T. Kapstein
    * Andrew Louth
    * Paul E. Muller-Ortega
    * Elliot R. Wolfson
    * Mimi corridor Yiengpruksawan* Hossein Ziai

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  • Religion and Transhumanism: The Unknown Future of Human by Calvin Mercer, Tracy J. Trothen

    By Calvin Mercer, Tracy J. Trothen

    Should know-how be used to enhance human colleges resembling cognition and sturdiness? This thought-provoking discussion among "transhumanism" and faith examines enhancement applied sciences which can substantially adjust the human species.

    • Introduces a few of the toughest and such a lot urgent matters that might make sure the way forward for the human race

    • Examines present scholarly questions and techniques approximately transhumanism

    • Asks new questions relative to the intersection of human enhancement and religion

    • Explores what it skill to be human in a technologically altering world

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  • Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Vol. 2 by Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibai, Brigitte Maréchal and

    By Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibai, Brigitte Maréchal and Christian Moe Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen

    The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe presents an updated account of the placement of Muslims in Europe. protecting forty six nations of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals, the Yearbook includes 3 sections: the 1st part provides a country-by-country precis of crucial info with simple facts with reviews in their reliability, surveys of criminal prestige and preparations, agencies, and so on. info were pointed out to this point from the 1st quantity. the second one part includes research and examine articles on matters and issues of present relevance written via specialists within the box. the ultimate part offers experiences of lately released books of value. The Yearbook is a crucial resource of reference for presidency and NGO officers, reporters, and coverage makers in addition to researchers

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  • Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the by Michael BURLEIGH

    By Michael BURLEIGH

    A big paintings taking off the inextricable hyperlink among politics and faith during the last centuries, from the French Revolution to the current day's battle on Terror. during this astounding and highly suitable publication Michael Burleigh explores the best way faith, commonly construed, features inside of eu societies. 'Earthly Powers' is an exam of the politics of faith and the faith of politics in Europe from the French Revolution till the nice battle. Its brilliant scope encompasses the philosophers of the Enlightenment and the effect of thinkers like de Maistre and de Bonald and Lamennais, in addition to the pseudo-religious elements of Marxism. It seems at painters like Zoffany and David and analyses their representations in their instances. It considers the exploits of O'Connell, hero of Catholic Emancipation, Mazzini, Mickiewicz and Garibaldi, and is going through 19th century English and Russian literature, to the epic struggles among Church and nation, and the increase of Christian socialism. It concludes with the appearance of the 'old stone gods' that heralded the totalitarian political religions of the 20th-century. all through, Burleigh's writing isn't under superb and soaking up, dealing with a welter of rules and ancient element with self assurance, verve and class. he's consistently revealing and unique, displaying us the deeper workings of heritage in a manner we have now by no means visible earlier than. It confirms him as one in all Europe's maximum glossy historians.

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