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Gilgamesh
Translation by Stephen Mitchell
Profile Books, 2004, geb, 292 pp, € 19.00, 9781861977182
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Het epos van Gilgames
vertaald, ingeleid en geannoteerd door H. Vanstiphout
SUN, 2001/2002, pap, 302 pp, € 30.50, 9789058751010
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Het Gilgamesj epos
vertaling: T. de Feyter
Ambo/Anthos, 2001, pap, 156 pp, € 19.95, 9789026319341
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Het Gilgamesj-epos
te bestellen
Athenaeum - Polak & van Gennep, 2011, geb, 160p, € 19.95, 9789025368418
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Kalender fur das Jahr 2011. Feste und Feiertage der Religionen der Welt
In einer Zeit, in der unterschiedliche Kulturen und Religionen einander immer stärker begegnen, informiert der Kalender tagtäglich über die Feste und Feiertage der Religionen der Welt und gibt eine Orientierung in den jeweiligen Jahresabläufen.
Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2010, geb, 280 pp, € 17.90, 9783458710295
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Religie aan het begin van de 21ste eeuw
Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, 2009, pap, 144 pp, € 33.95, geen isbn
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What the World Believes. Analysis and Commentary on the Religion Monitor 2008
B1817
Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2009, geb, 768 pp, € 47.90, 9783892049890
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Abel, E. L.
Death Gods. An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead
Greenwood Press, 2009, geb, 167 pp, € 48.90, 9780313357121
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Abeysekara, A.
The Politics of Postsecular Religion { Mourning Secular Futures }
Columbia UP, 2008, geb, 324 pp, € 44.50, 9780231142908
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Abram, C.
Myths of the Pagan North
This is an engaging account of the world of the Vikings and their gods. As the Vikings began to migrate overseas as raiders or settlers in the late eighth century, there is evidence that this new way of life, centred on warfare, commerce and exploration, brought with it a warrior ethos that gradually became codified in the Viking myths, notably in the cult of Odin, the god of war, magic and poetry, and chief god in the Norse pantheon. The twelfth and thirteenth centuries, when most of Scandinavia had long since been converted to Christianity, form perhaps the most important era in the history of Norse mythology: only at this point were the myths of Thor, Freyr and Odin first recorded in written form. Using archaeological sources to take us further back in time than any written document, the accounts of foreign writers like the Roman historian Tacitus, and the most important repository of stories of the gods, old Norse poetry and the Edda, Christopher Abram leads the reader into the lost world of the Norse gods.
Continuum, 2011, geb, 240 pp, € 27.95, 9781847252470
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Abramson, G. and H. Kilpatrick (eds.)
Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literatures
by order / te bestellen
Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures, Routledge, 2005, geb, 325 pp, € 106.00, 0415350212
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Abucharaf, R.
Female Circumcision. Multicultural Perspectives
Bolokoli, khifad, tahara, tahoor, qudiin, irua, bondo, kuruna, negekorsigin, and kene-kene are a few of the terms used in local African languages to denote a set of cultural practices collectively known as female circumcision. Practiced in many countries across Africa and Asia, this ritual is hotly debated. Supporters regard it as a central coming-of-age ritual that ensures chastity and promotes fertility. Human rights groups denounce the procedure as barbaric. It is estimated that between 100 million and 130 million girls and women today have undergone forms of this genital surgery.

Female Circumcision gathers together African activists to examine the issue within its various cultural and historical contexts, the debates on circumcision regarding African refugee and immigrant populations in the United States, and the human rights efforts to eradicate the practice.

This work brings African women's voices into the discussion, foregrounds indigenous processes of social and cultural change, and demonstrates the manifold linkages between respect for women's bodily integrity, the empowerment of women, and democratic modes of economic development.

This volume does not focus narrowly on female circumcision as a set of ritualized surgeries sanctioned by society. Instead, the contributors explore a chain of connecting issues and processes through which the practice is being transformed in local and transnational contexts. The authors document shifts in local views to highlight processes of change and chronicle the efforts of diverse communities as agents in the process of cultural and social transformation.

Pennsylvania studies in Human Rights, Pennsylvania UP, 2007, pap, 296 pp, € 25.50, 9780812219418
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Achterhuis, Hans, B. de Graaff, G. van Tillo
Grenzen aan geweld
Verkenningen 6, Edmund Husserl-Stichting, 2010, pap, 66 pp, € 12.50, 9789075701333
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Addo, E. I. K.
Worldview, Way of Life and Worship. the Continuing Encounter between the Christian Faith and Ga Religion and Culture
Tb.
Boekencentrum, 2009, pap, 432 pp, € 28.50, 9789023923732
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Adeney, F.S. & A. Sharma (eds)
Christianity and Human Rights. Influences & Issues
BY ORDER
SUNY, 2007, pap, 228 pp, € 26.90, 9780791469521
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Adogame, Afe
The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity
The last three decades have witnessed a rapid proliferation of African Christian communities, particularly in Europe and North American diaspora, thus resulting in the remapping of old religious landscapes. This migratory trend and development bring to the fore the crucial role, functions and import of religious symbolic systems in new geo-cultural contexts. The trans-national linkages between African-led churches in the countries of origin (Africa) and the "host" societies are assuming increasing importance for African immigrants. The links and networks that are established and maintained between these contexts are of immense religious, cultural, economic, political and social importance. This suggests how African Christianities can be understood within processes of religious transnationalism and African modernity. Based on extensive religious ethnography undertaken by the author among African Christian communities in Europe, the USA and Africa in the last 17 years, this book maps and describes the incipience and consolidation of new brands of African Christianities in diaspora. The book demonstrates how African Christianities are negotiating and assimilating notions of the global while maintaining their local identities.
Continuum-Bloomsbury, 2013, pap, 259 pp, € 31.00, 9781441136671
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Adogame, A. ,Gerloff, R. and Hock, K. (eds)
Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora. The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage
Continuum Religious Studies, Continuum, 2008, geb, 354 pp, € 105.00, 9781847063175
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Aerts, M. & M. van den Haak (red.)
Popvirus. Popularisering van religie en cultuur
Aksant, 2009, pap, 158 pp, € 19.90, 9789052603551
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Afdal, G.
Researching Religious Education as a Social Practice
Tb
Religious Diversity and Education in Europe, Band 20, Waxmann, 2010, 160 pp, € 28.50, 9783830924746
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Albala, K., T. Eden (ed.)
Food and Faith in Christian Culture
Without a uniform dietary code, Christians around the world used food in strikingly different ways, developing widely divergent practices that spread, nurtured, and strengthened their religious beliefs and communities. Featuring never-before published essays, this anthology follows the intersection of food and faith from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, charting the complex relationship among religious eating habits and politics, culture, and social structure. Theoretically rich and full of engaging portraits, essays consider the rise of food buying and consumerism in the fourteenth century, the Reformation ideology of fasting and its resulting sanctions against sumptuous eating, the gender and racial politics of sacramental food production in colonial America, and the struggle to define "enlightened" Lenten dietary restrictions in early modern France. Essays on the nineteenth century explore the religious implications of wheat growing and breadmaking among New Zealand's Maori population and the revival of the Agape meal, or love feast, among American brethren in Christ Church. Twentieth-century topics include the metaphysical significance of vegetarianism, the function of diet in Greek Orthodoxy, American Christian weight loss programs, and the practice of silent eating rituals among English Benedictine monks. Two introductory essays detail the key themes tying these essays together and survey food's role in developing and disseminating the teachings of Christianity, not to mention providing a tangible experience of faith.
Arts and Traditions on the Table. Perspectives on Culinary History, Columbia UP, 2012, pap, 265 pp, € 26.50, 9780231149976
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Albera, D., and Maria Couroucli
Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean. Christians, Muslims, and Jews at Shrines and Sanctuaries
While devotional practices are usually viewed as mechanisms for reinforcing religious boundaries, in the multicultural, multi-confessional world of the Eastern Mediterranean, shared shrines sustain inter-communal and inter-religious contact among groups. Heterodox, marginal, and largely ignored by central authorities, these practices persist despite aggressive, homogenizing nationalist movements. This volume challenges much of the received wisdom concerning the three major monotheistic religions and the "clash of civilizations." Contributors examine intertwined religious traditions along the shores of the Near East from North Africa to the Balkans.
Indiana UP, 2012, geb, 280 pp, € 71.95, 9780253356338
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Albers, I.
De dorsvloer van de Jebusiet. De betekenis van heiligdommen in de westerse cultuur
Meinema, 2009, pap, 264 pp, € 18.90, 9789021141923
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Ali, T.
Conversations with Edward Said
BY ORDER
Seagull, 2005, geb, 128 pp, € 22.95, 1905422040 / 9781905422043
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Allen, D.
Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade.
Routledge, 2002, pap, 375 pp, € 35.90, 9780415939393
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Alles, G.D. (ed.)
Religious Studies. A Global View
Routledge, 2008/2010, pap, 353p, € 34.00, 9780415567671
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Allitt, P.
Religion in America since 1945: A history
Columbia Histories of Modern American Life, Columbia UP, 2004, geb, 313 pp, € 36.00, 9780231121545
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Almond, G.A., R.S. Appleby & E. Sivan
Strong Religion. The Rise of Fundamentalism around the World.
Chicago UP, 2003, pap, 281 pg, € 22.90, 0226014983 / 9780226014982
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Alphen, E van, M. Bal, & C. Smith (eds)
The Rhetoric of Sincerity
Cultural Memory in the Present Series, Stanford UP, 2009, pap, 338 pp, € 31.90, 9780804763028
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Ammerman, N.T.
Pillars of Faith. American Congregations and their Partners
California UP, 2005, pap, 343 pp, € 26.00, 0520243129 / 9780520243125
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Anderson, A., M. Bergunder, A. Droogers, C. van der Lasan (eds)
Studying Global Pentecostalism. Theories and Methods
B2448
California UP, 2010, pap, 325 pp, € 23.90, 9780520266629
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Anderson, J.
Religious Liberty in Transitional Societies. The Politics of Religion
Cambridge UP, 2003, geb, 219 pp, € 74.90, 9780521823968
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Anderson, L. M., P. D. Young (eds.)
Women and Religious Traditions. Second Edition
B2452
Oxford UP, 2010, pap, 350 pp, € 50.90, 9780195432015
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Anderson, L.M. & P.D. Young (eds)
Women and Religious Traditions
Oxford UP, 2004, pap, 272 pp, € 32.50, 9780195417548
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Anderson, R.T. & T. Giles
Tradition Kept: The Literature of the Samaritans
Hendrickson Publishers, 2005, geb, 432 pp, € 34.50, 9781565637474
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Antoun, R.T.
Understanding Fundamentalism. Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements
BY ORDER
Altamira Press, 2001, pap, 181 pp, € 28.00, 0759100063 / 9780759100060
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Apffel-Marglin, F.
Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World
Even in the twenty-first century some two-thirds of the world's peoples--the world's social majority--quietly live in non-modern, non-cosmopolitan places. In such places the multitudinous voices of the spirits, deities, and other denizens of the other-than-human world continue to be heard, continue to be loved or feared or both, continue to accompany the human beings in all their activities. In this book, Frederique Apffel-Marglin draws on a lifetime of work with the indigenous peoples of Peru and India to support her argument that the beliefs, values, and practices of such traditional peoples are "eco-metaphysically true." In other words, they recognize that human beings are in communion with other beings in nature that have agency and are kinds of spiritual intelligences, with whom humans can be in relationship and communion. Ritual is the medium for communicating, reciprocating, creating and working with the other-than-humans, who daily remind the humans that the world is not for humans' exclusive use. Apffel-Marglin argues moreover, that when such relationships are appropriately robust, human lifeways are rich, rewarding, and in the contemporary jargon, environmentally sustainable.
Oxford Ritual Studies Series, Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 255 pp, € 82.50, 9780199793853
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Arbuckle, Gerald A.
Culture, Inculturation, and Theologians: A Postmodern Critique
Michael Glazier Liturgical Press, 2010, pap, 232 pp, € 24.95, 9780814654583
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Armour, E.T. & S.M.St Ville (eds)
Bodily Creations. Religion and Judith Butler
BY ORDER
Gender, Theory and Religion Series, Columbia UP, 2006, pap, 311 pp, € 27.90, 023113407x / 9780231134071
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Armstrong, Karen
Compassie
De Bezige Bij, 2011, geb, 239 pp, € 19.90, 9789023459736
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Armstrong, Karen
De kwestie God. De toekomst van de religie
In de jaren zestig van de vorige eeuw leek het erop dat het secularisme de nieuwe ideologie zou worden en dat religie had afgedaan. Maar God is terug: een toenemend aantal mensen ziet religie als een stuwende kracht in hun persoonlijke leven en ook in het openbare leven is er sprake van een opleving van de religie. Tegelijkertijd is er sprake van een sterk toenemend antireligieus sentiment: schrijvers als Richard Dawkins en Christopher Hitchens keren zich fel tegen oude en nieuwe godsdienstigheden. Karen Armstrong onderzoekt in haar nieuwe boek de rol van godsdienst in het verleden, beschrijft de ontwikkeling ervan in onze moderne tijd, brengt de heersende vooroordelen en vooronderstellingen van gelovigen en nietgelovigen in kaart en gaat mogelijkheden na voor een nieuwe manier van geloven, die het beste van de traditie incorporeert en oplossingen biedt voor de problemen van onze tijd. Armstrong concentreert zich daarbij op christendom, jodendom en islam, maar refereert ook aan boeddhisme, hindoeisme en Chinese spiritualiteit.
De Bezige Bij, 2009, geb, 448 pp, € 27.50, 9789023441984
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Armstrong, Karen
De kwestie God. De toekomst van de religie
In de jaren zestig van de vorige eeuw leek het erop dat het secularisme de nieuwe ideologie zou worden en dat religie had afgedaan. Maar God is terug: een toenemend aantal mensen ziet religie als een stuwende kracht in hun persoonlijke leven en ook in het openbare leven is er sprake van een opleving van de religie. Tegelijkertijd is er sprake van een sterk toenemend antireligieus sentiment: schrijvers als Richard Dawkins en Christopher Hitchens keren zich fel tegen oude en nieuwe godsdienstigheden. Karen Armstrong onderzoekt in haar nieuwe boek de rol van godsdienst in het verleden, beschrijft de ontwikkeling ervan in onze moderne tijd, brengt de heersende vooroordelen en vooronderstellingen van gelovigen en nietgelovigen in kaart en gaat mogelijkheden na voor een nieuwe manier van geloven, die het beste van de traditie incorporeert en oplossingen biedt voor de problemen van onze tijd. Armstrong concentreert zich daarbij op christendom, jodendom en islam, maar refereert ook aan boeddhisme, hindoeisme en Chinese spiritualiteit.
De Bezige Bij, 2009, pap, 448 pp, € 22.50, 9789023451556
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Armstrong, Karen
De strijd om God. Een geschiedenis van het fundamentalisme
zesde druk
Bezige Bij, 2011, pap, 493 pp, € 17.50, 9789023464020
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Armstrong, Karen
Mythen. Een geschiedenis
Mythen, De Bezige Bij, 2008, pap, 151 pp, € 14.90, 9789023418016
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Armstrong, Karen
The Case for God
A.A. Knopf, 2009, geb, 406 pp, € 27.50, 9780307269188
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Armstrong, Karen
The Case for God: What Religion Really Means
Vintage, 2009, pap, 384 pp, € 17.95, 9781847920355
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Armstrong, Karen
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Knopf, 2011, geb, 222 pp, € 25.00, 9780307595591
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Arnal, William E., Russell T. McCutcheon
Sacred is the Profane: The Political Nature of Religion
The Sacred is the Profane collects nine essays written over several years by William Arnal and Russell McCutcheon, specialists in two very different areas of the field (one, a scholar of Christian origins and the other working on the history of the modern study of religion). They share a convergent perspective: not simply that both the category and concept "religion" is a construct, something that we cannot assume to be "natural" or universal, but also that the ability to think and act "religiously" is, quite specifically, a modern, political category in its origins and effects, the mere by-product of modern secularism. These collected essays, substantially rewritten for this volume, advance current scholarly debates on secularism-debates which, the authors argue, insufficiently theorize the sacred/secular, church/state, and private/public binaries by presupposing religion (often under the guise of such terms as "religiosity," "faith," or "spirituality") to historically precede the nation-state. The essays return, again and again, to the question of what "religion"--word and concept--accomplishes, now, for those who employ it, whether at the popular, political, or scholarly level. The focus here for two writers from seemingly different fields is on the efficacy, costs, and the tactical work carried out by dividing the world between religious and political, church and state, sacred and profane. As the essays make clear, this is no simple matter. Part of the reason for the incoherence and at the same time the stubborn persistence of both the word and idea of "religion" is precisely its multi-faceted nature, its plurality, its amenability to multiple and often self-contradictory uses.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 240 pp, € 31.00, 9780199757121
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Arnal,William E. , Willi Braun, Russell T. McCutcheon (eds)
Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion
Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion presents a provocative critique of the unwillingness of modern scholars to publically distinguish research into comparative religion from confessional studies written within denominationally-affiliated institutions. The book offers the 19th Century founders of the study of religion as a bracing corrective to contemporary timidity. The issue was analysed and documented by Wiebe a quarter of a century ago. Here, marking Wiebe's work, a wide range of contributors reassess the methodology and ambition of contemporary religious research. The book argues that conceptualizing religion as part of the world of human action and experience is the first requirement of the study of religion.
Equinox, 2012, geb, 243 pp, € 84.50, 9781845538989
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Arnold, Martin
Thor. Myth to Marvel
This is an exploration of how the legend of Thor has been adopted, adapted and transformed through history. The myths of the Norse god Thor were preserved in the Icelandic Eddas, set down in the early Middle Ages. The bane of giants and trolls, Thor was worshipped as the last line of defence against all that threatened early Nordic society. Thor's significance persisted long after the Christian conversion and, in the mid-eighteenth century, Thor resumed a symbolic prominence among northern countries. Admired and adopted in Scandinavia and Germany, he became central to the rhetoric of national romanticism and to more belligerent assertions of nationalism. Resurrected in the latter part of the twentieth century in "Marvel Magazine", Thor was further transformed into an articulation both of an anxious male sexuality and of a parallel nervousness regarding American foreign policy. Martin Arnold explores the extraordinary regard in which Thor has been held since medieval times and considers why and how his myth has been adopted, adapted and transformed.
Continuum, 2011, pap, 225p, € 27.50, 9781441135421
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Arvidsson, S.
Aryan Idols. Indo-European Mythology as Ideology and Science
Chicago UP, 2006, geb, 354 pp, € 49.90, 9780226028606
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Arweck, E., W. Keenan (eds)
Materializing Religion. Expression, Performance and Ritual
The material symbol has become central to understanding religion in late modernity. Overtly theological approaches use words to express the values and faith of a religion, but leave out the 'incarnation' of religion in the behavioural, performative, or audio-visual form. This book explores the lived expression of religion through its material expression, demonstrating how religion and spirituality are given form, and are thus far from being detached or ethereal. Cutting across cultures, senses, disciplines and faiths, the contributors register the variety in which religions and religious groups express the sacred and numinous. Including chapters on music, architecture, festivals, ritual, artefacts, dance, dress and magic, this book offers an invaluable resource to students of sociology and anthropology of religion, art, culture, history, liturgy, theories of late modern culture, and religious studies.
Ashgate, 2006, geb, € 71.50, 9780754650942
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Asad, Talal
Formations of the Secular. Christianity, Islam, Modernity
Opening with the provocative query 'what might an anthropology of the secular look like?' this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East.

Talal Asad proceeds to dismantle commonly held assumptions about the secular and the terrain it allegedly covers. He argues that while anthropologists have oriented themselves to the study of the 'strangeness of the non-European world' and to what are seen as non-rational dimensions of social life (things like myth, taboo, and religion),the modern and the secular have not been adequately examined.

The conclusion is that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational. It is a category with a multi-layered history, related to major premises of modernity, democracy, and the concept of human rights. This book will appeal to anthropologists, historians, religious studies scholars, as well as scholars working on modernity.

Cultural Memory in the Present Series, Stanford UP, 2003, pap, 269pp, € 29.50, 9780804747684
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Asad, Talal
Genealogies of Religion. Discipline and Reason of Power in Christianity and Islam
In Geneologies of Religion, Talal Asad explores how religion as a historical category emerged in the West and has come to be applied as a universal concept. The idea that religion has undergone a radical change since the Christian Reformation-from totalitarian and socially repressive to private and relatively benign-is a familiar part of the story of secularization. It is often invokved to explain and justify the liberal politics and world view of modernity. And it leads to the view that "politicized religions" threaten both reason and liberty. Asad's essays explore and question all these assumptions. He argues that "religion" is a construction of European modernity, a construction that authorizes-for Westerners and non-Westerners alike-particular forms of "history making".
John Hopkins UP, 1993, pap, 335 pp, € 28.50, 9780801846328
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Asad, Talal, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood
Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech
In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values. Taking the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammad as a point of departure, Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Saba Mahmood inquire into the evaluative frameworks at stake in understanding the conflicts between blasphemy and free speech, between religious taboos and freedoms of thought and expression, and between secular and religious world views. Is the language of the law an adequate mechanism for the adjudication of such conflicts? What other modes of discourse are available for the navigation of such differences in multicultural and multi-religious societies? What is the role of critique in such an enterprise? These are among the pressing questions this volume addresses.
The Townsend Papers in the Humanities No. 2, California UP, 2009, pap, 154 pp, € 17.50, 9780982329412
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Ashcraft-Eason, L., D.C. Martin, O. Olademo (eds)
Women and New and Africana Religions
B2090
Women and Religion in the World, ABC-CLIO, 2010, geb, 336 pp, € 44.00, 9780275991562
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Asselt, W. van, P. van Geest, D. Mueller & T. Salemink (eds)
Iconoclasm and Iconoclash: Struggle for Religious Identity
Jewish & Christian Perspectives 14, Brill, 2007, geb, 504 pp, € 181.00, 9789004161955
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Assmann , J.
Cultural Memory and Early Civilization: Writing, Remembrance, and Political Imagination
Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book presents a groundbreaking theoretical analysis of memory, identity and culture. It investigates how cultures remember, arguing that human memory exists and is communicated in two ways, namely inter-human interaction and in external systems of notation, such as writing, which can span generations. Dr Assmann defines two theoretical concepts of cultural memory, differentiating between the long-term memory of societies, which can span up to 3,000 years, and communicative memory, which is typically restricted to 80 to 100 years. He applies this theoretical framework to case studies of four specific cultures, illustrating the function contexts and specific achievements, including the state, international law, religion and science. Ultimately, his research demonstrates that memory is not simply a means of retaining information, but rather a force that can shape cultural identity and allow cultures to respond creatively to both daily challenges and catastrophic changes.
Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 318 pp, € 26.00, 9780521188029
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Assmann, J.
Religio duplex. Agyptische Mysterien und europaische Aufklarung
Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2010, geb, 507 pp, € 36.95, 9783458710325
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Assmann, J.
Religion and Cultural Memory: Ten Studies
Cultural Memory in the Present, Stanford UP, 2006, pap, 222 pp, € 29.00, 9780804745239
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Assmann, J. & H. Strohm (Hg.)
Magie und Religion
B2447
Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2010, pap, 220p, € 34.00, 9783770548774
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Atchley, J.A
Encountering the Secular. Philosophical Endeavors in Religion and Culture
by order
Studies in Religion and Culture, University of Virginia Press, 2009, geb, 181 pp, € 62.00, 9780813927817
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Atchley, J.A
Encountering the Secular. Philosophical Endeavors in Religion and Culture
by order
Studies in Religion and Culture, University of Virginia Press, 2009, pap, 181pp, € 24.50, 9780813927824
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Audi, R. & N. Woltertorff
Religion in the Public Square. The Place of Religious Convictions in Political Debate
Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, pap, 180pp, € 25.90, 9780847683420
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Aune, K., S. Sharma & G. Vincett (eds)
Women and Religion in the West: Challenging Secularization
Ashgate Publishing, 2008, geb, 224 pp, € 75.00, 9780754658702
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Baar, M. de, Yme Kuiper en Hans Renders (red.)
Biografie en religie. De religieuze factor in de biografie
`Minder kerk, meer geloof`, op die manier is de verhouding tussen religie, samenleving en individu in het huidige Nederland al eens samengevat. Nadat het maatschappelijk leven vanaf de late negentiende eeuw steeds indringender op religieuze en levenbeschouwelijke basis was georganiseerd en gedisciplineerd, zou de in de jaren 1960 gestarte ontzuiling ervoor hebben gezorgd dat religie vooral een kwestie van persoonlijk geloof werd. In biografieën van personen uit het tijdvak 1880-1980 wordt echter zelden aandacht geschonken aan persoonlijk geloof als interpretatie voor publiek handelen van schrijvers, politici, ondernemers, onderzoekers of kunstenaars. Deze bundel belicht de relatie tussen biografie en religie in Nederland in de periode vanaf 1880 tot 1980. Met bijdragen van Erik Borgman, Doeko Bosscher, Han van Bree, Fia Dieteren, Jan Fontijn, Gert van Klinken, Jeroen Koch, Yme Kuiper, Herman Liagre Böhl, Elsbeth Locher-Scholten, Paul Luykx, Marit Monteiro, Hans Renders en Jan Willem Stutje.
Boom, 2012, pap, 299 pp, € 19.90, 9789461054760
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Baldick, Julian
Animal and Shaman: Ancient Religions of Central Asia
What common features can be found in the ancient customs and native religions of the vast Eurasian landmass? In this unique and invaluable survey of the indigenous pre-Christian and pre-Muslim religions of Central Asia, Julian Baldick - one of the foremost authorities on global comparative religion - describes a common inheritance among the beliefs of the various people who have lived in central Asia or have migrated from there: Scythians, Mongols, Manchus, Finns and Hungarians. Shamans - holy men and healers among the pagan faiths - relied heavily on animal sacrifices to create spiritual purity and to nourish the soul. As a result, animals and spirituality were locked in a mutually dependent embrace. The author demonstrates that in pagan times worship and spiritual expression evinced remarkable common features: and that these similarities were largely based on the roles of animals in the different cultures of Central Asia. He shows that these roles have not only survived in the myths and legends of the region, but have also found their way into the mythologies of the West. Now with a fresh postscript, this classic work will find an appreciative interdisciplinary readership.
I.B.Tauris, 2012, pap, 224 pp, € 21.95, 9781780762326
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Bal, M.
A Mieke Bal Reader
Chicago UP, 2006, pap, 491 pp, € 32.50, 9780226035857
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Bal, M.
Loving Yusuf
University of Chicago Press, 2008, geb, 246 pp, € 42.50, 9780226035864
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Bal, M.
Travelling Concepts in the Humanities. A Rough Guide
Green College Lectures, Toronto UP, 2002, pap, 369 pg, € 24.95, 9780802084101
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Balmain, C. & L. Drawmer (eds.)
Something Wicked This Way Comes. Essays on Evil and Human Wickedness
Rodopi, 2009, pap, € 44.00, 9789042025509
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Banchoff, T. (ed.)
Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 334 pp, € 99.00, 9780195307221
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Banchoff, Th (ed.)
Religious Pluralism. Globalization, and World Politics
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 348 pp, € 19.95, 9780195323412
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Barber, E.W. & P. Barber
When they Severed Earth from Sky: How the Human Mind Shapes Myth
BY ORDER
Princeton U.P, 2006, pap, 312 pp, € 21.50, 0691127743 / 9780691127743
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Barber, P.
Vampires, Burial, and Death. Folklore and Reality
B2296. With a new introduction
Yale UP, 1988/2010, pap, 239 pp, € 21.00, 9780300164817
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Barker, E. (ed.)
The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford
By order
Ashgate, 2010, pap, 260 pp, € 25.90, 9781409403432
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Barker, E. (ed)
The Centralty of Religion in Social Life. essays in honor of James A. Beckford
Ashgate, 2008, geb, 247 pp, € 70.00, 9780754665151
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Barkun, M.
A Culture of Conspiracy. Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America
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Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, no. 15, University of California PressUP, 2003, pap, 243 pp, € 19.50, 0520248120 / 9780520248120
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Barnes, L. & I. Talamantes (eds)
Teaching Religion and Healing
BY ORDER
AAR Tesching Religious Series, Oxford U.P, 2006, geb, 320 pp, € 99.50, 019517643x / 9780195176438
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Barnes, L. L.
Teaching Religion and Healing
AAR Teaching Religious Studies, Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 405 pp, € 36.50, 9780195176445
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Barnes, L.L. & S.S. Sered (eds)
Religion and Healing in America
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 535 pp, € 31.25, 0195167961
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Barnett, M.
Empire of Humanity. A History of Humanitarianism
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Cornell UP, 2011, geb, 312 pp, € 27.95, 9780801447136
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Barrett , David V.
The Fragmentation of a Sect: Schism in the Worldwide Church of God
In the mid-1930s an unsuccessful American advertising executive, Herbert W. Armstrong, founded a millenialist, Sabbatarian Christian sect with a heterodox theology. Over the next half century, despite a number of setbacks, scandals, criticisms, and attacks from former members and anti-cultists, Armstrong's organization, the Worldwide Church of God, grew to around 100,000 baptized members with a world circulation of between six and eight million for its flagship monthly magazine Plain Truth. In January 1986, Armstrong died. His successor changed most of the Church's distinctive doctrines, leading it towards an increasing convergence with mainstream Evangelical Christianity. This revision created a massive cognitive dissonance in ministers and members: should they accept or reject the authority of the Church leadership which had abandoned the authority of the founder's teachings? Groups of ministers left the religion to form new churches, taking tens of thousands of members with them. These schismatic churches in turn faced continuing schism, resulting in over 400 offshoot churches within little more than a decade. In this major study David V. Barrett examines the processes involved in schism and the varying forms of legitimation of authority within both the original church and its range of offshoots, from hardline to comparatively liberal. His book extends the concepts of rational choice theory when applied to complex religious choices. He offers a new typological model for categorizing how movements can change after their founders' death, including schism, and explores the usefulness of this model by applying it not only to the Worldwide Church of God, but also to a wide variety of other religions.
Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 283 pp, € 46.00, 9780199861514
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Bastide, R.
The African Religions of Brazil. Toward a Sociology of the Interpenetrations of Civilizations
John Hopkins UP, 2007, pap, 494 pp, € 28.50, 9780801886249
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Bastings, M. & C. Louwerse
Studeer actief
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HB Uitgevers, 2008, pap, 71 pp, € 14.50, 9789055746156
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Baumann, Gerd
The Multicultural Riddle. Rethinking National, Ethnic, and Religious Identities
Routledge, 1999, pap, 177 pp, € 32.25, 9780415922135
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Bauman, W. A., R.R. Bohannon II, K.J. O`Brien
Grounding Religion. A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology
B2384
Routledge, 2011, pap, 239 pp, € 27.95, 9780415780179
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Beckford, J.A.
Social Theory & Religion
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Cambridge, 2003, pap, 252pp, € 29.75, 0521774314 / 9780521774314
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Beckford, J. A., J. Walliss (eds)
Theorising Religion. Classical and Contemporary Debates
Religion is controversial and challenging. Whilst religious forces are powerful in numerous societies, they have little or no significance for wide swaths of public or private life in other places. The task of theoretical work in the sociology of religion is, therefore, to make sense of this apparently paradoxical situation, in which religion is simultaneously significant and insignificant. The chapters of part one consider the classical roots of ideas about religion that dominated sociological ways of thinking about religion for most of the twentieth century. Each chapter offers sound reasons for continuing to find theoretical inspiration and challenge in the sociological classics, whilst also seeking ways of enhancing and extending their relevance to religion today. Part two contains chapters that open up fresh perspectives on aspects of modern, post-modern and ultra-modern religion without necessarily ignoring the classical legacy. The chapters of part three chart new directions for the sociological analysis of religion by fundamentally re-thinking its theoretical basis, by extending its disciplinary boundaries, and by examining previously overlooked topics
Ashgate, 2006, geb, € 715.00, 9780754640684
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Beckford, R.
Jesus Dub. Theology, Music and Social Change
Routledge, 2006, pap, 182 pp, € 31.00, 0415310199 / 9780415310192
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Beck, U.
A God of Ones Own. Religions Capacity for Peace and Potential for Violence
Polity Press, 2010, pap, 231 pp, € 21.90, 9780745646190
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Beekelaar, G.A.M., Paul van Tongeren (red)
Stadsgezichten. Wandelen door de geschiedenis van christendom en cultuur
Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap, 2005, afl 2, Valkhof Pers, 2005, pap, 147 pp, € 12.50, 9789056252014
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Beek, W.E.A. van
The Dancing Dead. Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria
Walter E. A. van Beek draws on over four decades of extensive fieldwork to offer an in-depth study of the religion of the Kapsiki/Higi, who live in the Mandara Mountains on the border between North Cameroon and Northeast Nigeria. Concentrating on ritual as the core of traditional religion, van Beek shows how Kapsiki/Higi practices have endured through the long and turbulent history of the region.

Kapsiki rituals reveal a focus on two fundamental concepts: dwelling and belonging. Van Beek examines their sacrificial practices, through which the Kapsiki show a complex and pervasive connection with the Mandara Mountains, as well as the character of their relationships among themselves and with outsiders. Van Beek also explores their rituals of belonging, rites of passage which take place from birth through initiation and marriage - and even death, with the tradition of the 'dancing dead,''when a fully decorated corpse on the shoulders of a smith 'dances' with his mourning kinsmen.

The Dancing Dead is the result of the author's lifelong study of the Kapsiki/Higi. It gives a unique description of the rituals in an African traditional religion based not upon ancestors, but on a completely relational thought system, where in the end all rituals are integrated into one major cycle.

Oxford Ritual Studies Series, Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 384 pp, € 44.50, 9780199858163
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Bekkenkamp, J. & J.Verheijen ( red.)
Als ik wij word. Nieuwe vormen van verbondenheid
Parthenon, 2010, pap, 120 pp, € 12.90, 9789079578153
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Bell, Catherine
Ritual. Perspectives and Dimensions
From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self- expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium. With a foreword by Reza Aslan (2009)
Oxford UP, 1997/2009, pap, 351 pp, € 22.50, 9780199735105
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Bell, Catherine
Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice
Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and the history of religions. Now with a new foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace, Bell's work is a must-read for understanding the evolution of the field of ritual studies and its current state. With a foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace from 2009
Oxford UP, 1992/2009, pap, 270 pp, € 22.50, 9780199733620
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Bell, Catherine (ed.)
Teaching Ritual
There is a great deal of interest in bringing a better appreciation of ritual into religious studies classes, but many teachers are uncertain how to go about doing this. Religious studies faculty know how to teach texts, but they are often unprepared to teach something for which the meaning lies in the doing. How much doing should a class do? How does the teacher talk about religious concepts that exist in practical relationships, not textual descriptions? These practical issues also give rise to theoretical questions. Giving more attention to ritual effectively suggests a reinterpretation of religion itselfless focused on what people have thought and written, and more focused on how they order their universe. Much of the useful analysis of ritual derives from anthropological and sociological premises, which are often foreign to religious studies faculty and are seen by some as theologically problematic. This is the first resource to address the issues specific to teaching this subject. A stellar cast of contributors, who teach ritual in a wide variety of courses and settings, explain what has worked for them in the classroom, what hasn't, and what they've learned from experience. Their voices range from personal to formal, and their topics from Japanese theatre to using field trips. The result is a thoughtful guide for teachers who are new to the subject as well as experienced ones looking for fresh angles and approaches.
AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series, Oxford UP, 2007, pap, 298 pp, € 27.00, 9780195176469
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Bender, C.
The New Metaphysicals. Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination
B2296
The University of Chicago Press, 2010, pap, 254 pp, € 22.50, 9780226042800
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Bender , Courtney, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, David Smilde(eds)
Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion
The thirteen essays in this volume offer a challenge to conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. By expanding conceptual categories, the essays reveal how aspects of the religious have always been part of allegedly non-religious spaces and show how, by attending to these intellectual blindspots, we can understand aspects of identity, modernity, and institutional life that have long been obscured. Religion on the Edge addresses a number of critical questions: What is revealed about the self, pluralism, or modernity when we look outside the U.S. or outside Christian settings? What do we learn about how and where the religious is actually at work and what its role is when we unpack the assumptions about it embedded in the categories we use? Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking new methodologies and models, bringing to light conceptual lacunae, re-centering what is unsettled by their use, and inviting a significant reordering of long-accepted political and economic hierarchies. The book shows how social scientists across the disciplines can engage with the sociology of religion. By challenging many of its long-standing empirical and analytic tendencies, the contributors to this volume show how their work informs and is informed by debates in other fields and the analytical purchase gained by bringing these many conversations together. Religion on the Edge will be a crucial resource for any scholar seeking to understand our post-modern, post-secular world.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 297 pp, € 26.00, 9780199938643
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Bender, C. & P.E. Klassen (eds)
After Pluralism. Reimagining Religious Engagement
B2448
Religion, Culture, and Public Life Series, Columbia UP, 2010, pap, 341 pp, € 28.50, 9780231152334
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Beneke, Chris
Beyond Toleration. The Religious Origins of American Pluralism
The legal changes that brought religious liberty to the United States have been thoroughly documented. But no one has explained how 18th-century Americans managed to accommodate the religious differences that had produced so much bloodshed in the past. Drawing on pamphlets and broadsides, newspaper exchanges, document collections, personal diaries, church records, and legislative journals, Chris Beneke shows how early Americans learned to live amid a great diversity of beliefs and modes of worship.

He briefly summarizes the long history of persecution in Europe and America, and then examines the factors that contributed to the cultural revolution that took place in the realm of ideas and public norms in America. Beneke is the first to offer a systematic explanation of how a people who still cared deeply about the fate of their immortal souls could manage to live with those who held significantly different beliefs about God and the church - in other words, how Americans learned to live with differences in matters of the highest importance to them, and found a way to articulate these differences without offense.

Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 305 pp, € 33.50, 9780195382662
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Bengtson, Vern L., Norella M. Putney, Susan Harris
Families and Faith How Religion is Passed Down across Generations
Few things are more likely to cause heartache to devout parents than seeing their child leave the faith. And it seems, from media portrayals, that this is happening more and more frequently. But is religious change between generations common? How does religion get passed down from one generation to the next? Why do some families maintain one faith while others do not? What factors are likely to push people away from their childhood faith? What role does the particular faith play? The family? The wider society? Does atheism get passed down as well? In Families and Faith, Vern Bengtson seeks to answer these questions and more by drawing on an extraordinary study, conducted over more than four decades, of more than 350 families composed of more than 2400 people whose lives span more than a century: the oldest was born in 1881, the youngest in 1988. Bengtson argues that a child is actually more likely to remain within the fold than to leave it, and, more surprisingly, that parents' influence has remained relatively stable since the early 1970s. Even the nonreligious, in fact, are much more likely to be following their parents than rebelling against them. And while outside social forces play a role, the most important factor in whether a child keeps the faith is the presence of a strong fatherly bond. Armed with this unprecedented data, Bengtson offers remarkable insight into American religion over the course of several decades.
Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 267 pp, € 28.50, 9780199948659
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Bennet, C.
In Search of Solutions: The Problem of Religion and Conflict
Religion & Violence, Equinox, 2008, pap, 224 pp, € 20.90, 9781845532406
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Benschop, A. & C. Menting (red.)
Zinzoekers op het web. Internet en de verandering van geloofsbeleving
Alle levensbeschouwelijke en religieuze tradities en stromingen hebben inmiddels hun plek gevonden in het internetdomein. Wat hebben zij te bieden aan zinzoekers op het internet?

In Zinzoekers op het Web wordt in kaart gebracht hoe mensen via internet vorm geven aan hun spirituele inspiraties. Het gaat niet alleen om de vraag wat zinzoekers met het internet doen, maar ook en vooral wat het internet met zinzoekers doet. Wat gebeurt er als mensen hun geloof of levensbeschouwelijke opvattingen via het internet verwerven? Welke gevolgen heeft dit voor hun eigen geloofsbeleving? Wat zijn hiervan de gevolgen voor de lokale geloofsgemeenschappen en -organisaties?

De 17 auteurs hebben hun sporen in de zinzoekende virtuele wereld getrokken. Heldere analyses worden afgewisseld met inspirerende betogen en praktische tips. auteurs ziijn o.a. Eric van den Berg, Peter Dekker, Fred Omvlee en Erik Jan Tillema.
Skandalon, 2012, pap, 158 pp, € 14.50, 9789490708429
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Benson, B.E. & N. Wirzba (eds)
The Phenomenology of Prayer
Perspectives in Continental Philosophy, Fordham UP, 2006, pap, 298 pp, € 29.00, 9780823224968
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Berger, P., G. Davie & E. Fokas
Religious America, Secular Europe? A Theme and Variations
Tb
Ashgate, 2008, pap, 176 pp, € 22.90, 9780754660118
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Bergmann, S., P. M. Scott, M. J. Samuelsson & H. Bedford-Strohm (eds.)
Nature, Space and the Sacred. Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Tb
Ashgate, 2009, geb, 360 pp, € 75.95, 9780754666868
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Bering, J.
The God Instinct. The Psychology of Souls, Destiny and the Meaning of Life
Is there really a God who cares about you? Is there really a special reason that you are here? Will your soul live on after you die? Or, alternatively, are God, souls and destiny simply a set of seductive cognitive illusions, one that can be accounted for by the unusual evolution of the human brain?A" The God Instinct explores how people's everyday thoughts, behaviours and emotions betray an innate tendency to reason as though God were deeply invested in their public lives and secret affairs. In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, Jesse Bering unravels the evolutionary mystery of why we grapple for meaning, purpose and destiny in life. He argues that God is not merely an idea to be entertained or discarded based on the evidence. Nor is God a cultural invention, an existential band-aid, an opiate of the masses. Instead, Bering proposes, God is a way of thinking. That strangely sticky sense that some intentional agent willfully created us as individuals, wants us to behave in particular ways, observes and knows about our otherwise private actions, communicates messages to us in code through natural events and intends to meet us after we die would also have been felt by our ancestors and led to their behaving in ways that favoured their reputations (and thus saved their genes).
Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 23.95, 9781857885606
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Bering, Jesse
The Belief Instinct. The psychology of souls, destiny, and the meaning of life
Lively and brilliantly argued, The Belief Instinct explains the psychology behind belief. Drawing on surprising new studies as well as on literature, philosophy, and even pop culture, The Belief Instinct will reward readers with an enlightened understanding of belief - as well as the tools to break free of it.
W.W. Norton, 2012, pap, 252 pp, € 17.95, 9780393341263
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Berk, Tjeu van den
Het mysterie van de hersenstam. Over basisfuncties, psychosomatiek en spiritualiteit
Als we de fysiologische basis van ons leven uit het oog verliezen, worden we schijnheilig en arrogant. Dan ontgaat ons de zin van alles. Ons verstand, gezeteld in de hersenschors, kan die zin wel blijven zoeken, maar steunend op eigen kracht zal ze die nooit kunnen vinden. Alleen onze instincten, gezeteld in de hersenstam, zouden die zin kunnen vinden, maar zullen die nooit bewust zoeken. Wijsheid is de onbewuste signalen van de hersenstam bewust weten te integreren in de hersenschors. Dat wil in dit boek onder meer zeggen, dat we aandacht moeten hebben voor onze basisfuncties zoals: slapen en dromen, eten en drinken, vrijen en ademhalen. Daar ligt niet alleen de ingang voor psychosomatisch gezond leven maar ook voor een (nieuwe vorm van) spiritueel leven. Vele levensbeschouwingen hebben dit steeds geweten en daadwerkelijk tot uitdrukking gebracht; alleen het westerse christendom heeft daar de laatste eeuwen grote moeite mee. Het heeft ofwel een grote onderwaardering voor deze functies (zoals bijvoorbeeld ademen en dromen) ofwel ze verdringt ze (zoals bijvoorbeeld vrijen). Het verrassende in dit boek is dat eeuwenoude levenswijsheden juist meer inzichtelijk en reeeler worden wanneer we ze bezien vanuit de werking van ons meest archaische brein, de hersenstam, die 500 miljoen jaren oud is.
Meinema, 2001, pap, 195 pp, € 17.90, 9789021138589
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Berk, Tjeu van den
Het numineuze
Ieder van ons heeft wel eens een mysterieuze ervaring gehad die de wereld als het ware even voor ons stilzette, een ervaring die een diep heimwee in ons raakte en een innerlijk verlangen in ons wekte. De auteur vertelt wat er gebeurt als het ons overkomt; hij geeft voorbeelden die hij aantrof bij schrijvers als Bomans, Mulisch, Otten, Virginia Woolf, Coetzee, Van Ruysbeek, Soyinka en Pavese. Het zijn ervaringen die de droomwereld van het kind raken, alsmede de verbeeldingswereld van de volwassene, ervaringen die de grens tussen de zichtbare wereld en het alomvattende waar wij deel van uitmaken voor een moment uitwissen, die het bestaansmysterie verhelderen en onzegbaar geluk behelzen. De term 'het numineuze' werd geijkt door Rudolf Otto en door Jung overgenomen. Van den Berk gaat breed in op Jungs visie op het onbewuste en verwerkt praktisch wat Otto theoretisch uiteenzette.
Meinema, 2005, pap, 300 pp, € 22.50, 9789021140407
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Berk, Tjeu van den
Mystagogie. Inwijding in het symbolisch bewustzijn
In dit boek staat het leren symboliseren centraal. Religie en kunst bestaan bij de gratie van symbolen, dat wil zeggen, bij de gratie van een verbeelde werkelijkheid. Dit boek is een ode aan dat verbeeldend bewustzijn waarin een mens speelt, zich illusies vormt, droomt, en gevoelig is voor het paradoxale karakter van het leven. In onze westerse cultuur werd de verbeelding eeuwen lang aan de dichters overgelaten en stond zich-iets-verbeelden gelijk aan zich-iets-inbeelden. Het verbeeldend bewustzijn, in dit boek symbolisch bewustzijn genoemd, stond centraal in de inwijdingsriten van de oude mysteriegodsdiensten en speelt eveneens sterk door in de hedendaagse esthetisering van het wereldbeeld. Grote klassieke filosofen en kerkvaders waren gevoelig voor het schouwend vermogen van de mens. Zij noemden hun inwijding in de symbolische werkelijkheid 'mystagogie', een agogie in het geheim (mysterion) van het menselijke bestaan. In onze tijd heeft de psychiater Carl Gustav Jung een vurig pleidooi gehouden voor dit symboliserend vermogen van de mens. In het laatste hoofdstuk illustreert de auteur zijn visie op symboliseren concreet aan de hand van het fenomeen de speelfilm. De film voert ons bij uitstek binnen in de werkelijkheid van de illusie-rijke verbeelding. Hij appelleert aan de visionaire oplettendheid van de toeschouwer.
Meinema, 1999, pap, 182 pp, € 21.50, 9789021137681
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Bernius, V. K. Hofmeister, P. Kemper (Hgb)
Religion und Gesellschaft. Zur Aktualitat einer unbequemen Beziehung
VdW tb 17, Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2010, pap, 300 pp, € 16.90, 9783458720171
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Bernts, T., G. Dekker & J. de Hart
God in Nederland. 1996-2006
Ten Have, 2007, geb, 226 pp, € 19.90, 9789025957407
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Bernts, T. (red.)
Boodschap aan de kerken? Religie als sociaal en moreel kapitaal
Meinema, 2004, pap, 213 pp, € 20.00, 9789021139654
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Berry, T.
The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century
B1964
Columbia UP, 2009, geb, 177 pp, € 21.50, 9780231149525
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Besten, L. den
Illusie of verlichting. Kritiek op en betekenis van religie
Al eeuwen leveren zowel gelovigen als ongelovigen kritiek op religie. Wat is het commentaar van de critici en hoe is daar op geantwoord? Den Besten ordent de kritieken van toonaangevende geleerden uit verschillende disciplines. Schopenhauer, Marx, Nietzsche, Vestdijk, Sartre, Dawkins, Kuitert, Phillipse en vele anderen passeren de revue. En niet te vergeten godsdienstcriticasters bij uitstek: Jesaja en Jeremia. Den Besten gaat na in hoeverre de kritieken en antwoorden houdbaar zijn en onderzoekt wat nu nog de waarde van religie voor individu en samenleving is.

Een goed geschreven, helder opgezet en erudiet boek dat met zijn thematiek de aandacht verdient van ieder die zich persoonlijk of professioneel (of beide) met religie en haar rol in de samenleving bezighoudt.

Skandalon, 2011, pap, 543 pp, € 33.50, 9789490708238
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Besten, L. den
Van animisme tot ietsisme. Religie in de westerse samenleving
Boom, 2007, pap, 384 pp, € 29.95, 9789085065005
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Bhabha
The Location of Culture
Routledge Classics, Routledge, 2005, pap, 408 pp, € 23.50, 9780415336390
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Bielo, J. S.
Words Upon the Word. An Ethnography of Evangelical Group Bible Study
NYU Press, 2009, pap, 187 pp, € 20.50, 9780814791226
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Biggar, N. & L. Hogan (eds.)
Religious Voices in Public Places
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 134 pp, € 92.50, 9780199566624
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Bijsterveld, S. van
Overheid en godsdienst: herijking van een onderlinge relatie, 2-e druk
Wolf Legal Publishers, 2010, pap, 194 pp, € 19.00, 9789058504524
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Bivins, J.C.
Religion of Fear, the Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 310 pp, € 24.90, 9780195340815
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Blackford, R. & U. Schuklenk (eds.)
50 Voices of Disbelief. Why We Are Atheists
Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 346 pp, € 24.50, 9781405190466
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Bochinger, C., M. Engelbrecht, W. Gebhardt
Die unsichtbare Religion in der sichtbaren Religion - Formen spiritueller Orientierung in der religioesen Gegenwartskultur
Religionwissenschaft heute, Kohlhammer, 2009, pap, 168 pp, € 28.15, 9783170190344
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Boef, A.H. den
God als hype: Dwarse notities over religieus Nederland
Van Gennep Amsterdam, 2008, pap, 218 pp, € 16.90, 9789055158904
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Boer, R.
Political Myth. On the Use and Abuse of Biblical Themes
New Slant. Religion, Politics, Ontology Series, Duke UP, 2009, pap, 256 pp, € 23.50, 9780822343691
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Bogzaran, F. D. Deslauriers
Integral Dreaming
This innovative book offers a holistic approach to one of the most fascinating and puzzling aspects of human experience: dreaming. Advocating the broad-ranging vision termed 'integral' by thinkers from Aurobindo to Wilber, Fariba Bogzaran and Daniel Deslauriers consider dreams as multifaceted phenomena in an exploration that includes scientific, phenomenological, sociocultural, and subjective knowledge. Drawing from historical, cross-cultural, and contemporary practices, both interpretive and noninterpretive, the authors present Integral Dream Practice, an approach that emphasizes the dreamers creative participation, reflective capacities, and mindful awareness in working with dreams. Bogzaran and Deslauriers have developed this comprehensive way of approaching dreams over many years and highlight their methods in a chapter that unfolds a single dream, showing how sustained creative exploration over time leads to transformative change.

Fariba Bogzaran is Associate Professor of Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University, where she founded the dream studies program. Her previous books include Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them (coauthored with Stanley Krippner and Andre Percia de Carvalho), also published by SUNY Press. Daniel Deslauriers is Professor of Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

State University of New York Press, 2012, geb, 288 pp, € 73.50, 9781438442372
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Bond, H.K., S.D. Kunin & F.A. Murphy (eds)
A Companion to Religious Studies and Theology
Edinburgh UP, 2003, pap, 632 pp, € 37.00, 9780748614578
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Bongmba, E.K.
Facing a Pandemic: The African Church and the Crisis of Aids
BY ORDER
Baylor UP, 2007, pap, 250pp, € 39.50, 9781932792829
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Boressen, K.E. & S. Cabibbo (eds)
Gender, Religion, Human Rights in Europe
Herder-Roma, 2006, pap, 306 pp, € 46.15, 9788889670156
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Borg, M. B. ter
Vrijzinnigen hebben de toekomst. Een essay
Uitwerking van de Volzin-lezing 2008, over de vrijzinnige mentaliteit als de meest geeigende voor de 21-e eeuw
Meinema, 2010, pap, 200 pp, € 16.50, 9789021142630
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Borg, M.B. ter, J.W. van Henten (eds)
Powers. Religion as a social and spiritual force
The Future of the Religious Past Series, Fordham UP, 2010, pap, 334 pp, € 36.50, 9780823231577
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Borg, M. ter, Borgman, Erik, Buitelaar M. e.a. (red)
Handboek religie in Nederland
De aanblik in het religieuze landschap in Nederland is verwarrend. De vanzelfsprekende positie van het christendom is voorbij, maar mede door de instroom van allochtone christenen blijft het van betekenis. Tegelijk zijn andere wereldreligies als islam, boeddhisme en hindoeisme inmiddels voor veel mensen een bron van inspiratie. Religie blijkt - verrassend - toch een drijvende kracht te zijn. Wat is er aan de hand?

Het Handboek Religie in Nederland biedt overzicht van en inzicht in deze boeiende en complexe situatie. Het beschrijft en analyseert nieuwe ontwikkelingen en het laat zien hoe zelfs nieuwe 'heilige' praktijken ontstaan: de moderne mens gebruikt uiteenlopende religieuze elementen om zijn hoogst individuele leven vorm en betekenis te geven. Om het beeld compleet te maken, gaat het boek ook in op de plaats van atheisme en humanisme in het religieuze landschap.

Het Handboek Religie in Nederland geeft scherp zicht op de kleurrijke situatie in levensbeschouwelijk Nederland. Het boek kent een heldere opbouw en een duidelijk betoog. Eerst worden de prikkelende vragen en uitdagingen inzichtelijk uit de doeken gedaan. Daarna volgt een overzicht van religieuze stromingen en uitingsvormen in Nederland. Vooral laat deze uitgave zien hoe groot de invloed van religie is en daarom de aandacht verdient van iedereen die werkzaam is in de belangrijkste sociale sectoren van onze maatschappij: de (jeugd)zorg, het onderwijs, de politiek, de economie, het recht, de wetenschap en de media. Het boek biedt zo aan ambtenaren, bestuurders, docenten, professionals, journalisten en studenten en vele anderen de mogelijkheid grip te krijgen op de ontwikkelingen.
Meinema, 2008, geb, 535 pp, € 43.75, 9789021141886
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Bosman, Frank G.
God houdt wel van een geintje. Een kleine theologie van de humor
Door allerlei affaires (de Deense Mohammedcartoons, de moord op Theo van Gogh) staat godslastering weer hoog op de politieke agenda. Hoewel moslims wellicht eerder reageren op als kwetsend ervaren uitlatingen, zijn er ook veel christenen die grapjes over God, Jezus, Maria en de kerk niet kunnen waarderen. Ze voelen zich belachelijk gemaakt door de seculiere meerderheid in ons land.

Maar wat zegt de Bijbel over humor? Lachte Jezus zelf wel of niet? Bosman laat de lezer kennismaken met de wetenschap achter humor en lachen, en met lachende theologen en filosofen. En hij houdt een pleidooi voor meer humor in de kerk, want goede humor versplintert de gesneden beelden in ons hoofd.

Frank G. Bosman is cultuurtheoloog en verbonden aan de Tilburg School of Catholic Theology. In 2011 werd hij tijdens de eerste Nacht van de Theologie uitgeroepen tot de meest spraakmakende theoloog van Nederland.

Meinema, 2012, pap, 105 pp, € 15.50, 9789021144276
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Bosman, Frank G. (red)
Hemel en hel. Beelden van het hiernamaals in het westers christendom
Wat gebeurt er als we sterven? Waar blijft de mens als hij of zij de grens van de dood overschrijdt? Is er een hemel, bestaat de hel? En zo ja, hoe zien hemel en hel eruit? Het antwoord op deze vragen is er niet. Niemand keerde ooit terug uit de dood om ons te vertellen hoe het hiernamaals eruit ziet. Juist omdat we niets weten over hemel en hel, wordt onze fantasie geprikkeld. In taal, beeld en muziek hebben theologen, schrijvers, schilders, filmmakers en componisten hun visie op het hiernamaals uitgewerkt. In dit boek worden deze verbeeldingen besproken en getoond.

Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte bespreekt het beeld van het hemelse Jeruzalem in de Apocalyps. Martijn Schrama beschrijft hoe Augustinus' idee over het sterfelijke lichaam zijn theologie over de hemel heeft vormgegeven in het boek De Civitate Dei. Wiel Logister introduceert Dante en diens monumentale Divina Commedia dat qua beeldvorming over hemel en hel van diepgaande invloed op het westers denken is geweest. Martin Hoondert beluistert hoe de verschillende toonzettingen van het beroemde Dies irae uit de oude requiem-mis het denken over hemel en hel weerspiegelen. Herwi Rikhof denkt aan de hand van verschillende oude mozaieken, iconen en fresco's na over de passage uit de christelijke geloofsbelijdenis '...Hij is nedergedaald ter helle'. Ook schrijft hij over het Laatste Oordeel en wat wij daarvan kunnen verwachten. Panc Beentjes verkent de roman De kellner en de levenden van Simon Vestdijk als een theologisch commentaar op het Bijbelse begrip van het Laatste Oordeel. Frank Bosman laat een hele reeks filmische beelden de revue passeren die illustratief zijn voor de laatmoderne visie op het leven na de dood.

Hemel en hel is een rijk geillustreerd boek waarin cultuur en theologie met elkaar in gesprek zijn.

Abdij Berne, 2012, pap, 208 pp, € 22.50, 9789089720450
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Bossius, T., A. Hager, K. Kahn-Harris (eds)
Religion and Popular Music in Europe. New Expressions of Sacred and Secular Identity
Music and religion have, throughout history, walked hand in hand. In the rites and rituals of small tribal religions, great world religions, and more recent New-Age and neo-heathen movements, different kinds of music have been used to celebrate the gods, express belief and help believers get in contact with the divine. This innovative book focuses on how mainstream and counter-cultural groups use religion and music to negotiate the challenges of modernisation and globalisation in the European context: a region under-explored by existing literature on the subject. With its internal ethnic diversity, ever-expanding borders and increasing differentiation, Europe has undergone massive dislocation in recent years. The authors show that, in the midst of such change, rock, pop and dance music may in their various forms be used by their practitioners as resources for new kinds of spiritual and religious identification, even as these forms are used as symbols of the deficiencies of secular society. Focusing on Christianity, Judaism, Islam and New Religious Movements, the book explores such topics as Norwegian Black Metal and Neo-paganism, contemporary Jewish Music in the UK, the French hip hop scene, the musical thinking of Muslim convert Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam and European dance music culture. It offers an ideal introduction to leading-edge thinking at the exciting interface of 'music and religion'.
IB Tauris, 2011, geb, 192 pp, € 64.95, 9781848858091
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Bouwhuijsen, H. van den
In de schaduw van God. Waarom binnen de christelijke cultuur natuurwetenschap wel en menswetenschap niet van de grond kon komen
A2291
Klement, 2010, pap, 496 pp, € 37.50, 9789086870592
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Bowen, John R.
Religions in Practice (6th Edition)
Pearson, 2013, pap, 271 pp, € 47.95, 9780205917662
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Bowe, S. & P. Richmond
Selling Shaker: The Promotion of Shaker Design in the Twentieth Century
Liverpool UP, pap, 320 pp, 2004, € 42.50, 9781846310096
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Bowler, Kate
Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
Millions of Americans have fallen in love with the prosperity gospel and its new kind of preachers, who originally cultivated their fame with personal appearances in sold-out arenas. Now podcasts, Internet streaming, and daily television programming carry their sermons to millions. At almost any moment, day or night, the American public can tune in to see these familiar faces and a consistent message: God desires to bless you. Catherine Bowler's Blessed represents the first attempt to examine the twentieth-century American prosperity gospel movement as a whole, seeking to introduce readers to its major figures and features. Bowler offers an interpretive framework for scholars and non-specialists alike to understand these diverse expressions of Christian abundance as a cohesive movement bound by shared understandings. She first traces the movement's burgeoning theology of faith from the postwar revivals to its maturity in the late 1980s, and then focuses on its continuing pursuit of divine wealth, as believers look to their bank accounts for proof of their spiritual progress. Bowler examines divine health through the same lens, as believers use their bodies as barometers of faith. The book concludes with an exploration of the contemporary movement's expectation of victory, as participants orient their lives toward unimpeded progress. Inspired, they count themselves blessed.
Oxford University Press, 2013, geb, 337 pp, € 29.99, 9780199827695
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Bowman, M. , A. Lo Valk (eds)
Vernacular Religion in Everyday Life: Expressions of Belief
Vernacular religion refers to religion as it is lived: as human beings encounter, understand, interpret, and practice it" (Primiano 1995). Vernacular religion implies a system of beliefs that shapes the everyday culture of groups and individual and is expressed in both verbal and non-verbal forms. It challenges traditional scholarly boundaries between 'official' and 'folk' religiosity. Genre as a concept has been used to categorize various forms of literature, arts and culture.
In this book, genres are defined and utilised from the folkloristic perspective as forms of expression and interpretive strategies that develop in daily communication and performance situations. Written, performative and oral genres represent and express multiple world views, modalities and attitudes, encompassing ways of seeing, being in and acting relationally towards the world that weave together different strands of tradition, culture and experience in an integrative manner for the individual both within and beyond traditional forms of religion. In order to exemplify both the concept of vernacular religion and the utility of genres as a tool for both describing and interpreting expressions of belief, the book examines vernacular religion in a variety of social, national and individual contexts from the 19th to 21st century.
Equinox, 2012, geb, 404 pp, € 95.00, 9781908049506
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Brace, C. e.a. (ed.)
Emerging Geographies of Belief
This interdisciplinary book presents new research from international scholars that explores questions of belief, faith, and religion. Focusing on theoretically informed cultural, geographical and historical analyses of faith, belief, religion, society and space, the book presents new and revised theoretical approaches and methodologies, grounded in rigorous empirical research both contemporary and historical. The volume takes a deliberately eclectic approach, reflecting the complex interactions of the political and poetic dimensions of sacredness in contemporary societies. Taking this research agenda forward, this book explores how religious beliefs inform and construct social identities, public knowledge and modes of governance. In particular, the book meets an urgent need for a critical understanding of how terms such as 'religion', 'faith', 'fundamentalism' and 'secularism', for example, inform public debates and foster constructive engagements both between faith groups and between people of faith and people of no faith.
Cambridge UP, 2011, geb, 306 pp, € 67.50, 9781443825863
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Brackney, W. H.
Studying Christianity. The Critical Issues
B2194
Studying World Religions, Continuum, 2010, pap, 161 pp, € 20.90, 9780826498861
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Bradley, A. & P. Fletcher (eds.)
The Politics to Come. Power, Modernity and the Messianic
Continuum Studies in Religion and Political Culture, Continuum, 2010, geb, 225 pp, € 83.50, 9781847063151
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Bramadat, P. & D. Seljak (eds)
Christianity and Ethicity in Canada
UTP, 2008, pap, 444 pp, € 46.50, 9780802095848
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Brandsma, B., M. Kalsky
WIJ-land voorbij de bindingsangst
Het religieuze landschap verandert: geloof is geen zaak meer van vaststaande formules. Nederland is verstrikt geraakt in wij-zij tegenstellingen. Krijgen cultuurpessimisten gelijk en valt Nederland uit elkaar? In dit boek gaan de auteurs op zoek naar antwoorden op de vraag wat er nodig is om een 'nieuw wij' in Nederland te vinden. Een 'wij' dat niet op het principe van uitsluiting berust, maar dat erin slaagt álle Nederlanders een thuisgevoel te geven. Voorbij de bindingsangst en met een open vizier gericht op de toekomst. Negen prominente intellectuelen, zoekers en visionairs, onder meer Jean-Jacques Suurmond, Joep Dohmen, Willem Schinkel, Halleh Ghorashi en Hans Alma, vertellen hoe zij hierover denken
Kok, 2009, pap, 137 pp, € 16.90, 9789025959593
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Brasher, B.E. & L. Quinby (eds)
Gender and Apocalyptic Desire
Millennialism & Society Series, 1, Equinox, 2006, pap, 192 pp, € 27.50, 9781904768869
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Braude, A.
Sisters and Saints. Women and American Religion
Ann Braude demonstrates the important role of women in American religious history. Although women have until recently been barred from public religious leadership, their support has sustained American religious organizations for centuries. Focusing on this crucial role, Braude examines the influence of women on religious history, and the influence of religion on American women. Back matter includes chronology, general further reading and an index.
Religion in American Life, Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 136 pp, € 15.00, 9780195333091
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Braun, W.
Introducing Religion: Essays in Honor of Jonathan Z. Smith
Equinox, 2008, geb, 506 pp, € 84.95, 9781845532307
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Braun, W. & McCutcheon, R.T. (eds)
Guide to the Study of Religion
What is religion? Can it be defined at all? Or is it too easily defined in far too many ways so as to make a religion a drifting signifier or whatever one's pleasure is? Does the study of religion require special, perhaps religious, tools of analysis and explanation? What is the difference between a knowledge of religion derived from practicing it and a knowledge about religion derived from nonreligious modes of inquiry? Sooner or later, any serious student of religion must face these questions if religious practices are to be investigated in the light of the terms and aims of the social and human sciences in the modern university.The Guide to the Study of Religion provides a map of the key concepts and thought-structures for imagining and studying religion as a class of everyday social practices that lend themselves to no more or less difficult explanation than any other class of social phenomena
Cassell, 2000, pap, 560 pp, € 47.50, 9780304701766
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Braun, W. & R. T. McCutcheon (eds.)
Introducing Religion. Essays in Honor of Jonathan Z. Smith
B2090
Equinox, 2008, pap, 506 pp, € 27.50, 9781845536527
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Brekke, T.
Fundamentalism: Prophecy and Protest in an Age of Globalization
This book investigates the origins of fundamentalism, outlining its characteristics and the history of key fundamentalist movements around the world, considering examples from Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. The book argues that fundamentalism develops when modern lay religious leaders challenge the authority of secular states and traditional religious establishments. These new leaders and their followers seek to infuse religious values and practices into all spheres, especially law, politics, education and science. The patterns of religious authority and leadership that characterize fundamentalism have their roots in a Christian context but were globalized through intense intercultural contacts after the mid-nineteenth century. Fundamentalism is a thoroughly modern and global phenomenon because it presupposes the globalization of ideas and practices concerning religious leadership and organization, as well as universal changes in the relationship of religion to modern societies and states.
Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 291 pp, € 29.00, 9780521149792
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Bremmer, J., H. Roodenburg (eds)
A cultural history of humour
Polity Press, 1997 / 2005, pap, 264 pp, € 28.25, 9780745618807
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Bremmer, J.N.
The Strange World of Human Sacrifice
Studies in The History and Anthropology of Religion Series, 1, Peeters, 2007, pap, 265 pp, € 46.25, 9789042918436
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Bretherton, L.
Hospitality as Holiness. Christian Witness Amid Moral Diversity
By order
Ashgate, 2010, pap, 226 pp, € 24.50, 9781409403494
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Brink, G. van den, E. Van Burg (red.)
Strijdbaar of lijdzaam. De positie van christenen in het publieke domein
De Nederlandse samenleving verandert ingrijpend. Secularisatie, de opkomst van nieuwe religiositeit, de invloed van de islam, het vermeende einde van de moderniteit en veranderingen binnen de christe-lijke theologie geven aanleiding tot bezinning.

Strijdbaar of lijdzaam geeft prikkelende en diepgaande analyses van veranderingen die de plaats van christenen be loeden. Vanuit deze analyses wordt gezocht naar manieren waarop christenen kunnen en moeten reageren. Velen lijken zich afzijdig te houden of zich niet als christen te profileren. Is deze houding adequaat? Of is juist assertiviteit en strijdbaarheid gewenst? Scenario's over de plaats van religie in de maatschappij van 2020 en reacties daarop concretiseren de handelingsmogelijkheden.

Groen, 2006, pap, 378 pp, € 19.50, 9789058294616
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Brinkman, M.
De niet-westerse Jezus. Jezus als bodhisattva, avatara, goeroe, profeet, voorouder en genezer
OP BESTELLING
Meinema, 2007, pap, 372 pp, € 24.90, 9789021141411
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Brintnall, K.L.
Ecce Homo. The Male-Body-In-Pain as Redemptive Figure
Images of suffering male bodies permeate Western culture, from Francis Bacon's paintings and Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs to the battered heroes of action movies. Drawing on perspectives from a range of disciplines - including religious studies, gender and queer studies, psychoanalysis, art history, and film theory - "Ecce Homo" explores the complex, ambiguous meanings of the enduring figure of the male-body-in-pain. Acknowledging that representations of men confronting violence and pain can reinforce ideas of manly tenacity, Kent L. Brintnall also argues that they reveal the vulnerability of men's bodies and open them up to eroticization. Locating the roots of our cultural fascination with male pain in the crucifixion, he analyzes the way narratives of Christ's death and resurrection both support and subvert cultural fantasies of masculine power and privilege. Through stimulating readings of works by Georges Bataille, Kaja Silverman, and more, Brintnall delineates the redemptive power of representations of male suffering and violence.
The University of Chicago Press, 2011, pap, 220 pp, € 29.90, 9780226074702
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Brodbeck, S. P.
The Mahabharata Patriline. Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary
Tb
Ashgate, 2009, geb, 344 pp, € 69.90, 9780754667872
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Brodman, Barbara , James E. Doan
The Universal Vampire. Origins and Evolution of a Legend
Since the publication of John Polidori's The Vampyre (1819), the vampire has been a mainstay of Western culture, appearing consistently in literature, art, music (notably opera), film, television, graphic novels and popular culture in general. Even before its entrance into the realm of arts and letters in the early nineteenth century, the vampire was a feared creature of Eastern European folklore and legend.

A major question exists within vampire scholarship: to what extent is this creature a product of European cultural forms, or is the vampire indeed a universal, perhaps even archetypal figure? In this collection of sixteen original essays, the contributors shed light on this question. One essay traces the origins of the legend to the early medieval Norse draugr, an 'undead' creature who reflects the underpinnings of Dracula, the latter first appearing as a vampire in Anglo-Irish Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula.

Other essays in this volume move outside Europe to explore vampire figures in Native American and Mesoamerican myth and ritual, as well as the existence of similar vampiric traditions in Japanese, Russian and Latin American art, theatre, literature, film, and other cultural productions.

The female vampire looms large, beginning with the Sumerian goddess Lilith, including the nineteenth-century Carmilla, and moving to vampiresses in twentieth-century film, literature, and television series. Scientific explanations for vampires and werewolves constitute another section of the book, including eighteenth-century accounts of unearthing, decapitation and cremation of suspected vampires in Eastern Europe. The vampire's beauty, attainment of immortality and eternal youth are all suggested as reasons for its continued success in contemporary popular culture.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013, geb, 249 pp, € 67.00, 9781611475807
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Bromley, D.G. (ed.)
Teaching New Religious Movements
BY ORDER
AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series, Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 400 pp, € 56.00, 9780195177299
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Brown, C. G.
Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing
B2740
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 397 pp, € 26.95, 9780195393415
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Brown, C.G.
The Death of Christian Britain. Understanding Secularisation, 1800-2000
Routledge, 2009, pap, 320 pp, € 26.50, 9780415471343
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Brown, C. G., M. Snape (eds.)
Secularisation in the Christian World
By order
Ashgate, 2010, geb, 248 pp, € 61.50, 9780754661313
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Brown, D.
God and Grace of Body. Sacrament in Ordinary
By order, POD
Oxford UP, 2007 / 2011, pap, 480 pp, € 26.95, 9780199599967
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Brown, D.
God and the Enchantment of Place. Reclaming Human Experience
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 448 pp, € 32.50, 0199288763 / 9780199288762
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Browning, D.S., M. Christian Green & J. Witte Jr (eds)
Sex, Marriage, & Family in World Religions
by order
Columbia UP, 2009, pap, 461 pp, € 34.50, 9780231131179
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Brown, J. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to Gandhi
Even today, six decades after his assassination in January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi is still revered as the father of the Indian nation. His intellectual and moral legacy, and the example of his life and politics, serve as an inspiration to human rights and peace movements, political activists and students. This book, comprised of essays by renowned experts in the fields of Indian history and philosophy, traces Gandhi's extraordinary story. The first part of the book explores his transformation from a small-town lawyer during his early life in South Africa into a skilled political activist and leader of civil resistance in India. The second part is devoted to Gandhi's key writings and his thinking on a broad range of topics, including religion, conflict, politics and social relations. The final part reflects on Gandhi's image and on his legacy in India, the West, and beyond.
Cambridge UP, 2011, pap, 273 pp, € 26.50, 9780521133456
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Bruce, S.
Fundamentalism
Key Concepts, Polity, 2007, pap, 136 pp, € 25.00, 9780745640761
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Bruce, S.
Secularization. In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory
The decline in power, popularity and prestige of religion across the modern world is not a short-term or localized trend nor is it an accident. It is a consequence of subtle but powerful features of modernization. Renowned sociologist, Steve Bruce, elaborates the secularization paradigm and defends it against a wide variety of recent attempts at rebuttal and refutation. Using the best available statistical and qualitative evidence Bruce considers the implications for the secularization paradigm of the extent to which new religious movements or New Age spiritualities are replacing religion; changes in the nature and power of folk religion and superstition; rational choice alternatives to the secularization paradigm; the popularity and political influence of religion in the USA; religious change in the developing world; reactions to Islam in Europe; and the effects of recent controversies over the public place of religion. Bruce presents a robust defence of the secularization paradigm, clarifying its arguments for the benefit of all sides of the debate.
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 243 pp, € 36.50, 9780199584406
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Bruce, Steve
Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory
The decline in power, popularity and prestige of religion across the modern world is not a short-term or localized trend nor is it an accident. It is a consequence of subtle but powerful features of modernization. Renowned sociologist, Steve Bruce, elaborates the secularization paradigm and defends it against a wide variety of recent attempts at rebuttal and refutation. Using the best available statistical and qualitative evidence Bruce considers the implications for the secularization paradigm of the extent to which new religious movements or New Age spiritualities are replacing religion; changes in the nature and power of folk religion and superstition; rational choice alternatives to the secularization paradigm; the popularity and political influence of religion in the USA; religious change in the developing world; reactions to Islam in Europe; and the effects of recent controversies over the public place of religion. Bruce presents a robust defence of the secularization paradigm, clarifying its arguments for the benefit of all sides of the debate.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 243 pp, € 23.50, 9780199654123
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Brudholm, T.
Resentment's Virtue. Jean Amery and the Refusal to forgive
Most current talk of forgiveness and reconciliation in the wake of collective violence proceeds from an assumption that forgiveness is always admirable and superior to resentment and resistance to reconciliation. Victims who demonstrate a willingness and ability to forgive and 'look to the future' are often celebrated as moral models of magnanimity and generosity, while those who refuse to forgive and let go of their resentment are often taken to be in the grips of a regrettable pathological, or degrading state, and suffering from an excess of vindictiveness. Resentment is often only seen as the negative state to be overcome, the irrational, immoral; the unhealthy attitudes of victims who are not 'ready' or 'capable' of forgiving and healing. Arguing beyond hasty dichotomies and unexamined moral assumptions, "Resentment's Virtue" offers a more nuanced approach to an understanding of the reasons why survivors of mass atrocities sometimes harbour resentment and refuse to forgive. Building on a close examination of the writings of Holocaust-survivor Jean Amery, Brudholm argues that the preservation of resentment or the resistance to calls for forgiveness can be the reflex of a moral protest and ambition that might be as permissible, humane or honourable as the willingness to forgive
Temple UP, 2008/2010, pap, 235 pp, € 24.00, 9781592135677
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Bruijne, O. de , S. Postema
De kerk is dood, leve de Koning. Wat blijft christenen verbinden?
Kok, 2010, pap, 158 pp, € 17.90, 9789043518093
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Brunk, C. G.
Acceptable Genes? Religious Traditions and Genetically Modified Foods
Tb.
SUNY Series on Religion and the Environment, SUNY, 2010, pap, 272 pp, € 31.90, 9781438428949
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Bucher, R., M. Hoelzl, R. Pohl
Hitler's Theology. Religious Space, Theory and Practice
This title provides a systematic reconstruction and critique of Hitler's use and abuse of theological concepts, and demonstration of their fundamental importance for the rise of National Socialism. "Hitler's Theology" investigates the use of theological motifs in Adolf Hitler's public speeches and writings, and offers an answer to the question of why Hitler and his theo-political ideology were so attractive and successful presenting an alternative to the discontents of modernity. The book gives a systematic reconstruction of Hitler's use of theological concepts like providence, belief or the almighty God. Rainer Bucher argues that Hitler's (ab)use of theological ideas is one of the main reasons why and how Hitler gained so much acquiescence and support for his diabolic enterprise. This fascinating study concludes by contextualizing Hitler's theology in terms of a wider theory of modernity and in particular by analyzing the churches' struggle with modernity. Finally, the author evaluates the use of theology from a practical theological perspective. This book will be of interest to students of Religious Studies, Theology, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Politics, and German History. The relationship between religion and politics is both fascinating and challenging, and recent years have seen substantial changes in the way this relationship is studied. Aimed at undergraduates studying in this area, titles in this series look specifically at the key topics involved in the relationship between religion and politics, taking into account a broad range of religious perspectives, and presenting clear, approachable texts for students grappling with often complex concepts.
Continuum Resources in Religion and Political Culture, Continuum, 2011, pap, 140 pp, € 27.50, 9781441141798
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Buck-Morss, S
Thinking Past Terror. Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left
BY ORDER
Verso, 2006, pap, 146 pp, € 17.50, 1844675629 / 9781844675623
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Buijs, G. & H. Paul
De veerkracht van het grote verhaal. Levensbeschouwing in het publieke domein
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Boekencentrum, 2007, pap, 141 pp, € 4.00, 9789023921745
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Burg, C. van de, & L. Minnema
In de ban van het kwaad, het kwaad in religieuze verhalen wereldwijd
Boekencentrum, 2004, pap, 315 pp, € 19.95, 9789021140315
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Burgess, M.
A New Paradigm of Spirituality and Religion: Contemporary Shamanic Practice in Scotland
BY ORDER
Continuum, 2008, geb, 216 pp, € 91.95, 9780826499653
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Burns, David
The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus
In this cultural and intellectual history, David Burns contends that the influence of biblical criticism in America was more widespread than previously thought. Burns proves this point by uncovering the hidden history of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created and sustained by freethinkers, feminists, socialists and anarchists during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The result of this exploration is a new narrative revealing that Cyrenus Osborne Ward, Caroline Bartlett, George Herron, Bouck White, and other radical religionists had an impact on the history of religion in America rivaling that of recognized religious intellectuals such as Shailer Mathews, Charles Briggs, Francis Peabody, and Walter Rauschenbusch. The methods and approaches utilized by radical religionists were different from those employed by elite liberal divines, however, and part of a larger struggle over the relationship between religion and civilization. There were numerous reasons for this conflict, but, as Burns argues, the primary one was that radicals used Ernest Renan's The Life of Jesus to create an imaginative brand of biblical criticism that struck a balance between the demands of reason and the doctrines of religion. Thus, while radical religionists like Robert Ingersoll, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Eugene Debs were secular-minded thinkers who sought to purge Christianity of its supernatural dimensions, they believed the religious imagination that enabled modern day radicals to make common cause with an ancient peasant from Galilee was something wonderful. This provocative blend of reason and religion produced a vibrant countercultural movement that spanned communities, classes, and creeds and makes The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus a book that deserves a wide readership in an era when public intellectuals and politicians on both the left and right draw rigid lines between the secular and the sacred.
Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 275 pp, € 53.50, 9780199929504
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Buruma, I.
God op zijn plaats. Het kruispunt van religie en democratie
Ian Buruma geeft een scherpe analyse van de spanningen tussen religie en politiek op drie continenten. Acht jaar lang hebben de Verenigde Staten een evangelische christen als president gehad, wiens goedgeorganiseerde, gelovige achterban de scheiding van Kerk en Staat soms helemaal leek te willen opheffen. Door het toenemende aantal radicale moslims groeit aan de andere kant van de Atlantische Oceaan, in Europa, de angst dat de islam de westerse democratie aan het uithollen is. En zelfs in Azie, bij uitstek een polytheistisch continent, is de ontwikkeling van de democratie lange tijd belemmerd door de nauwe banden tussen de staat en religie. God op zijn plaats biedt rijke inzichten in de botsing tussen Oost en West, en in het aanhoudende conflict tussen religieuze en seculiere autoriteiten.
Atlas, 2010, pap, 144p, € 18.50, 9789045051840
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Buruma, I.
Taming the Gods. Religion and Democracy On Three Continents
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Princeton UP, 2010, geb, 132 pp, € 19.95, 9780691134895
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Butler, J., G. Wacker & R. Balmer
Religion in American Life. A Short History
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 496 pp, € 18.90, 9780195333299
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Butler, J., J. Habermas, C. Taylor & C. West
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere
edited by E. Mendieta, and J. VanAntwerpen
Columbia UP, 2011, geb, 137 pp, € 54.50, 9780231156455
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Butler,J., J. Habermas, C. Taylor, C. West,
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere
What role does - or should - religion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her recent work concerning state violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the potential of religious perspectives for renewing cultural and political criticism, while Jurgen Habermas, best known for his seminal conception of the public sphere, thinks through the ambiguous legacy of the concept of "the political" in contemporary theory. Charles Taylor argues for a radical redefinition of secularism, and Cornel West defends civil disobedience and emancipatory theology. Eduardo Mendieta and Jonathan VanAntwerpen detail the immense contribution of these philosophers to contemporary social and political theory, and an afterword by Craig Calhoun places these attempts to reconceive the significance of both religion and the secular in the context of contemporary national and international politics.
Columbia UP, 2011, pap, 137 pp, € 19.50, 9780231156462
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Byrnes, T.A. & P.J.Katzenstein (eds)
Religion in an Expanding Europe
by order
Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 352 pp, € 32.50, 0521676517 / 9780521676519
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Cabezon, J.I. & S.G. Davaney (eds)
Identity and the Politics of Scholarship in the Study of Religion
Routledge, 2004, pap, 236 pp, € 31.50, 0415970660 / 9780415970662
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Cady, Linell E. , Tracy Fessenden (eds)
Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference
Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress increasingly cast the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. When advocates for equality speak in terms of rights and modern progress, or reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals, both tend to presume women's emancipation is ineluctably tied to secularization. Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference upsets this certainty by drawing on diverse voices and traditions in studies that historicize, question, and test the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than position secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, this volume shows both religion and the secular collaborate in creating the conditions that generate them.
Columbia University Press, 2013, pap, 326 pp, € 28.50, 9780231162494
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Calhoun, C. Juergensmeyer, M. Antwerpen J. van (ed.)
Rethinking Secularism
This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the secular, while also examining socio-political trends involving the relationship between the religious and the secular from a variety of locations across the globe. In recent decades, the public has become increasingly aware of the important role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world affairs. This so called "resurgence" of religion in the public sphere has elicited a wide array of responses, including vehement opposition to the very idea that religious reasons should ever have a right to expression in public political debate. The current global landscape forces scholars to reconsider not only once predominant understandings of secularization, but also the definition and implications of secular assumptions and secularist positions. The notion that there is no singular secularism, but rather a range of multiple secularisms, is one of many emerging efforts to reconceptualize the meanings of religion and the secular. Rethinking Secularism surveys these efforts and helps to reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how "the secular" is constituted and understood. It provides valuable insight into how new understandings of secularism and religion shape analytic perspectives in the social sciences, politics, and international affairs.
Oxford, 2011, pap, 311 pp, € 19.00, 9780199796687
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Campbell, H.A.
When Religion Meets New Media
Media, Religion & Culture Series, Routledge, 2010, pap, 219p, € 27.90, 9780415349574
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Carmichael, C.
Genocide Before the Holocaust
Yale UP, 2009, geb, 244 pp, € 33.50, 9780300121179
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Casanova, J.
Public religions in the modern world
Chicago UP, 1994, pap, € 24.00, 0226095355 / 9780226095356
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Catherine, Lucas
En de mens schiep God
De meeste werken die tegenwoordig religie bekritiseren, beperken zich tot het gewelddadige karakter van geinstitutionaliseerde godsdiensten. Of ze houden het bij een kritiek op hun conservatieve of achterlijke moraal. Echte kritiek op het mechanisme dat godsdienst produceert, gebeurt nog zelden. Waar de negentiende eeuw bulkte van de kritiek op de historiciteit van de Bijbelverhalen en terecht de historiciteit van Jezus van Nazareth in vraag stelde, is dit nu een niche voor specialisten. Atheisten zijn daar blijkbaar niet langer in geinteresseerd. Lucas Catherine wel. Het mythische karakter van alle godsdiensten, en zeker van het christendom, is het onderwerp van zijn boek. De verhalen van het Oude Testament zijn allemaal gebaseerd op nog oudere verhalen die als mythen circuleerden in het Midden-Oosten. En de Mens schiep God is een boek voor wie 'verstand heeft en geen godsdienst' zoals de Arabische filosoof Abu Ala al Ma'ari al schreef rond het jaar 1000.
Uitgeverij Epo, 2012, pap, 208 pp, € 17.00, 9789491297250
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Catherwood, Ch.
Why the Nations Rage. Killing in the Name of God. Revised and Updated Ed.
Rowman& Littlefield, 2002, pap, 185 pp, € 27.30
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Cavanaugh, W.T.
The Myth of Religious Violence
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 285pp, € 46.90, 9780195385045
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Ceulaer, Joel De
Gooi God niet weg, over geloof, ongeloof en bijgeloof
Joel De Ceulaer schrijft welluidend eerlijk over de vragen die we ons in stilte stellen Om den brode voert journalist Joel De Ceulaer al vele jaren gesprekken die ergens over gaan met mensen die iets te vertellen hebben. Over wetenschap, filosofie, zingeving, religie. Over de grote vragen, de vragen die er echt toe doen in dit leven. Die gesprekken zijn bijzonder leerzaam. In vele opzichten. Maar soms ook verwarrend. Zo viel het hem tijdens een interview met Godfried Danneels op dat de kardinaal niet helemaal begrijpt wat de evolutietheorie eigenlijk inhoudt. Een gesprek met Richard Dawkins leerde hem dan weer dat de beroemde bioloog niet snapt waar het in de religie precies over gaat. Dat zette hem aan het denken over de kloof tussen godsdienst en wetenschap. Zijn ratio en religie met elkaar te verzoenen? In Gooi God niet weg geeft De Ceulaer ons zijn verrassende visie op dit eeuwenoude probleem. Het is een snedig geschreven essay dat zowel de oprechte gelovige als de doorgewinterde atheist een spiegel voorhoudt. Een persoonlijke zoektocht, waar ieder denkend mens wat aan kan hebben.
De Bezige Bij Antwerpen, 2014, pap, 224 pp, € 19.99, 9789085425519
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Chaves, M.
American Religion. Contemporary Trends
Mark Chaves looks at trends in diversity, belief, involvement, congregational life, leadership, liberal Protestant decline, and polarization. He draws on two important surveys: the General Social Survey, an ongoing survey of Americans' changing attitudes and behaviors, begun in 1972; and, the National Congregations Study, a survey of American religious congregations across the religious spectrum. He challenges the popular notion that religion is witnessing a resurgence in the United States - in fact, traditional belief and practice is either stable or declining
Princeton UP, 2011, geb, 139 pp, € 22.00, 9780691146850
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Chaves, M.
Congregations in America
More Americans belong to religious congregations than to any other kind of voluntary association. What these vast numbers amount to - what people are doing in the over 300,000 churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples in the United States - is a question that resonates through every quarter of American society, particularly in these times of "faith-based initiatives," "moral majorities," and militant fundamentalism. And it is a question answered in depth and in detail in Congregations in America. Drawing on the 1998 National Congregations Study - the first systematic study of its kind - as well as a broad range of quantitative, qualitative, and historical evidence, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the most significant form of collective religious expression in American society: local congregations. Among its more surprising findings, Congregations in America reveals that, despite the media focus on the political and social activities of religious groups, the arts are actually far more central to the workings of congregations. Here we see how, far from emphasising the pursuit of charity or justice through social services or politics, congregations mainly traffic in ritual, knowledge, and beauty through the cultural activities of worship, religious education, and the arts. Along with clarifying - and debunking - arguments on both sides of the debate over faith-based initiatives, the information presented here comprises a unique and invaluable resource, answering previously unanswerable questions about the size, nature, makeup, finances, activities, and proclivities of these organisations at the very centre of American life.
Harvard UP, 2004, geb, 291 pp, € 33.00, 9780674012844
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Chenoweth, E., M. J. Stephan
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict
Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare, Columbia UP, 2011, geb, 304 pp, € 29.00, 9780231156820
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Chidester, D.
Authentic Fakes. Religion and American Popular Culture
Authentic Fakes explores the religious dimensions of American popular culture in unexpected places: baseball, the Human Genome Project, Coca-Cola, rock 'n' roll, the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan, the charisma of Jim Jones, Tupperware, and the free market, to name a few.

Chidester travels through the cultural landscape and discovers the role that fakery - in the guise of frauds, charlatans, inventions, and simulations - plays in creating religious experience. His book is at once an incisive analysis of the relationship between religion and popular culture and a celebration of the myriad ways in which invention can stimulate the religious imagination. Moving beyond American borders, Chidester considers the religion of McDonald's and Disney, the discourse of W.E.B. Du Bois and the American movement in Southern Africa, the messianic promise of Nelson Mandela's 1990 tour to America, and more. He also looks at the creative possibilities of the Internet in such phenomena as Discordianism, the Holy Order of the Cheeseburger, and a range of similar inventions. Arguing throughout that religious fakes can do authentic religious work, and that American popular culture is the space of that creative labor, Chidester looks toward a future 'pregnant with the possibilities of new kinds of authenticity'.

University of California Press, 2005, pap, 294 pp, € 29.50, 9780520242807
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Chidester, D.
Wild Religion. Tracking the Sacred in South Africa
"Wild Religion" is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political journey and religious diversity, David Chidester explores African indigenous religious heritage with a difference. As the spiritual dimension of an African Renaissance, indigenous religion has been recovered in South Africa as a national resource.

Wild Religion analyses indigenous rituals of purification on Robben Island, rituals of healing and reconciliation at the new national shrine, Freedom Park, and rituals of animal sacrifice at the World Cup. Not always in the national interest, indigenous religion also appears in the wild religious creativity of prison gangs, the global spirituality of neo-shamans, the ceremonial display of Zulu virgins, the ancient Egyptian theosophy in South Africa's Parliament, and the new traditionalism of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma.

Arguing that the sacred is produced through the religious work of intensive interpretation, formal ritualization, and intense contestation, Chidester develops innovative insights for understanding the meaning and power of religion in a changing society. For anyone interested in religion, Wild Religion uncovers surprising dynamics of sacred space, violence, fundamentalism, heritage, media, sex, sovereignty, and the political economy of the sacred.

California UP, 2012, pap, 259 ppq, € 27.90, 9780520273085
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Chireau, Y.P.
Black Magic. Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition
BY ORDER
California UP, 2006, pap, 222 pp, € 24.90, 0520249887 / 9780520249882
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Christie, Nancy, Michael Gauvreau, Stephen J. Heathorn (eds)
The Sixties and Beyond: Dechristianization in North America and Western Europe, 1945-2000, 3rd Revised edition
In the decades following the Second World War, North America and Western Europe experienced widespread secularization and dechristianization; many scholars have pinpointed the 1960s as a pivotally important period in this decline. The Sixties and Beyond examines the scope and significance of dechristianization in the western world between 1945 and 2000.

A thematically wide-ranging and interdisciplinary collection, The Sixties and Beyond uses a framework that compares the social and cultural experiences of North America and Western Europe during this period. The internationally based contributors examine the dynamic place of Christianity in both private lives and public discourses and practices by assessing issues such as gender relations, family life, religious education, the changing relationship of church and state, and the internal dynamics of religious organizations. The Sixties and Beyond is an excellent contribution to the burgeoning scholarship on the 1960s as well as to the history of Christianity in the western world.

University of Toronto Press, 2013, geb, 482 pp, € 72.90, 9781442644755
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Christoffersen, L., H. R. Iversen, H. Petersen, M. Warburg (eds.)
Religion in the 21st Century. Challenges and Transformations
By order
Ashgate, 2010, geb, 248 pp, € 74.50, 9781409403982
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Chryssides, G.
A Reader in New Religious Movements
Continuum I.P., 2006, pap, 416 pp, € 41.50, 0826461689 / 97808261681
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Chryssides, G.D
The A to Z of New Religious Movements
A to Z Guide, Scarecrow Press, 2006, pap, 388 pp, € 44.50, 9780810855885
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Chryssides, G. D.
Heaven's Gate. Postmodernity and Popular Culture in a Suicide Group
On March 26, 1997, the bodies of 39 men and women were found in an opulent mansion outside San Diego, all victims of a mass suicide. Messages left by the Heaven's Gate group indicate that they believed they were stepping out of their 'physical containers' in order to ascend to a UFO that was arriving in the wake of the Hale-Bopp comet. The Heaven's Gate suicides were part of a series of major incidents involving New Religions in the 1990s, as the new millennium approached. Despite the major attention that Heaven's Gate attracted at the time of the suicides, there have been relatively few scholarly studies. This anthology on Heaven's Gate includes a combination of articles previously published in academic journals, some new writings from experts in the field, and some original Heaven's Gate documents. All the material is expertly brought together under the editorship of George D. Chryssides.
Ashgate New Religions, Ashgate, 2011, geb, 228 pp, € 67.50, 9780754663744
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Chryssides, G.D. & R. Geaves
The Study of Religion: An Introduction to Key Ideas and Methods
Continuum, 2007, pap, 429 pp, € 42.50, 9780826464491
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Clarke P.B. and Beyer P. (eds)
The Worlds Religions. Continuities and Transformations
Routledge, 2008, geb, 802 pp, € 130.90, 9780415397254
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Clarke, Steve, Russell Powell, Julian Savulescu (eds)
Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation
The relationship between religion, intolerance and conflict has been the subject of intense discussion, particularly in the wake of the events of 9-11 and the ongoing threat of terrorism. This book contains original papers written by some of the world's leading scholars in anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and theology exploring the scientific and conceptual dimensions of religion and human conflict. Authors investigate the following themes: the role of religion in promoting social cohesion and the conditions under which it will tend to do so; the role of religion in enabling and exacerbating conflict between different social groups and the conditions under which it will tend to do so; and the policy responses that we may be able to develop to ameliorate violent conflict and the limits to compromise between different religions. The book also contains two commentaries that distill, synthesize and critically evaluate key aspects of the individual chapters and central themes that run throughout the volume. The volume will be of great interest to all readers interested in the phenomenon of religious conflict and to academics across a variety of disciplines, including religious studies, philosophy, psychology, theology, cognitive science, anthropology, politics, international relations, and evolutionary biology.
Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 304 pp, € 39.95, 9780199640911
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Clark, T.R. & W. Clanton Jr. (ed.)
Understanding Religion and Popular Culture
This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature lively and contemporary case study material and outline relevant theory and methods for analysis. Among the areas covered are religion and food, violence, music, television and videogames. Each entry is followed by a helpful summary, glossary, bibliography, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading/viewing. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture offers a valuable entry point into an exciting and rapidly evolving field of study.
Routledge, 2012, pap, 216 pp, € 29.50, 9780415781060
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Clayton, P. (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science
Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology, Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 1040 pp, € 109.00, 9780199279272
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Clezio, le J.M.G.
The Mexican Dream, or, the Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations
translated by T. Lavender Fagan
Chicago UP, 1993, pap, 208 pp, € 14.90, 9780226110035
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Clingerman, F. & M. H. Dixon (eds.)
Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
The natural world has been "humanized": even areas thought to be wilderness bear the marks of human impact. But this human impact is not simply physical. At the emergence of the environmental movement, the focus was on human effects on "nature." More recently, however, the complexity of the term "nature" has led to fruitful debates and the recognition of how human individuals and cultures interpret their environments.

This book furthers the dialogue on religion, ethics, and the environment by exploring three interrelated concepts: to recreate, to replace, and to restore. Through interdisciplinary dialogue the authors illuminate certain unique dimensions at the crossroads between finding value, creating value, and reflecting on one's place in the world. Each of these terms has diverse religious, ethical, and scientific connotations. Each converges on the ways in which humans both think about and act upon their surroundings. And each radically questions the damaging conceptual divisions between nature and culture, human and environment, and scientific explanation and religious/ethical understanding. This book self-consciously reflects on the intersections of environmental philosophy, environmental theology, and religion and ecology, stressing the importance of how place interprets us and how we interpret place. In addition to its contribution to environmental philosophy, this work is a unique volume in its serious engagement with theology and religious studies on the issues of ecological restoration and the meaning of place.
Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology, Ashgate, 2011, geb, 238 pp, € 67.50, 9781409420446
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Clough, P. & J.P. Mitchell
Powers of Good and Evil. Social Transformation and Popular Belief
Berghahn Books, 2001, pap, 256 pp, € 31.76, 1571813136
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Cohen, E.
The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition
The cognitive science of religion has made a persuasive case for the view that a number of different psychological systems are involved in the construction and transmission of notions of extranatural agency such as deities and spirits.
Until now this work has been based largely on findings in experimental psychology, illustrated mainly with hypothetical or anecdotal examples. In The Mind Possessed, Emma Cohen considers how the psychological systems undergirding spirit concepts are activated in real-world settings. Spirit possession practices have long had a magnetizing effect on academic researchers but there have been few, if any, satisfactory theoretical treatments of spirit possession that attempt to account for its emergence and spread globally.
Drawing on ethnographic data collected during eighteen months of fieldwork in Belem, northern Brazil, Cohen combines fine-grained descriptions and analyses of mediumistic activities in an Afro-Brazilian cult house with a scientifically-grounded explanation for the emergence and spread of ideas about spirits, possession and healing. Cohen shows why spirit possession and its associated activities are inherently attention-grabbing.

Making a radical departure from traditional anthropological, medicalist, and sociological analyses, she argues that a cognitive approach offers more precise and testable hypotheses concerning the spread and appeal of spirit concepts and possession activities. This timely book presents new lines of enquiry for the cognitive science of religion (a rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary scholarship) and challenges the theoretical frameworks within which spirit possession practices have traditionally been understood.

Oxford UP, 2007 / 2012, pap, 241 pp, € 23.50, 9780199767441
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Cohn, N.
Cosmos, Chaos & The World to Come. The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith. Second Edition.
BY Order
Yale NB, Yale UP, 2001, pap, 282 pp, € 17.95, 9780300090888
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Cohn-Sherbok, D.
The Politics of Apocaplypse. The History and Influence of Christian Zionism
Pervading culture and politics alike, Christian Zionism is the fastest growing religious movement in Christianity today, with current believers thought to exceed five million in the US alone. Proposing a literal reading of the bible, it states that a Jewish return to the Holy Land is a requirement for the Second Coming and inevitable Armageddon. Promoting common interests between Israel and the Christian World, and possessing many well-moneyed advocates, Christian Zionism has a far-reaching influence in today's world. In this illuminating book, professor and rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok traces the transition of Christian Zionism from Puritan times to the present, examining the ever increasing role of Armageddon in its belief structure and studying its deep-rooted sway on both the Middle East peace process and the American political system. Covering Hal Lindsey's books and his invitations to White House Seminars, Cohn-Sherbok inspects the growth of the movement and its quintessential role as a political lobbying force. Invaluable to anyone who seeks a greater understanding of the interplay between religion, politics and the end of the world, this is an insightful book into an absorbing aspect of American society.
Oneworld Publications, 2006, pap, 209 pp, € 19.75, 9781851684533
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Collins-Mayo, S., P. Dandelion (eds.)
Religion and Youth
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Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, Ashgate, 2010, pap, 302 pp, € 25.00, 9780754667681
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Connolly, W.E.
Capitalism and Christianity, American Style
Duke UP, 2008, pap, 172 pp, € 18.50, 9780822342724
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Cookson, C. (ed)
Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom.
by order
Religion & Society Series, Routledge, 2003, geb, 555 pg, € 147.50, 0415941814
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Cooper,J.C.
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
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Thames & Hudson, 1979, pap, 208 pp, € 14.95, 9780500279281
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Cormack, M. (ed.)
Saints and Their Cults in the Atlantic World
The Caroline Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Series, South Carolina UP, 2007, geb, 280 pp, € 52.90, 9781570036309
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Cornille, C. (ed)
Many Mansions. Multiple Religious Belonging and Christian Identity.
Faith meets Faith series, Orbis, 2002, pap, 152 pg, € 39.50
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Corrigan, J. (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 522 pp, € 127.50, 9780195170214
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Cosgrove, O., L. Cox, C. Kuhling, P. Mulholland (eds)
Irelands New Religious Movements
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Cambridge Scolars Press, 2011, geb, 425 pp, € 66.75, 9781443825887
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Coupe, L.
Myth
The New Critical Idiom Series, Routledge, 2009, pap, 230 pp, € 17.50, 9780415442848
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Courville, M.E. (ed.)
The Next Step in Studying Religion: A Graduates Guide
BY ORDER
Continuum, 2007, pap, 238 pp, € 33.50, 9780826498434
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Cowan, D.E.
Cults and New religions. A Brief History
Blackwell, 2007, pap, 260 pp, € 28.50, 9781405161282
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Coward, H.G. & D.J. Goa
Mantra. Hearing the Divine in India and America, second ed.
Columbia UP, 2004, pap, 123 pp, € 25.75, 0231129610
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Coward, H. & G.S.Smith(eds)
Religion and Peacebuilding
BY ORDER
SUNY Series in Religious Studies, SUNY, 2004, pap, 320 pp, € 31.20, 0791459349
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Cox, H. G. & D. Ikeda
The Persistence of Religion. Comparative Perspectives on Modern Spirituality
B2092
I.B. Tauris, 2009, pap, 142 pp, € 17.95, 9781848851955
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Cox, J. L.
An Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion
B2194
Continuum, 2009, pap, 185 pp, € 25.00, 9781441171597
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Cox, J. L.
From Primitive to Indigenous. The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions
Tb
Vitality of Indigenous Religions Series, Ashgate, 2007, geb, 206 pp, € 69.90, 9780754655695
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Cox, J.L.
A Guide to the Phenomenology of Religion. Key figures, formative influences and subsequent debates
Continuum, 2006, pap, 267 pp, € 33.50, 9780826452894
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Cracknell, K. (ed.)
Wilfred Cantwell Smith. A Reader
BY ORDER
Oneworld, 2001, pap, 258 pp, € 28.36, 185168249x
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Crisp, B. R.
Spirituality and Social Work
Tb
Contemporary Social Work Studies, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 180 pp, € 66.50, 9780754677345
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Curry, P. (ed.)
Divination. Perspectives for a New Millennium
Tb
Ashgate, 2010, geb, 304 pp, € 72.90, 9781409405559
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Cusack, C. M.
Invented Religion. Imagination, Fiction and Faith
Tb
Ashgate New Religions, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 186 pp, € 66.50, 9780754667803
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Dadosky, J.D.
The Structure of Religious Knowing. Encountering the Sacred in Eliade and Lonergan
SUNY, 2004, geb, 185 pp, € 51.00, 9780791460610
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Dallam, M. W.
Daddy Grace. A Celebrity Preacher and His House of Prayer
NYU Press, 2009, pap, 276 pp, € 19.50, 9780814720370
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Damberg, W.von, S. Hellemans ( Hgb)
Die neue Mitte der Kirche.Der Aufstieg der intermediaren Instanzen in den europaischen Großkirchen seit 1945.
Die Großkirchen in Europa durchlaufen in den letzten Jahrzehnten eine grundlegende Transformation. Besondere Bedeutung kommt dabei den Veränderungen auf der intermediären kirchlichen Ebene zu. Während die lokalen Gemeinden und Pfarreien zunehmend unter Druck geraten, wächst die Bedeutung der überlokalen kirchlichen Instanzen. Regionale Instanzen, wie Kirchenkreise oder Diözesen, bekommen administrativ immer größeres Gewicht und entwickeln darüber hinaus mehr und mehr eigenständige religiöse Aktivitäten, die sich direkt den Gläubigen zuwenden. Die altehrwürdige Aufteilung zwischen der lokalen Ebene, die das religiöse Angebot gewährleistete, und der regionalen, nationalen und internationalen Ebene, die sich darauf beschränkte, die theologischen Vorgaben und die Infrastruktur abzusichern, wird damit durchbrochen.
Kohlhammer, 2010, pap, 256 pp, € 37.50, 9783170216556
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Davies, D. J.
Emotion, Identity, and Religion. Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness
Deep emotions pervade our human lives and ongoing moods echo them. Religious traditions often shape these and give devotees a sense of identity in a hopeful and meaningful life despite the conflicts, confusion, pain and grief of existence. Driven by anthropological and sociological perspectives, Douglas J. Davies describes and analyses these dynamic tensions and life opportunities as they are worked out in ritual, music, theology, and the allure of sacred places. Davies brings some newer concepts to these familiar ideas, such as 'the humility response' and 'moral-somatic' processes, revealing how our sense of ourselves responds to how we are treated by others as when injustice makes us 'feel sick' or religious ideas of grace prompt joyfulness. This sense of embodied identity is shown to be influenced not only by 'reciprocity' in the many forms of exchange, gifts, merit, and actions of others, but also by a certain sense of 'otherness, whether in God, ancestors, supernatural forces or even a certain awareness of ourselves. Drawing from psychological studies of how our thinking processes engage with the worlds around us we see how difficult it is to separate out 'religious' activity from many other aspects of human response to our environment. Throughout these pages many examples are taken from the well-known religions of the world as well as from local and secular traditions.
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 336 pp, € 29.00, 9780199551538
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Davies, D. J.
Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic Opposition. Atonement, Evil and the Mormon Vision
Tb
Ashgate, 2010, pap, 292 pp, € 23.90, 9781409406709
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Davies, D. J.
The Mormon Culture of Salvation
Tb
Ashgate, 2000, pap, 302 pp, € 30.90, 9780754613305
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Davis, D. H. (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States
by order
Oxford Handbooks in American Politics, Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 592 pp, € 110.95, 9780199232444
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Davis, T. J. (ed.)
John Calvins American Legacy
B2364
Oxford UP, 2010, pap, 291 pp, € 27.00, 9780195390988
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Davis, T.J. (red.)
John Calvins American Legacy
B2364
Oxford UP, 2010, geb, 291pp, € 74.35, 9780195390971
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Dawson, A. (ed.)
Summoning the Spirits. Possession and invocation in Contemporary Religion
Charismatic visions and the role of mediums; possession ceremonies and ecstatic trance; the social contexts and practices of invocation: these are a number of the intriguing topics addressed by this comprehensive undergraduate textbook, the first of its kind to offer a thorough overview of the fascinating and multifaceted subject of spirit possession. The subject is now widely studied in a number of fields - including religion, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies - and for some time there has been a need for a book which offers a multicultural, multi-thematic treatment which can satisfy growing demand and form the basis of focused modules in the area. Summoning the Spirits meets that requirement. Avoiding technical jargon and abstruse theorising, the book offers a representative snapshot of the way the topic is being treated by academics across the world. Its subject range, too, is global, covering such topics as Venda possession in South Africa; the Cuban practice of espiritismo (or mediumship) in Cuba; spirit possession in the Brazilian new religion of Santo Daime; invocation and divine possession amongst Wiccans; and different expressions of spirit domination in Charismatic Christianity. Analysing themes which recur from context to context (such as agency and meaning, power and gender, cultural hybridism, and globalisation), an international team of contributors presents a variety of novel and challenging approaches. This is the ideal starting-point for students looking for a way into the subject.
IB Tauris, 2011, pap, 230 pp, € 24.95, 9781848851627
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Dawson , Andrew
Santo Daime: A New World Religion
Santo Daime: A New World Religion deals with a young, exotic and controversial religious movement. Emerging in the Brazilian Amazon in the 1930s, Santo Daime has since spread to many of the world's major cities. Santo Daime is a mixture of indigenous, popular Catholic, Afro-Brazilian, esoteric, Spiritist, and new age beliefs and activities. Ritual practice is centred on the consumption of a psychotropic beverage called 'Daime' which members believe enhances their interaction with the supernatural world. Because Daime is treated as an illegal narcotic in many parts of the world, outside of its Brazilian homeland most Santo Daime rituals are practised clandestinely. This book unites extensive fieldwork experience with an established theoretical background and makes a significant contribution to understanding the contemporary interface of religion and late-modern society. Individualization and religious subjectivism, pluralization and religious hybridism, transformation and detraditionalization, globalization and religious identity, and commoditization and religious consumption are among the many issues engaged by this book. Santo Daime: A New World Religion is an accessible and multi-disciplinary book suitable for undergraduate students and researchers working in Religious Studies, Sociology of Religion, Anthropology, Cultural Studies and Latin American Studies.
Bloomsbury, 2013, pap, 226 pp, € 31.00, 9781441154248
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Deacy, C. & E. Arweck (eds.)
Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age
Tb
Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, Ashgate, 2009, geb, 274 pp, € 69.90, 9780754665274
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Dean, K.C.
Almost Christian. What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church.
B2452
Oxford UP, 2010, geb, 254 pp, € 24.00, 9780195314847
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Dekker, Gerard
Dat koninkrijk, verwachten we dat nog?
Het christendom heeft sinds zijn bestaan op allerlei gebied de ontplooiing en voortgang van het leven bevorderd. Ten tijde van, en als gevolg van de Verlichting begon de christelijke wereld zich echter te verzetten, waardoor ze een rem op de samenlevingsontwikkeling vormde. De afwijzing van de groeiende autonomie van mens en wereld vormde de kern van dit verzet.

In dit essay beschrijft Gerard Dekker de ontwikkeling van onze samenleving en toont hij met een keur van gegevens aan dat die op velerlei gebieden zeer gunstig is. Hij laat zich leiden door de vraag of, en zo ja: in hoeverre, dit gezien kan worden als een realisering van het christelijk visioen van het komende rijk van God, van de nieuwe wereld waarop gerechtigheid woont. Het antwoord daarop is in veel gevallen positief.

Met behulp van het gedachtegoed van Bonhoeffer stelt de schrijver vervolgens dat het christendom zich ten onrechte verzet heeft. Een andere opstelling tegenover de mondig-wording van mens en wereld zou niet alleen mogelijk, maar ook gewenst zijn geweest en zowel het christendom als de samenleving ten goede zijn gekomen.

Meinema, 2014, pap, 136 pp, € 12.95, 9789021143545
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Dekker, P. Celik, G. & Creemers, I.
Breekpunt of bindmiddel. Religieus engagement in de civil society
Wat zijn de kansen en de risico`s van religieus geïnspireerd maatschappelijk engagement in het hedendaagse Nederland? Een bondige samenvatting van het publieke debat over de invloed van religie op de huidige maatschappij. Hoe zijn christelijke en islamitische normen en waarden een bron van motivatie? In hoeverre dragen `identiteitsorganisaties` bij aan de zorg en voorzieningen voor allen? Of staat hun religieuze grondslag de integratie van groepen in de samenleving juist in de weg? Welke grenzen mag de overheid aan deze organisaties stellen en welke samenwerking is mogelijk voor publieke beleidsdoeleinden? Deze en andere vragen komen in dit boek aan bod, in bondige en vaak persoonlijke bijdragen van wetenschappers, politici en praktijkmensen. Met bijdragen van onder meer Femke Halsema, Anton Zijderveld, André Rouvoet, Alaattin Erdal, Korrie Louwes, Wouter Kolff en Achmed Baâdoud, en een slotbeschouwing van Paul Schnabel.
Meinema, 2011, pap, 179 pp, € 18.50, 9789021143187
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Derksen, Guido, Jop Mijwaard, Martin van Mousch,
Geillustreerde atlas van het hiernamaals
Sinds het ontstaan van de beschaving heeft de mens zich uiteenlopende voorstellingen gemaakt van het hiernamaals. In deze unieke atlas komen ze op bijzondere wijze aan bod. Vijfduizend jaar cultuurgeschiedenis voert ons van de Mesopotamische onderwereld langs het oud-Egyptische dodenrijk Duat naar het islamitische hiernamaals, van de boeddhistische hellen langs de eilanden van Sint-Brandaan naar het hemelse Jeruzalem, van de helleput en louteringsberg van Dante naar de antropocentrische beelden van de Renaissance, van het hiernamaals van reformatie en contrareformatie langs het vooruitgangsdenken van de negentiende eeuw naar de hedendaagse hemel en hel.

De Geillustreerde atlas van het hiernamaals brengt al deze visies en opvattingen van de andere wereld letterlijk in kaart. De circa twintig kaarten, voorzien van begeleidende en geillustreerde teksten en een cultuurhistorische inleiding, vormen tezamen een kijk- en leesboek over het hiernamaals zoals nog nooit eerder is verschenen.

Midprice-editie verschijnt februari 2013

Nieuw Amsterdam, 2010 / 2012, geb, 224 pp, € 12.50, 9789046814789
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Derksen, Guido, Jop Mijwaard, Martin van Mousch,
Geillustreerde atlas van het hiernamaals
Sinds het ontstaan van de beschaving heeft de mens zich uiteenlopende voorstellingen gemaakt van het hiernamaals. In deze unieke atlas komen ze op bijzondere wijze aan bod. Vijfduizend jaar cultuurgeschiedenis voert ons van de Mesopotamische onderwereld langs het oud-Egyptische dodenrijk Duat naar het islamitische hiernamaals, van de boeddhistische hellen langs de eilanden van Sint-Brandaan naar het hemelse Jeruzalem, van de helleput en louteringsberg van Dante naar de antropocentrische beelden van de Renaissance, van het hiernamaals van reformatie en contrareformatie langs het vooruitgangsdenken van de negentiende eeuw naar de hedendaagse hemel en hel.

De Geillustreerde atlas van het hiernamaals brengt al deze visies en opvattingen van de andere wereld letterlijk in kaart. De circa twintig kaarten, voorzien van begeleidende en geillustreerde teksten en een cultuurhistorische inleiding, vormen tezamen een kijk- en leesboek over het hiernamaals zoals nog nooit eerder is verschenen.

Nieuw Amsterdam, 2010, geb, 224 pp, € 27.50, 9789046809020
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DeRoo, N. & J. P. Manoussakis (eds.)
Phenomenology and Eschatology. Not Yet in the Now
Tb
New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies, Ashgate, 2009, geb, 228 pp, € 69.90, 9780754667018
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Devisch, Ignaas & Marc De Kesel (red.)
Fundamentalisme: Face to Face
Klement/Pelckmans, 2007, pap, 184 pp, € 19.95, 9789086870189
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Dierickx, G.
De buitenkant van de religie. Een menswetenschappelijke rondleiding
te bestellen
Aksant, 2007, pap, 322 pp, € 34.00, 078904421612
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Dijck, R. van
Wereldreligies, eenheid en diversiteit
Synthese, 2008, pap, 176 pp, € 16.50, 9789062710362
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Dijn, H. de
Religie in de 21e eeuw. Kleine handleiding voor voor- en tegenstanders
Pelckmans / Klement, 2006, pap, 160 pp, € 18.50, 9789086870004
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Dillon, M. & P. Wink (eds)
In the Course of a Lifetime. Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change
California UP, 2007, pap, 282 pp, € 27.90, 9780520249011
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Dingemans, G.
In vredesnaam. Religie in een democratische samenleving
OP BESTELLING
Kok, 2007, pap, 400 pp, € 27.50, 9789043513425
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Dittmer, J., T. Sturm (eds.)
Mapping the End Times. American Evangelical Geopolitics and Apocalyptic Visions
Tb
Critical Geopolitics, Ashgate, 2010, pap, 280 pp, € 34.50, 9781409400837
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Djupe, P.A. & C.P. Gilbert
The Political Influence of Churches
Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics, Cambridge UP, 2009, pap, 283 pp, € 22.50, 9780521692199
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Domke, D. & K. Coe
The God Strategy: How Religion Became A Political Weapon in America
By Order
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 231 pp, € 28.00, 9780195326413
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Donaldson, L.E. & K. Pui-Lan (eds)
Postcolonialism, Feminism & Religious Discourse
The study of global religions is being transformed by its engagement with feminist and postcolonial thought. The editors of Postcolonialism, Feminism and Religious Discourse argue that gender, religion, and colonial conquest are inseparable. Drawing from a range of materials, including religious texts, women's literature, field interviews, historical archives, critical theories, and rap music, this volume offers important critiques of the way religious and feminist knowledge is constructed. The contributors examine white feminist theology's misappropriations of Native North American women, Chinese footbinding, and veiling by Muslim women, as well as the Jewish emancipation in France, the symbolic the symbolic dismemberment black women by rap and sermons, and the potential to rewrite and reclaim canonical stories. This important reassessment of religious studies offers new visions for the development of anti-colonialist, anti-racist, and anti-sexist discourses of liberation.
Routledge, 2002, pap, 219 pp, € 31.50, 9780415928885
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Doniger, W.
The Implied Spider. Politics and Theology in Myth. Updated with a new Preface
Columbia Classics in Religion, Columbia UP, 2011, pap, 232 pp, € 27.50, 9780231156424
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Doniger, W.
The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was: Myths of Self-Imitation
Oxford UP, 2005, geb, 272 pp, € 31.25, 0195160169
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Donk, W. A. Jonkers G. Kronjee & R. Plum (red.)
Geloven in het publieke domein
WWR 13, AUP, 2006, pap, 512 pp, € 62.50, 9789053569368
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Doris F., L. Kellaher, G. Neophyte (eds)
The Secret Cemetery
Berg Publishers, 2005, pap, 336 pp, € 27.50, 9781859735978
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Dorman, Jacob S.
Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions
Jacob S. Dorman offers the first comprehensive study of the rise of black Judaism in America. Beginning with an examination of black interactions with white Jews during the Civil War, Dorman traces the influence of Black Israelite practices and philosophies on the Holiness Christianity movement of the 1890s and the emergence of black Jewish synagogues in the early twentieth century. Most fascinating is his focus on a number of residents of 1920s Harlem who, adopting the guise of spiritual merchants, drew on profoundly stereotyped visions of the "Mystic East" for radical, anti-racist, and anti-imperialist purposes. They formed their own new religions based on the belief that the ancient Hebrew Israelites were black and contemporary African Americans their descendants. This gave rise to many of the African-American sects of the twentieth century, including the Rastafarians, the Black Muslims, and the prosperity gospel of Father Divine. This fascinating but little-studied group of "mystic professors" was founded by a Barbadian Rabbi who dreamed of resettling African Americans in Ethopia. The settlement scheme failed, but the black Israelite theology had captured the imagination of settlers who returned to Jamaica and transmitted it to Leonard Howell, one of the founders of Rastafarianism and himself a member of the mystic subculture of Harlem. The Black Israelite movement was carried forward in the US by several Harlem rabbis, including Wentworth Arthur Matthew, who creatively combined elements of Judaism, Pentecostalism, Freemasonry, the British Anglo-Israelite movement, Afro-Caribbean faiths, and occult kabbalah. Drawing on hitherto untapped archival sources as well as personal interviews, Dorman provides a vivid portrait of the Black Israelites, illuminating their place in the creative ferment of spirituality, art, and commerce that characterized African American life in the early twentieth century.
Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 307 pp, € 31.00, 9780195301403
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Douglas, M.
Purity and Danger
by order
Routledge Classics, Routledge, 2002, pap, 244 pp, € 16.50, 0415289955
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Douglas, R.C.
The Exercise of Informal Power Within the Church of Christ: Black Civil Rights, Muted Justice, and Denominational Politics
Prijs onder voorbehoud: By Order
Edwin Melllen Press, 2008, Geb, 192 pp, € 84.95, 9780773450127
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Dourley, J.P.
Paul Tillich, Carl Jung and the Recovery of Religion
Is religion a positive reality in your life? If not, have you lost anything by forfeiting this dimension of your humanity? This book compares the theology of Tillich with the psychology of Jung, arguing that they were both concerned with the recovery of a valid religious sense for contemporary culture. "Paul Tillich, Carl Jung and the Recovery of Religion" explores in detail the diminution of the human spirit through the loss of its contact with its native religious depths, a problem on which both spent much of their working lives and energies.Both Tillich and Jung work with a naturalism that grounds all religion on processes native to the human being. Tillich does this in his efforts to recover that point at which divinity and humanity coincide and from which they differentiate. Jung does this by identifying the archetypal unconscious as the source of all religions now working toward a religious sentiment of more universal sympathy. This book identifies the dependence of both on German mysticism as a common ancestry and concludes with a reflection on how their joint perspective might affect religious education and the relation of religion to science and technology. Throughout the book, John Dourley looks back to the roots of both men's ideas about mediaeval theology and Christian mysticism making it ideal reading for analysts and academics in the fields of Jungian and religious studies.
Routledge, 2008, pap, 188 pp, € 36.00, 9780415460248
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Drayer, E. e.a.
Met of zonder God. De onmisbaarheid van religie. Herman Vuijsje, W.B. Drees, Marjoleine de Vos en anderen
Ten Have, 2006, pap, 91 pp, € 11.95, 9025956475 / 9789025956475
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Drayer, E. & P. van der Ven (red)
De God van Nederland. Op zoek naar het hogere in de lage landen
Tweemaal schudde de God van Nedcrland zijn eerbiedwaardige hoofd en tweemaal schoven z'n eerbiedvvaardige grauwe bakkebaarden heen en weer over z'n vest. Uit: 'Dichtertje' (1917), Nescio

Hoe staat de God van Nederland ervoor? Niet zo best, denken velen misschien, maar wie goed kijkt merkt dat religie leeft. Op zondag zitten er meer mensen in de kerk dan in het stadion, de kerk is de grootste vrijwilligersorganisatie van het land en de Bijbel staat hoog op de bestsellerslijsten.

Voor De God van Nederland zijn journalisten en fotografen van het dagblad Trouw op zoek gegaan naar de hedendaagse christelijke geloofsbeleving. De resultaten van hun zoektocht zijn verrassend, in alle lagen van de bevolking en op allerlei manieren blijken mensen met het hogere bezig te zijn: in Geleen laat een motordub jaarlijks de ronkende tweewielers zegenen; in Nijmegen breekt de jongste Russisch-orthodoxe parochie van Nederland de vasten met een glaasje wodka; in de Randstad zoeken migrantenkerken noodgedwongen hun toevlucht tot parkeergarages en gymlokalen, en in de Amsterdamse Keizersgrachtkerk kunnen homoseksuelen terecht voor de maandelijkse 'roze viering'. Door de mensen veel zelf aan het woord te laten en gebruik te maken van inzetjes met achtergrondinformatie geeft De God van Nederland een breed en levendig beeld van christelijk Nederland.

Van Gennep, 2006, pap, 255 pp, € 16.00, 9789055157563
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Drehsen, V., W. Graeb & B. Weyel (Hrsg.)
Kompendium Religionstheorie
UTB 2705, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005, pap, 373 pp, € 21.00, 3825227057 / 9783825227050
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Drinan, R.F.
Can God & Caesar Coexist? Balancing Religious Freedom & International Law
BY ORDER
Yale UP, 2004, geb, 266 pp, € 29.95, 0300100868
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Dronke, U.
The Poetic Edda
Volume III Poetical Poems II, 2011, geb, 3172 pp, € 153.00, 9780198111825
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Droogers, A.
Zingeving als spel: Over macht en speelse spiritualiteit
Parthenon, 2010, pap, 256pp, € 22.90, 9789079578146
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Dubuisson, D.
The Western Construction of Religion: Myths, Knowledge, and Ideology
op bestelling / by order
John Hopkins UP, 2003, geb, € 30.00, 9780801887567
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Dubuisson, D.
Twentieth Century Mythologies. Dumezil, Levi-Strauss, Eliade, sec. Ed
1-st ed. in french, 1993,2-nd ed. & transl.: revised & expanded
Equinox Publ, 2006, pap, 314 pp, € 31.90, 1845530217 / 9781845530211
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Duffin, Jacalyn
Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World
This book is an exploration of illness and healing experiences in contemporary society through the veneration of saints: primarily the twin doctors Saints Cosmas and Damian. It also follows the author's personal journey from her role as a hematologist who inadvertently served as an expert witness in a miracle to her research as a historian on the origins, meaning and functions of saints. Sources include interviews with devotees in both North America and Europe. Cosmas and Damian were martyred around the year 300 A.D. in what is now Syria. Called the "Anargyroi" (without silver) because they charged no fees, they became patrons of medicine, surgery, and pharmacy as their cult spread widely across Europe. The near eastern origin explains their popularity in Byzantine and Orthodox traditions and the concentration of their shrines in Eastern Europe, Southern Italy, and Sicily. The Medici family of Florence also viewed the "santi medici" as patrons, and their deeds were depicted by great Renaissance artists. In medical literature they are now revered as patrons of transplantation. Duffin's research focuses on how people have taken the saints with them as they moved within Italy and beyond. It also shows that their veneration is not confined to immigrant traditions, and that it fills important functions in health care and healing. Duffin's conclusions are situated within scholarship in medicine, medical history, sociology, anthropology, and popular religion; and intersect with the current medical debate over spiritual healing. This work springs from medical history and Roman Catholic traditions; however, it extends to general observations about the behaviors of sick people and about the formal responses to individual illness from collectivities in religion, medicine, and, indeed, history.
Oxford University Press, 2013, geb, 240 pp, € 26.00, 9780199743179
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Durkheim, E.
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Oxford Worlds Classics, Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 358 pp, € 13.90, 9780199540129
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Dwarswaard, E. e.a.(red)
Religie en ontwikkeling. Handreikingen voor de praktijk
te bestellen
Kenniscentrum Religie en ontwikkeling, 2011, pap, 100 pp, € 15.00
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Ebelebe, Charles A.
Africa and the New Face of Mission: A Critical Assessment of the Legacy of the Irish Spiritans Among the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria
In Africa and the New Face of Mission, Ebelebe argues that the mission theory and practice of the Irish Spiritans in Igboland (1905-1970) was forged in the socio-political and faith environment of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Ireland; an environment that produced a Church that was sacramentized, devotional, conservative, and clerical. It was this Church that the Irish Spiritans took to Igboland, and the Church that has largely endured there until now. The author considers this regrettable and calls for inculturation as the only way forward. He highlights the significant contribution of the Igbo Catholic Church to the growing pool of missionaries from the South and argues that for this Church to be truly Igbo, it must be selective in what it reclaims from its Irish Heritage and must draw from the resources of Igbo traditional culture and religion. In this way, the Church can better equip its growing number of missionaries to other nations.
University Press of America, 2009, pap, 262 pp, € 34.50, 9780761845966
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Ecklund, E. H.
Korean American Evangelicals New Models for Civic Life
Print on demand
Oxford UP, 2010, pap, 224 pp, € 16.95, 9780195372595
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Edmonds, E., Gonzalez, M.
Caribbean Religious History. An Introduction.
B2433
New York UP, 2010, pap, 269 pp, € 22.95, 9780814722350
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Edmonds, Ennis Barrington
Rastafari
From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement can be found in most of the major population centres and many outposts of the world. Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement. Ennis B. Edmonds looks at the essential history of Rastafari, including its principles and practices and its internal character and configuration. He examines its global spread, and its far-reaching influence on cultural and artistic production in the Caribbean and beyond.
Very Short Introductions, Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 140 pp, € 12.50, 9780199584529
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Effinger, M., Cornelia Logemann, Ulrich Pfisterer, u. a. (Hg)
Gotterbilder und Gotzendiener in der fruhen Neuzeit. Europas Blick auf fremde Religionen. Eine Ausstellung der Universitatsbibliothek Heidelberg.
Europas Blick auf die Religionen der Welt changierte in der Fruhen Neuzeit zwischen Anziehung und Abstossung, zwischen Furcht vor dem Unbekannten und gleichzeitiger Faszination. Neben die Konflikte um die verschiedenen innereuropaischen Glaubensrichtungen trat verstarkt seit dem 16. Jahrhundert die Auseinandersetzung mit fremden Religionen: Diese waren nicht nur in Asien, Afrika und Amerika zu finden, sondern auch in der Vergangenheit der Alten Welt. Die Erweiterung des europaischen Blicks in geographischer wie chronologischer Hinsicht fuhrte zugleich zu einem vertieften Bewusstsein von der Identitat der eigenen Kultur und ihren historischen Bedingungen. Bei der Formierung dieser Vorstellungen spielten neben Texten von Anfang an auch Bilder, zumeist Buchillustrationen, eine zentrale Rolle. Der vorliegende Band prasentiert die wirkmachtigsten druckgraphischen Bildpragungen, die wichtigsten Texte und Uberlieferungstraditionen zu den paganen Glaubensvorstellungen, Gottern und Kulten vor dem Hintergrund der religiosen, historisch-antiquarischen und ethnographischen Interessen der Fruhen Neuzeit und beleuchtet die Funktionen der Bilder und Texte zu den fremden Religionen fur einen Kulturvergleich zwischen Wissenschaft, Fiktion und Polemik.
Schriften der Universitatsbibliothek Heidelberg. Bd.12, Universitatsverlag Winter, 2012, geb, 328 pp, € 31.00, 9783825359669
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E. Gaustad & L. Schmidt
The Religious History of America. rev.ed.
HarperOne, 2002, pap, 454 pp, € 16.75, 0060630566 / 9780060630560
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Egginton, W.
In Defense of Religious Moderation
In his latest book, William Egginton laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse--no one can get elected without advertising a personal relation to God, for example--and prominent atheists treat religious belief as the root of all evil. Neither of these positions, Egginton argues, adequately represents the attitudes of a majority of Americans who, while identifying as Christians, Jews, and Muslims, do not find fault with those who support different faiths and philosophies. In fact, Egginton goes so far as to question whether fundamentalists and atheists truly oppose each other, united as they are in their commitment to a "code of codes." In his view, being a religious fundamentalist does not require adhering to a particular religious creed. Fundamentalists--and stringent atheists--unconsciously believe that the methods we use to understand the world are all versions of an underlying master code. This code of codes represents an ultimate truth, explaining everything. Surprisingly, perhaps the most effective weapon against such thinking is religious moderation, a way of believing that questions the very possibility of a code of codes as the source of all human knowledge. The moderately religious, with their inherent skepticism toward a master code, are best suited to protect science, politics, and other diverse strains of knowledge from fundamentalist attack, and to promote a worldview based on the compatibility between religious faith and scientific method.
Columbia UP, 2011, geb, 176 pp, € 27.75, 9780231148788
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Egmond, Klaas van
Een vorm van beschaving
Uitgeverij Christofoor, 2010, pap, 294 pp, € 24.50, 9789060386484
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Egnell, H.
Other Voices. A Study of Christian Feminist Approaches to Religious Plurality East and West
BY ORDER
Studia Missionalia Svecana Series, Uppsala UP, 2006, pap, 369 pp, € 39.75, 9186424927
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Einstein, M.
Brands of Faith: Marketing Religion in a Commercial Age
BY ORDER
Routledge, 2007, pap, 241 pp, € 33.90, 9780415409773
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Ekelund, R.B., R.F. Hebert & R.D. Tollison
The Marketplace of Christianity
By Order
MIT Press, 2006, pap, 355 pp, € 17.50, 9780262550710
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Eliade, M.
Het heilige en het dagelijks bestaan Een onderzoek naar het wezen van religie
Mircea Eliade roept in dit inmiddels klassieke werk de antieke wereld op die nog geen scheiding kende tussen het heilige en het alledaagse. Het dagelijkse leven was ingebed in het heilige. Een huis was niet alleen praktisch maar ook heilig omdat het een afspiegeling was van het scheppingswerk van de goden. De opening in de nok was niet alleen een rookafvoer maar symboliseerde vooral de blijvende verbinding met de kosmos. Eliade schetst een wereld van betekenissen achter betekenissen en laat in dit meesterwerkje met veel overtuigende voorbeelden zien hoe inhoud en structuur van ons onbewuste verbazingwekkende overeenkomsten vertonen met de mythologien van alle volkeren op aarde. Het religieuze met zijn rituelen en symbolen bepaald nog steeds het leven van de mens. Zelfs de seculiere maatschappij berust op religieuze structuren.
Abraxas, 2006, pap, 208 pp, € 19.90, 9789080730069
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Eliade, M.
Yoga. Immortality and Freedom
With a new introduction by David Gordon White.
Princeton UP, 2009, pap, 529 pp, € 23.50, 9780691142036
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Eliade, M., I.P. Culianu
Handbuch der Religionen
VdW tb 14, Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2010, pap, 429 pp, € 18.95, 9783458720140
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Eliade, Mircea
De bronnen van yoga
van 22.90 voor 14.90

Dit is een boek over de oorsprong van yoga. De bronnen van yoga behandelt de wortels van dit oude fenomeen en de filosofie die eraan ten grondslag ligt. Mircea Eliade onderscheidt de verschillende soorten yoga: de klassieke, populaire, ascetische en erotische vorm. Hij zet de scholen naast elkaar, gaat in op de technieken en beschrijft de verschijningsvormen van yoga in het boeddhisme en hindoeisme.

De Roemeen Mircea Eliade is een groot kenner van de yogatraditie en een beroemdheid in de vergelijkende godsdienstwetenschap. Hij maakte zich zowel het Sanskriet als het Pali eigen, waardoor hij de oorspronkelijke teksten over yoga kon bestuderen. De faculteit godsdienstgeschiedenis van de universiteit van Chicago draagt zijn naam als erkenning voor zijn bijdrage aan de wetenschap.

Spirituele klassieken, Ten Have, 2009, geb, 240 pp, € 14.90, 9789025959968
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Elk, Michiel van
De gelovige geest, op zoek naar de biologische en psychologische wortels van religie
Terwijl in de wetenschap een wereldbeeld ontstaat waarin alles verklaarbaar moet zijn en geen ruimte is voor 'vrije wil', raken steeds meer mensen geinteresseerd in religie en spiritualiteit. Zo zijn spirituele cursussen als 'mental healing', 'mindfulness' en 'chakra' populairder dan ooit, en doen we allemaal wel eens een schietgebedje, kloppen we iets af of kijken we verzuchtend naar boven met het idee dat er meer is tussen hemel en aarde. Maar wat is er nu echt bekend over de zin van religie en spiritualiteit? Werkt zoiets als gebedsgenezing? Is er bewijs voor parapsychologie? En bovenal, waar komt onze hang naar religie en spiritualiteit vandaan?

In De gelovige geest worden religie en religieuze verschijnselen vanuit een wetenschappelijk perspectief beschreven, waarbij hedendaagse inzichten uit de psychologie, de evolutietheorie en de neurowetenschappen worden gecombineerd. Aan de hand van verschillende voorbeelden en theorieen laat Michiel van Elk zien dat de mens een aangeboren neiging heeft om religieus te zijn. Want religie helpt te overleven, smeedt onderlinge banden en beschermt ons tegen angst en gevaar.

Michiel van Elk (1980) is psycholoog en neurowetenschapper. Hij doet onderzoek naar religie en spiritualiteit en werkt vanaf 2013 als universitair docent aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Samen met Sabine Hunnius publiceerde hij eerder Het babybrein.

Bert Bakker, 2012, pap, 240 pp, € 19.95, 9789035137486
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Eller, C.
Gentlemen and Amazons, The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900
Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth of an original prehistoric matriarchy, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. B2781
California UP, 2011, pap, 256 pp, € 22.95, 9780520266766
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Ellingson, S.
The Megachurch and the Mainline. Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-First Century
New edition
Chicago UP, 2007, pap, 256 pp, € 21.25, 9780226204901
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Elliott, M.
When God Took Sides. Religion and Identity in Ireland
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 352 pp, € 23.50, 9780199206933
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Elliott, S. S., M. Waggoner
Readings in the Theory of Religion: Map, Text, Body
B1713
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion, Equinox, 2010, pap, 357 pp, € 24.50, 9781904768814
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Ellis, S. & G. ter Haar
Worlds of Power. Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa
'Worlds of Power shows how religious and supernatural ideas dominate African politics and culture, how they shape the ways that Africans both rich and poor view the world. [...] This wide-ranging and thoroughly researched book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand modern Africa.' --Professor Philip Jenkins, author of The Next Christendom: the Coming of Global Christianity 'Power in the material world, most Africans continue to believe, cannot be separated from its source in the spiritual. It is the singular genius of authors Stephen Ellis and Gerrie ter Haar that they understand the encompassing nature and centrality of this belief. [...] The clarity and accuracy of this analytical lens makes Worlds of Power one of the most important books on African religion - and, indeed, on African politics - to appear in many years.' --Professor R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame Far from falling off the map of the world, Africa is today a leading centre of Christianity and a growing field of Islamic activism. African traditional religions are gaining converts in the West. Religious belief has a huge impact on politics in Africa, from the top of society to the bottom. Religious ideas show what people actually think about the world and how to deal with it. Stories about witches, miracles and people returning from the dead incite political action. Ellis and Ter Haar maintain that the specific content of religious thought has to be grasped if we are to appreciate the political significance of religion in Africa today, and this is what their book sets out to do. It also advances understanding of the relation between religion and political action in general.
Contemporary History and World Affairs, vol 1, Hurst, 2004, pap, 263 pp, € 29.75, 9781850657347
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Ellwood, R.
Myth.
Key Concepts in Religion, Continuum, 2008, pap, 176 pp, € 21.00, 9781847062352
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Ellwood, R.
Myth.
Key Concepts in Religion, Continuum, 2008, geb, 176 pp, € 72.00, 9781847062345
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Ellwood, R.
Tales of Darkness. The Mythology of Evil
B2194
Continuum, 2009, pap, 164 pp, € 19.50, 9780826436610
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Ellwood, R.
Tales of Lights and Shadows. The Mythology of the Afterlife
B2569
Continuum, 2010, pap, 166 pp, € 20.90, 9781441143976
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Emerson, M.O.
People of the Dream: Multiracial Concregations in the United States
Princeton UP, 2008, pap, 261 pp, € 18.50, 9780691136271
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Endsjo, D.O.
Sex and Religion. Teachings and Taboos in the History of World Faiths
Religion prohibits and regulates, condemns and blesses, punishes and rewards. No more so than in the realm of sex. Your sexual partner, marital status, the colour of your skin and your religion or caste are all factors that can lead to redemption or perdition. Welcome to the sexual universe of religion. In Sex and Religion, Dag A istein Endsjo takes a close look at religious attitudes to sex in cultures around the world. While Christian teenage girls promise God that they will refuse sex until they are married, Buddhist monks call attention to gay sex as a holy mystery. While the Christian Church questions a homosexual's place in church, others ask whether there should be death penalty for heterosexual sex, whether promiscuity leads to hurricanes and nuclear war, whether God condemns marriage between black and white and why some religious sex rules are emphasized while others are forgotten. As Endsjo reveals, there is nothing natural or self-evident about the ways in which various religions prescribe or proscribe, bless or condemn different types of sexuality. Whether sex becomes sacred or abhorrent depends entirely on how a religion defines it. A fascinating investigation of mores and meanings, rituals and rules, this book will be of interest to anyone curious about the culture of religion, as well as sex and sexuality.
Reaktion Books, 2011, geb, 333 pp, € 34.50, 9781861898159
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Engle, K.
Seeing Ghosts. 9/11 and the Visual Imagination
By order.
McGill-Queens UP, 2009, pap, 224 pp, € 24.50, 9780773535411
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Erzen,T
Straight to Jesus. Sexual and Christian conversions in the ex-gay movement
California UP, 2006, pap, 272 pp, € 22.95, 9780520245822
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Espinosa, G. (ed.)
Religion and the American Presidency. George Washington to George W. Bush
Columbia UP, 2009, pap, 543 pp, € 33.50, 9780231143332
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Esposito, et. al
Religions of Asia Today
Oxford UP, 2009, pap, € 41.00, 9780195373608
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Esposito, et. al
World Religions Today 3/e
Oxford UP, 2009, pap, € 53.90, 9780195365634
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Esposito, J.L., D.J. Fasching & T. Lewis
Religion and Globalization: World Religions in Historical Perspective
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 610 pp, € 48.50, 9780195176957
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Evans, A. & T. Healey (eds.)
Queer and Catholic
Tb
Routledge, 2009, pap, 384 pp, € 36.50, 9781560237136
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Falco, R.
Charisma and Myth
B2194
Continuum Religious Studies, Continuum, 2010, geb, 213 pp, € 83.90, 9780826433657
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Farmer, J.
On Zions Mount : Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape
B2296
Harvard UP, 2008/2010, pap, 455pp, € 21.00, 9780674047433
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Faxneld, Per, Jesper Aagaard Petersen (eds)
The Devil's Party: Satanism in Modernity
Recent years have seen a significant shift in the study of new religious movements. In Satanism studies, interest has moved to anthropological and historical work on groups and inviduals. Self-declared Satanism, especially as a religion with cultural production and consumption, history, and organization, has largely been neglected by academia. This volume, focused on modern Satanism as a practiced religion of life-style, attempts to reverse that trend with 12 cutting-edge essays from the emerging field of Satanism studies. Topics covered range from early literary Satanists like Blake and Shelley, to the Californian Church of Satan of the 1960s, to the radical developments that have taken place in the Satanic milieu in recent decades. The contributors analyze such phenomena as conversion to Satanism, connections between Satanism and political violence, 19th-century decadent Satanism, transgression, conspiracy theory, and the construction of Satanic scripture. A wide array of methods are employed to shed light on the Devil's disciples: statistical surveys, anthropological field studies, philological examination of The Satanic Bible, contextual analysis of literary texts, careful scrutiny of obscure historical records, and close readings of key Satanic writings. The book will be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in Satanism as a philosophical or religious position of alterity rather than as an imagined other.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 289 pp, € 31.00, 9780199779246
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Fechner, Gustav Theodor
Het boekje over het bewustzijn na de dood
Het woord psyche, levenskracht of geest, heeft oude bronnen. In de zestiende eeuw werd psyche gekoppeld met logos, woord of studie. Zo ontstond psychologie, de wetenschap die bewustzijnsverschijnselen onderzoekt. De natuurkundige Gustav Fechner ontwikkelde in 1850 een wet over de relatie tussen geest en lichaam. Dit was van belang omdat de filosoof Emmanuel Kant had voorspeld dat de psychologie nooit een wetenschap kon worden omdat het onmogelijk zou zijn de processen experimenteel te meten. De bijdrage van de methode van Fechner was dat psychologie losstond van filosofische veranderingen, wetenschappelijk was en niets meer met ziel of geest te maken had. Alles was empirisch te verklaren.

Het was William James die uit Fechners woorden een dubbel Leitmotiv distilleerde. Fechners bevindingen openden de deur voor de mogelijkheid van een wetenschappelijk kwantitatieve psychologie en hij brak een lans voor een even revolutionaire als visionaire metafysica. Als de relatie tussen de spirituele wereld en de wereld van natuurkundige verschijnselen in wiskundige termen te beschrijven valt, betoogde Fechner, dan betekent dit dat er tussen die twee werelden een rechtstreeks verband bestaat, waarbij het primaat aan de zijde van de spirituele wereld ligt. Dit was iets om over na te denken.

De openingszin van het Boekje over het leven na de dood is opvallend voor de man van de empirische benadering: 'De mens leeft niet eenmaal op aarde, maar driemaal. In de eerste fase leeft de mens eenzaam in het duister. In de tweede leeft hij tussen anderen maar zonder relatie met hen. In het derde leven leeft hij waarlijk in gemeenschap.'

Een ontwikkeling van lichaam naar ziel, naar geest, de drie fasen van de groei van het bewustzijn. Bij het sterven van het separate zelf, het ego, wordt de mens zich levend bewust van de omvang van de 'universele geest'.

Fenomenologische Mystieken 2, Abraxas, 2013, pap, 136 pp, € 19.90, 9789079133116
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Fechtner, K. E.a. (Hg)
Handbuch Religion und Populaere Kultur
Kohlhammer, 2005, geb, 374 pp, € 36.00, 3170185241 / 7893170185241
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Fedele, Anna
Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France
Anne Fedele offers a comprehensive ethnography of alternative pilgrimages to French Catholic shrines dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. Drawing on more than three years of extensive fieldwork, she describes how pilgrims from Italy, Spain, Britain, and the United States interpret Catholic figures, symbols, and sites according to spiritual theories and practices derived from the transnational Neopagan movement. Fedele pays particular attention to the life stories of the pilgrims, the crafted rituals they perform, and the spiritual-esoteric literature they draw upon. She examines how they devise their rituals; why this kind of spirituality is increasingly prevalent in the West; and the influence of anthropological literature on the pilgrims. Among these pilgrims, spirituality is lived and negotiated in interaction with each other and with textual sources: Jungian psychology, Goddess mythology, and "indigenous" traditions merge into a corpus of theories and practices centered upon the worship of divinities such as the Goddess, Mother Earth, and the sacralization of the reproductive cycle. The pilgrims' rituals present a critique of the Roman Catholic Church and the medical establishment and have critical implications for contemporary discourses on gender. Looking for Mary Magdalene is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in ritual and pilgrimage.
Oxford Ritual Studies, Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 336 pp, € 31.75, 9780199898428
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Feijter, I. de
The Art of Dialogue. Religion, Communication and Global Media Culture
Religion and Biography, 15, LIT, 2007, pap, 398 pp, € 24.25, 9783825800505
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Fergusson, D.
Church, State and Civil Society
Cambridge UP, 2004, pap, 213 pp, € 28.90, 052152959x
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Ferrari , Fabrizio
Ernesto De Martino on Religion: The Crisis and the Presence
Ernesto de Martino was a major critical thinker in the study of vernacular religions, producing innovative analyses of key concepts such as 'folklore', 'magic' and 'ritual'. His methodology stemmed from his training under the philosopher Benedetto Croce whilst his philosophical approach to anthropology borrowed from Marx and Gramsci. Widely celebrated in continental Europe, de Martino's contribution to the study of religion has not been fully understood in the Anglophone world though some of his works - Primitive Magic: the Psychic Powers of Shamans and Sorcerers and The Land of Remorse: a Study of Southern Italian Tarantism - have been translated. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of de Martino's life and work, the thinkers and theories which informed his writings, his contribution to the study of religions and the potential of his methodology for contemporary scholarship
Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion, Equinox, 2012, pap, 148 pp, € 29.50, 9781845536350
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Ferrier, K.
Armoede. De angel in onze rijkdom
OP BESTELLING
Ten Have, 2006, pap, 191 pp, € 17.50, 9025956505 / 9789025956509
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Fessenden,T.
Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular,and American Literature
Princeton UP, 2006, geb, 352 pp, € 39.90, 0691049637 / 9780691049632
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Finnis, J.
Religion and Public Reasons. Collected Essays Volume V
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 408 pp, € 50.95, 9780199580095
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Fisher, D., B. Wicker (eds.)
Just War on Terror? A Christian and Muslim Response
Tb
Ashgate, 2010, pap, 242 pp, € 23.90, 9781409408086
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Fitzgerald, T.
Discourse on Civility and Barbarity. A Critical History of Religion and Related Categories
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 354 pp, € 47.75, 978019530093
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Fitzgerald, T.
Religion and politics in International Relations
Scholars in International Relations concerned with religion and its relations to world politics are rhetorically constructing a powerful modern myth. A component of this myth is that religion is inherently violent and irrational unless controlled by the secular state, which is inherently rational and only reluctantly violent. Timothy Fitzgerald discusses how, in this modern myth, 'religion' appears as a force of nature which either assists or threatens the sacred secular order of things, and how religion is portrayed as a kind of universal essence which takes many forms, its recent most dangerous manifestation being 'Islamic terrorism'. This book illustrates that the essential distinction between irrational religion and rational secular politics appears as an unquestioned preconception on the basis of which policy is conducted, countries invaded and wars fought. Arguing that this rhetorical construction of religion provides the foundation for faith in the rationality of modern liberal capitalism, Fitzgerald demonstrates how a historically contingent discourse has been transformed into a powerful set of global assumptions
Continuum, 2011, pap, 284 pp, € 32.50, 9781441142900
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Fitzgerald, T.
The Ideology of Religious Studies
In recent years there has been an intensifying debate within the religious studies community about the validity of religion as an analytical category. In this book Fitzgerald sides with those who argue that the concept of religion itself should be abandoned. On the basis of his own research in India and Japan, and through a detailed analysis of the use of religion in a wide range of scholarly texts, the author maintains that the comparative study of religion is really a form of liberal ecumenical theology. By pretending to be a science, religion significantly distorts socio-cultural analysis. He suggest, however, that religious studies can be re-represented in a way which opens up new and productive theoretical connections with anthropology and cultural and literary studies.
Oxford UP, 2000, pap, 276 pp, € 24.50, 9780195167696
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Fitzgerald, T. (ed.)
Religion and the Secular: Historical and Colonial Formations
Equinox, 2007, pap, 272 pp, € 35.10, 9781845532673
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Flanagan, K. & P. C. Jupp (eds.)
A Sociology of Spirituality
Tb
Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, Ashgate, 2009, pap, 286 pp, € 24.50, 9781409402596
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Flood, G.
The Ascetic Self. Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition
about the ascetic self in the scriptural religions of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism
Cambridge UP, 2004, pap, 288 pp, € 32.00, 052160401x
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Foltz, Richard
Religions of Iran. From Prehistory to the Present
This book brings to light the often neglected influence of Iranian ideas throughout the history of the world's religions, from prehistory up to the present day. Originating as one of the Indo-European tribes of the Eurasian steppes in ancient times, Iranians share much of their mythology with the Greeks, Romans, Norse, and Hindus. From this shared past emerged the uniquely Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism, many of whose central beliefs were later adopted by Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. Living at the crossroads of East and West, Iranians were major players in the transmission of these faiths to central Asia, China, and the Indian Ocean basin.

Foltz also provides a new framework for analyzing the relationship between Zoroastrianism, Mithraism, Manichaeism, Mazdakism, and Kurdish sects such as the Yezidis nand the Ahl-e Haqq, demonstrating the ways in which they can all be seen as variant expressions of an ancienty and persistent native Iranian religiosity. He brings the discussion into modern times with chapters on the Bahai faith, The Islamic Republic and Zoroastrianism today.

Oneworld, 2013, pap, 314 pp, € 27.50, 9781780743080
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Forbes, B.D. & J.H. Mahan (eds)
Religion and Popular Culture in America, revised edition
California UP, 2005, pap, 326 pp, € 23.95, 9780520246898
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Ford, C.
Divided Houses: Religion and Gender in Modern France
Cornell UP, 2005, geb, 170 pp, € 32.00, 0801443679
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Forrester, D. B.
Apocalypse Now? Reflections on Faith in a Time of Terror
By order
Ashgate, 2010, pap, 152 pp, € 22.95, 9780754652731
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Forward, M.
Religion: A Beginner s Guide
Oneworld Beginners Guides, Oneworld, 2005, pap, 190 pp, € 16.45, 1851682589
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Fotion, N., B. Kashnikov & J.K. Lekea
Terrorism: The New World Disorder
By Order
Continuum, 2007, pap, 224 pp, € 15.75, 9780826492586
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Fox, J. & S. Sandler (red.)
Religion in World Conflict
by order
Routledge, 2006, geb, 193 pp, € 110.00, 0415371678/9780415371674
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Frank, D.
The Word and the World. Religion After the Sociology of Knowledge
BY ORDER
T & T Clark, 2007, pap, 105 pp, € 23.00, 9780826499820
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Freiberger, O.
Asceticism and its Critics. Historical Accounts and Comparative Perspectives
AAR Cultural Criticism, Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 268 pp, € 68.50, 9780195307917
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Freidenreich, D. M.
Foreigners and Their Food. Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law
"Foreigners and Their Food" explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize 'us' and 'them' through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such outsiders. David M. Freidenreich analyzes the significance of food to religious formation, elucidating the ways ancient and medieval scholars use food restrictions to think about the 'other'. Freidenreich illuminates the subtly different ways Jews, Christians, and Muslims perceive themselves, and he demonstrates how these distinctive self-conceptions shape ideas about religious foreigners and communal boundaries. This work, the first to analyze change over time across the legal literatures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, makes pathbreaking contributions to the history of interreligious intolerance and to the comparative study of religion.
California UP, 2011, geb, € 54.50, 9780520253216
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Freitas, D.
Sex & the Soul. Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on American College Campuses
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 299 pp, € 23.50, 9780195311655
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Freitas, D. and Laura Winner
Sex and Soul. Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romans, and Religion on America`s College Campuses
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 336 pp, € 15.95, 9780199747610
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Freriks, Kester, A.F.Th. van der Heijden, Oek de Jong et al.
Over god
Herdruk/verschijning onbekend, de uitgever beraadt zich

In deze heruitgave van deze oorspronkelijk in 1987 bundel gaan zeven Nederlandse auteurs in op de allergrootste abstractie in ons bestaan: God.

Als een ding blijkt uit de bijdragen in deze bundel, is het hoe zeer het Godsbegrip een projectie van de menselijke geest is, en hoe zich daar omheen rituelen hebben ontwikkeld die door de schrijvers in hun jeugd als een gruwel dan wel als een fascinerend mysterie zijn ervaren. Het eerste is vaker het geval bij een protestantse, het tweede bij een katholieke jeugd. Van de angst om 'nee' te zeggen tegen de kerkgang, zelfs op volwassen leeftijd, tot een seksueel getinte extase tijdens de liturgie.

In de bijdragen van Kester Freriks, A.F.Th. van der Heijden, Oek de Jong, Joyce & Co Frans Kellendonk, Nicolaas Matsier en Doschka Meijsing gaan de auteurs in op de twijfel aan het reele bestaan van het Opperwezen. Een eigen kosmogonie moet er voor in de plaats komen, waarbij opvalt hoe zeer de kennismaking met Plato sommige van de auteurs heeft beinvloed. De 'oplossing' voor het raadsel van de eigen conditie dient zich ten slotte aan door de bewustwording van eigen scheppingsdrang. Een authentieke toewijding aan de kunst gaat de plaats innemen van het geformaliseerde eerbetoon aan een Schepper (of de reeds ontstane afkeer daarvan).

Athenaeum Boekhandel Canon, Amsterdam University Press, 2013, pap, 108 pp, € 25.00, 9789089642097
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Freston, P. (ed.)
Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America
Evangelical Christainity and Democracy in the Global South, Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 250 pp, € 84.95, 9780195174762
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Friedman, M.
The Neoconservative Revolution. Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy
by order / te bestellen
Cambridge UP, 2005, geb, 303 pp, € 34.80, 0521836565
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Frijhoff, W.
Embodied Belief. Ten Essays on Religious Culture in Dutch Society
te bestellen
ReLiC Reeks, Uitgeverij Verloren, 2002, pap, 300 pp, € 27.00, 906550723x / 9789065507235
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Froese, P.
The Plot to Kill God. Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization
California UP, 2008, pap, 248 pp, € 19.90, 9780520255296
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Frye, N. & J. MacPherson
Biblical and Classical Myths: the Mythological Framework of Western Culture
Toronto UP, 2004, pap, 471 pp, € 38.00, 9780802086952
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Gabriel, K. Christian SpieB, Katja Winkler (Hrsg.)
Religionsfreiheit und Pluralismus
Schoningh, 2010, geb, € 58.00, 9783506769336
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Gabriel, K. , C. Spiess, K. Winkler ( Hg.)
Religion - Gewalt - Terrorismus. Religionssoziologische und ethische Analysen
Katholizismus zwischen Religionsfreiheit und Gewalt, Bnd. 3, Ferdinand Schoningh Verlag, 2010, pap, 247 pp, € 39.50, 9783506769343
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Gabriel, Th.
Playing God. Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar
This book discusses the genre of rituals known as the Teyyam extent in the North Malabar region of Kerala State, India. In this elaborately costumed ritual practitioners known as kolakkar, invoke the spirit of a deity into themselves which according to the devotees constitute a splendid theophany in which when the ritual process is over the devotees are able to talk to the god and invoke his/her blessings and predictions of their future. This book concentrates on the cult of the Muttappan duo of gods, the most popular among the Teyyams of North Malabar. The Muttappan cult, though originating from worship of a forest god by tribal groups and untouchables of the hill districts of North Malabar, is now widely popular, not only in Kerala but even outside the state, attracting worshippers from all castes and regions of South India. The book contains an analysis of the mythology and ritual praxis of the Muttappan cult and in addition an examination of the attempts to integrate the cult into a wider Hinduism by enunciating of a new hermeneutic of the legend and rituals based on the Hindu Advaitic tradition. The book also discusses how the Teyyam ritual contrasts significantly with rituals and worship in Brahminical Hinduism. The popularity of the cult is a reflection of the changing relationships between castes in Kerala, involving a closer symbiosis and reflecting the urge by the untouchable groups of Kerala to gain a higher standing and acceptance in Keralan Hindu society. The rituals are rich in theological significance and symbolism, and have links to the performing arts of Kerala such as Kathakali and Ottam Tullal.
Equinox, 2010, geb, 105 pp, € 49.50, 9781845535247
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Gaertner, Stefan, e.a.
Bandeloos? Zoeken naar samenzijn in een individualistische cultuur
Valkhof Pers, 2005, pap, 120pp, € 12.50, 9789056252113
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Gardner, C.J.
Making Chastity Sexy. The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns
Even though they are immersed in sex-saturated society, millions of teens are pledging to remain virgins until their wedding night. How are evangelical Christians persuading young people to wait until marriage? Christine J. Gardner looks closely at the language of the chastity movement and discovers a savvy campaign that uses sex to 'sell' abstinence. Drawing from interviews with evangelical leaders and teenagers, she examines the strategy to shift from a negative 'just say no' approach to a positive one: 'just say yes' to great sex within marriage.

Making Chastity Sexy sheds new light on an abstinence campaign that has successfully recast a traditionally feminist idea - 'my body, my choice' - into a powerful message, but one that Gardner suggests may ultimately reduce evangelicalism's transformative power. Focusing on the United States, her study also includes a comparative dimension by examining the export of this evangelical agenda to sub-Saharan Africa.

California UP, 2011, pap, 249 pp, € 27.00, 9780520267282
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Garlington, W.
The Bahai Faith in America
Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, pap, 221 pp, € 26.75, 9780742562349
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Garnett, Jane, Gevase Rosser
Spectacular Miracles: Transforming Images in Italy, from the Renaissance to the Present
Spectacular Miracles confronts an enduring Western belief in the supernatural power of images, for example the belief that a statue or painting of the Madonna can fly through the air, speak, weep or produce miraculous cures. Although discomforting to widely-held assumptions, the cults of particular paintings and statues held to be miraculous have persisted beyond the middle ages into the present, even in a modern European city such as Genoa, the primary focus of this book. Spectacular Miracles draws upon rich documentation from northwest Italy and elsewhere to show how, in a range of historical contexts, these images 'work'. Ritual animation of the image is vividly evoked, as is the phenomenology of the beholder's experience. The subversive potential of the miraculous image to bypass clerical and secular authority is a central theme. Reproducibility enhances this power: devotion is hard to control when a copy of a venerated image (even in a digital form mediated by the internet) is held to carry the same supernatural potential as the original. Spectacular Miracles engages with the history, anthropology and visual culture of images and religion, and is a convincing study of the power of faith and art.
Reaktion Books, 2013, geb, 311 pp, € 46.00, 9781780231051
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Garrard-Burnett, V.
Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit. Guatemala under General Efrain Rios Montt 1982-1983
"Waging a counterinsurgency war and justified by claims of 'an agreement between Guatemala and God,' Guatemala's Evangelical Protestant military dictator General Rios Montt incited a Mayan holocaust: over just 17 months, some 86,000 mostly Mayan civilians were murdered. Virginia Garrard-Burnett dives into the horrifying, bewildering murk of this episode, the Western hemisphere's worst twentieth-century human rights atrocity. She has delivered the most lucid historical account and analysis we yet possess of what happened and how, of the cultural complexities, personalities, and local and international politics that made this tragedy. Garrard-Burnett asks the hard questions and never flinches from the least comforting answers. Beautifully, movingly, and clearly written and argued, this is a necessary and indispensable book." -- Francisco Goldman, author of The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? "Virginia Garrard-Burnett's Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit is impressively researched and argued, providing the first full examination of the religious dimensions of la violencia - a period of extreme political repression that overwhelmed Guatemala in the 1980s. Garrard-Burnett excavates the myriad ways Christian evangelical imagery and ideals saturated political and ethical discourse that scholars usually treat as secular.
Religion and Global Politics, Oxford, 2011, pap, 288 pp, € 25.75, 9780199844777
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Gascoigne, R.
The Church and Secularity; Two Stories of Liberal Society
Moral Traditions, Georgetown UP, 2009, pap, 179 pp, € 24.95, 9781589014909
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Gasenbeek, B. & P. Winkelaar
Humanisme
Serie Wegwijs in stromingen, Kok, 2007, pap, 140 pp, € 15.50, 9789043513494
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Gaspar de Alba, A.
Our Lady of Controversy. Alma Lopez`s Irreverent Apparition
Months before Alma Lopez's digital collage Our Lady was shown at the Museum of International Folk Art in 2001, the museum began receiving angry phone calls from community activists and Catholic leaders who demanded that the image not be displayed. Protest rallies, prayer vigils, and death threats ensued, but the provocative image of la Virgen de Guadalupe (hands on hips, clad only in roses, and exalted by a bare-breasted butterfly angel) remained on exhibition. Highlighting many of the pivotal questions that have haunted the art world since the NEA debacle of 1988, the contributors to Our Lady of Controversy present diverse perspectives, ranging from definitions of art to the artist's intention, feminism, queer theory, colonialism, and Chicano nationalism. Contributors include the exhibition curator, Tey Marianna Nunn; award-winning novelist and Chicana historian Emma Perez; and Deena Gonzalez (recognized as one of the fifty most important living women historians in America). Accompanied by a bonus DVD of Alma Lopez's I Love Lupe video that looks at the Chicana artistic tradition of reimagining la Virgen de Guadalupe, featuring a historic conversation between Yolanda Lopez, Ester Hernandez, and Alma Lopez, Our Lady of Controversy promises to ignite important new dialogues.
Texas UP, 2011, pap, 348 pp, € 25.95, 9780292726420
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Gay, Volney
Progress and Values in the Humanities. Comparing Culture and Science
tb
Columbia University Press, 2009, geb, € 30.00, 9780231147903
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Geaves, R.
Continuum Glossary of Religious Terms
Continuum, 2002, pap, 471 pp, € 22.75, 0826479219
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Geaves, R.
Key Words in Religious Studies
Continuum, 2006, pap, 112 pp, € 13.50, 0826480500 / 9780826480507
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Geerts, H. & J. van Workum (red.)
Samenleving in samenhang. Doet geloven ertoe?
Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap, Valkhof pers, 2002, pap, 254 pp, € 17.00, 9056251333
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Geertz, A.W., J.S. Jensen
Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture. Image and World in the Mind of Narrative
"Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture" contains contributions dealing with religious narrative and cognitive theory written by some of the world's leading scholars in the fields of cognitive science, narratology and comparative religion.
Religion, Cognition and Culture, Equinox, 2011, pap, 336 pp, € 35.45, 9781845532956
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Gelfer, J.
Numen, Old Men Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy
Gender, Theology and Spirituality, Equinox, 2009, pap, 223 pp, € 22.50, 9781845534196
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Gentile, E.
Politics as Religion
BY ORDER
Princeton UP, 2006, geb, 168 pp, € 45.50, 0691113939 / 9780691113937
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Geraci, Robert
Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality
Apocalyptic AI, the hope that we might one day upload our minds into machines or cyberspace and live forever, is a surprisingly wide-spread and influential idea, affecting everything from the world view of online gamers to government research funding and philosophical thought. In Apocalyptic AI, Robert Geraci offers the first serious account of this "cyber-theology" and the people who promote it. Drawing on interviews with roboticists and AI researchers and with devotees of the online game Second Life, among others, Geraci illuminates the ideas of such advocates of Apocalyptic AI as Hans Moravec and Ray Kurzweil. He reveals that the rhetoric of Apocalyptic AI is strikingly similar to that of the apocalyptic traditions of Judaism and Christianity. In both systems, the believer is trapped in a dualistic universe and expects a resolution in which he or she will be translated to a transcendent new world and live forever in a glorified new body. Equally important, Geraci shows how this worldview shapes our culture. For instance, Apocalyptic AI has influenced funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation, helping to prioritize robotics and AI research. It has become the ideology of choice for online gamers, such as those involved in Second Life; it has had a profound impact on the study of the mind; and it has inspired scientists and theologians alike to wonder about the super robots of the future. Should we think of robots as persons? What kind of morality would intelligent robots espouse? Apocalyptic AI has become a powerful force in modern culture. In this superb volume, Robert Geraci shines a light on this belief system, revealing what it is and how it is changing society.
Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 233 pp, € 23.50, 9780199964000
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Gerber, L.
Seeking the Straight and Narrow. Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America
Losing weight and changing your sexual orientation are both notoriously difficult to do successfully. Yet many faithful evangelical Christians believe that thinness and heterosexuality are godly ideals - and that God will provide reliable paths toward them for those who fall short. "Seeking the Straight and Narrow" is a fascinating account of the world of evangelical efforts to alter our strongest bodily desires. Drawing on fieldwork at First Place, a popular Christian weight-loss program, and Exodus International, a network of ex-gay ministries, Lynne Gerber explores why some Christians feel that being fat or gay offends God, what exactly they do to lose weight or go straight, and how they make sense of the program's results - or, frequently, their lack. Gerber notes the differences and striking parallels between the two programs, and, more broadly, she traces the ways that other social institutions have attempted to contain the excesses associated with fatness and homosexuality. Challenging narratives that place evangelicals in constant opposition to dominant American values, Gerber shows that these programs reflect the often overlooked connection between American cultural obsessions and Christian ones.
University of Chicago Press, 2011, pap, 288 pp, € 26.50, 9780226288123
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Ghanea, N. (ed.)
Religion and Human Rights
Tb. sKB, sUB
Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Routledge, 2009, geb, 1600 pp, € 799.50, 9780415477871
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Ghorashi, Halleh & Christien Brinkgreve (red.)
Licht en Schaduw. Vijftien vrouwen over leven en overleven
15 levensverhalen van Nederlandse vrouwen van wie het merendeel van elders komt: Iran, Irak, Turkije, Marokko, Suriname. De vrouwen treffen elkaar in een masterclass levensverhalen o.l.v. Halleh Ghorashi en Christien Brinkgreve. Door hun persoonlijke aanpak ontstaat een sfeer van openheid en vertrouwen, waardoor de deelnemers de ruimte voelen om, soms voor het eerst, het eigen verhaal te vertellen. Zo ontstaan 15 bijzondere verhalen over weggaan en aankomen. Over veerkracht en vechten, settelen en succes hebben. Verhalen van vrouwen met een schat aan levenservaring. 15 verhalen waar je stil van wordt.

Halleh Ghorashi is antropologe en VU-hoogleraar Management Diversiteit en Integratie. Christien Brinkgreve is hoogleraar sociologie en publiciste. Het levensverhaal is voor beide auteurs belangrijk als bron van informatie en vorm van onderzoek.

VU Uitgeverij, 2010, pap, 349 pp, € 19.95, 9789086594221
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Gibbons, D.
Tijdslijn van het geloof. De religies van de wereld
Amsterdam UP, 2007, geb, 160 pp, € 45.00, 9789053569719
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Gifford, P.
African Christianity. Its Public Role
by order
C. Hurst & Co, 2001, pap, 362pp, € 28.20, 9781850653356
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Gifford, P.
Ghanas New Christianity. Pentecostalism in a Globalising African Economy
Hurst & Company, 2004, pap, 216 pp, € 29.00, 185065719x
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Ginkel, R. van
Rondom de stilte. Herdenkingscultuur in Nederland
tb
Bert Bakker, 2010, pap, 432p, € 24.95, 9789035134409
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Gittings, J.
The Glorious Art of Peace. From the Iliad to Iraq
Human progress and prosperity depend on a peaceful environment, and most people have always sought to live in peace, yet our perception of the past is dominated too often by a narrative that is obsessed with war. In this ground breaking study, former Guardian journalist John Gittings demolishes the myth that peace is dull and that war is in our genes, and opens an alternative window on history to show the strength of the case for peace which has been argued from ancient times onwards. Beginning with a new analysis of the treatment of peace in Homer's Iliad, he explores the powerful arguments against war made by classical Chinese and Greek thinkers, and by the early Christians. Gittings urges us to pay more attention to Erasmus on the Art of Peace, and less to Machiavelli on the Art of War. The significant shift in Shakespeare's later plays towards a more peace-oriented view is also explored. Gittings traces the growth of the international movement for peace from the Enlightenment to the present day, and assesses the inspirational role of Tolstoy and Gandhi in advocating non-violence. Bringing the story into the twentieth century, he shows how the League of Nations in spite of its "failure" led to high hopes for a stronger United Nations, but that real chances for peace were missed in the early years of the cold war. And today, as we approach the centenary of the First World War, Gittings argues that, instead of being obsessed by a new war on terror, we should be focusing our energies on seeking peaceful solutions to the challenges of nuclear proliferation, conflict and extremism, poverty and inequality, and climate change.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 304 pp, € 26.90, 9780199575763
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Gladigow, B.
Religionswissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft
Religionswissenschaft heute Reihe, Kohlhammer, 2005, pap, 301 pp, € 44.90, 3170188739 / 9783170188730
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Glancy, J.
Slavery as Moral Problem. In the Early Church and Today
Facets Series, Fortress Press, 2011, pap, 113 pp, € 10.95, 9780800696702
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Gluck, A.L. (ed.)
Religion, Fundamentalism and Violence. An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
In "Religion, Fundamentalism, and Violence", Andrew L. Gluck brings together distinguished scholars to address a fiercely debated topic: the intersection of religion and violence. Among the contributions is an anthropological analysis of the violence associated with the Abrahamic monotheistic religions of the Middle East, a compelling essay accounting for the violence in Hindu religious traditions, an informative look at the Israeli-Palestinian tensions of more recent times, and an essay on the Catholic just war theory. Each chapter is followed by a commentary and reply, making this volume indispensable for students and scholars of the history of religions
Scranton UP, 2011, pap, 312p, € 24.50, 9781589662049
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Glucklich, A.
Sacred Pain. Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul
Oxford, 2001, pap, 278 pp, € 28.95, 9780195169430
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Godlove, T.F.
Teaching Durkheim
AAR Teaching Religious Studies, Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 244 pp, € 26.75, 0195165284
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Goduka, N. I., J. E. Kunnie (eds.)
Indigenous Peoples Wisdom and Power. Affirming Our Knowledge Through Narratives
Tb
Vitality of Indigenous Religions, Ashgate, 2006, geb, 310 pp, € 72.90, 9780754655695
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Goff, P. (red.)
The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America
B2263
Blackwell Companion to Religion, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, geb, 729pp, € 146.00, 9781405169363
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Goldberg, M.
Uw koninkrijk kome. De opkomst van het christelijk nationalisme in de VS
Christenen hebben het recht om niet-christenen te overheersen. Ze mogen dus andere landen naar eigen goeddunken bin-nenvallen, zo denkt de groeiende groep radicale christenen in de VS. Een groep die steeds meer sleutelposities bezet in en rond het Witte Huis, en een toenemende invloed heeft op de rechtspraak en het onderwijs.

Journaliste Michelle Goldberg reisde de binnenlanden van de VS af, sprak talloze christelijke nationalisten en hun (tv-)dominees, en woonde massabijeenkomsten en -diensten in 'megakerken' en beursgebouwen bij. Ze schetst een fascinerend en onthutsend beeld van een machtige groep die denkt dat homo's, leraren, rechters en aanhangers van de evolutietheorie uit zijn op de vernietiging van de Amerikaanse samenleving en haar christelijke grondslag.

Ten Have, 2007, pap, 251 pp, € 19.90, 9789025957599
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Goldenberg, D.M.
The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
How old is prejudice against black people? Were the racist attitudes that fueled the Atlantic slave trade firmly in place 700 years before the European discovery of sub-Saharan Africa? In this groundbreaking book, David Goldenberg seeks to discover how dark-skinned people, especially black Africans, were portrayed in the Bible and by those who interpreted the Bible - Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Unprecedented in rigor and breadth, his investigation covers a 1,500-year period, from ancient Israel (around 800 B.C.E.) to the eighth century C.E., after the birth of Islam. By tracing the development of anti-Black sentiment during this time, Goldenberg uncovers views about race, color, and slavery that took shape over the centuries - most centrally, the belief that the biblical Ham and his descendants, the black Africans, had been cursed by God with eternal slavery.

Goldenberg begins by examining a host of references to black Africans in biblical and postbiblical Jewish literature. From there, he moves the inquiry from Black as an ethnic group to black as color, and early Jewish attitudes toward dark skin color. He goes on to ask when the black African first became identified as slave in the Near East, and, in a powerful culmination, discusses the resounding influence of this identification on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thinking, noting each tradition's exegetical treatment of pertinent biblical passages.

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Jews, Christians and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World Series, Princeton UP, 2005, pap, 448 pp, € 36.50, 9780691123707
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Goncalves da Silva, H. , Adriana Martins, Filomena Viana Guarda and Jose Miguel Sardica (eds)
Conflict, Memory Transfers and the Reshaping of Europe
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Cambridge Scolars Press, 2010, geb, € 64.90, 9781443819145
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Gonzalez, J.L. & Gonzalez, O.E.
Christianity in Latin America: A History
Cambridge UP, 2007, Pap, 344 pp, € 24.90, 9780521681926
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Goossaert, V. and David A. Palmer
The Religious Question in Modern China
by order
Chicago UP, 2011, geb, 448 pp, € 35.95, 9780226304168
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Gordon, S. B.
The Spirit of the Law. Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America
Harvard UP, 2010, geb, 334 pp, € 30.95, 9780674046542
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Gothoni, R. (ed)
How to do comparative religion? Thre ways, many goals
Religion and Reason, Walter de Gruyter, 2005, geb, 221 pp, € 80.00, 9783110185720
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Gottlieb, Roger S.
Spirituality: What it is and Why it Matters
The concept of spirituality permeates modern culture: from academic book series on "Classics of Western Spirituality" to self-help manuals, from the use of Buddhist mindfulness meditation (typically detached from Buddhist religious teachings) in medical treatment to "nature spirituality," from spiritually oriented peace activists to spiritually oriented new age music. Spirituality has become a common part of our cultural vocabulary. It is not only an important concept in its own right but plays productive and significant roles in the realms of psychology, ecology, medicine, and even politics. Millions call themselves "spiritual but not religious," academics describe much of contemporary religious life in the U.S. as focused on a spiritually oriented "seeking," and a quick search on Amazon.com turns up hundreds of books whose titles take the general form of The Spirituality of X or Spirituality and Y. At the same time, the concept is used in widely conflicting, often confusing ways. Most people think they know what it is when they see it, but attempts to define spirituality or understand it coherently are frequently limited, distorted, or ahistorical. Roger Gottlieb provides a lucid and accessible overview of what spirituality is, enabling readers to gain a clear-eyed understanding of the concept, its manifold connections to other aspects of personal and social life, its role as a positive psychological and social phenomenon, and some of the risks that attend it. The book combines thoughtful analysis with a generally sympathetic perspective in which spirituality is viewed as a potentially beneficial form of personal identity and practice, and a possible antidote to a number of the psychic ailments and social pathologies of contemporary society.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 241 pp, € 24.75, 9780199738755
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Gottlieb, R. S.
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 688 pp, € 74.95, 9780195178722
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Gottlieb, R.S.
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 684 pp, € 79.50, 9780195178722
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Graaff, B. de
Op weg naar Armageddon. De evolutie van het fanatisme
Religieus en seculier fanatisme is niet iets van deze tijd. Op weg naar Armageddon is de geschiedenis van gewelddadige pogingen om heilstaten te vestigen, van de middeleeuwen tot de dag van vandaag. Aan het einde van de middeleeuwen manifesteerde zich op diverse plaatsen in Europa een gewelddadig verlangen het Rijk van God op aarde te vestigen.

Sindsdien is dit streven telkens opnieuw opgekomen, overal ter wereld en in alle mogelijke varianten. Bob de Graaff, terrorismedeskundige bij uitstek, laat religieuze en politiek-filosofische stromingen waarin fanatisme een rol speelde of speelt de revue passeren: van het christelijke radicalisme via seculiere vormen als het communisme, het anarchisme en het fascisme tot aan de hedendaagse vormen van islamistisch terrorisme en de theocratie van Iran.

Boom, 2012, pap, 755 pp, € 29.90, 9789461054630
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Graham, E. L. (ed.)
Grace Jantzen: Redeeming the Present
Tb
Ashgate, 2009, pap, 282 pp, € 24.50, 9780754668244
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Graves, M.
Mind, Brain and the Elusive Soul. Human Systems of Cognitive Science and Religion
Tb
Ashgate Science and Religion Series, Ashgate, 2008, geb, 256 pp, € 72.90, 9780754662266
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Grayling, A. C.
The God Argument. The Case against Religion and for Humanism
Bloomsbury, 2013, geb, 288 pp, € 25.95, 9781620401903
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Graziano, F.
Cultures of Devotion. Folk Saints of Spanish America
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 352 pp, € 34.90, 9780195171303
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Green, M.A.
Dying for the Gods. Human Sacrifice in Iron Age & Roman Europe.
Tempus, 2002, pap, 224 pp, € 35.85
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Green, M.J.
Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend
Tb.
Thames & Hudson, 1997, pap, 240 pp, € 15.00, 9780500279755
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Green, M.J.
Exploring the World of the Druids
tb
Thames & Hudson, 2005, pap, 192 pp, € 18.90, 9780500285718
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Greenwood, E. & M. W. Harris
An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions
How is a free faith expressed, organised and governed? How are diverse spiritualities and theologies made compatible? What might a religion based in reason and democracy offer today's world? This book will help the reader to understand the contemporary liberal religion of Unitarian Universalism in a historical and global context. Andrea Greenwood and Mark W. Harris challenge the view that the Unitarianism of New England is indigenous and the point from which the religion spread. Relationships between Polish radicals and the English Dissenters existed and the English radicals profoundly influenced the Unitarianism of the nascent United States. Greenwood and Harris also explore the US identity as Unitarian Universalist since a 1961 merger and its current relationship to international congregations, particularly in the context of twentieth-century expansion into Asia.
Cambridge UP, 2011, pap, 257 pp, € 26.50, 9780521707718
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Grenfell, M. (ed.)
Pierre Bourdieu. Key Concepts
Acumen, 2008, pap, 248 pp, € 24.90, 9781844651184
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Gribben, C.
Writing the Rapture, Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America
by order
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 258 pp, € 26.95, 9780195326604
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Griffith, R.M.
Born Again Bodies. Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity
BY ORDER
California Studies in Food and Culture Series, California UP, 2004, pap, 323 pp, € 24.30, 0520242408
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Grigg, J. A.
The Lives of David Brainerd. The Making Of An American Evangelical Icon
Religion in America Series, Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 276 pp, € 48.90, 9780195372373
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Grimes, R. L., U. Husken, U. Simon & E. Venbrux
Ritual, Media, and Conflict
Although conflict is a normal aspect of human life, mass media technologies are changing the dynamics of conflict and shaping strategies for deploying rituals. Rituals can provoke or escalate conflict; they can also mediate it. Media representations have long been instrumental in establishing, maintaining, and challenging political and economic power, as well as in determining the nature of religious practice. This collection of essays emerged from a two-year project based on collaboration between the Faculty of Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands and the Ritual Dynamics Collaborative Research Center at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Here, an interdisciplinary team of twenty-four scholars locates, describes, and explores cases in which media-driven rituals or ritually saturated media instigate, disseminate, or escalate conflict. Each chapter, built around global and local examples of ritualized, mediatized conflict, is multi-authored. The book's central question is: "When ritual and media interact (either by the mediatizing of ritual or by the ritualizing of media), how do the patterns of conflict change?"
Oxford Rituals Studies, Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 299 pp, € 27.50, 9780199735549
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Grimes, Ronald L.
Rite Out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts
We have been led to believe that rituals are well-behaved and predictable, but they sometimes behave in unpredictable ways, especially when they emerge in unexpected places. However much rites may seem to be at home in churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues, they are not captives of sacred spaces. Rituals appear on television, stare back at the lens in family photographs, slip into university classrooms, haunt the wilds, and attend movies. Rite Out of Place makes provocative discoveries by scouting out some of the unexpected places where ritualizing takes root. Most ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, Grimes argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. This book issues a challenge to these theories and to popular conceptions of ritual. Grimes writes in an accessible, engaging style, using a broad, interdisciplinary approach. This collection of seminal essays by one of the founders of the discipline appeals to anyone interested in the intersection of ritual and public life.
Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 214 pp, € 22.50, 9780195301458
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Groot, K. de
De christelijke staat van Europa
Theologische perspectieven 7, 2VM, 2011, pap, 100 pp, € 17.50, 9789490393007
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Gross, R.
A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration
California UP, 2009, pap, 340 pp, € 19.95, 9780520255869
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Grumett, D., R. Muers
Theology on the Menu. Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet
B2384
Routledge, 2010, pap, 207 pp, € 31.00, 9780415496834
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Guadeloupe, F.
Chanting Down the New Jerusalem
By Order
University of California Press, 2009, pap, 256 pp, € 19.25, 9780520254893
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Guite, M.
Faith, Hope and Poetry. Theology and the Poetic Imagination
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Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 268 pp, € 66.50, 9780754669067
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Gunn, T.J.
No Establishment of Religion. America's Original Contribution to Religious Liberty
This book shows how America's ongoing battles over religion and education, immigration, polygamy, religious funding, religious exemptions, and more have made the origianl and evolving understanding of disestablishment of religion a source of perennial cultural and constitutional controversy.
Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 400pp, € 34.50, 9780199860395
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Gutierrez, C.
Plato`s Ghost. Spiritualism in the American Renaissance
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 218 pp, € 48.50, 9780195388350
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Gutierrez, C. & H. Schwartz (eds)
The End that Does. Art, Science and Millenial Accomplishment
Equinox, 2006, pap, 256 pp, € 29.90, 9781904768906
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Gutterman, D.S.
Prophetic Politics: Christian Social Movements and American Democracy
Cornell UP, 2005, geb, 222 pp, € 33.50, 0801441382
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Haar, G. ter
How God Became African. African Spirituality and Western Secular Thought
Through the efforts of Western missionaries and home-grown churches and evangelists, Christianity has taken root in Africa with astonishing speed, to the point that Africa is now considered one of the heartlands of world Christianity. In a surprising reversal of the nineteenth-century missionary tradition, Africa no longer merely receives missionaries but is also the source of evangelization as African-influenced Christianity spreads around the new African diaspora. While Africans have wholeheartedly appropriated the symbols, scriptures, and traditions of historical Christianity elsewhere, they have also built on the rich history of the continent's indigenous spiritual beliefs. African Christianity has been influenced by and influences these beliefs and cannot be fully understood outside of this context. In How God Became African, Gerrie ter Haar focuses in particular on the importance of African beliefs about the spirit world and spiritual power and their relationship with Christianity. Africans have historically acknowledged a distinct but not separate world of spirits existing alongside the material world that human beings can interact with through dreams, visions, spirit possession, and miracles. Also of key importance is the acute awareness among Africans of evil in the world and of witchcraft, the channeling of that evil by humans. Ter Haar continues with a consideration of how these beliefs affect issues of human rights and development in Africa, issues that are seen elsewhere in the world as fundamentally secular.
Penn, 2009, geb, 120 pp, € 30.95, 9780812241730
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Haar, G. ter & Busuttil, J.J. (eds)
The freedom to do God's. Will Religious Fundamentalism and Social Change
Are all religious fundamentalists fanatics, or terrorists? Do they all oppress women? Is religious fundamentalism always incompatible with human tights and postive social change? In the wake of the events of September 11th 2001, it is disturbingly clear that no government or individual can afford to ignore religious fundamentalism. Religious faith in the modern world is a political statement, from the hot spots of Al Qaeda's Afghanistan to the simmering religious tensions and explosive violence igniting the streets of Israel, Palestine, India and even the urban melting-pots of the US and Europe. But how does fundamentalism function across cultural and social boundaries? Are all faiths equally susceptible to it? How can we recognize fundamentalism, and is it always by its nature harmful or wrong? Under the auspices of top international commentators, The Freedom to do God's Will considers the global impact of fundamentalism on religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Christianity, Judasim and Islam. With special reference to human rights issues, women's rights and the influence of social factors, it brings a new dimension to a field of study often dominated by purely religious or political perspectives, whilst effectively challenging received ideas about the violence and conservatism of fundamentalist movements. Revealingly illustrated with original case studies, 10 investigative essays from a multicultural panel of experts, each with specific local and academic knowledge of the faiths and issues they discuss, offer an intimate and highly specific portrait of why and how fundamentalism occurs. Gerrie ter Haar, Institute of Social Studies; Abdullahi Ahmed An-na'im, Emory University, Georgia; Sharifah Zaleha binti Syed Hassan, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia; Alice Sha
Routledge, 2002, pap, 254 pp, € 34.50, 9780415270359
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Haar, G. ter (ed.)
Religion and Development. Ways of Transforming the World
Until recently, policy-makers and academics generally saw religion as something that would disappear as countries made economic progress. But we now know that this rarely happens in fact. People in most countries continue to look at the world through the prism of religion even when they develop modern lifestyles. Religion and Development looks at the ways in which a religious worldview influences processes of development. Its great originality is that it does not concentrate primarily on religious institutions and organisations but on religious ideas themselves. In the final resort, it is people's ideas that motivate them. Their worldview stimulates them to act in specific ways. Religion is a dimension of life that often lies behind qualities such as social trust and cohesion that are vital to development. This is of growing importance in a world where technocratic visions of development have lost their way. For communities where religious belief is accepted as a fact of everyday life, religion constitutes a major resource. It can be employed by people who want to destroy society as well as those who want to build it. The contributors to this book explore how religious resources can be harnessed for development. Many of the world's people believe that the material advancement of both individuals and communities is inseparable from their spiritual improvement. The essays in this volume take this point of view seriously.
C Hurst, 2011, pap, 320 pp, € 26.50, 9781849041409
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Hackett, R. I. J. (ed)
Proselytization Revisited. Rights Talk, Free Markets and Culture Wars
Equinox, 2008, pap, 480 pp, € 27.00, 9781845532284
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Hakkenes, Emiel
God van de gewone mensen, hoe het geloof uit een Nederlands gezin verdween
Ieder mens is een kraal aan een ketting die ons verbindt met de generaties voor ons, aldus een oud gezegde. Als Trouw-redacteur Emiel Hakkenes voor het eerst vader wordt, stellen zijn ouders hem een confronterende vraag: zal hij hun kleinzoon laten dopen? Zelf komt Hakkenes hoogstzelden nog in een kerk. De jonge vader staat met zijn mond vol tanden: hoe kan het dat God langzaam uit zijn leven is verdwenen? Om een antwoord op die vraag te vinden duikt Hakkenes in de geschiedenis van zijn eigen familie. Wie waren zijn voorouders en hoe beleefden zij hun geloof? Welke gebruiken en overtuigingen zijn in de loop der tijd verloren gegaan? Hakkenes stuit op Duitse huurlingen, arme kleermakers, dubieuze gebedsgenezers, verzetshelden, zwartrokken en bastaardkinderen. Hij leert hun dromen, hun worstelingen en hun God kennen, en hij ontdekt tegelijkertijd hoe nauw zijn eigen kleine geschiedenis is verbonden met de grote (religieuze) geschiedenis van Nederland.
Thomas Rap, 2013, pap, 315 pp, € 18.90, 9789400401570
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Hakl , Hans Thomas
Eranos: An Alternative Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century
Every year since 1933 many of the world's leading intellectuals have met on Lake Maggiore to discuss the latest developments in philosophy, history, art and science and, in particular, to explore the mystical and symbolic in religion. The Eranos Meetings - named after the Greek word for a banquet where the guests bring the food - constitute one of the most important gatherings of scholars in the twentieth century. The book presents a set of portraits of some of the century's most influential thinkers, all participants at Eranos: Carl Jung, Erich Neumann, Mircea Eliade, Martin Buber, Walter Otto, Paul Tillich, Gershom Scholem, Herbert Read, Joseph Campbell, Erwin Schrodinger, Karl Kereyni, D.T. Suzuki, and Adolph Portmann. The volume presents a critical appraisal of the views of these men, how the exchange of ideas encouraged by Eranos influenced each, and examines the attraction of these esotericists towards authoritarian politics.
Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2013, pap, 440 pp, € 33.75, 9781781790168
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Halen, C. van, M. Prins, R. van Uden (red)
Religie doen. Religieuze praktijken in tijden van individualisering
Afscheidsbundel voor Jacques Janssen bij diens afscheid als hoogleraar cultuur- en godsdienstpsychologie aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, met bijdragen van naaste collega`s
KSGV, 2009, pap, 146 pp, € 15.90, 9789075886375
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Hall, J. R.
Apocalypse. From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity
Polity, 2009, geb, 285 pp, € 79.95, 9780745645087
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Hall, R. A. S.
The Contribution of Jonathan Edwards to American Culture and Society. Essays on Americas Spiritual Founding Father (The Northampton Tercentenary Celebration 1703-2003)
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
Edwin Mellen Press, 2008, geb, 404 pp, € 98.50, 9780773450608
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Hammer, O. (ed)
Alternative Christs
Cambridge UP, 2009, geb, 305 pp, € 72.50, 9780521886025
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Hammer, Olav, Mikael Rothstein (eds)
Handbook of the Theosophical Current
Few religious currents have been as influential as the Theosophical. Yet few currents have been so under-researched, and the Brill Handbook of the Theosophical Current thus represents pioneering research. A first section surveys the main people and events involved in the Theosophical Society from its inception to today, and outlines the Theosophical worldview. A second, substantial section covers most significant religions to emerge in the wake of the Theosophical Society - Anthroposophy, the Point Loma community, the I AM religious activity, the Summit Lighthouse Movement, the New Age, theosophical UFO religions, and numerous others. Finally, the interaction of the Theosophical current with contemporary culture - including gender relations, art, popular fiction, historiography, and science - are discussed at length.
Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion, Brill, 2012, geb, 494 pp, € 182.50, 9789004235960
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Hammer, Olav, Mikael Rothstein (eds)
The Cambridge Companion to New Religious Movements
New religions emerge as distinct entities in the religious landscape when innovations are introduced by a charismatic leader or a schismatic group leaves its parent organization. New religious movements (NRMs) often present novel doctrines and advocate unfamiliar modes of behavior, and have therefore often been perceived as controversial. NRMs have, however, in recent years come to be treated in the same way as established religions, that is, as complex cultural phenomena involving myths, rituals and canonical texts.

This Companion discusses key features of NRMs from a systematic, comparative perspective, summarizing results of forty years of research. The volume addresses NRMs that have caught media attention, including movements such as Scientology, New Age, the Neopagans, the Sai Baba movement and Jihadist movements active in a post-9/11 context. An essential resource for students of religious studies, the history of religion, sociology, anthropology and the psychology of religion.

Cambridge Companions to Religion, Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 330 pp, € 27.95, 9780521145657
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Hanson, E.O.
Religion and politics in the international system today
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Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 288 pp, € 26.00, 0521617812 / 9780521617819
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Hardman, C. E.
Shamanism
Expected publication: nov 2014

Few figures in the Western imagination are as haunting and mysterious as that of the shaman. From the Inuit of Greenland to the Amerindian forest dwellers of Brazil, and from Siberia to the bison-hunting Lakota people of America's Great Plains, shamans have been inextricably associated with omens and rune-telling, healing, trance-like possession, and psychosomatic magic. The shaman has been cast as village witch-doctor, sorcerer and necromancer: the all-knowing, all-seeing spirit guide acting as mediator between the worlds of the living and the dead. Psychologists, psychedelics and Beat writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs have at different times all embraced shamanism as a route to an altered state of consciousness: as well as for what it represents as an idealised, ancient nature spirituality, with its roots deep in the earth. Yet as this provocative and original book shows, there is no such thing as 'shamanism' in the sense that most Westerners have understood or currently understand it. The term itself (which derives from a native Siberian, Tungus word) was invented, romanticised and developed by explorers, anthropologists, botanists and others for the chief purpose of retrieving a noble spirituality they felt they had lost. Charlotte E Hardman offers a comprehensive history of the ways in which 'shamanism' has inspired Westerners from the 17th century to the present. She shows how, in the pick-and mix modern era (when so-called 'neo-shamanic' ideas have coloured popular culture via rave, Five Rhythms dance, and New Age religion), it seems that everyone can now be a 'shaman'.

Library of Modern Religion, IB Tauris, 2014, pap, 256 pp, € 22.50, 9781848853997
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Hardman, C. E.
Shamanism: The Western Quest for an Esoteric Spirituality
expected date: march 2015

Few figures in the Western imagination are as haunting and mysterious as that of the shaman. From the Inuit of Greenland to the Amerindian forest dwellers of Brazil, and from Siberia to the bison-hunting Lakota people of America's Great Plains, shamans have been inextricably associated with omens and rune-telling, healing, trance-like possession, and psychosomatic magic. The shaman has been cast as village witch-doctor, sorcerer and necromancer: the all-knowing, all-seeing spirit guide acting as mediator between the worlds of the living and the dead. Psychologists, psychedelics and Beat writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs have at different times all embraced shamanism as a route to an altered state of consciousness: as well as for what it represents as an idealised, ancient nature spirituality, with its roots deep in the earth. Yet as this provocative and original book shows, there is no such thing as 'shamanism' in the sense that most Westerners have understood or currently understand it. The term itself (which derives from a native Siberian, Tungus word) was invented, romanticised and developed by explorers, anthropologists, botanists and others for the chief purpose of retrieving a noble spirituality they felt they had lost. Charlotte E Hardman offers a comprehensive history of the ways in which 'shamanism' has inspired Westerners from the 17th century to the present. She shows how, in the pick-and mix modern era (when so-called 'neo-shamanic' ideas have coloured popular culture via rave, Five Rhythms dance, and New Age religion), it seems that everyone can now be a 'shaman'.

Library of Modern Religion, IB Tauris, 2015, geb, 256 pp, € 63.50, 9781848853980
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Harmless, W.
Mystics
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 335 pp, € 17.95, 9780195300390
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Harpur, T.
The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light
BY ORDER
Walker&Co, 2005, geb, 246 pp, € 22.75, 0802714498
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Harrison, M.F.
Righteous Riches: The Word of Faith Movement in Contemporary African American Religion
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 175 pp, € 19.00, 019515388x
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Harrison, R.P.
The Dominion of the Dead
BY ORDER
Chicago UP, 2005, pap, 208 pp, € 18.30, 0226317935
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Harrison, V.S.
Religion and Modern Thought
SCM Core Text, SCM, 2007, pap, 408 pp, € 40.75, 9780334041269
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Harris, S.
Brief aan een christelijke natie: Het geloof op de proef gesteld
Arbeiderspers, 2007, pap, 107 pp, € 9.90, 9789029565677
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Hart, David Bentley
The Experience of God. Being, Consciousness, Bliss
Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion - God - frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word 'God' functions in the world's great theistic faiths.

Ranging broadly across Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Vedantic and Bhaktic Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, Hart explores how these great intellectual traditions treat humanity's knowledge of the divine mysteries. Constructing his argument around three principal metaphysical 'moments'-being, consciousness, and bliss-the author demonstrates an essential continuity between our fundamental experience of reality and the ultimate reality to which that experience inevitably points.

Thoroughly dismissing such blatant misconceptions as the deists' concept of God, as well as the fundamentalist view of the Bible as an objective historical record, Hart provides a welcome antidote to simplistic manifestoes. In doing so, he plumbs the depths of humanity's experience of the world as powerful evidence for the reality of God and captures the beauty and poetry of traditional reflection upon the divine.

David Bentley Hart is an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, philosopher, writer, and cultural commentator. He has taught at the University of Virginia, Duke Divinity School, and Providence College (RI).

Yale University Press, 2013, geb, 365 pp, € 26.00, 9780300166842
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Hart, D.B.
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies
Yale UP, 2009, geb, € 26.90, 9780300111903
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Hart, J. de
Maak het nieuw! over religieuze ontwikkelingen en de positie van de kerken: een persoonlijke geschiedenis.
Tekst in verkorte vorm uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van bijzonder hoogleraar Nieuwe en vernieuwende vormen van christelijke gemeenschap in hun betekenis voor de Nederlandse samenleving vanwege de stichting Kerk en Wereld aan de Protestantse Theologische Universiteit op 16 december 2011.

In dit boek blikt Joep de Hart terug op een aantal religieuze en maatschappelijke veranderingen vanaf de tweede helft van de vorige eeuw en vraagt hij zich af wat deze betekenen voor de toekomst van het christendom en de kerken in ons land. Onder de bevolking is een nieuwe opvatting van religie aan het ontstaan, die in veel opzichten een breuk betekent met de tot aan de jaren zestig van de vorige eeuw dominante visie. De ontkerkelijking zal op termijn waarschijnlijk belangrijke gevolgen hebben voor de rol van de kerken als scheppers van sociaal kapitaal en gemeenschapszin. De veranderingen die zich op kerkelijk godsdienstig terrein manifesteren, zijn maar ten dele terug te voeren op kerkelijke factoren; veelal gaat het om ontwikkelingen die zich op bredere schaal voordoen binnen de huidige samenleving. Als de kerken de ambitie hebben moderne Nederlanders aan te spreken dan zullen zij op een aantal punten tot een bijstelling van hun aanpak moeten komen.
SCP-publicatie 2011-34, Sociaal En Cultureel Planbureau, 201, pap, 116 pp, € 16.50, 9789037705928
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Hart, J. de
Zwevende gelovigen. Oude religie en nieuwe spiritualiteit
In Zwevende gelovigen worden de veranderingen in christelijk Nederland en de opkomst van nieuwe vormen van spiritualiteit besproken op basis van een uitvoerige analyse van Nederlandse en internationale literatuur over nieuwe spiritualiteit, en aan de hand van speciaal voor deze studie verzamelde statistische gegevens.

Hoe denken Nederlanders over de zin van het leven? Hoeveel Nederlanders houden zich bezig met astrologie, helderziendheid of spiritisme en welk belang kennen ze toe aan intuitie bij beslissingen? Wie bezoekt wel eens een parabeurs en wie heeft ooit een mystieke ervaring gehad? En wie gelooft er nog in de letterlijke waarheid van de Bijbel en in wonderen? Waarom lopen sommige kerken leeg en andere vol?

Zwevende gelovigen beantwoordt deze vragen en gaat eveneens uitvoerig in op de ontwikkelingen in kerkelijk Nederland. Voor het eerst worden cijfers gepresenteerd over de aantrekkingskracht onder Nederlanders van oude en van nieuwe spiritualiteit.

Bert Bakker, 2011, pap, 326 p, € 29.50, 9789035136281
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Hart, Joep de
Geloven binnen en buiten verband. Godsdienstige ontwikkelingen in Nederland
Volgens sommigen is de band met de godsdienstige traditie aan het losraken en leidt ons land aan een collectief godsdienstig geheugenverlies. Volgens anderen wordt zo'n oordeel te veel ingegeven door een achterhaalde visie op religie: er bloeien allerlei alternatieve vormen van spiritualiteit en er ontwikkelt zich een nieuwe opvatting over religie. Dit rapport brengt beide in beeld: de veranderingen in de traditionele, kerkelijke religie en de populariteit van nieuwe spirituele waarden. Hebben de ontkerkelijking en afbrokkeling van het traditionele christelijke geloof zich verder doorgezet? Hechten Nederlanders nog aan religie, religieuze gebruiken en religieuze gemeenschappen? Vormen de kerken nog een factor van maatschappelijk belang? Betekent de ontkerkelijking ook dat religie aan het verdwijnen is uit de Nederlandse samenleving? Misschien wordt zij wel elders gevonden, ver buiten het kerkgebouw. En spelen generatieverschillen een rol. Mogelijk neemt ons land in deze opzichten een aparte positie in binnen Europa, binnen mondiale ontwikkelingen. Het zijn vragen en veronderstellingen waarover dit rapport meer duidelijkheid probeert te geven. Het levert meteen een update van de gegevens die in een voorgaand rapport - Zwevende gelovigen - werden gepresenteerd.

Op basis van onderzoek dat tijdens een reeks van jaren is uitgevoerd, wordt de balans opgemaakt van religie en spiritualiteit in Nederland, van geloven binnen en buiten kerkelijk verband.

Joep de Hart is werkzaam bij de SCP-onderzoeksgroep Participatie, Cultuur en Leefomgeving en als bijzonder hoogleraar vanwege Kerk en Wereld bij de Protestantse Theologische Universiteit. Hij doet onderzoek op het terrein van religie en civil society.

Sociaal En Cultureel Planbureau, 2014, pap, 148 pp, € 22.50, 9789037706369
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Hartman, L.M.
The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World
Be it fair trade coffee or foreign oil, our choices as consumers affect the well-being of humans around the globe, not to mention the natural world and of course ourselves. Consumption is a serious ethical issue, and Christian writers throughout history have weighed in, discussing topics such as affluence and poverty, greed and gluttony, and proper stewardship of resources. These voices are often at odds, however. In this book, Laura M. Hartman formulates a coherent Christian ethic of consumption, imposing order on the debate by dividing it into four imperatives: Christians are to consume in ways that avoid sin, embrace creation, love one's neighbor, and envision the future. An adequate ethics of consumption, she argues, must include all four considerations as tools for discernment, even when they seem to contradict one another. The book includes discussions of Christian practices such as fasting, gratitude, solidarity, gift-giving, Sabbath-keeping, and the Eucharist. Using exemplars from the Christian tradition and practical examples from everyday life, The Christian Consumer offers a thoughtful guide to ethical consumption.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 272 pp, € 27.00, 9780199746422
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Harvey, G.
Contemporary Paganism. Religions of the Earth from Druids and Witches to Heathens and Ecofeminists
by order
New York UP, 2005 / 2011, pap, 272 pp, € 21.50, 9780814790618
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Harvey, G.
Listening People, Speaking Earth: Contemporary Paganism
2nd revised and expanded edition,
C. Hurst & Co, 2007, pap, 261 pp, € 18.15, 9781850652724
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Harvey, G. (ed.)
Ritual and Religious Belief: A Reader
By Order
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion, Equinox, 2005, pap, 292 pp, € 29.50, 1904768172
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Harvey, G. & R.J. Wallis
Historical Dictionary of Shamanism
BY ORDER
The Scarecrow Press, 2007, geb, 308 pp, € 86.00, 9780810857988
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Harvey, P.
The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945
Columbia UP, 2007, pap, 554 pp, € 30.00, 9780231118859
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Harvey, P. (ed.)
Religions in Focus. New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices
Equinox, 2009, pap, 366 pp, € 23.50, 9781845532185
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Harvey, P., E. J. Blum
Columbia Guide to Religion in American History
The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two leading scholars speaking on major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States. These include the growth and spread of evangelical culture, the mutual influence of religion and politics, the rise of fundamentalism, the role of gender and popular culture, and the problems and possibilities of pluralism. Geared toward general readers, students, researchers, and scholars, The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History provides concise yet broad surveys of specific fields, with an extensive glossary and bibliographies listing relevant books, films, articles, music, and media resources for navigating different streams of religious thought and culture. The collection opens with a thematic exploration of American religious history and culture and follows with twenty topical chapters, each of which illuminates the dominant questions and lines of inquiry that have determined scholarship within that chapter's chosen theme. Contributors also outline areas in need of further, more sophisticated study and identify critical resources for additional research. The glossary, "American Religious History, A--Z," lists crucial people, movements, groups, concepts, and historical events, enhanced by extensive statistical data.
Columbia UP, 2012, geb, 462 pp, € 70.50, 9780231140201
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Hassner, R.E.
War on Sacred Grounds
Cornell UP, 2009, geb, 222 pp, € 26.00, 9780801448065
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Hattam, V.
In the Shadow of Race: Jews, Latinos and Immigrant Politics in the United States
op bestelling
Chicago UP, 2007, pap, 288 pp, € 21.50, 9780226319230
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Hawkin, D.J. (ed)
The Twenty-first Century Confronts its Gods. Globalization, Technology, and War
SUNY, 2004, pap, 222 pp, € 25.50, 0791461823
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Hayes, D.L.
Forged in the Fiery Furnace. African American Spirituality
An accessible introduction to African American spirituality that provides a broad overview of developments in both Protestant and Catholic traditions.

Today's vibrant African American spiritual traditions have their roots in the Africans who arrived as slaves in North America, bringing with them the richness and texture of their cultures and faith. In the words of Dr. Hayes, "The world view, traditions, stories, musicality, and religious beliefs of their African ancestors were preserved . . . built upon, syncretized with new understandings and ideas, and passed down from generation to generation, mother to son, father to daughter."

Diana L. Hayes, professor emerita of systematic theology at Georgetown University,

Orbis, 2012, pap, 228 pp, € 20.00, 9781570754722
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Hayes, K.E.
Holy Harlots. Femininity, Sexuality, & Black Magic in Brazil
"Holy Harlots" examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in contemporary Brazil by analyzing the beliefs and religious practices related to the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity Pomba Gira. Said to be the disembodied spirit of an unruly harlot, Pomba Gira is a controversial figure in Brazil. Devotees maintain that Pomba Gira possesses an intimate knowledge of human affairs and the mystical power to intervene in the human world. Others view this entity more ambivalently. Kelly E. Hayes provides an intimate and engaging account of the intricate relationship between Pomba Gira and one of her devotees, Nazare da Silva. Combining Nazare's spiritual biography with analysis of the gender politics and violence that shapes life on the periphery of Rio de Janeiro, Hayes highlights Pomba Gira's role in the rivalries, relationships, and struggles of everyday life in urban Brazil. A DVD of the film "Slaves of the Saints" is included.
California UP, 2011, pap, 293p + dvd, € 26.90, 9780520262652
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Healy, J. P.
Yearning to Belong. Discovering a New Religious Movement
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Ashgate New Religions, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 216 pp, € 72.95, 9781409419419
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Heath, G. L.
A War with a Silver Lining. Canadian Protestant Churches and the South African War, 1899-1902.
By order.
McGill-Queens UP, 2009, geb, 240 pp, € 74.50, 9780773534803
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Heath, J. (ed.)
The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics
University of California Press, 2008, pap, 346 pp, € 21.75, 9780520255180
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Hecht, R.D. & V.F. Biondo (ed.)
Religion and Culture. Contemporary Practices and Perspectives
This rich, broad-reaching anthology explores everyday religious practices across several of the world's religious traditions. Organized thematically—politics, ethics, and aesthetics—the volume examines topics of: war, civil religion, science, women and children, capitalism, nature, education, death and dying, visual art, music, sport, humor, film, and more, with engaging and provocative photographs throughout. A useful resource for diverse courses in religious studies and the social sciences.
Augsburg Fortress, 2012, pap, 442 pp, € 35.50, 9780800698980
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Heclo, H.
Christianity and American Democracy
BY ORDER
Harvard UP, 2007, geb, 298 pp, € 29.50, 9780674025141
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Heclo, H.
Christianity and American Democracy
BY ORDER
Harvard UP, 2009, pap, 312 pp, € 27.50, 9780674032309
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Hedges, C.
I don`t Believe in Atheists.
Free Press, 2008, geb, 212 pp, € 22.90, 9781416567950
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Hedges, C.
Ik geloof niet in atheisten
Meulenhoff, 2008, pap, 192 pp, € 17.50, 9789029083270
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Heelas, P.
Spiritualities of Life: New Age Romanticism and Consumptive Capitalism
Blackwell, 2008, pap, 281 pp, € 31.95, 9781405139380
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Heinegg, P.
God. An Obituary
B2087
Hamilton Books, 2009, pap, 132 pp, € 20.90, 9780761847120
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Heirman, M.
God is niet dood. Over religie en verlichting
Al in de 18de eeuw was de God van joden, christenen en moslims het eerste en ook bekendste slachtoffer van de verlichting. Op vele fronten maakte de verlichting brandhout van religieuze tradities. Wetenschap en technologie hadden als hypothese geen God meer nodig. En ook de politieke democratie steunt niet op een of andere openbaring. De secularisering verdreef God Gaandeweg uit elke sector van het publieke leven. En wat er nog van God overbleef, werd door welvaart en vooruitgang platgewalst. Maar was de verlichting wel zo atheistisch als de meest radicale verlichters beweren? Was de God die door zoveel critici werd dood verklaard wel de God van joden, christenen en moslims? Of heeft men gewoon het puin geruimd waaronder geloof en religie bedolven waren? God is niet dood is een gloedvol pleidooi voor een verlicht geloof en een gelovige verlichting. Mark Heirman doet dit op een persoonlijk doorvoelde manier. Hij voedt zijn betoog met wat hij zelf gelooft en niet gelooft.

Mark Heirman (Temse, 1947) is filosoof en polemoloog. Hij publiceerde twaalf boeken over politiek en religie, cultuur en beschaving. De twaalf zuilen van Israel werd vertaald in het Spaans. In 2007 publiceerde hij het zeer persoonlijke boek Altijd pijn.

Ten Have, 2009, pap, 160 pp, € 16.95, 9789079001408
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Heitink, G.
Golfslag van de tijd. Europa's niet te stillen verlangen naar God
In tijden van verwarring zijn mensen op zoek naar hun wortels. Die liggen - aldus de auteur - in de klassieke cultuur en het christendom. De golfslag van de tijd heeft de cultuur echter onherkenbaar veranderd. De secularisatie werkt door, maar de Europese cultuur kent ook een onderstroom van diep verlangen naar God. Een belangrijk element in het levensbeschouwelijk gesprek. De auteur wil aan dit gesprek een impuls geven en vindt hiervoor inspiratie in de filosofie van Charles Taylor
Kok, 2011, pap, 372 pp, € 23.95, 9789043519625
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Heit, J.
The Springfield Reformation, the Simpsons Christianity and American Culture
Continuum, 2008, pap, 190 pp, € 15.60, 9780826428967
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Heller, S.
The Absence of Myth
State University of New York, 2006, pap, 260 pp, € 24.75, 079146590X / 9780791465905
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Heltzel, P.G.,
Jesus and Justice : Evangelicals, Race, and American Politics
This timely book investigates the increasing visibility and influence of evangelical Christians in recent American politics with a focus on racial justice. Peter Goodwin Heltzel considers four evangelical social movements: Focus on the Family, the National Association of Evangelicals, Christian Community Development Association, and Sojourners.The political motives and actions of evangelical groups are founded upon their conceptions of Jesus Christ, Heltzel contends. He traces the roots of contemporary evangelical politics to the prophetic black Christianity tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the socially engaged evangelical tradition of Carl F. H. Henry. Heltzel shows that the basic tenets of King's and Henry's theologies have led their evangelical heirs toward a prophetic evangelicalism in a shade of blue green - blue symbolizing the tragedy of black suffering in the Americas, and green symbolizing the hope of a prophetic evangelical engagement with poverty, AIDS, and the environment. This fresh theological understanding of evangelical political groups shines new light on the ways evangelicals shape and are shaped by broader American culture.
Yale UP, 2009, geb, 259pp, € 30.95, 9780300124330
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Henderson, J.L. & D.N. Sherwood
Transformation of the Psyche. The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis
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Brunner/Routledge, 2003, geb, 227pp, € 52.00, 1583919503
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Henderson, K.R.
God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith Are Changing the World
Continuum, 2008, pap, 245 pp, € 18.50, 978082649254
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Hendy, A.Von.
The Modern Construction of Myth.
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Indiana UP, 2002, geb, 386 pp, € 53.50, 0253339960
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Hense, E., F. Maas (eds)
Towards a Theory of Spirituality
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Studies in Spirituality Supplement 22, Peeters / Titus Brandsma Institute, 2011, pap, 168 pp, € 52.50, 9789042924789
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Henten, J.W. van en A. Houtepen (eds.)
Religious Identity and the Invention of Tradition. Papers read at a NOSTER Conference in Soesterberg, January 4-6 1999
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STAR 3, Van Gorcum, 2001, geb, 367 pp, € 77.50, 9023237145
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Herling, B.L.
A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion
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Continuum, 2007, pap, 112 pp, € 13.50, 9780826495310
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Hermans, C. (red.)
Is er nog godsdienst in 2050
Damon, 2003, pap, 112pp, € 12.90, 9055734837
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Hertzke, Allen D.(ed)
The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges
What is the status of religious freedom in the world today? What barriers does it face? What are the realistic prospects for improvement, and why does this matter? The Future of Religious Freedom addresses these critical questions by assembling in one volume some of the best forward-thinking and empirical research on religious liberty, international legal trends, and societal dynamics. Top scholars from law, political science, diplomacy, sociology, and religion explore the status, value, and challenges of religious liberty around the world - with illustrations from a wide range of historical situations, contemporary contexts, and constitutional regimes. With a thematic focus on the nature of religious markets and statecraft, the book surveys conditions in different regions, from the Muslim arc to Asia to Eastern Europe. It probes dynamics in both established and emerging democracies. It features up-to-date treatments of such pivotal nations as China, Russia, and Turkey, as well as illuminating new threats to conscience and religious autonomy in the United States and in kin countries of the English speaking world. Finally, it demonstrates the vital contribution of religious freedom to inter-religious harmony, thriving societies, and global security, and applies these findings to the momentous issue of advancing freedom and democracy in Islamic cultures.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 364 pp, € 26.00, 9780199930913
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Hervieu-Leger, D.
Religion as a Chain of Memory
by order
Polity Press, 2000 / 2006, pap, 204 pp, € 24.00, 9780745620473
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Hess, J.
Germans, Jews and the Claims of Modernity.
Yale UP, 2002, geb, 246pp, € 45.20, 9780300097016
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Hibbard, S.W.
Religious Politics and Secular States. Egypt, India, and the United States
Johns Hopkins UP, 2010, geb, 306 pp, € 42.50, 9780801896699
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Hicks, D. A.
With God on All Sides. Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, € 19.90, 9780195337174
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Hinde, R.
Why Gods Persist. A Scientific Approach to Religion
Tb.
Routledge, 2009, geb, 272 pp, € 87.90, 9780415497619
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Hinde, R.A.
Why God persists. A scientific approach to religion. Second edition
B2064
Routledge, 2009, pap, 292 pp, € 22.50, 9780415497626
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Hinnells, J.
The Routledge Companion to The Study of Religion. Second Edition
The Routledge companion, Routledge, 2009, pap, 605 pp, € 39.00, 9780415473286
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Hinnells, J.R.
The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration
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What is the distinctive Zoroastrian experience, and what is the common diasporic experience? The Zoroastrian Diaspora is the outcome of twenty years of research and of archival and fieldwork in eleven countries, involving approximately 250,000 miles of travel. It has also involved a survey questionnaire in eight countries, yielding over 1,840 responses. This is the first book to attempt a global comparison of Diaspora groups in six continents. Little has been written about Zoroastrian communities as far apart as China, East Africa, Europe, America, and Australia or on Parsis in Mumbai post-Independence. Each chapter is based on unused original sources ranging from nineteenth century archives to contemporary newsletters. The book also includes studies of Zoroastrians on the Internet, audio-visual resources, and the modern development of Parsi novels in English. As well as studying the Zoroastrians for their own inherent importance, this book contextualizes the Zoroastrian migrations within contemporary debates on Diaspora studies. John R. Hinnells examines what it is like to be a religious Asian in Los Angeles or London, Sydney or Hong Kong.Moreover, he explores not only how experience differs from one country to another, but also the differences between cities in the same country, for example, Chicago and Houston. The survey data is used firstly to consider the distinguishing demographic features of the Zoroastrian communities in various countries; and secondly to analyse different patterns of assimilation between different groups: men and women and according to the level and type of education. Comparisons are also drawn between people from rural and urban backgrounds; and between generations in religious beliefs and practices, including the preservation of secular culture.

Oxford UP, 2005, geb, 865 pp, € 210.00, 9780198267591
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Hitchcock, J.
The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life. Volume 1 The Odyssey of the Religion Clauses
New Forum Series, Princeton UP, 2004, geb, 218 pp, € 33.00, 0691116962
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Hitchcock, J.
The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life. Volume 2 From “Higher Law” to “Sectarian Scruples”
Princeton UP, 2004, geb, 261 pp, € 39.25, 0691119236
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Hobson, Christopher Z.
The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition, 1800-1950
Christopher Z. Hobson offers the first in-depth study of prophetic traditions in African American religion. Drawing on contemporary speeches, essays, sermons, reminiscences, and works of theological speculation from 1800 to 1950, he shows how African American prophets shared a belief in a "God of the oppressed:" a God who tested the nation's ability to move toward justice and who showed favor toward struggles for equality. The Mount of Vision also examines the conflict between the African American prophets who believed that the nation could one day be redeemed through struggle, and those who felt that its hypocrisy and malevolence lay too deep for redemption. Contrary to the prevalent view that black nationalism is the strongest African American justice tradition, Hobson argues that the reformative tradition in prophecy has been most important and constant in the struggle for equality, and has sparked a politics of prophetic integrationism spanning most of two centuries. Hobson shows too the special role of millennial teaching in sustaining hope for oppressed people and cross-fertilizing other prophecy traditions. The Mount of Vision incorporates a wide range of biblical scholarship illuminating diverse prophetic traditions as well as recent studies in politics and culture. It concludes with an examination of the meaning of African American prohecy today, in the time of the first African American presidency, the semicentenary of the civil rights movement, and the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War: paradoxical moments in which our "post-racial" society is still pervaded by injustice, and prophecy is not fulfilled but endures as a challenge.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 281 pp, € 56.00, 9780199895861
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Hoek, G. van der (red.)
De schaamte voorbij. Debat over de grenzen van de vrijheid van meningsuiting
Groen, 2007, pap, 66 pp, € 7.50, 9789058297754
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Hofman, H.
Verlicht of verblind? Een apologie. Over het contrast tussen het traditionele christendom en het verlichtingsdenken
Aspekt, 2008, pap, 521 pp, € 27.95, 9789059117143
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Hojsgaard, M.T. & M. Warburg (eds)
Religion and Cyberspace
by order / te bestellen
Routledge, 2005, pap, 207 pp, € 33.50, 0415357632
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Holden, A.
Religious Cohesion in Times of Conflict:: Christian-Muslim Relations in Segregated Towns
In Religious Cohesion in Times of Conflict Andrew Holden presents the results and analysis of the key findings of a sociological investigation which seeks to establish the contribution that Christian-Muslim partnerships can make to community cohesion. Beginning with a historical and sociological overview of faith relations, a description of the empirical methodology and a discussion of the evolution of Christian-Muslim partnerships, Andrew Holden goes on to highlight how the fieldwork data demonstrates the challenges of uniting young people in segregated towns and cities. He considers the implications of the findings for education policy, examining some of the ways in which schools and colleges can promote faith cohesion, and further addresses the issue of faith leadership, considering how the changing faith landscape affects the work of Christian and Muslim clerics. He concludes by considering possible ways forward for Christian-Muslim relations both in Britain and in the international context and for the development of new partnerships between faith and secular organizations.
Continuum, 2008, pap, 192 pp, € 27.50, 9781847065360
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Holman, S. R.
God Knows There`s Need. Christian Responses to Poverty
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, € 26.50, 9780195383621
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Hood Jr., R.W., W. P. Williamson
Them That Believe. The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition
California UP, 2008, pap, 301 pp, € 23.50, 9780520255876
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Hoogerwerf, A.
De toekomst van het christendom. Van instituut naar beweging
Damon, 2007, pap, 180 pp, € 17.90, 9789055737949
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Hoover, S.M.
Religion in the Media Age
Looking at the everyday interaction of religion and media in our cultural lives, Stewart M. Hoover's new book is a fascinating assessment of the state of modern religiosity. Recent years have produced a marked turn away from institutionalized religions towards more autonomous, individual forms of the search for spiritual meaning. Film, television, the music industry and the internet are central to this process, cutting through the monolithic assertions of world religions and giving access to more diverse and fragmented ideals. While the sheer volume and variety of information travelling through global media changes modes of religious thought and commitment, the human desire for spirituality also invigorates popular culture itself, recreating commodities - film blockbusters, world sport and popular music - as contexts for religious meanings. Drawing on research into household media consumption, Hoover charts the way in which media and religion intermingle and collide in the cultural experience of media audiences. "Religion in the Media Age" is essential reading for everyone interested in how today mass media relates to contemporary religious and spiritual life.
Routledge, 2006, pap, 352 pp, € 36.00, 9780415314237
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Hoover, S.M. & Clark, L.S. (eds)
Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media. Explorations in Media, Religion, and Culture.
Columbia UP, pap, 386 pp, € 25.60, 9780231120890
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Hoover, S.M. & N. Kaneva (eds)
Fundamentalisms and the Media
Religious Studies Series, Continuum, 2009, pap, 223 pp, € 27.50, 9781847061348
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Hopgood, J.F. (ed.)
The Making of Saints: Contesting Sacred Ground
University of Alabama Press, 2005, pap, 228 pp, € 39.95, 9780817351793
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Hopkins, D. N. & M. Lewis
Another World is Possible: Spiritualities and Religions of Global Darker Peoples
B1713
Cross Cultural Theologies, Equinox, 2009, pap, 379 pp, € 22.95, 9781845533939
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Horsfield, P., M. E. Hess, A. M. Medrano (eds)
Belief in Media. Cultural Perspectives on Media and Christianity
Most works on media developments and Christianity approach the subject from the perspective of the implications of new media technologies for traditional Christian practices or how churches can use new media to further their goals. The common framework of analysis is a 'given reality' of traditional institutional Christianity and how it interacts with, affects and is affected by media. Media are treated as a separate cultural reality. This book presents, in an accessible form, the new directions that approach the interaction of media and religion from a cultural perspective, and illustrates these new directions by a number of international and intercultural case studies and explorations. Looking at how global media are constructing cultural forms, structures and processes, the authors show how these have become the life out of which individual and social meaning is created and practiced. Examining how individuals create religious meaning by interacting with media of various kinds, crossing boundaries of traditional religious cultures and contemporary media cultures, this book reveals how Christian institutions are also defined in the process of living culturally within their broader media context.
Ashgate, 2004, geb, € 71.50, 9780754638308
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Howe, D.W.
What Hath God wrought. The transformation of America, 1815-1848
The Oxford History of the United States, Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 904 pp, € 29.95, 9780195078947
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Huddart, D.
Homi K. Bahba
BY ORDER
Routledge Critical Thinkers Serie, Routledge, 2006, pap, 202 pp, € 19.50, 0415328241 / 97890415328241
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Hudson, V. e.a.
Sex and World Peace
Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war.

The authors compare micro-level gender violence and macro-level state peacefulness in global settings, supporting their findings with detailed analyses and color maps. Harnessing an immense amount of data, they call attention to discrepancies between national laws protecting women and the enforcement of those laws, and they note the adverse effects on state security of abnormal sex ratios favoring males, the practice of polygamy, and inequitable realities in family law, among other gendered aggressions.

The authors find that the treatment of women informs human interaction at all levels of society. Their research challenges conventional definitions of security and democracy and shows that the treatment of gender, played out on the world stage, informs the true clash of civilizations. In terms of resolving these injustices, the authors examine top-down and bottom-up approaches to healing wounds of violence against women, as well as ways to rectify inequalities in family law and the lack of parity in decision-making councils. Emphasizing the importance of an R2PW, or state responsibility to protect women, they mount a solid campaign against women's systemic insecurity, which effectively unravels the security of all.

Colombia UP, 2012, geb, 289 pp, € 28.95, 9780231131827
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Hughes, Aaron W.
Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a virtual cottage industry in all things "Abrahamic." Directly proportionate to the rise of religious exclusivism, perhaps best epitomized by the attacks of 9/11 and the problems now plaguing the Middle East and Afghanistan, there has been a real desire both to find and map a set of commonalities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This is often done, however, for the sake of interfaith dialogue, rather than scholarship. Recently, however, the term "Abrahamic religions" has been used with exceeding frequency in the academy. We now regularly encounter academic books, conferences, and even positions (including endowed chairs) devoted to the so-called "Abrahamic religions." But what exactly are "Abrahamic religions"? Although many perceive him as the common denominator of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Abraham remains deceptively out of reach. An ahistorical figure, some contend he holds the seeds for historical reconciliation. Touted as symbol of ecumenicism, Abraham can just as easily function as one of division and exclusivity. Like our understanding of Abraham, the category "Abrahamic religions" is vague and nebulous. Usually lost in contemporary discussions is a set of crucial questions: Whence does the term "Abrahamic religions" derive? Who created it and for what purposes? What sort of intellectual work is it perceived to perform? In order to answer these and related questions, Aaron Hughes examines the creation and dissemination of this category in Abrahamic Religions. Part genealogical and part analytical, his study seeks to raise and answer questions about the appropriateness and usefulness of employing "Abrahamic religions" as a vehicle for understanding and classifying data.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 191 pp, € 48.50, 9780199934645
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Hughes, J. S.
Biography of a Mexican Crucifix. Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present
B2364
Oxford UP, 2010, pap, 312 pp, € 28.00, 9780195367072
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Hunter, J.D.
To Change the World : The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World
B2364
Oxford UP, 2010, geb, 358pp, € 26.90, 978019973083
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Hunt, H.T.
Lives in Spirit. Precursors and Dilemmas of a Secular Western Mysticism
SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology, SUNY, 2003, pap, 357pp, € 27.00, 0791458040
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Huntington, S.
The Clash of Civilizations. Remaking of World Order
This book analyzes the shift in the balance of power in the world brought about by the rise of East Asia and the increase of populations in Muslim countries and discusses the need for the West to foster international cooperation and a tolerance for non-Western civilizations
Simon & Schuster, 1996/2011, pap, 367 pp, € 17.95, 9781451628975
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Huntington, S.P.
Mensenrechten en terreur
Met essays van H Achterhuis, Th de Wit, W van Genugten, P Hilhorst en P Pekelharing
Thomas More Academie, Damon, 2002, pap, 125 pp, € 11.50, 9055733555
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Hunt, R. A.
The Gospel Among the Nations. A Documentary History of Inculturation
The book is structured around a short incisive introduction, Part 1, to acquaint students with the broad implications of the question, "How has the church wrestled with the problem of cultures in its 2,000-year history?"

That is followed by a longer Part 2 which contains both longer and shorter clssical texts illustrating the ways in which bishops, popes, and other c hurch leaders construed the issues in every important cross-cultural encounter of the gospel and the nations.

Orbis Books, 2010, pap, 400 pp, € 32.00, 9781570758744
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Hurd, E.S.
The Politics of Secularism in International Relations
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics, Princeton UP, 2007, pap, 247 pp, € 28.50, 9780691134666
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Hustedt Jacobsen, R. & D. Jacobsen
Religion Matters. Higher Education in the 21st Century
Drawing on interviews with hundreds of university professors, co-curricular educators, administrators, and students from public and private colleges and universities across the United States, Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen demonstrate that religion is central to the work of higher education in the twenty-first century.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 240 pp, € 29.00, 9780199844739
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Hutchinson, D.
Antiquity and Social Reform: Religious Experience in the Unification Church, Feminist Wicca and Nation of Yahweh
tb
Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010, geb, 230 pp, € 56.00, 9781443822879
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Hutchinson, W.R.
Religious Pluralism in America. The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal
Yale UP, 2004, pap, 276 pp, € 22.90, 0300105169 / 9780300105162
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Hutson, Matthew
The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrationality Makes Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane
Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Matthew Hutson takes us on this fascinating tour of magical thinking in everyday life. So-called cognitive biases are crucial to our survival, Hutson shows, whether we're deciding where to invest our money or avoiding awareness of our own mortality. Everyone - even the most rational, jaded, and sceptical thinkers - believe in magic, whether that be luck, mind over matter, jinxes, evil, or heavenly helpers. The key to happiness, health, creativity, social intelligence, and good fortune is knowing when you don't have free will and then embracing magical thinking instead
Oneworld Publications, 2012, pap, 304 pp, € 19.50, 9781851689347
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Hutton, Ronald
Pagan Britain
Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming of Christianity. He draws on an array of recently discovered evidence and shows how new findings have radically transformed understandings of belief and ritual in Britain before the arrival of organized religion.

Setting forth a chronological narrative, Hutton along the way makes side visits to explore specific locations of ancient pagan activity. He includes the well-known sacred sites - Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden Castle, Anglesey - as well as more obscure locations across the mainland and coastal islands. In tireless pursuit of the elusive 'why' of pagan behavior, Hutton astonishes with the breadth of his understanding of Britain's deep past and inspires with the originality of his insights.

Ronald Hutton is professor of history, University of Bristol, and a leading authority on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism. He lives in Bristol, UK.

Yale UP, 2013, geb, 480 pp, € 34.50, 9780300197716
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Ignatieff, M.
Mensenrechten en terreur
Op bestelling
Thomas More Academie / Damon, 2002, pap, 125 pp, € 11.50, 9055733555
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Insoll, T. (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion provides a comprehensive overview by period and region of the relevant archaeological material in relation to theory, methodology, definition, and practice. Although, as the title indicates, the focus is upon archaeological investigations of ritual and religion, by necessity ideas and evidence from other disciplines are also included, among them anthropology, ethnography, religious studies, and history. The Handbook covers a global span - Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the Americas - and reaches from the earliest prehistory (the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic) to modern times. In addition, chapters focus upon relevant themes, ranging from landscape to death, from taboo to water, from gender to rites of passage, from ritual to fasting and feasting. Written by over sixty specialists, renowned in their respective fields, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will serve both as a comprehensive introduction to its subject and as a stimulus to further research.
Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology, Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 1102 pp, € 143.00, 9780199232444
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Iolana, P. , S. Tongue (eds)
Testing the Boundaries: Self, Faith, Interpretation and Changing Trends in Religious Studies
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Cambridge Scolars Press, 2011, geb, 235 pp, € 54.95, 9781443826693
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Isherwood, L. & R. Radford Ruether (eds)
Weep Not For Your Children: Essays on Religion and Violence
We live in violent times and it is very tempting to make easy and naive associations of good and bad, the righteous and the axis of evil. The articles in this book refuse to make such simple, uncritical and comforting distinctions. Indeed, they ask that we look to the origins of our own cultural/religious constructs to see what violence may lurk there and to realize that many acts of violence go almost unnoticed under the umbrella of societal norms or religious morality.
This book contains essays from challenging thinkers reflecting on some of the many ways in which religion and violence overlap. It is not a comfortable read but it is a worthwhile one as it asks the reader to think beyond simple associations of religion and violence. Covering topics from the Holocaust to the violence of church music, from the genocide of women within situations of domestic violence, through the violence of economic systems to the violence of gender construction itself, the book provokes and challenges.
Equinox, 2008, pap, 273 pp, € 29.50, 9781845532444
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Ivey, Paul Eli
Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science
Radiance from Halcyon is an intriguing account of how the little-known utopian religious community Halcyon - located on California's central coast in the early 1900s - profoundly influenced modern science. Paul Eli Ivey's narrative offers a wide-ranging cultural history, encompassing Theosophy, novel healing modalities, esoteric architecture, Native American concepts of community, socialist utopias, and innovative modern music.
University of Minnesota Press, 2013, pap, 312 pp, € 25.75, 9780816680511
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Iwamura, J.
Virtual Orientalism. Asian Religions and American Popular Culture
T.B.
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 240 pp, € 22.95, 9780199738618
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Jackson, D.
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1997, pap, 100 pp, € 13.50, 9780865163522
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Jackson, G. S.
The Word and Its Witness. The Spiritualization of American Realism.
University of Chicago Press, 2009, pap, 409 pp, € 25.50, 9780226390047
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Jacobsen, K. A.
Sikhs in Europe. Migration, Identities and Representations
Sikhs in Europe are neglected in the study of religions and migrant groups: previous studies have focused on the history, culture and religious practices of Sikhs in North America and the UK, but few have focused on Sikhs in continental Europe. This book fills this gap, presenting new data and analyses of Sikhs in eleven European countries
Ashgate, 2011, geb, 360 pp, € 79.95, 9781409424345
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Jakobsen, J.R. & A. Pellegrini (eds)
Secularisms
Duke UP, 2008, pap, 395 pp, € 19.95, 9780822341499
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Jansen, M. & H. Stoffels (eds)
A Moving God. Immigrant Churches in the Netherlands
International Practical Theologies Series, Lit Verlag, 2006, pap, 237 pp, € 26.00, 9783825808020
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Jantzen, G. M.
A Place of Springs. Death and the Displacement of Beauty, Volume 3
B2064
Routledge, 2009, geb, 264 pp, € 82.50, 9780415469999
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Jantzen, G.M.
Foundations of Violence
Death and Displacement of Beauty Series, Routledge, 2004, pap, 390 pp, € 39.25, 0415290333 / 9780415290333
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Jantzen, G.M., (J.Carrette, M. Joy eds.)
Violence to Eternity. Death and the Displacement of Beauty, Volume 2
Routledge, 2009, geb, 250 pp, € 83.25, 9780415290340
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Jantzen, G.M., (J.Carrette, M. Joy eds.)
Violence to Eternity. Death and the Displacement of Beauty, Volume 2
Routledge, 2009, pap, 249 pp, € 25.90, 9780415290357
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Jenkins, Philip
Gods Continent. Christianity, Islam, and Europes Religious Crisis
Oxford, 2007, pap, 340 pp, € 14.95, 9780195384628
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Jenkins, Philip
Gods werelddeel, christendom, islam en de religieuze crisis in Europa
Zal het christendom in Europa bezwijken onder het gewicht van globalisering, westers secularisme en een toestroom van islamitische immigranten? Staat Europa op het punt 'Eurabie' te worden? Waar menig deskundige een dergelijk scenario voorspelt, biedt Gods werelddeel een veel afgewogener inschatting van de religieuze toekomst van Europa. Philip Jenkins, die de huidige spanningen ten volle onderkent, laat zien dat de opgeklopte retoriek van een door moslims overheerst Europa berust op mythen die politiek van pas komen: de dreiging van grote golven islamitische immigranten, torenhoge islamitische geboortecijfers en de ondergang van het Europese christendom. Hij wijst erop dat de immigranten beslist niet altijd moslim zijn en er ook veel christenen naar het rijke Westen komen, die een krachtig en enthousiast geloof meebrengen dat het Europese christendom een nieuwe glans geeft. Volgens Jenkins kost het zowel christendom als islam moeite om te overleven in Europa's seculiere cultuur. Maar in plaats van geleidelijk te verdwijnen, hebben beide zich aangepast, en passen ze zich verder aan. Een realistische en historisch gefundeerde inschatting van de toekomst van religie in een snel veranderend Europa.
Nieuw Amsterdam, 2010, pap, 480 pp, € 29.95, 9789046807880
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Jenkins, Philip
Next Christendom. The Coming of Global Christianity
In this new and substantially expanded Third Edition, Philip Jenkins continues to illuminate the remarkable expansion of Christianity in the global South--in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Drawing upon the extensive new scholarship that has appeared on this topic in recent years, he asks how the new Christianity is likely to affect the poor, among whom it finds its most devoted adherents. How should we interpret the enormous success of prosperity churches across the Global South? Politically, what will be the impact of new Christian movements? Will Christianity contribute to liberating the poor, to give voices to the previously silent, or does it threaten only to bring new kinds of division and conflict? Does Christianity liberate women, or introduce new scriptural bases for subjection? Acclaim for previous editions of The Next Christendom: Named one of the Top Religion Books of 2002 by USA Today Named One of the Top Ten Religion Books of the Year by Booklist Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award in the category of "Christianity and Culture" "Jenkins is to be commended for reminding us, throughout the often gripping pages of this lively work...that the history of Christianity is the history of innovative--and unpredictable--adaptations. " --The New York Times Book Review "This is a landmark book. Jenkin's thesis is comprehensively researched; his analysis is full of insight; and his projection of the future may indeed prove to be prophetic." --Baptist Times "A valuable and provocative look at the phenomenon widely ignored in the affluent North but likely to be of enormous importance in the century ahead...The Next Christendom is chillingly realistic about the relationship between Christianity and Islam." --Russell Shaw, Crisis "If the times demand nothing less than a major rethinking of contemporary global history from a Christian perspective, The Next Christendom will be one of the significant landmarks pointing the way." --Mark Noll, Books & Culture
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 346 pp, € 15.00, 9780199767465
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Jenkins, Philip
The Lost History of Christianity, The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died
by order
Harper Collins, 2008, pap, 315 pp, € 16.95, 9780061472817
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Jennings, W. J.
The Christian Imagination. Theology and the Origins of Race
B2296
Yale UP, 2010, geb, 366 pp, € 35.00, 9780300152111
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Jensen, J.S. (ed)
Myth and Mythologies. A Reader
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion, Equinox, 2009, geb, 448 pp, € 87.50, 9781904768081
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Jensen, J.S. (ed)
Myth and Mythologies. A Reader
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion, Equinox, 2009, pap, 448 pp, € 24.00, 9781904768098
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Jensma, G.
Het Oera Linda boek. Facsimile Transcriptie Vertaling
Verloren, 2006, geb, 447 pp, € 28.00, 9789065508416
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Jespers, F. (red)
Nieuwe religiositeit in Nederland, negen gevalstudies en achtergrondbeschouwingen over nieuwe religieuze activiteiten
Damon, 2009, pap, 192 pp, € 19.90, 9789055739028
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Jobling, J.
Fantastic Spiritualities. Monsters, Heroes, and the Contemporary Religious Imagination
Continuum, 2010, pap, 216 pp, € 22.50, 9780567030474
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Johnson, B.
Moses and Multiculturalism
B2195
Flashpoints 2, California UP, 2010, pap, 112 pp, € 22.90, 9780520262546
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Johnson, T. M. & K. R. Ross (eds.)
Atlas of Global Christianity, 1910-2010
B2011, by order
Edinburgh UP, 2009, geb, 361 pp, € 215.00, 9780748632671
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Jones, A.
Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction
BY ORDER
Routledge, 2006, pap, 456 pp, € 32.25, 041535384x / 9780415353847
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Jones, C.M. and T.L. Trost (eds.)
Teaching African American Religions
AAR Teaching Religious Studies, Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 253 pp, € 22.50, 0195167988
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Jones, James
Blood That Cries Out from the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism
Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address this increasingly urgent question. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." These include feelings of humiliation or shame, a tendency to see the world in black and white, and demonization or dehumanization of other people. Authoritarian religion or "fundamentalism," Jones shows, is a particularly rich source of such ideas and feelings, which he finds throughout the writings of Islamic jihadists, such as the 9/11 conspirators. Jones goes on to apply this model to two very different religious groups that have engaged in violence: Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist splinter group behind the sarin gas attacks in the Tokyo subway system, and members of the extreme religious right in the U.S. who have advocated and committed violence against abortion providers. Jones notes that not every adherent of an authoritarian group will turn to violence, and he shows how theories of personality development can explain why certain individuals are easily recruited to perform terrorist acts.
Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 190 pp, € 19.50, 9780199933648
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Jones, L. (ed)
Encyclopedia of Religion, 15 vols, 2-nd ed.
Thomson Gale, 2005, geb, ca 13500 pp, € 1200.00, 0028657330
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Jordan, M. D.
Recruiting Young Love. How Christians Talk about Homosexuality
by order
Chicago UP, 2011, geb, 304 pp, € 31.95, 9780226410449
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Juergensmeyer, M.
Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State from Christian Militias to Al Qaeda
University of California Press, 2008, geb, 370 pp, € 22.50, 9780520255548
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Juergensmeyer, Mark
Terror in the mind of God. The Global Rise of Religious Violence , 3rd revised edition with a new preface
Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of God incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States. His personal interviews with 1993 World Trade Center bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian Right activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political leader Simranjit Singh Mann, among others, take us into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion.
California UP, 2003, pap, 316 pp, € 26.50, 9780520240117
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Juergensmeyer, M. (ed)
Global Religions. An Introduction.
by order
Oxford UP, 2003, geb, 155 pg, € 52.50, 0195158733
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Juergensmeyer, M. & M. Kitts (eds)
Princeton Readings in Religion and Violence
This groundbreaking anthology provides the most comprehensive overview for understanding the fascinating relationship between religion and violence - historically, culturally, and in the contemporary world. Bringing together writings from scholarly and religious traditions, it is the first volume to unite primary sources - justifications for violence from religious texts, theologians, and activists - with invaluable essays by authoritative scholars. The first half of the collection includes original source materials justifying violence from various religious perspectives: Hindu, Chinese, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist. Showing that religious violence is found in every tradition, these sources include ancient texts and scriptures along with thoughtful essays from theologians wrestling with such issues as military protection and pacifism. This collection also includes the writings of modern-day activists involved in suicide bombings, attacks on abortion clinics, and nerve gas assaults. This book's second half features well-known thinkers reflecting on why religion and violence are so intimately related and includes excerpts from early social theorists such as Durkheim, Marx, and Freud, as well as contemporary thinkers who view the issue of religious violence from literary, anthropological, postcolonial, and feminist perspectives. The editors' brief introductions to each essay provide important historical and conceptual contexts and relate the readings to one another. The diversity of selections and their accessible length make this volume ideal for both students and general readers
Princeton UP, 2011, pap, 235 pp, € 23.50, 9780691129143
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Jung, P.B., A.M. Vigen (eds)
God, Science, Sex, Gender. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics
God, Sex, Science, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics is a timely, wide-ranging attempt to rescue dialogues on human sexuality, sexual diversity, and gender from insular exchanges based primarily on biblical scholarship and denominational ideology. Too often, dialogues on sexuality and gender devolve into the repetition of party lines and defensive postures, without considering the interdisciplinary body of scholarly research on this complex subject. This volume expands beyond the usual parameters, opening the discussion to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to foster the development of Christian sexual ethics for contemporary times. Essays by prominent and emerging scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, literary studies, theology, and ethics reveal how faith and reason can illuminate our understanding of human sexual and gender diversity. Focusing on the intersection of theology and science and incorporating feminist theory, "God, Sex, Science, Gender" is a much-needed call for Christian ethicists to map the origins and full range of human sexual experience and gender identity. Essays delve into why human sexuality and gender can be so controversial in Christian contexts, investigate the complexity of sexuality in humans and other species, and reveal the implications of diversity for Christian moral theology.
University of Illinois Press, 2010, geb, 285 pp, € 76.90, 9780252035371
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Kalsky, Manuela, Frieda Pruim
Flexibel geloven, zingeving voorbij de grenzen van religies
Steeds meer mensen halen inspiratie uit verschillende religies. Dit boek beschrijft de veelkleurigheid van dit verschijnsel aan de hand van elf portretten. Auteur Manuela Kalsky is genomineerd voor de prijs "theoloog van het jaar 2014".

Zes geinterviewden combineren elementen uit religieuze tradities. Bijvoorbeeld cabaretiere Nilgun Yerli; haar huwelijksviering werd geleid door voorgangers uit vier religies. Diana Vernooij gaat voor in een christelijke basisgemeente en is volmondig boeddhist. Timo Bravo is druide en Taizeganger.

De vijf anderen veranderden in de loop van hun leven van geloof, zoals Dimitri Woei, die na een katholieke jeugd hindoe werd. Sommige bekeerlingen blijven religieuze elementen uit hun jeugd koesteren. De tot de islam bekeerde domineesdochter Anne Dijk noemt zichzelf als moslim een 'betere christen'.

Alle geinterviewden vertellen openhartig over het verloop van hun zoektocht en verwoorden hun oude en nieuwe overtuigingen. Ze beschrijven hoe zij hun geloof vormgeven in hun dagelijks leven.

In de nabeschouwing op de interviews reflecteert Manuela Kalsky op het in opkomst zijnde fenomeen 'meervoudige religieuze binding'. De grenzen tussen religies worden vloeibaar. Zij concludeert dat de geinterviewden niet meer in de geijkte theologische kaders passen. Voorbij de hokjesgeest gaan de flexibele gelovigen op zoek naar wijsheid. Zij laten zich bij hun keuzes leiden door wat in hun persoonlijke leven werkt, niet gehinderd door regels of dogma's. Frieda Pruim hield de interviews; Jocelyne Moreau maakte de portretfoto's.

Skandalon, 2014, pap, 205 pp, € 17.95, 9789490708863
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Kalsky, Manuela (red)
Alsof ik thuis ben. Samenleven in een land vol verschillen
Wat is er nodig om je thuis te voelen in het Nederland van de 21ste eeuw? Een tijd waarin het leren omgaan met culturele en religieuze diversiteit de nieuwe uitdaging is. Oude vertrouwde gemeenschappen verdwijnen en tegelijkertijd ontstaan er nieuwe mondiale netwerken, ook dankzij Facebook en Twitter. Gloort hier een NIEUW WIJ aan de horizon? En aan welke voorwaarden moet zo'n NIEUW WIJ voldoen om gemeenschap te bevorderen? Zijn verschillen alleen bedreigend of bieden zij ook kansen voor nieuwe vormen van verbondenheid?

In opdracht van het Dominicaans Studiecentrum voor Theologie en Samenleving (DSTS) gaan onderzoekers op verkenningstocht. Zij kijken door de ogen van leerlingen en docenten, moslimjongeren, homo's en lesbo's, verslaafden en vele anderen. Het resultaat van hun zoektocht is een boek vol eye-openers over insiders en outsiders, rolmodellen en dwarsliggers.

Parthenon, 2013, pap, 304 pp, € 23.90, 9789079578580
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Kalsky, M., I. Overdijk & I. van der Spek (red.)
Nader tot u? Meer moderne devoties
L.J. Veen, 2007, pap, 193 pp, € 18.90, 9789020406641
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Kampenhout, D. van
Handboek Sjamanisme
Synthese Uitgeverij, 1995, pap, 270p, € 24.50, 9789062290444
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Kampenhout, D. van
Sjamanistische rituelen. Oude tradities, nieuwe vormen
A2755
Asoka, 2011, pap, 208pp, € 19.50, 9789060307243
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Kapferer, B., K.Telle & A. Eriksen (eds)
Contemporary Religiosities. Emergent Socialities and the Post-Nation State
T.B.
Berghahn Books, 2011, pap, 220 pp, € 21.50, 9780857451309
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Kapstein, M.T. (ed.)
The Presence of Light. Divine Radiance and Religious Experience
Chicago UP, 2004, pap, 317 pp, € 28.25, 0226424928
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Karaflogka, A.
E-religion. A Critical Appraisal of Religious Discourse on the World Wide Web
Equinox, 2006, pap, 264 pp, € 31.00, 9781904768845
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Katchadourian, H. A.
Guilt. The Bite of Conscience
Tb
Stanford General Books, Stanford UP, 2009, geb, 392 pp, € 38.90, 9780804763615
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Katyal, A. (red)
Sacred to Profane. Writings on Performance and Worship
Seagull Books, 2006, pap, 300 pp, € 31.25, 9781905422166
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Katznelson, I., G. S. Jones (eds)
Religion and the Political Imagination
Cambridge UP, 2010, pap, 383 pp, € 26.00, 9780521147347
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Kearney, R. and James Taylor (eds.)
Hosting the Stranger. Between Religions
This book investigates interreligious hospitality from five different religious perspectives: Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic. "Hosting the Stranger" features ten powerful meditations on the theme of interreligious hospitality by eminent scholars and practitioners from the five different wisdom traditions: Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic. By gathering thinkers from different religious traditions around the same timely topic of what it means to "host the stranger," this text enacts the hospitality it investigates, facilitating a hopeful and constructive dialogue between the world's major religions. The first part of the volume offers five different hermeneutic readings that each wrestle with what interreligious hospitality means and what it demands. The second part is divided equally between the five different religious perspectives on hosting the stranger, with two thinkers representing each religion. Together these essays remind us of the urgent need for interreligious hospitality, and more importantly, they testify to its ongoing possibility.
Continuum, 2011, pap, 172 pp, € 24.50, 9781441158086
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Kee, A.
The Rise and Demise of Black Theology
Tb
Ashgate, 2006, geb, 228 pp, € 72.95, 9780754632566
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Keizer, M. de (red.)
Religie. Godsdienst en geweld in de twintigste eeuw
De thematiek van deze bundel staat momenteel sterk in de publieke belangstelling. Want op mondiaal niveau lijkt het zo vaak voorspelde 'einde van alle religie' nog niet nabij. Anderzijds staat het religieus ge pireerde geweld van 11 september 2001 voorgoed in het collectieve geheugen van de mensheid gegrift. De actualiteit inspireert echter vaak genoeg tot nader historisch onderzoek. Zo wil dit boek laten zien dat de geschiedenis van de twintigste eeuw, de gewelddadigste tot nu toe, de samenhang tussen religie en geweld overal ter wereld demonstreert.

Een internationaal team van deskundigen, afkomstig uit Japan, Isra en verschillende Oost- en West-Europese landen biedt de lezer de resultaten van onderzoek naar het belang van de factor religie in allerlei fasen en episodes van de twintigste-eeuwse oorlogen, van de zelfmoordvluchten van Japanse kamikazepiloten tot de vraag naar de kerkelijke medeverantwoordelijkheid voor de holocaust, en van het religieus geipireerde verzet van de Oostenrijkse schrijver Joseph Roth tot de rabbijnse zoektocht naar een adequate joodse oorlogsethiek.

Zoals de actualiteit het historisch onderzoek inspireert, zo verhelderen de historische bijdragen in dit boek menig aspect van de huidige problematiek van de samenhang tussen religie en geweld.

Jaarboek van het Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, 17, Walburg Pers, 2006, pap, 288 pp, € 19.95, 9789057304361
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Kellehear, A. (ed.)
The Study of Dying: From Autonomy to Transformation
B1972.
Cambridge, 2009, pap, 284 pp, € 24.50, 9780521739054
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Kelly, H.A.
Satan. A Biography
Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 360 pp, € 22.90, 0521604028 / 9780521604024
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Kenis, L., J. Billiet & P. Pasture (eds)
The Transformation of the Christian Churches in Western Europe 1945-2000
KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 6, Leuven UP, 2010, pap, 352 pp, € 44.90, 9789058676658
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Kennedy, J.
Bezielende verbanden. Gedachten over religie, politiek en maatschappij in het moderne Nederland
UITVERKOCHT
Bert Bakker, 2009, pap, 300 pp, € 22.50, 9789035132382
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Kennedy, J.
Stad op een berg. De publieke rol van protestantse kerken
Boekencentrum, 2010, pap, 187 pp, € 17.90, 9789023921356
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Kenny, Kevin
Diaspora. A Very Short Introduction
Diaspora is an important concept in history, sociology, religious studies, ethnic studies, political science, and literary criticism, among other disciplines. Meanwhile, journalists, politicians, and cultural authorities use the term with increasing frequency when describing contemporary global migration. But what does diaspora mean? Until recently, the term referred principally to the dispersal and exile of the Jews. However, over the course of the twentieth century, involuntary migrants from Armenia, Africa, and Ireland came to be seen as diasporic. Since the 1980s, diaspora has proliferated to a remarkable extent-to the point where it risks losing its coherence. If diaspora is merely a synonym for "migration" or "ethnic group," why use the word at all?

Kevin Kenny's Very Short Introduction to diaspora examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its strengths and limitations as an explanatory device. Mediating between the multiple definitions currently in use, the book proposes a flexible approach to diaspora that can provide insights into the motives for migration; the networks through which migrants travel; the political, economic, and cultural connections they form among themselves, with their homelands, and with fellow diasporans in other locations around the world; the idea of return to a homeland, sometimes literally but more often metaphorically; and recent developments concerning refugees and globalization. The argument ranges broadly across time and space, using examples drawn mainly from Jewish, African, Irish, and Asian history. Diaspora emerges not as a thing that can be measured but as a concept that helps people-migrants, scholars, and social commentators alike-to make sense of the experience of migration.

Very Short Introductions, Oxford University Press, 2013, pap, 123 pp, € 12.00, 9780199858583
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Kerr, D.
Christian-Muslim Encounter: Perspectives and Paradigms of Christians from the South
B3310
Edinburgh University Press, 2007, geb, 256 pp, € 58.50, 9780748616114
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Kersbergen, K. van & P. Manow (eds)
Religion, Class Coalitions, and Welfare States
Cambridge UP, 2009, geb, 304 pp, € 59.90, 9780521897914
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Kersbergen, K. van & P. Manow (eds)
Religion, Class Coalitions, and Welfare States
Cambridge UP, 2009, pap, 304 pp, € 22.50, 9780521723954
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Kessler, Gary E.
Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion
Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists. Thinkers covered include: Friedrich Nietzsche James Frazer Sigmund Freud Emile Durkheim Ludwig Wittgenstein Mary Douglas Talal Asad Soren Kierkegaard Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.
Routledge, 2011, pap, 231 pp, € 26.50, 9780415492614
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Kessler, M. & C. Sheppard (eds)
Mystics. Presence and Aporia
"Mystics" presents a collection of previously unpublished essays by prominent scholars that consider both the idea of mystics and mysticism. The contributors offer detailed discussions of a variety of mystics from history, and on mysticism in the twenty-first century.
Religion and Postmodernism Series, University of Chicago Press, 2003, pap, 254 pp, € 27.95, 9780226432106
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Keuss, J. F. (ed)
The Sacred and the Profane. Contemporary Demands on Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics interests many people yet recent discussions in hermeneutics theory have turned to fringe areas and ideas. These writings focus on the ideas of key orthodox thinkers in hermeneutics, especially those of Kant.
Ashgate, 2003, geb, € 58.50, 9780754607670
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Kidd, T.S.
American Christians and Islam. Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism
Princeton UP, 2008, geb, 201 pp, € 28.50, 9780691133492
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King, E. F.
Material Religion and Popular Culture
Tb. sUB, sKB
Routledge Studies in Religion, Routledge, 2009, geb, 208 pp, € 74.50, 9780415999021
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King, U. & T. Beattie (eds)
Gender, Religion and Diversity. Cross-Cultural Perspectives
BY ORDER
Continuum, 2005, pap, 269 pp, € 34.00, 0826488455 / 9780826488459
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Kippenberg, H.G.
Discovering Religious History in the Modern Age
By order
Princeton UP, 2003, pap, 264 pp, € 26.25, 0691009090
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Kippenberg, H.G.
Gewalt als Gottesdienst: Religionskrieg im Zeitalter der Globalisierung
C.H. Beck, 2008, pap, 272 pp, € 23.50, 9783406494666
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Kippenberg, H.G.
Violence as Worship. Religious Wars in the Age of Globalization
Stanford UP, 2011, pap, 286 pp, € 26.95, 9780804768733
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Kippenberg, H. G. & K. von Stuckrad
Einfurung in die Religionswissenschaft: Gegenstände und Begriffen
CH Beck, 2003, pap, 230 pp, € 22.95, 3406502075
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Kirby, Danielle
Fantasy and Belief: Alternative Religions, Popular Narratives, and Digital Cultures
Religion and spirituality are being transformed in our late modern and secularising times. New forms of belief proliferate, often notable for not being limited to traditional systems of reference or expression. Increasingly, these new religions present worldviews which draw directly upon popular culture - or occulture - in fiction, film, art and the internet. Fantasy and Belief explores the context and implications of these types of beliefs through the example of the Otherkin community. The Otherkin are a loosely-affiliated group who believe themselves to be in some way more than just human, their non-humanity often rooted in the characters and narratives of popular fantasy and science fiction. Challenging much current sociological thinking about spirituality and consumption, Fantasy and Belief reveals how popular occulture operates to recycle, develop, and disseminate metaphysical ideas, and how the popular and the sacred are combining in new ways in today's world.
Approaches to New Religions, Equinox, 2013, geb, 224 pp, € 78.50, 9781908049230
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Kirk-Duggan, C.A., K. Torjesen (eds)
Women and Christianity
B2366
Women and Religion in the World, ABC-CLIO, 2010, geb, 358 pp, € 44.00, 9780275991555
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Klamer, Arjo
In hemelsnaam.Over de economie van overvloed en onbehagen
Ten Have, 2005, pap, 175 pp, € 17.95, 9789025955014
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Klassen, P. E.
Spirits of Protestantism. Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity
"Spirits of Protestantism" reveals how liberal Protestants went from being early-twentieth-century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture, to becoming vocal critics of missionary arrogance who experimented with non-western healing modes such as Yoga and Reiki. Drawing on archival and ethnographic sources, Pamela E. Klassen shows how and why the very notion of healing within North America has been infused with a Protestant "supernatural liberalism." In the course of coming to their changing vision of healing, liberal Protestants became pioneers three times over: in the struggle against the cultural and medical pathologizing of homosexuality; in the critique of Christian missionary triumphalism; and, in the diffusion of an ever-more ubiquitous anthropology of "body, mind, and spirit." At a time when the political and anthropological significance of Christianity is being hotly debated, "Spirits of Protestantism" forcefully argues for a reconsideration of the historical legacies and cultural effects of liberal Protestantism, even for the anthropology of religion itself.
California UP, 2011, pap, 316 pp, € 27.95, 9780520270992
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Kleiderer, J., P. Minaert & M. Mossa
Just War, Lasting Peace. What Christian Traditions Can Teach Us
Orbis Books, 2006, pap, 188 pp, € 16.75, 9781570756498
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Klerx, H., Hinten-Nooijen, A.
Religie, Politiek and Civil Society
Op 11 september 2001 veranderde in een klap de westerse kijk op de wereld. De liberale democratie ondervond zichtbaar weerstand, religieuze motieven deden hun intrede in het politieke spel. Tegelijkertijd signaleerde Europa meer verschijnselen van onrust en onvrede, niet zelden in relatie tot de steeds openlijker verschijning van de islam. Deze ontwikkelingen noodzaken ons om de fundamenten en bouwstenen van onze samenleving opnieuw en publiekelijk te verkennen. In Europa is hierdoor een hernieuwde interesse ontstaan in het spanningsveld tussen religie en politiek.

In Religie, Politiek & Civil Society gaat een aantal auteurs in op dit spanningsveld. Wat is de plaats van religie in onze maatschappij? Leven we wel in een seculiere samenleving? Is de democratie een typisch christelijk fenomeen? Welke rol is er voor de opkomende islam in Europa weggelegd? Hoe staat religie in relatie tot de Verlichting? Is in Europa een botsing van religies of van culturen onvermijdelijk? Een grote groep maatschappelijke organisaties heeft bijgedragen aan normen- en waardenbesef en sociale cohesie. Kan de civil society de hedendaagse spanningen tussen religie en politiek opvangen?

Filosoof Ad Verbrugge, socioloog Willem Schinkel, godsdienstfilosoof Anton van Harskamp en historicus Patrick van Schie reageren op de lezing van filosoof Donald Loose, die hij tijdens de Dag van de Filosofie 2009 uitsprak. Met een inleiding van voormalig WRR-voorzitter Wim van de Donk.

Valkhof Pers, 2010, pap, 77 pp, € 10.00, 9789056253295
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Knijff, H.W. de
Tegenwoordigheid van geest als Europese uitdaging, over secularisatie, wetenschap en christelijk geloof
'Hoe God verdween uit...' Deze zin is inmiddels een populaire uitdrukking voor het wegvallen van de traditionele band tussen onze ervaring van de werkelijkheid en de christelijke geloofstraditie.

De moderne mens leeft in een onopgeloste spanning tussen algemeen aanvaarde ('wetenschappelijke', 'objectieve') kennis en een veelvormige, private en vaak willekeurige ('subjectieve') wereldervaring. Dat vervreemdt hem van de werkelijkheid en maakt hem onmachtig de grote problemen van onze wetenschappelijk-technische cultuur op te lossen.

Dit boek beschrijft de fascinerende historie van het uiteengaan van Godsgeloof en wereldweten in onze Europese gescheidenis en voert een pleidooi voor de beslissende rol van de menselijke geest als bron van alle kennis. Hoe vinden wij een nieuwe 'tegenwoordigheid van geest' die ons in staat stelt de vervreemding te overwinnen en die ons de zeggenschap over onze wereld teruggeeft?

Boekencentrum, 2013, pap, 384 pp, € 29.90, 9789023926344
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Knippenberg, H.
De religieuze kaart van Nederland. Omvang en geografische spreiding van de godsdienstige gezindten vanaf de Reformatie tot heden
Van Gorcum, 1992, pap, 302 pp, € 27.50, 9023226755
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Knitter, P.F. (ed.)
The Myth of Religious Superiority. A Multifaith Exploration
Faith Meets Faith Series, Orbis Press, 2005, pap, 242 pp, € 31.00, 1570756279
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Knoblauch, H.
Populaere Religion. Auf dem Weg in eine spirituelle Gesellschaft
Campus, 2009, pap, 310 pp, € 28.90, 9783593388830
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Knott, K.
The Location of Religion. A Spatial Analysis
Equinox, 2005, pap, 264 pp, € 30.95, 190476875x
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Koet, B.J. (ed)
Dreams as Divine Communication in Christianity. From Hermas to Aquinas
In the book presented here, one encounters dreams and visions from the history of Christianity. Faculty members of the Tilburg School of Theology (TST; Tilburg University, The Netherlands) and other (Dutch and Flemish) experts in theology, Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages present a collection of articles examining the phenomenon of dreaming in the Christian realm from the first to the thirteenth century. Their aim is to investigate the dream world of Christians as a source of historical theology and spirituality. They try to show and explain the importance and function of dreams in the context of the texts discussed, meanwhile making these texts accessible and understandable to the people of today. By contextualizing those dreams in their own historical imagery, the authors want to give the reader some insight into the fascinating dream world of the past, which in turn will inspire him or her to consider the dream world of today.
Studies in the History and Anthropology of Religion, 3, Peeters, 2012, pap, Xii-292 pp, € 49.50, 9789042927575
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Kohlenberg, Leo
Gnosis als wereldreligie, leven en werk van Gilles Quispel
Centraal in het werk van historicus Gilles Quispel (1916-2006) staat de gnostiek, een verzameling religieuze bewegingen die tot bloei kwamen in de eerste drie eeuwen van onze jaartelling. De gnostiek werd als ketterij veroordeeld nadat de Romeinen het christendom tot officiele religie hadden verklaard. Quispels fascinatie voor deze vroegchristelijke stromingen werd geboren op het Dordtse gymnasium waar hij al op jonge leeftijd kennismaakte met gnostische denkbeelden. In 1952 kocht hij de zgn. 'Jung Codex', onderdeel van een grote collectie geschriften die in 1945 in Nag Hammadi in Egypte werden gevonden. Deze Nag Hammadi-geschriften bevatten onder andere het zogenoemde Evangelie van de Waarheid en het Evangelie van Thomas.

Quispel had een duidelijke visie op de gnostiek. Volgens hem werd de leer gekenmerkt door het beginsel van de vrije mens en zouden de gnostici hebben gepleit voor een niet-autoritaire en ondogmatische beleving van het jonge christendom.

Gnosis als wereldreligie behandelt de boeiende ontstaansgeschiedenis van de gnostiek in het Nederlands taalgebied en de bijzondere rol die Quispel in de geschiedschrijving hiervan heeft gespeeld.

Synthese, 2013, pap, 239 pp, € 24.95, 9789062711093
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Kohl, K.-H.
Die Macht der Dinge. Geschichte und Theorie sakraler Objekte.
Beck, 2003, geb, 304pp, € 34.50, 3406509673
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Kole, I.A. & H.G. Leertouwer (red.)
Kerken, sekten en wereldgodsdiensten
Het Blijvende Woord, Groen, 2001, geb, 348 pp, € 29.50, 9789058291936
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Kole, J. & G. de Kruijf (red.)
Het ongemak van religie. Multiculturaliteit en ethiek
Kok, 2005, pap, 222 pp, € 20.30, 9789043511469
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Komunyakaa, Y. & Gracia, C.
Gilgamesh. A Verse Play
Wesleyan UP, 2009, pap, 94pp, € 17.95, 9780819568250
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Konig, G.
Geschlechtsmoral und Gleichgeschlechtlichkeit im Zoroastrismus
Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010, geb, 517 pp, € 105.00, 9783447062282
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Korthals Altes, E.
Europa Ontwaak! Over de noodzaak van spirituele vernieuwing
Damon, 2001, pap, 272 pp, € 15.84, 9055731994
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Kosek, J.K.
Acts of Conscience. Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy
In response to the massive bloodshed that defined the twentieth century, American religious radicals developed a modern form of nonviolent protest, one that combined Christian principles with new uses of mass media. Greatly influenced by the ideas of Mohandas Gandhi, these "acts of conscience" included sit-ins, boycotts, labor strikes, and conscientious objection to war. Beginning with World War I and ending with the ascendance of Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph Kip Kosek traces the impact of A. J. Muste, Richard Gregg, and other radical Christian pacifists on American democratic theory and practice. These dissenters found little hope in the secular ideologies of Wilsonian Progressivism, revolutionary Marxism, and Cold War liberalism, all of which embraced organized killing at one time or another. The example of Jesus, they believed, demonstrated the immorality and futility of such violence under any circumstance and for any cause. Yet the theories of Christian nonviolence are anything but fixed. For decades, followers have actively reinterpreted the nonviolent tradition, keeping pace with developments in politics, technology, and culture. Tracing the rise of militant nonviolence across a century of industrial conflict, imperialism, racial terror, and international warfare, Kosek recovers radical Christians' remarkable stance against the use of deadly force, even during World War II and other seemingly just causes. His research sheds new light on an interracial and transnational movement that posed a fundamental, and still relevant, challenge to the American political and religious mainstream.
Columbia UP, 2012, pap, 376 pp, € 26.00, 9780231144193
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Kosek, J.K.
Acts of Conscience. Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy
Columbia UP, 2009, geb, 352 pp, € 46.90, 9780231144186
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Kozelsky, M.
Christianizing Crimea. Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond
Northern Illinois UP, 2009, geb, 288 pp, € 46.50, 9780875804125
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Kreitzer, L. J.
Gospel Images in Fiction and Film. On Reversing the Hermeneutical Flow
This is Dr. Kreitzer's fourth study in the Biblical Seminar series in which the connections between the Biblical texts, classic works of literature and cinematic interpretations of those works of literature are explored. The aim is to illuminate both the New Testament texts and facets of contemporary culture through a cross-disciplinary approach. This volume contains studies of T.S. Eliot's Christmas poem "The Journey of the Magi," Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, in addition to discussion of several influential works from the world of cinema, including such diverse contributions as Star Trek, Apocalypse Now, and High Noon. In each instance the discussion is set against the backdrop of words and images drawn from the sayings of Jesus.
The Biblical Seminar Series, Continuum, 2002, pap, 234 pp, € 48.00, 9781841272665
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Kripal, Jeffrey J.
Esalen. America and the Religion of No Religion
Jeffrey J. Kripal here recounts the spectacular history of Esalen, the institute that has long been a world leader in alternative and experiential education and stands today at the center of the human potential movement. Forged in the literary and mythical leanings of the Beat Generation, inspired in the lecture halls of Stanford by radical scholars of comparative religion, the institute was the remarkable brainchild of Michael Murphy and Richard Price.Set against the heady backdrop of California during the revolutionary 1960s, "Esalen" recounts in fascinating detail how these two maverick thinkers sought to fuse the spiritual revelations of the East with the scientific revolutions of the West, or to combine the very best elements of Zen Buddhism, Western psychology, and Indian yoga into a decidedly utopian vision that rejected the dogmas of conventional religion. In their religion of no religion, the natural world was just as crucial as the spiritual one, science and faith not only commingled but became staunch allies, and the enlightenment of the body could lead to the full realization of our development as human beings.
Chicago University Press, 2008, pap, 544 pp, € 19.99, 9780226453705
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Kripal, Jeffrey J.
Esalen. America and the Religion of No Religion
Jeffrey J. Kripal here recounts the spectacular history of Esalen, the institute that has long been a world leader in alternative and experiential education and stands today at the center of the human potential movement. Forged in the literary and mythical leanings of the Beat Generation, inspired in the lecture halls of Stanford by radical scholars of comparative religion, the institute was the remarkable brainchild of Michael Murphy and Richard Price.Set against the heady backdrop of California during the revolutionary 1960s, "Esalen" recounts in fascinating detail how these two maverick thinkers sought to fuse the spiritual revelations of the East with the scientific revolutions of the West, or to combine the very best elements of Zen Buddhism, Western psychology, and Indian yoga into a decidedly utopian vision that rejected the dogmas of conventional religion. In their religion of no religion, the natural world was just as crucial as the spiritual one, science and faith not only commingled but became staunch allies, and the enlightenment of the body could lead to the full realization of our development as human beings.
Chicago UP, 2007, geb, 544 pp, € 29.50, 9780226453699
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Kripal, Jeffrey J.
Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal
In many ways, twentieth-century America was the land of superheroes and science fiction. From Superman and the X-Men to the Fantastic Four these pop-culture juggernauts, with their "powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men," thrilled readers and audiences - and simultaneously embodied a host of our dreams and fears about modern life and the onrushing future. But that's just scratching the surface, says Jeffrey J. Kripal.

In Mutants and Mystics, he offers a brilliantly insightful account of how comic book heroes have helped their creators and fans alike explain a wealth of paranormal experiences ignored by mainstream science. Delving deeply into the work of major figures in the field - from Jack Kirby's cosmic superhero sagas and Philip K. Dick's futuristic head-trips to Alan Moore's sex magic and Whitley Strieber's communion with visitors - Kripal shows how creators turned to science fiction to convey the reality of the inexplicable and the paranormal they experienced in their lives.

Expanded consciousness found its language in the metaphors of sci-fi-incredible powers, unprecedented mutations, vast intergalactic intelligences-and the themes from mythology and religion they drew from; the wildly creative work that followed caught the imaginations of millions. Moving deftly from Cold War science and Fredric Wertham's anticomics crusade to gnostic revelation and alien abduction, Kripal spins out a hidden history of American culture, rich with mythical themes and shot through with an awareness that there are other realities beyond our everyday understanding.

Chicago UP, 2011, geb, 376 pp, € 27.00, 9780226453835
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Kripal, Jeffrey J.
The Serpent's Gift. Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion
"Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field." With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent has shouldered the blame ever since. But how would the study of religion change if we looked at the Fall from the snake's point of view? Would he appear as a bringer of wisdom, more generous than the God who wishes to keep his creation ignorant?

Inspired by the early Gnostics who took that startling view, Jeffrey J. Kripal uses the serpent as a starting point for a groundbreaking reconsideration of religious studies and its methods. In a series of related essays, he moves beyond both rational and faith-based approaches to religion, exploring the erotics of the gospels and the sexualities of Jesus, John, and Mary Magdalene. He considers Feuerbach's Gnosticism, the untapped mystical potential of comparative religion, and even the modern mythology of the X-Men.

Ultimately, The Serpent's Gift is a provocative call for a complete reorientation of religious studies, aimed at a larger understanding of the world, the self, and the divine.

Chicago UP, 2006, pap, 232 pp, € 27.00, 9780226453811
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Kristeva, J.
Severed Head. Capital Visions
Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the Paleolithic period to the present. Surveying paintings, sculptures, and drawings, Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical fact, further developing a critical theme in her work - the power of horro - and the potential for the face to provide an experience of the sacred. Kristeva considers the head as icon, artifact, and locus of thought, seeking a keener understanding of the violence and desire that drives us to sever, and in some cases keep, such a potent object. Her study stretches all the way back to 6,000 B.C.E., with humans' early decoration and worship of skulls, and follows with the Medusa myth; the mandylion of Laon (a holy relic in which the face of a saint appears on a piece of cloth); the biblical story of John the Baptist and his counterpart, Salome; tales of the guillotine; modern murder mysteries; and even the rhetoric surrounding the fight for and against capital punishment. Kristeva interprets these "capital visions" through the lens of psychoanalysis, drawing infinite connections between their manifestation and sacred experience and very much affirming the possibility of the sacred, even in an era of "faceless" interaction.
Columbia UP, 2012, geb, 162 pp, € 33.50, 9780231157209
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Kroesen, J. Yme Kuiper, Pieter Nanninga (red.)
Religie en cultuur in hedendaags Nederlands, observaties en interpretaties
Van Gorcum, 2010, pap, 146 pp, € 19.50, 9789023246091
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Krueger, A.B.
What makes a Terrorist. Economics and the Roots of Terrorism
Princeton UP, 2008, pap, 194 pp, € 14.50, 9780691138756
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Kuijer, Guus
Hoe een klein rotgodje God vermoordde
Hoe vallen de daden van God en andere bijbelfiguren nog te rijmen met de moraal van de (eenen)twintigste eeuw? Hoe kunnen wij vandaag de dag nog goedkeuren dat een vader zijn zoon offert? Had Abraham God geweigerd zijn zoon naar de berg te brengen als hij even met zijn vrouw had overlegd? Op dit soort vragen geeft Guus Kuijer antwoord in zijn boek Hoe een klein rotgodje God vermoordde. In Het boek van alle dingen boog Guus Kuijer zich al over geloof, God en opvoeding. In Hoe een klein rotgodje God vermoordde gaat hij verder en dieper. Door vragen te stellen vanuit het perspectief van de moderne lezer komt hij tot opzienbarende conclusies over koran en bijbel.
Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, 2006, pap, 167 pp, € 13.50, 9789025327590
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Kunin, S.D. (ed.)
Theories of Religion. A Reader
by order/op bestelling
Edinburgh UP, 2006, geb, 524 pp, € 98.50, 0748620001 / 9780748620005
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Kunin, Seth, D.
Religion: the Modern Theories
By Order
Edinburgh UP, 2003, pap, 232 pp, € 27.90, 0748615229
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Labate, B. C. , E. MacRae (eds)
Ayahuasca, Ritual and Religion in Brazil
Equinox, 2010, pap, 236 pp, € 24.50, 9781845536794
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Lacorne, D.
Religion in America. A Political History
Denis Lacorne identifies two competing narratives defining the American identity. The first narrative, derived from the philosophy of the Enlightenment, is essentially secular. Associated with the Founding Fathers and reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, this line of reasoning is predicated on separating religion from politics to preserve political freedom from an overpowering church. Prominent thinkers such as Voltaire, Thomas Paine, and Jean-Nicolas Demeunier, who viewed the American project as a radical attempt to create a new regime free from religion and the weight of ancient history, embraced this American effort to establish a genuine "wall of separation" between church and state. The second narrative is based on the premise that religion is a fundamental part of the American identity and emphasizes the importance of the original settlement of America by New England Puritans. This alternative vision was elaborated by Whig politicians and Romantic historians in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is still shared by modern political scientists such as Samuel Huntington. These thinkers insist America possesses a core, stable "Creed" mixing Protestant and republican values. Lacorne outlines the role of religion in the making of these narratives and examines, against this backdrop, how key historians, philosophers, novelists, and intellectuals situate religion in American politics.
Columbia UP, 2011, geb, 225 pp, € 28.50, 9780231151009
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Lahr, A.M
Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares. The Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 281 pp, € 48.90, 9780195314489
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Lambert, L.
Spirituality, Inc. Religion in the American Workplace
B2011
NYU Press, 2009, geb, 216 pp, € 32.50, 9780814752463
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Landes, R.
Heaven on Earth. The Varieties of the Millennial Experience
Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation to the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these prophets of doom and salvation as crackpots and madmen, and not surprisingly historians of our secular era have tended to underestimate their impact on our modern world. Now, Richard Landes offers a lucid and ground-breaking analysis of this widely misunderstood phenomenon. This long-awaited study shows that many events typically regarded as secular--including the French Revolution, Marxism, Bolshevism, Nazism--not only contain key millennialist elements, but follow the apocalyptic curve of enthusiastic launch, disappointment and re-entry into "normal time." Indeed, as Landes examines the explicit millennialism behind such recent events as the emergence of Global Jihad since 1979, he challenges the common notion that modern history is largely motivated by secular interests. By focusing on ten widely different case studies, none of which come from Judaism or Christianity, he shows that millennialism is not only a cultural universal, but also an extremely adaptive social phenomenon that persists across the modern and post-modern divides. At the same time, he also offers valuable insight into the social and psychological factors that drive such beliefs. Ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day UFO cults and global Jihad, Heaven on Earth both delivers an eye-opening revisionist argument for the significance of millennialism throughout history and alerts the reader to the alarming spread of these ideologies in our world today.
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 499 pp, € 33.50, 9780199753598
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Lardas Modern, J.
Secularism in Antebellum America
Ghosts. Railroads. Sing Sing. Sex machines. These are just a few of the phenomena that appear in John Lardas Modern's pioneering account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. This book uncovers surprising connections between secular ideology and the rise of new technologies that opened up new ways of being religious. Exploring the eruptions of religion in New York's penny presses, the budding fields of anthropology and phrenology, and Moby-Dick, Modern challenges the strict separation between the religious and the secular that remains integral to discussions about religion today. Modern frames his study around the dread, wonder, paranoia, and manic confidence of being haunted, arguing that experiences and explanations of enchantment fueled secularism's emergence. The awareness of spectral energies coincided with attempts to tame the unruly fruits of secularism - in the cultivation of a spiritual self among Unitarians, for instance, or in John Murray Spear's erotic longings for a perpetual motion machine. Combining rigorous theoretical inquiry with beguiling historical arcana, Modern unsettles long-held views of religion and the methods of narrating its past.
Religion and Postmodernism, University of Chicago Press, 2012, geb, 313 pp, € 36.50, 9780226533230
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Largier, N.
In Praise of the Whip. A Cultural History of Arousal
In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal is a new history of voluntary flagellation in Europe, from its invention in medieval religious devotion to its use in the modern pornographic imagination. Working with a wide range of religious, literary, and medical texts and images, Niklaus Largier explores the emotional and sensual, religious and erotic excitement of the whip, a crucial instrument of stimulation in devotional and sexual practices. From early modern pornography to the Marquis de Sade and the fantasies of Swinburne and Joyce, the erotic and devotional imagination drew on the whip.

Largier explores how the Reformation and Counter-Reformation problematized the medieval culture of arousal. The stimulating qualities of medieval visual displays, especially flagellant practices, processions, and spectacles, were subjected to a criticism that sought to control the imagination. In modern bourgeois life the practice, effects, and imagery of flagellation became a central site of investigation into concerns and anxieties about exercising emotional self-control and censoring fantasy. Modern references to flagellant practice in the works of Swinburne, Proust, and Joyce testified not only to a "decadent" fascination with "medieval" cultures or "perverse sexuality," but also to a fascination that nineteenth-century censorship, informed by psychopathological discourses, had obliterated. Such evocations of flagellation, Largier explains, were attempts to recover a culture of stimulation and imagination--both erotic and devotional--that transcended the modern boundaries of sexuality.

MIT Press - Zone Books, 2007, geb, 526 pp, € 36.00, 9781890951658
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Latre, Stijn, Guido Vanheeswijck (red)
Radicale secularisatie? Tien hedendaagse filosofen over religie en moderniteit
Dit boek wil inzicht bieden in de actuele stand van het secularisatiedebat aan de hand van de bijdragen die een tiental vooraanstaande hedendaagse denkers daartoe hebben geleverd.

Deze filosofen, onder wie Luc Ferry, Jurgen Habermas en Charles Taylor, bieden elk op eigen wijze een grondige reflectie over de relatie tussen christendom en moderniteit. In hoeverre is de moderne tijd schatplichtig aan het christendom? Wat zijn de eigenlijk wortels van het fenomeen secularisatie? Kan de moderniteit religie definitief uit het maatschappelijke speelveld verbannen?

Het klassieke paradigma van de secularisatietheorie stelt dat religie vanzelf verdwijnt in een 'verlichte', op wetenschap gestoelde samenleving. In dit boek wordt nagegaan of dit een houdbaar paradigma is. Zijn westerse samenlevingen radicaal, dus definitief, geseculariseerd? Of kan religie nog een rol blijven spelen? En zo ja, welke?

Klement, 2013, pap, 216 pp, € 22.50, 9789086871124
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Laudine, C.
Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge. Rational Reverence
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Vitality of Indigenous Religions Series, Ashgate, 2009, geb, 200 pp, € 69.90, 9780754664307
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Laugrand, F.B. & J.G. Oosten
Inuit Shamanism and Christianity
B2011
MQUP, 2010, pap, 467pp, € 29.90, 9780773535909
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Laugrand, F., J. Oosten
The Sea Woman. Sedna in Inuit Shamanism and Art in the Eastern Arctic
B2296
Alaska UP, 2010, pap, 152 pp, € 25.90, 9781602230118
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Lawrence, B.B.
New Faiths, Old Fears. Muslims and other Asian Immigrants in American Religious Life
Columbia UP, 2004, pap, 197 pp, € 19.20, 0231115210
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Lazier, B.
God Interrupted. Heresy and the European Imagination between the World Wars
Princeton UP, 2009, geb, 254 pp, € 29.00, 9780691136707
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Lederach, J.P.
The Moral Imagination
The Art and Soul of Building Peace, Oxford UP, 2005, geb, 200 pp, € 31.25, 0195174542
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Ledewitz, B.
Church, State, and the Crisis in American Secularism
Since 1947, the Supreme Court has promised government neutrality toward religion, but in a nation whose motto is "In God We Trust" and which pledges allegiance to "One Nation under God," the public square is anything but neutral -- a paradox not lost on a rapidly secularizing America and a point of contention among those who identify all expressions of religion by government as threats to a free society. Yeshiva student turned secularist, Bruce Ledewitz seeks common ground for believers and nonbelievers regarding the law of church and state. He argues that allowing government to promote higher law values through the use of religious imagery would resolve the current impasse in the interpretation of the Establishment Clause. It would offer secularism an escape from its current tendency toward relativism in its dismissal of all that religion represents and encourage a deepening of the expression of meaning in the public square without compromising secular conceptions of government.
Indiana UP, 2011, geb, 282 pp, € 28.50, 9780253356345
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Leeming, D.
Oxford Companion to World Mythology
Oxford UP, 2009, pap, € 18.50, 9780195387087
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Leeming, D. A.
Creation Myths of the World. An Encyclopedia, Second Edition
Tb. sKB, sUB
ABC-CLIO, 2010, geb, 800 pp, € 185.90, 9781598841749
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Lehmann, K. (red.)
Weltreligionen. Verstehen, Verstandigung, Verantwortung
Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2010, geb, 321 pp, € 17.75, 9783458712257
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Leigh, D.J. sj
Apocalyptic Patterns in Twentieth-Century Fiction
Notre Dame UP, 2008, pap, 256 pp, € 32.50, 9780268033804
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Leiter, B.
Why Tolerate Religion?
This provocative book addresses one of the most enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory - why is religion singled out for preferential treatment in both law and public discourse?

Why, for example, can a religious soup kitchen get an exemption from zoning laws in order to expand its facilities to better serve the needy, while a secular soup kitchen with the same goal cannot?
Why is a Sikh boy permitted to wear his ceremonial dagger to school while any other boy could be expelled for packing a knife?
Why religious obligations that conflict with the law are accorded special toleration while other obligations of conscience are not?

In Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter argues that the reasons have nothing to do with religion, and that Western democracies are wrong to single out religious liberty for special legal protections. He offers new insights into what makes a claim of conscience distinctively "religious", and draws on a wealth of examples from America, Europe, and elsewhere to highlight the important issues at stake. With philosophical acuity, legal insight, and wry humor, Leiter shows why our reasons for tolerating religion are not specific to religion but apply to all claims of conscience, and why a government committed to liberty of conscience is not required by the principle of toleration to grant exemptions to laws that promote the general welfare.

Princeton UP, 2012, geb, 185 pp, € 25.00, 9780691153612
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Leopold, A.M. & J.S. Jensen (eds)
Syncretism in Religion. A Reader
Syncretism in Religion is a selection of essays for students and scholars on the many phenomena that come under the heading of 'syncretism'. It is a volume committed to solving the problems of syncretism instead of abolishing the category, which has for so long been controversial in scholarship. The selection is mainly theoretically oriented in order to get behind the many problems in the debate. Introductions to the sections of the volume separate the different issues of syncretism, as presented in the essays, into different levels of analysis. This gives the reader a clear view of the complex history and the problems of the subject, as well as a key by which to examine the subject. The volume concludes with an analytical model that advances a new theory of syncretism. The general introduction and the conclusion form 'a book in the book' which will increase its utility in classroom use. The selection represents the classical contributions and issues as well as some less well known. Some important contributions appear for the first time in English and some are of the essay are new and have been commissioned for this book. Included is a list of references for further reading in addition to the references that accompany each essay. Anyone with an interest in religious and cultural history, contact and change will benefit greatly from reading the important essays in Syncretism in Religion.
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion, Equinox Publishers, 2004, pap, 402 pp, € 27.50, 9781904768654
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Lerner, P.
Playing the Fool. Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times
Chicago UP, 2010, geb, 134p, € 31.00, 9780226473154
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Lernout, G.
Jezus in Amerika. Een wereldmacht en haar religie
De Bezige Bij, 2011, pap, 288 pp, € 19.95, 9789085422761
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Lester, R.J.
Jesus in Our Wombs: Embodying Modernity in a Mexican Convent
Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity, University of California Press, 2005, pap, 344 pp, € 23.00, 0520242688
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Leuscher, M. , M.R. Hesslinger (Hrsg.)
Das Bild Gottes in Judentum, Christentum und Islam vom Alten Testament bis zum Karikaturenstreit
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M. Imhof Verlag, 2009, geb, 302 pp, € 34.50, 9783865684639
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Levine, G. (ed.)
The Joy of Secularism. 11 Essays for how we live now
Princeton UP, 2011, geb, 259p, € 34.90, 9780691149103
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LeWarne, C.P.
The Love Israel Family. Urban Commune, Rural, Commune
University of Washington Press, 2009, pap, 307 pp, € 24.95, 9780295988856
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Lewis, I. M.
Ecstatic Religion: A Study of Shamanism and Spirit
States of spirit possession, in which believer's feel themselves to be 'possessed' by the deity and raised to a new plane of existence, are found in almost all known religions. From Dionysiac cults to Haitia voodoo, Christian and Sufi mysticism to shamanic ritual, the rapture and frenzy of ecstatic experience forms an iconic expression of faith in all its devastating power and unpredictability. Ecstatic Religion. has, since its first appearance in 1971, became the classic investigative study of these phenomena. Exploring the social and political significance of spiritual ecstasy and possession, it concerns the distinct types of functions of mystical experience - in particular, the differences between powerful male-dominated possession cults which reinforce established morality and power, and marginal, renegade ecstatics expressing forms of protest on behalf of the oppressed, especially women.

I.M.Lewis's wide-ranging comparative study looks at the psychological, medical, aesthetic, religious and cultural aspects of possession, and covers themes including soul-loss, ecstatic trance, divination, erotic passion and exorcism. Probing the mysteries of spirit possession through the critical lens of anthropological and sociological theory, this fully revised and expanded Third Edition is of crucial importance for students of psychology, sociology, religious mysticism and shamanism.

Routledge, 2003, pap, 200pg, € 36.50, 9780415301244
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Lewis, J. R.
Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide
Cambridge UP, 2009, geb, 338 pp, € 71.00, 9780521881470
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Lewis, J. R.
Scientology
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 446 pp, € 28.50, 9780195331493
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Lewis, J. R.
Violence and New Religious Movements
The relationship between new religious movements (NRMs) and violence has long been a topic of intense public interest--an interest heavily fueled by multiple incidents of mass violence involving certain groups. Some of these incidents have made international headlines. When New Religious Movements make the news, it's usually because of some violent episode. Some of the most famous NRMs are known much more for the violent way they came to an end than for anything else. Violence and New Religious Movements offers a comprehensive examination of violence by-and against-new religious movements. The book begins with theoretical essays on the relationship between violence and NRMs and then moves on to examine particular groups. There are essays on the "Big Five"--the most well-known cases of violent incidents involving NRMs: Jonestown, Waco, Solar Temple, the Aum Shunrikyo subway attack, and the Heaven's Gate suicides. But the book also provides a richer survey by examining a host of lesser-known groups. This volume is the culmination of decades of research by scholars of New Religious Movements.
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 443 pp, € 31.00, 9780199735617
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Lewis, J.R.
Cults. A Reference and Guide. Third edition.
Cults examines the history and current status of cults across the United States, Europe, and East Asia. Focusing on the principal controversial religions and movements that have attracted major media attention, the book also includes profiles of hundreds of minority religions, from Jesus People and Rastafarians to voodoo practitioners and the human-cloning Raelians. All the issues central to the practice and the fear of cults are examined – apocalypticism, deprogramming, social isolation, cults and the media, the use and threat of violence, child custody, libel, tax evasion, solicitation, and the techniques of persuasion and conviction – as are the many charismatic cult leaders. Cults presents a comprehensive and authoritative reference, offering a balanced view of the controversy surrounding these new religious movements, assessing the movements themselves as well as the legal and governmental responses to them, including attempts to quantify membership.
Approaches to Religion, Equinox, 2005/2012, pap, 250 pp, € 25.50, 9781845539740
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Lewis, J.R.
Cults. A Reference Handbook
Cults examines the history and current status of cults across the United States, Europe, and East Asia. Focusing on the principal controversial religions and movements that have attracted major media attention, the book also includes profiles of hundreds of minority religions, from Jesus People and Rastafarians to voodoo practitioners and the human-cloning Raelians. All the issues central to the practice and the fear of cults are examined – apocalypticism, deprogramming, social isolation, cults and the media, the use and threat of violence, child custody, libel, tax evasion, solicitation, and the techniques of persuasion and conviction – as are the many charismatic cult leaders. Cults presents a comprehensive and authoritative reference, offering a balanced view of the controversy surrounding these new religious movements, assessing the movements themselves as well as the legal and governmental responses to them, including attempts to quantify membership.
Contemporary World Issues, ABC-CLIO, 2005, geb, 341 pp, € 64.50, 9781851096183
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Lewis, J.R. edited by
The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements
Oxford Handbook, Oxford UP, 2008, pap., 540 pp, € 39.90, 9780195369649
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Lewis, J.R. & J.A. Petersen (eds)
Controversial New Religions
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 483 pp, € 31.25, 0195156838
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Lewis, J.R. & N.M. Levine
Children of Jesus and Mary. The Order of Christ Sophia (OCS)
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Oxford UP, 2010, geb, 261 pp, € 59.00, 9780195378443
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Lewis-Williams, D.
Conceiving God.The Cognitivie Origin and Evolution of Religion
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Thames & Hudson, 2011, geb, 320 pp, € 26.50, 9780500051641
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Leys, R.
From Guilt to Shame: Auschwitz and After
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Princeton UP, 2007, geb, 200 pp, € 29.50, 9780691130804
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Lian Xi
Redeemed by Fire. The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China
Yale UP, 2010, geb, 333 pp, € 42.50, 9780300123395
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Lincoln, B.
Holy Terrors. Thinking about Religion after September 11, second edition
Chicago UP, 2006, pap, 142 pp, € 13.95, 9780226482033
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Lincoln, B.
Religion, empire & torture. The case of Achaemenian Persia, with a post script on Abu Ghraib
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Chicago UP, 2007, geb, 176 pp, € 32.90, 9780226481968
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Lincoln, Bruce
Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars. Critical Explorations in the History of Religions
Bruce Lincoln is one of the most prominent advocates within religious studies for an uncompromisingly critical approach to the phenomenon of religion-historians of religions, he believes, should resist the preferred narratives and self-understanding of religions themselves, especially when their stories are endowed with sacred origins and authority.

In Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars, Lincoln assembles a collection of essays that both illustrates and reveals the benefits of his methodology, making a case for a critical religious studies that starts with skepticism but is neither cynical nor crude. The book begins with Lincoln's Theses on Method and ends with The (Un)discipline of Religious Studies, in which he unsparingly considers the failings of uncritical and nonhistorical approaches to the study of religions. In between, Lincoln presents new examinations of problems in ancient religions and relates these cases to larger comparative themes. While bringing to light important features of the formation of pantheons and the constructions of demons, chaos, and the dead, Lincoln demonstrates that historians of religions should take religious things-inspired scriptures, sacred centers, salvific rites, communities graced by divine favor-as the theories of interested humans that shape perception, community, and experiences. As he shows, it is for their terrestrial influence, and not their sacred origins, that religious phenomena merit consideration by the historian. Tackling many questions central to religious study, Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars will be a touchstone for the history of religions in the twenty-first century.

Chicago UP, 2012, pap, 228 pp, € 27.50, 9780226481876
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Lints, R.
Progressive and Conservative Religious Ideologies. The Tumultuous Decade of the 1960s
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Ashgate, 2010, geb, 252 pp, € 66.50, 9781409406433
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Livingstone, D.N.
Adams Ancestors. Race, Religion and the Politics of Human Origins
John Hopkins UP (via Wiley), 2008, geb, 301, € 34.90, 97890801888137
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Llewellyn, D.D.F. Sawyer(eds)
Reading Spiritualities. Constructing and Representing the Sacred
Ashgate, 2008, geb, 240 pp, € 81.00, 9780754663294
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Loffler, R. C. Peters (red.)
Der Westen und Seine Religionen. Was kommt nach der Saekularisierung?
Herder, 2010, geb, 220pp, € 23.00, 9783451303722
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Lofthus Carrington, K. & S. Griffin
Transforming Terror. Remembering the Soul of the World
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California UP, 2011, pap, 314 pp, € 24.50, 9780520269286
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Lofton, K.
Oprah. The Gospel of an Icon
California UP, 2011, pap, 288 pp, € 22.95, 9780520267527
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Logtenberg, H., Marcel Wiegman
Job Cohen. Burgemeester van Nederland
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Nieuw Amsterdam, 2010, pap, € 17.95, 9789046807279
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Lokensgard, K. H.
Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization
Tb
Vitality of Indigenous Religions, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 212 pp, € 66.50, 9780754668268
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Long, C.H.
Significations: Signs, Symbols, and Images in the Interpretation of Religion
Davies Group, 1995, pap, 226 pp, € 22.50, 9788885705128
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Longman, T.
Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda
Cambridge UP, 2011, geb, 372 pp, € 78.50, 9780521191395
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Loose,D. e.a.
Religie in het publieke domein: Fundament en Fundamentalisme
De neutrale democratische staat kan niet meer om religie heen. Andersom kunnen godsdienstige stromingen de werkelijkheid van een pluriforme publieke ruimte niet ontkennen. De spanning die dit oplevert is te voelen van op straat tot in krantenkolommen: in de felle discussies over bijvoorbeeld hoofddoekjes of integratie, in het fundamentalistische geweld overal op de wereld, in verhitte acties en reacties. Dit boek wil op filosofische wijze helderheid scheppen in dit vaak diffuse debat. Wat is er in het geding? Waar hebben we het precies over? En hoe verhouden religie en democratie zich tot elkaar? Kunnen zij met elkaar, kunnen zij zonder elkaar? Zijn hun fundamenten onverzoenbaar of juist onontwarbaar? Dergelijke vragen worden door de auteurs van dit boek op uiteenlopende wijze gesteld en op al even uiteenlopende wijze beantwoord. Deze publicatie is de neerslag van twee colloquia die georganiseerd warden door Donald Loose, vanwege de Radboudstichting bijzonder hoogleraar wijsbegeerte in relatie tot de katholieke levensbeschouwing aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
Damon, 2007, pap, 314 pp, € 19.90, 9789055737796
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Lopez, J.
Society and its Metaphors. Language, Social Theory and Social Structure.
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Continuum, 2003, pap, 186 pg, € 36.00, 0826463851
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Lorand Matory, J.
Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism, and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomble
Princeton UP, 2005, pap, 383 pp, € 29.95, 0691059446
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Lord, E.
The Hell-Fire Clubs: Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies
B2296
Yale UP, 2008 / 2010, pap, 247pp, € 17.95, 9780300164022
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Losev, A.F.
The Dialectics of Myth
BY ORDER
Routledge, 2003, geb, 235 pp, € 99.50, 0415284678
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Losonczi, P., and Singh, A.
From Political Theory to Political Theology
Continuum Resources in Religion and Political Culture, Continuum, 2010, pap, 201 pp, € 28.45, 9781441187444
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Love, R.
The Great Oom. The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America
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Viking, 2010, geb, 402 pp, € 27.95, 9780670021758
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Lowery, K.T.
The Maturity of Belief: Critically Assessing Religious Faith
BY ORDER
Continuum, 2007, pap, 167 pp, € 32.90, 9780826498540
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Luchesi, B. & K. von Stuckrad (eds)
Religion im kulturellen Diskurs / Religion in Cultural Discourse. Festschrift fuer Hans G. Kippenberg zu seinem 65. Geburtstag
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Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten, Walter de Gruyter, 2004, geb, 649 pp, € 191.00, 3110177900
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Luijk, H. van
Integer en verantwoord in beroep en bedrijf
Boom, 2000, pap, 196 pp, € 21.90, 9053526293
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Lumsdaine, D. H.
Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia
Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South, Oxford UP, 2009, pap, 330 pp, € 23.00, 9780195308259
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Lutticken, S.
Idols of the Market. Modern Iconoclasm and the Fundamentalist Spectacle
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Sternberg Press, 2009, pap, 160 pp, € 25.00, 9781933128269
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Lynch, G.
New Spirituality. An Introduction to Belief Beyond Religion
I.B. Tauris, 2007, pap, 224 pp, € 24.50, 9781845114145
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Lynch, G.
On the Sacred
Progressive, modern societies hold the promise of the triumph of reason and the banishing of primitive, religious impulses to a bygone age. If this statement is orthodoxy to much of Western liberal thought, then Gordon Lynch's On the Sacred is heresy. Challenging the myth of the idealized rational society, Lynch argues that emotionally-charged forms of the sacred remain an inevitable foundation of social life. Modernity has not rid us of the sacred, but merely presented us with new sacred forms focused around humanity, nature and the nation. Drawing on examples from the changing status of the British monarchy, the growing influence of humanitarian NGOs and moral justifications for the invasion of Iraq, On the Sacred presents a compelling account of what the sacred is and why it still matters for us today. By the end of the book, Lynch calls us to a new understanding of our moments of deep moral certainty, challenging us to think about the harm we do in the name of what we call sacred.
Acumen, 2012, pap, 176 pp, € 19.50, 9781844655342
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Lynch, G.
Understanding Theology and Popular Culture
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Blackwell, 2004, pap, 256 pp, € 29.75, 1405117486 / 9781405117487
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Lynch, G., J. Mitchell & A. Strhan
Religion, Media and Culture: A Reader
This Reader brings together a selection of key writings to explore the relationship between religion, media and cultures of everyday life. It provides an overview of the main debates and developments in this growing field, focusing on four major themes: Religion, spirituality and consumer culture Media and the transformation of religion The sacred senses: visual, material and audio culture Religion, and the ethics of media and culture. This collection is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers wanting a deeper understanding of religion and contemporary culture.
Routledge, 2011, pap, 282 pp, € 34.50, 9780415549554
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Maat, H.
Religious Diversity, Intelligibility and Truth. An inquiry into epistemological and theological aspects of religious pluralism
A2028
Boekencentrum, 2009, pap, 208 pp, € 19.90, 9789023924265
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MacDonald, M.N. (ed.)
Experiences of Place
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Religions of the World, Harvard University Press, 2003, pap, 189pp, € 24.50, 0945454384
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Mack, B.L.
Myth and the Christian Nation. A Social Theory of Religion.
Religion in Culture: Studies in Social Contest and Construction, Equinox, 2009, geb, 292 pp, € 79.50, 9781845533724
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Magesa, L
African Religion. The Moral Traditions of Abundant Life
Orbis Books, 1997, pap, 296 pp, € 22.50, 1570751056
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Magesa, Laurenti
Anatomy of Inculturation. Transforming the Church in Africa
Orbis, 2004, pap, 286 pp, € 32.50, 9781570755293
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Makdisi, U.
Artillery of Heaven, American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
The United States in the World, Cornell UP, 2009, pap, 262 pp, € 17.95, 9780801475757
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Manddair, A.
Religion and the Specter of the West. Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation
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Columbia University Press, 2009, geb, € 54.50, 9780231147248
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Manenschijn, G.
Religie en haat: over religieus gemotiveerd terrorisme
Ten Have, 2005, pap, 284 pp, € 20.90, 9025955509 / 9789025955502
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Marazzi, C.
The Violence of Financial Capitalism
B2296
Semiotext(e) - Intervention Series 2, MIT, 2010, pap, 112 pp, € 14.50, 9781584350835
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Marini, S. A.
Sacred Song in America. Religion, Music, and Public Culture
T.B.
Illinois UP, 2011, pap, 416 pp, € 29.50, 9780252078033
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Markham, I.S. & C/ Lohr
A World Religions Reader
Wiley- Blackwell, 2009, pap, 327 pp, € 29.90, 9781405171090
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Maroney, E.
Religious Syncretism
SCM Core Text Series, SCM Press, 2006, pap, 300 pp, € 33.90, 03340401830 / 780334040187
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Marsden, G.M.
Fundamentalism and American Culture
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Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 351 pp, € 18.00, 0195300475 / 9780195300475
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Marshall, P.
Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide
This book provides the first world survey of the range and effects of apostasy and blasphemy accusations in the contemporary Muslim world, in international organizations, and in the West. The authors argue that we need to understand the context, history, impact, and mechanics of the blasphemy phenomenon in modern Muslim societies and guidance on how to effectively respond. The book covers the persecution of Muslims who convert to another religion or decide that they have become agnostic or atheists, as well as 'heretics:' those who are accused of claiming a prophet after Mohammed, such as Baha'is and Ahmadis. It also documents the political effects in Muslim societies of blasphemy and apostasy laws, as well as non-governmental fatwas and vigilante violence. It describes the cases of hundreds of victims, including political dissidents, religious reformers, journalists, writers, artists, movie makers, and religious minorities throughout the Muslim world. Finally, it addresses the legal evolution toward new blasphemy laws in the West; the increasing use of laws on "toleration" in the West, which may become surrogate blasphemy laws; increasing pressure by Muslim governments to make Western countries and international organizations enforce laws to restrict speech; and the increasing use of violence to stifle expression in the West even in the absence of law. Its foreword is by Indonesia's late President Abdurrahman Wahid.
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 448 pp, € 30.95, 9780199812288
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Marshall, P.A. (ed.)
Religious Freedom in the World
Rowmann & Littlefield, 2008, pap, 499 pp, € 56.00, 9780742562134
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Marshall, P (ed.)
Blind Spot. When Journalists don`t get Religion
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 219 pp, € 16.50, 9780195374377
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Marshall, R.
Political Spiritualities : The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria
Chicago UP, 2009, pap, 347pp, € 22.95, 9780226507132
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Marsh, Ch.
Wayward Christian Soldiers. Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 243 pp, € 12.50, 9780195376036
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Martin, C.
A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion
Societies are never ordered in ways that serve everyone's interests equally. If we understand religious traditions as creating, reproducing, and even contesting our social orders, then to study religion effectively is to examine who benefits and who does not from the way society is organized. We must also explore how social structures are legitimated, maintained and contested by religious beliefs, actions, and institutions.

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion explains the key terms and methods in the study of religion and demonstrates how they can be used. The aim is to provide students with a tool-kit of critical concepts for studying the role of religion in society. The critical concepts draw on sociological, cultural and anthropological thinking and include: classification and essentialism; naturalization and mystification; legitimation and social reproduction; habitus and normalization; and repression and domination.

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion offers students a fruitful and potentially radical way of analysing religion, both past and present.

Equinox, 2012, pap, 203 pp, € 27.50, 9781845539924
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Martin, Craig, Russell T. McCutcheon (eds)
Religious Experience: A Reader
Many regard religious experience as the essence of religion, arguing that narratives might be created and rituals invented but that these are always secondary to the original experience itself. However, the concept of "experience" has come under increasing fire from a range of critics and theorists. This Reader presents writings from both those who assume the existence and possible universality of religious experience and those who question the very rhetoric of "experience". Bringing together both classic and contemporary writings, the Reader showcases differing disciplinary approaches to the study of religious experience: philosophy, literary and cultural theory, history, psychology, anthropology; feminist theory; as well as writings from within religious studies. The essays are structured into pairs, with each essay separately introduced with information on its historical and intellectual context. The ultimate aim of the Reader is to enable students to explore religious experience as rhetoric created to authorize social identities. The book will be an invaluable introduction to the key ideas and approaches for students of Religion, as well as Sociology and Anthropology. CONTRIBUTORS: Robert Desjarlais, Diana Eck, William James, Craig Martin, Russell T. McCutcheon, Wayne Proudfoot, Robert Sharf, Ann Taves, Charles Taylor, Joachim Wach, Joan Wallach Scott, Raymond Williams
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion, Equinox/ Acumen, 2012, pap, 213 pp, € 29.00, 9781845530983
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Martin, D.
On Secularization. Towards a Revised General Theory
By order
Ashgate, 2005, pap, 216 pp, € 25.90, 9780754653226
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Martin, D.C.
Beyond Christianity: African Americans in a New Thought Church
Religion, Race, and Ethnicity Series, New York UP, 2005, geb, 182 pp, € 51.00, 081475693x
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Martin, K. J. (ed.)
Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church. Visual Culture, Missionization and Appropriation
Tb
Vitality of Indigenous Religions Series, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 300 pp, € 69.90, 9780754666318
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Martin, L. H. & J. Sorensen
Past Minds. Studies in Cognitive Historiography
Religion, Cognition and Culture, Equinox, 2011, geb, 206 pp, € 84.95, 9781845537401
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Martin, P. M.
Catholic Women of Congo-Brazzaville. Mothers and Sisters in Troubled Times
By order.
Indiana University Press, 2009, pap, 344 pp, € 24.50, 9780253220547
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Maryniak, I.
Offence. The Christian Case
Manifestos for the 21st Century, Seagull Books, 2009, geb, 123 pp, € 18.50, 9781906497040
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Masuku, F. G.
The Encounter Between Christian and Traditional African Spiritualities in Malawi: The Search for a Contextual Lomwe Christian Spirituality
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
Edwin Mellen Press, 2008, geb, 396 pp, € 92.50, 9780773452480
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Masuzawa, T.
The Invention of World Religions Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism
Chicago UP, 2005, pap, 359 pp, € 21.50, 0226509893 / 9780226509891
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Mathewes, C. McKnight Nichols, C (eds)
Prophesies of Godlessness. Predictions of Americas Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 250 pp, € 21.50, 9780195342543
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Matovina, T.
Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio , from Colonial Origins to the Present
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most revered religious figure in Mexican Catholicism. Devotion to Guadalupe among Mexicans and Mexican Americans has evolved for nearly five centuries into a deeply rooted, multifaceted tradition. Here, religion scholar Timothy Matovina offers a thorough study of this tradition as it has been lived out by the parishioners of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. He shows how the devotion to Guadalupe sustained this congregation through times of political turmoil, war and peace, and ecclesiastical and social changes over San Antonio's long history, from an agricultural settlement on the northern edge of New Spain to a dynamic U.S. metropolis. Engaging recent scholarly analysis of ritual studies, lived religion, Latino theology and history, transnationalism, and ethnicity, Guadalupe and Her Faithful shows how religious traditions shape and are shaped by a faith community's shifting contexts and power dynamics. This fascinating account reveals the potential force-and the potential limitations-of devotion in people's lives and religious imagination.
Lived Religions, Johns Hopkins UP, 2005, pap, 232 pp, € 26.75, 9780801882296
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Mayo, K. R.
Creativity, Spirituality, and Mental Health. Exploring Connections
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New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies, Ashgate, 2009, geb, 188 pp, € 63.90, 9780754664581
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Mazur, E.M.
The Americanization of Religious Minorities. Confronting the Constitutional Order
John Hopkins UP, 1999/2004, pap, 196 pp, € 22.00, 0801880564
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McCabe, I.B., G. Harlaftis & I.P. Minoglou (eds)
Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks. Four Centuries of History
Business, Culture & Change Series, Berg, 2005, pap, 440 pp, € 33.00, 185973880x
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McClymond, K.
Beyond Sacred Violence: A Comparative Study of Sacrifice
John Hopkins UP, 2008, geb, 216 pp, € 52.95, 9780801887765
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McCutcheon, R.T.
Religion and the Domestication of Dissent. Or how to live in a Less than Perfect Nation
Religion in Culture Series: Studies in Social Contest and Construction, Equinox, 2005, pap, 123 pp, € 22.50, 1845530012
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McCutcheon, R.T.
The Discipline of Religion. Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric
Routledge, 2003, pap, 317pp, € 32.50, 9780415274906
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McCutcheon, Russell T.
Studying Religion. An Introduction
Widely used as a primer, a text and a provocation to critical thinking, Studying Religion aims to develop students skills. The book clearly explains the methods and theories employed in the study of religion. Essays are offered on a range of topics: from the history and functions of religion to public discourse on religion and the classification of religions. The works of key scholars - from Karl Marx, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Rudolf Otto to Mircea Eliade, James G. Frazer, and Sigmund Freud - are analysed and explored. Studying Religion represents a shift away from the traditional focus of describing the exotic or curious religious 'Other' to an examination of how religious behaviours and institutions are studied.
Equinox/Acumen, 2007, pap, 199 pp, € 24.50, 9781845530129
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McDannell, C.
Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression
Yale UP, 2004, geb, 319 pp, € 48.90, 0300104308 / 9780300104301
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McDuff, M.
Natural Saints. How People of Faith are Working to Save God`s Earth
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 240 pp, € 26.95, 9780195379570
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McGehee, J. Pittman and D.J. Thomas
The Invisible Church, Finding Spirituality Where You Are
This book investigates the current state of religion and offers insights into the growing phenomena of the 'spiritual but not religious' individual. While many people identify themselves with a fundamentalist brand of religion, and a sizable minority has rejected religion altogether, there is a vast middle ground occupied by people who describe themselves as 'spiritual but not religious'. This book is aimed at those people, who are open to encountering the divine and the transcendent, and indeed actively seek these experiences. The authors help readers improve their understanding of the religious nature of the psyche, the origins of myths and religions in the collective unconscious, and the ways in which organized religion has often worked to infantilize its followers. They leave the reader with an empowered ability to claim his or her own spiritual authority and lead a more abundant, authentic life.Many of those who have left organized religion leave because it has hurt them in some way or because it failed to address their needs, yet they maintain a strong yearning to reconnect with the divine and transcendent level of human existence. As religious fundamentalism continues to influence so much of our national discourse, and as atheistic books rank high on bestseller lists, the time has never been more crucial for a book to address a 'third way' between fundamentalism and atheism - a way that encourages readers to connect with their true religious nature, while at the same time maintaining their intellectual integrity and claiming their own authority. The author, here, offers that third way.
Praeger, 2009, geb, 129 pp, € 42.50, 9780313365300
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McGuire, M.B.
Lived Religion, Faith and Practice in Everyday Life
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 290 pp, € 16.90, 9780195368338
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McGuire, M.B.
Lived Religion, Faith and Practice in Everyday Life
By order.
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 290 pp, € 86.00, 9780195172621
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McNary-Zak, B., R. T. Peters
Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies
Twenty-five years ago, historian of religions Jonathan Z. Smith wrote: "The quest for the powers and skills of informed judgment for the dual capacities of appreciation and criticism might well stand as the explicit goal of entry level of college curriculum." Regardless of specific course content, the polymethodic face of Religious and Undergraduate Research is increasingly identified as a particularly effective pedagogy for teaching and learning these skills in the discipline.

Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies offers an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies and takes up several significant ongoing questions related to it. For those new to Undergraduate Research, it provides an overview of fundamental issues and pedagogical questions and practical models for application in the classroom. For seasoned mentors, the book acts as a dialogue partner on emerging issues and offers insight into pertinent questions in the field based on the experience of recognized experts.

Individual chapters focus on select theoretical and practical topics including the nature of collaboration between faculty and students, what it means for undergraduate students to make an "original contribution" in their research, how to identify and shape a research project that is appropriate and manageable, the types of institutional and professional support systems needed to adequately support and reward faculty who participate in this kind of pedagogy, and procedures for adequate and appropriate assessment.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 193 pp, € 49.00, 9780199732869
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McNulty, T.
The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Exporiation of Indentity
BY ORDER
University of Minnesota Press, 2007, pap, 280 pp, € 29.50, 9780816647415
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Meer, Annine van der
The Language of MA the primal mother. The evolution of the female image in 40.000 years of global Venus Art
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Venus Art reflects the consciousness of egalitarian societies of peace in which women and feminine values play or have played a central role, and where MA or the MATER or MOTHER and the primal mothers of the clan are central.

It reveals the symbolic and spiritual character of Venus Art with its basic themes of life, death, life after death and reincarnation.

It gives a historical framework in which the female image evolves, but also crumbles within the Near East from 10,000 BC to the year 0. This shows that while at first the well-rounded seated lady enjoys a respected position in society, during the Bronze and Iron Ages. She is considerably slimmed down and loses her nudity by being swathed in layers of clothing.

This reveals how the position of woman and the image of the feminine deteriorate against the backdrop of an increasingly complex, hierarchical and militarised society.

eigen beheer, 2013, pap, 601 pp, € 29.95, 9789082031300
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Meer, Annine van der
Van Venus tot Madonna. Een verborgen geschiedenis
Synthese, 2006, pap, 495 pp, € 29.50, 9789062719945
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Meer, Annine van der
Venus is geen vamp, het vrouwbeeld in 35.000 jaar venuskunst
A3, 2009, pap, 456 pp, € 49.95, 9789077408674
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Meer, N. van der
Believers in the Universal Church. Processes of self-identification among Catholic immigrants of African descent in the Dutch religious landscape
Nijmegen studies in Development and Cultural Change 48, LIT-Verlag, 2010, pap, 301 pp, € 31.50, 9783643900517
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Mees, H.
Tussen hebzucht en verlangen. De wereld en het grote geld
Tb
Nieuw Amsterdam, 2009, pap, 208 pp, € 16.95, 9789046805725
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Meheust, Bertrand
Les miracles de l'esprit. Qu'est-ce que les voyants peuvent nous apprendre?
L'approche contemporaine de la voyance est aujourd'hui traversée par une contradiction ruineuse. Lorsque les historiens ou les anthropologues étudient les pratiques divinatoires du monde antique, leur démarche est considérée comme légitime. En revanche, lorsque les parapsychologues étudient les phénomènes psychiques produits par les médiums et les clairvoyants, ici même, aujourd'hui en Occident, leur démarche est suspectée et leur objet est perçu comme illusoire. Le positivisme et le scientisme ont beau être officiellement passés de mode, c'est à travers leur prisme que l'on continue de voir le problème posé à notre culture par la persistance des pratiques divinatoires : dans le monde antique, elles ont été le laboratoire de la future rationalité, et c'est en cela qu'elles offrent un objet intéressant. Mais, dans le monde contemporain, elles manifesteraient une adhésion illégitime à des formes dépassées de l'esprit. C'est pourquoi la plupart des anthropologues tiennent implicitement la question pour réglée et dépassée.

En s'appuyant sur le vaste corpus des sciences psychiques, Bertrand Méheust conteste frontalement et méthodiquement ce consensus. Les faits sont désormais suffisamment attestés à ses yeux pour que l'on entreprenne d'examiner certaines de leurs implications épistémologiques. En prenant pour fil conducteur l'immense question de la mémoire, il est ainsi amené à revisiter la conception antique de la réminiscence. Une manière d'entrouvrir la boîte de Pandore...

Le Decouverte, 2011, pap, 282 pp, € 34.90, 9782359250428
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Meijer, H.
Er zijn altijd anderen
Nog maar een generatie geleden zat Nederland vol sociale bewegingen met een stevige politieke invloed. Nu lijkt het land meer te bestaan uit een grote verzameling losse individuen die zich op diverse markten bewegen. Herman Meijer, prominent GroenLinkser, stelt en beantwoordt twee kernvragen: hoe kon in de loop van de laatste veertig jaar de maatschappelijke landkaart zo veranderen? En: horen die individuen nog ergens bij?

De schrijver maakte zelf ooit actief deel uit van maatschappelijke bewegingen: linkse christenen, radicale homo's, vredesactivisten. Van binnenuit schrijft hij openlijk over de beweegredenen in die groeperingen; hij plaatst ze in een breder maatschappelijk en menselijk perspectief. Zijn al die bewegingen verdwenen omdat ze hun zin hebben gekregen?

En hoe staat het met de ogenschijnlijk losse individuen van nu? De auteur ziet dat mensen zich nog steeds indentificeren met anderen, zelfs van velen afhankelijk zijn. Dat besef kan ons illusies over vrijheid besparen en het geeft een eerlijker kijk op de ander met wie we werelden delen. Ieder voor zich is uniek, maar onze samenstellende delen hebben we met anderen gemeen. Is dat erg? Het levert in ieder geval een ontspannend inzicht op: ook al is er van jou maar een, je hoeft gelukkig niet in alles origineel te zijn.

Meijer ondersteunt zijn mens- en maatschappijanalyse met vele smakelijke autobiografische elementen. Scherpe analyses, humor en relativering wisselen elkaar moeiteloos af.

Skandalon, 2009, pap, 328 pp, € 19.50, 9789076564791
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Meister, C. V. (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity
by order
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 496 pp, € 124.90, 9780195340136
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Meltzer, F. & Elsner, J.
Saints. Faith Without Borders
While the modern world has largely dismissed the figure of the saint as a throwback, we remain fascinated by excess, marginality, transgression, and porous subjectivity - categories that define the saint. In this collection, Francoise Meltzer and Jas Elsner bring together several scholars from across the humanities to reconsider our denial of saintliness and examine how modernity returns to the lure of saintly grace, energy, and charisma. Addressing such problems as how saints are made, the use of saints by political and secular orders, and how holiness is personified, "Saints" takes us on a photo tour of Graceland and the cult of Elvis and explores the changing political takes on Joan of Arc in France. It shows us the self-fashioning of culture through the reevaluation of saints in late-antique Judaism and Counter-Reformation Rome, and it questions the political intent of underlying claims to spiritual attainment of a Muslim sheikh in Morocco and of Sephardism in Israel. Populated with the likes of Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Avila, and Padre Pio, this book is a fascinating inquiry into the status of saints in the modern world.
Chicago UP, 2011, pap, 409 pp, € 25.95, 9780226519920
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Meszaros, Julia, Johannes Zachhuber(eds)
Sacrifice and Modern Thought
Sacrifice has always been central to the study of religion yet attempts to understand and assess the concept have usually been controversial. The present book, which is the result of several years of interdisciplinary collaboration, suggests that in many ways the fascination with sacrifice has its roots in modernity itself. Theological developments following the Reformation, the rediscovery of Greek tragedies, and the encounter with the practice of human sacrifice in the Americas triggered a complex and passionate debate in the sixteenth century which has never since abated. Contributors to this volume, leading experts from theology, anthropology, and literary and cultural studies, describe and discuss how this modern fascination for the topic of sacrifice has evolved, how it has shaped theological debate, the literary imagination, and anthropological theory. Individual chapters discuss in depth major theological trajectories, theories of sacrifice including those of Marcel Mauss and Rene Girard, and current feminist criticism. They engage with sacrifice in the context of religious and philosophical thought, works of literature and film. They explore different yet overlapping aspects of modernity's obsession with sacrifice. The book does not intend to impose a single narrative over all these diverse contributions but brings them into a conversation around a common centre.
Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 279 pp, € 84.50, 9780199659289
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Mette, A. (ed.)
Die Erlosungslehere der Jaina. Legenden, Parabeln, Erzahlungen
Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2010, geb, 400 pp, € 38.00, 9783458700234
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Meyer, B. & A. Moors (eds)
Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere
Indiana UP, 2006, pap, 325 pp, € 29.50, 0253217970
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Micklethwait, J, A. Wooldridge
God is Back. How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World
Allen Lane, 2009, geb, 352 pp, € 25.95, 9780713999020
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Middleton, P.
Martyrdom: A Guide for the Perplexed
It can be said, almost without exaggeration, that martyrdom has become one of the most pressing theological issues facing the contemporary world. Since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, the world has had to face up to an Islamic manifestation of martyrdom. Martyrdom has a long history; as long as individuals have been dying for their faith or cause, others have been telling and more importantly, interpreting their stories. These martyrologies are essentially conflict stories. Whether a Christian confessing her faith before a bemused Roman governor, or a suicide bomber blowing himself up in a crowed cafe in Jerusalem, the way these stories are recounted - positively or negatively - reflect a wider conflict in which the narrator and his community find themselves. Martyr narratives, whether textual, oral, or even a CNN news report, do more than simply report a death; they also contain the interpretative framework by which that death is understood - again positively or negatively. When the death of a martyr is reported, the way in which that story is told places that death within a larger narrative of conflict, which may be regional, global, or even cosmic. The martyr becomes a symbol of the community's desires and hopes, or for that matter, their terrors and fears, but in either case, the martyr is representative of a larger struggle, and often martyrology contains the vision of how the community envisages final victory over their enemy. This book aims to illuminate the way these conflict stories have been told and function (principally, though not exclusively) within Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities.
Continuum, 2011, pap, 209 pp, € 21.50, 9780567032188
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Miller, Dean A.
The Epic Hero
John Hopkins University Press, 2000, pap, 501pp, € 35.00, 9780801870941
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Miller, R. B.
Terror, Religion, and Liberal Thought
B2448
Columbia Series on Religion and Politics, Columbia UP, 2010, geb, 227 pp, € 24.00, 9780231150989
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Miscavige Hill, Jenna
Blind geloof. Mijn gedwongen leven binnen Scientology
Jenna Miscavige Hill groeide op binnen de muren van de controversiële Scientology Kerk. Als nicht van leider David Miscavige had ze een bevoorrechte positie en belandde daardoor bij het elitecorps Sea Org. In deze spraakmakende memoir vertelt Jenna openlijk over haar ervaringen binnen de hoogste rangen van de Kerk, over het strenge regime waaraan kinderen onderworpen worden en over haar uiteindelijke vlucht in 2005. Blind geloof is het schokkende verhaal van een jeugd die werd verwoest door Scientology, van Jenna's dramatische ontsnapping en haar worsteling om een nieuw, eigen leven op te bouwen in de maatschappij. Zij is de eerste en enige van de Miscavige-familie die een blik biedt achter de schermen van 's werelds meest controversiële religie - haar praktijken, haar macht, haar volgers en haar geheimen.
Artemis & co, 2013, pap, ca 288 pp, € 19.95, 9789047203704
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Mitchell, Jolyon
Martyrdom - a very short introduction
Martyrdom is not only a sharply contested term and act, but it has a long history of provoking controversy. One person's 'martyr' is another's 'terrorist', and one person's 'martyrdom operation' is another's 'suicide bombing'. Suicide attacks have made recurring questions about martyrdom more pertinent to current discussions. What is martyrdom? Why are some people drawn towards giving up their lives as martyrs? What place does religion play in inciting and creating martyrs? How are martyrs made? Why are some martyrs and martyrdoms remembered more than others? How helpful is the distinction between active and passive martyrdoms? In order both to answer such questions and to understand the contemporary debates about martyrdom, it is helpful to consider its diverse roots. In this Very Short Introduction, Jolyon Mitchell provides a historical analysis to shed light on how the concept and practice of martyrdom has evolved, as well as the different ways in which it is used today.
Very Short Introductions, Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 141 pp, € 12.50, 9780199585236
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Mitchell, J. & S.Marriage (eds)
Mediating Religion. Conversations in Media, Religion and Culture.
This work brings together many aspects of the interplay between religion, media and culture from around the world in a single comprehensive study. The topics covered include religion in the media age, popular broadcasting, communication theology, popular piety, film and religion, myth and ritual in cyberspace, music and religion, communication ethics, and the nature of truth in media saturated cultures.
Continuum, 2003, pap, 407 pg, € 54.90, 9780567088079
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Moer, Wim van
Atheistische religiositeit, een pragmatische analyse in de geest van William James, Erich Fromm en Leo Apostel
Atheisme en religiositeit lijken elkaars absolute tegenpolen. Filosoof Wim van Moer stelt deze intuitieve, ook onder atheisten wijdverspreide overtuiging ter discussie. Deze analyse onthult dat de religieuze ervaring niet verbonden hoeft te zijn met een geloof in een bovennatuurlijke entiteit of realiteit.

Geinspireerd door Leo Apostel en in de voetsporen van William James en Erich Fromm, betoogt de auteur dat deze tegenstrijdigheid, zelfs binnen een radicaal atheistisch vertoog, niet automatisch geldig is. Van Moer staaft deze stelling met een meeslepende fenomenologische analyse van de religieuze ervaring, die uitmondt in een theoretisch model waarmee hij religieuze ervaringen binnen een atheistische context kan onderzoeken.

- Wim Van Moer is als onderzoeker verbonden aan de vakgroep Wijsbegeerte en Moraalwetenschappen van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Amsterdam University Press, 2012, pap, 256 pp, € 35.00, 9789089644626
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Mok, D. e.a.
Rudolf Otto. Het kwetsbare leven - een kleine biografie
Vijfenzeventig jaar geleden stierf Rudolf Otto na een leven dat gekenmerkt wordt door triomf en tragiek. Verslaafd aan morfine, depressief en gesloopt door malaria kwam er een tragisch einde aan het veelbewogen leven van de Pruisische politicus, theoloog, filosoof en wereldvermaarde godsdienstkenner Louis Karl Rudolf Otto.

Vier jaar lang incasseert de fijngevoelige Rudolf Otto het getreiter van Rudolf Bultmann en de hypocrisie van Martin Heidegger. Met het aanzwellen van het laarzengestamp wordt Otto steeds melancholieker. Op een herfstdag in 1936 begint hij aan zijn laatste, eenzame tocht naar de spookachtige ruines van Burg Staufenberg.

Biografische kleinoden 5, Abraxas, 2012, pap, 128 pp, € 12.50, 9789079133086
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Molendijk, A. L. & P. Pels (eds.)
Religion in the Making: the Emergence of the Academic Sciences of Religion
Numen Book Series v. 80, Brill, 1998, geb, 330 pp, € 167.50, 9789004112391
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Molendijk, A.L. (red.)
Materieel Christendom. Religie en Materiële cultuur in West- Europa
Verloren, 2003, pap, 320pp, € 27.00, 9065507469
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Molina, J. M., D. K. Swearer (eds.)
Rethinking the Human
Harvard UP, 2010, 138 pp, € 17.00, 9780945454441
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Morgan, D.
The Embodied Eye. Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling
David Morgan builds on his previous groundbreaking work to offer this new, systematically integrated theory of the study of religion as visual culture. Providing key tools for scholars across disciplines studying the materiality of religions, Morgan gives an accessibly written theoretical overview including case studies of the ways seeing is related to touching, hearing, feeling, and such ephemeral experiences as dreams, imagination, and visions.

The case studies explore both the high and low of religious visual culture: Catholic traditions of the erotic Sacred Heart of Jesus, the unrecognizability of the Virgin in the Fatima apparitions, the prehistory of Warner Sallman's face of Jesus, and more. Basing the study of religious images and visual practices in the relationship between seeing and the senses, Morgan argues against reductionist models of the gaze, demonstrating that vision is not something that occurs in abstraction, but is a fundamental way of embodying the human self.
California UP, 2012, pap, 258 pp, € 28.50, 9780520272231
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Morgan, D.
The Lure of Images: A History of Religion and Visual Media in America
Routledge, 2007, pap, 308 pp, € 34.00, 9780415409155
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Morgan, D. (ed.)
Key Words in Religion, Media and Culture
Routledge, 2008, pap, 240 pp, € 29.45, 9780425448635
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Morgan, D. (ed.)
Religion and Material Culture. The Matter of Belief
Routledge, 2009, geb, 304 pp, € 87.90, 9780415481151
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Morgan, D. (ed.)
Religion and Material Culture. The Matter of Belief
Routledge, 2009, pap, 304 pp, € 26.50, 9780415481168
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Morgan, P. & C.A. Lawton (eds)
Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions
How do Hindus view euthanasia? Is there a 'Sikh view' of advertising? Do Jews and Muslims share the same attitude to marriage? How do Christian and Buddhist views on the environment differ? This book draws together authors respected in six traditions to explore in parallel the ethical foundations for Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. Each section introduces a different religion and asks specific, topical questions, set in a wider context. The issues addressed are religious identity and authority; the personal and the private; marriage and family; influences on and use of time, money and other personal resources; the quality and value of life; questions of right and wrong; equality and difference; conflict and violence and global issues. The contributors to this expanded edition are Peggy Morgan, Clive Lawton, Werner Menski, Eleanor Nesbitt, Alan Brown and Azim Nanji. Additions for this new edition include subsections on reproduction, vegetarianism, just war and terrorism, and genetic modification. The book is structured so that topics can be explored within a specific tradition or comparatively across the traditions.
Edinburgh UP, 2007, pap, 352 pp, € 43.50, 9780748623303
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Morreall, J., T. Sonn
The Religion Toolkit. A Complete Guide to Religious Studies
* Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology * Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience * Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject * Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself * Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures * Provides classroom users with a lively website including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 347 pp, € 28.00, 9781405182461
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Mortensen, V. (ed.)
Theology and the Religions. A Dialogue
By Order
Eerdmans, 2003, pap, 481 pp, € 43.00, 0802826741
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Moyo, D.
Dead Aid. Why Aid is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa
Foreword by Niall Ferguson.
Allen Lane, 2009, pap, 188 pp, € 21.95, 9781846140068
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Mueller-Farenholz, G.
America’s Battle for God. A European Christian Looks at Civil Religion
Eerdmans, 2007, geb, 181 pp, € 19.50, 9780802844187
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Mukherjee, S. R. (ed.)
Durkheim and Violence
B2093
Wiley-Blackwell / UNESCO, 2010, pap, 200 pp, € 26.50, 9781444332759
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Munday, J. S.
Hate is the Sin. Putting Faces on the Debate over Human Sexuality
Tb
Routledge, 2009, pap, 176 pp, € 26.50, 9780789036391
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Munga, Stephen I.
Beyond the Controversy: Study of African Theologies of Inculturation and Liberation
Studia Theologica Lundensia No. 55, 1998, pap, 388 pp, € 27.00, 9789179665326
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Munnik, R. (red.)
God, mens en techniek. Over religieuze existentie in een technologische cultuur
Valkhof Pers, 2011, pap, 162 pp, € 14.95, 9789056253493
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Munoz, V. P.
God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson.
Cambridge UP, 2009, pap, 242 pp, € 21.90, 9780521735797
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Munro-Hay, S.
The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant: The True History of the Tablets of Moses
I.B. Tauris, 2005, geb, 276 pp, € 33.00, 9781845112486
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Murphy, A R
Prodigal Nation. Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 232 pp, € 22.90, 9780195321289
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Murphy, A.R.
The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence
B2604
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, geb, 640 pp, € 145.00, 9781405191319
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Murphy, G. Ronald , S.J.
Tree of Salvation Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North
At the heart of the mythology of the Anglo-Scandinavian-Germanic North is the evergreen Yggdrasil, the tree of life believed to hold up the skies and unite and separate three worlds: Asgard, high in the tree, where the gods dwelled in their great halls; Middlegard, where human beings lived; and the dark underground world of Hel, home to the monstrous goddess of death. With the advent of Christianity in the North around the year 1000, Yggdrasil was recast as the cross on which Christ sacrificed himself. G. Ronald Murphy offers an insightful examination of the lasting significance of Yggdrasil in northern Europe, showing that the tree's image persisted not simply through its absorption into descriptions of Christ's crucifix, but through recognition by the newly converted Christians of the truth of their new religion in the images and narratives of their older faith.

Rather than dwelling on theological and cultural differences between Christianity and older Anglo-Scandinavian beliefs, Murphy makes an argument internal to the culture, showing how the new dispensation was a realization of the old. He shows how architectural and literary works, including the Jelling stone in Denmark, the stave churches in Norway, The Dream of the Rood, the runes of the futhark, the round churches on Bornholm, the Viking crosses at Middleton in Yorkshire and even the Christmas tree, are all indebted to the cultural interweaving of cross and tree in the North. Tree of Salvation demonstrates that both Christian and older Northern symbols can be read as a single story of salvation.

Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 239 pp, € 32.50, 9780199948611
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Murphy, N., C. C. Knight (eds.)
Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion
Tb
Ashgate Science and Religion Series, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 254 pp, € 72.90, 9781409410508
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Murphy, T.
Representing Religion. Essays in History, Theory and Crisis
Religion in Culture. Studies in Social Contest and Construction Series, Equinox, 2007, pap, 211 pp, € 22.90, 9781845530921
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Murphy, T.
The Politics of Spirit. Phenomenology, Genealogy, Religion
Suny Press, 2010, geb, 393 pp, € 81.95, 9781438432878
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Murray, M.
Nature Red in Tooth and Claw. Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering
T.B.
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 224 pp, € 23.95, 9780199596324
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Myrvold, K. (ed.)
The Death of Sacred Texts. Ritual Disposal and Renovation of Texts in World Religions
"The Death of Sacred Texts" draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices and in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and scriptures by focusing on their physical properties and the dynamic interactions of devices and habits that lie beneath and within a given text. In the last decades a growing body of research studies has directed attention to the multiple uses and ways people encounter written texts and how they make them alive, even as social actors, in different times and cultures. Considering religious people seem to have all the motives for giving their sacred texts a respectful symbolic treatment, scholars have paid surprisingly little attention to the ritual procedures of disposing and renovating old texts. This book fills this gap, providing empirical data and theoretical analyses of historical and contemporary religious attitudes towards, and practices of text disposals within, seven world religions: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Exploring the cultural and historical variations of rituals for religious scriptures and texts (such as burials, cremations and immersion into rivers) and the underlying beliefs within the religious traditions, this book investigates how these religious practices and stances respond to modernization and globalization processes when new technologies have made it possible to mass-produce and publish religious texts on the internet.
Ashgate, 2010, geb, 182 pp, € 64.90, 9780754669180
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Narby, J., F. Huxley
Shamans Through Time. 500 Years on the Path to Knowledge
tb, 500 Years on the Path to Knowledge
Thames & Hudson, 2004, pap, 336 pp, € 15.00, 9780500283271
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Navarro, J. (ed.)
Science and Faith within Reason. Reality, Creation, Life and Design
Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians often engage in debates on the limitations and mutual interactions of their respective fields of study. Serious discussions are often overshadowed by the mass-produced popular and semi-popular literature on science and religion, as well as by the political agendas of many of the actors in these debates. For some, reducing religion and science to forms of social discourse is a possible way out from epistemological overlapping between them; yet is there room for religious faith only when science dissolves into one form of social discourse? The religion thus rescued would have neither rational legitimisation nor metaphysical validity, but if both scientific and religious theories try to make absolute claims on all possible aspects of reality then conflict between them seems almost inevitable.

In this book leading authors in the field of science and religion, including William Carroll, Steve Fuller, Karl Giberson and Roger Trigg, highlight the oft-neglected and profound philosophical foundations that underlie some of the most frequent questions at the boundary between science and religion: the reality of knowledge, and the notions of creation, life and design. In tune with Mariano Artigas’s work, the authors emphasise that these are neither religious nor scientific but serious philosophical questions.
Ashgate Science and Religion Series, Ashgate, 2011, geb, 246 pp, € 67.50, 9781409426080
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N. Black Sagafi-Nejad
Friends at the Bar
A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.

George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, admonished his followers against going to law. In this fascinating, wide-ranging book, a Quaker lawyer explores the relationship between Quakers and the American legal system and discusses Friends’ legal ethics. A highly influential group in the United States, both for their spiritual ideals of harmony, equality, and truth-telling, and for their activism on many causes, including abolition and opposition to war, Quakers have had many noteworthy interactions with the law. Nancy Black Sagafi-nejad sketches the history and beliefs of the early Quakers in England and America, then goes on to look at important twentieth-century constitutional law cases involving Quakers, many involving civil rights issues.

Sagafi-nejad’s survey of one-hundred Quaker lawyers shows them to be at odds with the adversarial system and highlights a legal practice that must balance truth-telling and zealous advocacy. The Quaker development of extra-legal dispute resolution to solve debates amongst Friends is discussed, along with a look at the possible future of mediation.

State University of New York Press, 2012, pap, 254 pp, € 25.50, 9781438434148
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Neff, Paul
Religie als genade
Het meest opmerkelijke van dit boekje is dat het buiten elke theologie om uit een oorspronkelijke ervaring ontsproten lijkt te zijn. Het geschrift is, naast een getuigenis van een rechtstreekse ervaring, ook in een ander opzicht leerzaam: in de hier aangegeven momenten wordt een overgang naar de 'mystiek' aangetroffen. Wat is mystiek? Rudolf Otto heeft in Das Heilige proberen aan te tonen dat dit zo'n rijk geschakeerd fenomeen is, dat het vrijwel onmogelijk lijkt om er algemene kenmerken voor vast te stellen. De definitie van mystiek onttrekt zich aan begripsmatige precisie; haar wezen is alleen gevoelsmatig te begrijpen.

Met eebn inleiding en voorwoord van Rudolf Otto.

Met bijlage: Het spontane ontwaken van het numineuze gevoel (sensus numinis)

Fenomenologische Mystieken 1, Abraxas, 2013, pap, 79 pp, € 9.90, 9789079133093
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Nelson, K.
De goddelijke hersenstam. Een neuroloog verklaart bijna-doodervaringen
In 'De goddelijke hersenstam' neemt Nelson ons mee naar wat hij 'de grensgebieden van het bewustzijn' noemt, ergens tussen waken, bewusteloosheid en dromen in. Volgens hem komen spirituele ervaringen tot stand in de hersenstam, het meest primitieve deel van onze hersenen. Op basis van dertig jaar onderzoek komt hij tot de conclusie dat spiritualiteit deel uitmaakt van onze biologische natuur
Ten Have, 2011, pap, 297 pp, € 24.90, 9789025960513
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Neusner, J. & B. Chilton (eds)
Altruism in World Religions
Georgetown UP, 2005, pap, 202 pp, € 30.15, 1589010655 / 9781589010659
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Neusner, J. (ed.)
Religious Foundations of Western Civilization. Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Abingdon Press, 2006, pap, 600 pp, € 40.00, 9780687332021
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Neville, R.C.
Religion in Late Modernity
SUNY, 2002, pap, 284 pp, € 29.50
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Newberg, A. B.
Principles of Neurotheology
Tb
Ashgate Science and Religion Series, Ashgate, 2010, pap, 286 pp, € 23.90, 9780754669944
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Newport, K.G.C.
Expecting the End. Millenialism in Social and Historical Context
Baylor UP, 2006, pap, 335 pp, € 34.90, 9781932792386
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Newport, K.G.C.
The Branch Davidians of Waco. The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 379 pp, € 49.50, 0199245746 / 9780199245741
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Noble, I.
Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context. Central and East European Search for Roots
By order
Ashgate, 2010, geb, 242 pp, € 67.90, 9781409400073
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Noll, M. A.
God and Race in American Politics : A Short History
B2195
Princeton UP, 2008/2010, pap, 209 pp, € 18.50, 9780691146294
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Nongbri, B.
Before Religion. A History of a Modern Concept
Examining a wide array of ancient writings, Brent Nongbri dispels the commonly held idea that there is such a thing as "ancient religion". Nongbri shows how misleading it is to speak as though religion was a concept native to pre-modern cultures; at the same time, he provides an intriguing narrative of how the concept of religion developed in the early modern age and how, in spite of its recent pedigree, religion has come to seem like such a natural and universal feature of human societies. In antiquity, says Nongbri, there was no conceptual arena that could be designated as "religious" as opposed to "secular". He shows that the idea of religion as a sphere of life distinct from politics, economics, or science is a recent development in European history - a development that has been projected outward in space and backwards in time with the result that religion now appears to be a natural and necessary part of our world. Surveying representative episodes from a two-thousand year period, while constantly attending to the concrete social, political, and colonial contexts that shaped relevant works of philosophers, legal theorists, missionaries, and others, Nongbri offers a concise and readable account of the emergence of the concept of religion.
Yale UP, 2013, geb, 275 pp, € 32.95, 9780300154160
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Nord, W.
Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities
B2740
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 29.95, 9780199766888
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Norenzayan, Ara
Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict
Once human minds could conceive of supernatural beings, Norenzayan argues, the stage was set for rapid cultural and historical changes that eventually led to large societies with Big Gods--powerful, omniscient, interventionist deities concerned with regulating the moral behavior of humans. How? As the saying goes, "watched people are nice people." It follows that people play nice when they think Big Gods are watching them, even when no one else is. Yet at the same time that sincere faith in Big Gods unleashed unprecedented cooperation within ever-expanding groups, it also introduced a new source of potential conflict between competing groups.

In some parts of the world, such as northern Europe, secular institutions have precipitated religion's decline by usurping its community-building functions. These societies with atheist majorities--some of the most cooperative, peaceful, and prosperous in the world--climbed religion's ladder, and then kicked it away. So while Big Gods answers fundamental questions about the origins and spread of world religions, it also helps us understand another, more recent social transition--the rise of cooperative societies without belief in gods.

Ara Norenzayan is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. His work has been featured on CNN and in the New York Times Magazine, the Economist, Der Spiegel, the Boston Globe, the Toronto Star, Scientific American, and New Scientist. He grew up in Beirut and lives in Vancouver.

Princeton UP, 2013, geb, 248 pp, € 27.95, 9780691151212
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Norman, Alex
Spiritual Tourism: Travel and Religious Practice in Western Society
This book investigates spiritual tourism - tourism characterised by an intentional search for spiritual benefit - from a contemporary religious studies perspective. Using field research gathered from spiritual tourism locations in Asia and Europe, and utilizing contemporary scholarship on practices concerned with meaning and identity, it explores the phenomena of journeys that are taken for self transformation, tracing the history of transformative ideas in Western cultures of travel, and including the modes in which the travel experience has been communicated. Spiritual Tourism provides an important opportunity to comment on the role of tourism in contemporary conceptions of spirituality and spiritual practice in Western society.
Continuum Advances in Religious Studies, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013, pap, 239 pp, € 29.95, 9781472514615
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Norris, P. en R. Inglehart (eds.)
Sacred and Secular. Religion and Politics Worldwide. 2nd edition.
This book develops a theory of existential security. It demonstrates that the publics of virtually all advanced industrial societies have been moving toward more secular orientations during the past half century, but also that the world as a whole now has more people with traditional religious views than ever before. This second edition expands the theory and provides new and updated evidence from a broad perspective and in a wide range of countries. This confirms that religiosity persists most strongly among vulnerable populations, especially in poorer nations and in failed states. Conversely, a systematic erosion of religious practices, values and beliefs has occurred among the more prosperous strata in rich nations.
Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics, Cambridge UP, 2004/2011, pap, 329 pp, € 28.50, 9781107648371
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Northey, M., B.A. Anderson & J.N. Lohr
Making Sense in Religious Studies: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing
B3114 The Making Sense series includes six concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Designed especially for students in religious studies, this volume outlines general principles of style, grammar, and punctuation while also covering issues such as how to conduct academic research in religious studies, how to read religious texts, how to write essays and short assignments, how to document sources, and how to give an oral presentation.
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 239 pp, € 24.50, 9780195439526
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Novello, H. L.
Death as Transformation. A Contemporary Theology of Death
A key tenet of Christian faith is that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a unique death by which the powers of death in the world have been conquered, so that Christian life in the Spirit is marked by the promise and hope of 'new life' already anticipated in the community of baptized believers. Notwithstanding this basic tenet regarding the Christian life as a participation in the redemptive death of Jesus Christ, theology in the past, as well as much contemporary theology, tends to assign no salvific significance to the event of our own death, focusing instead on death in negative terms as the wages of sin. This work is a significant retort to theological neglect, both Catholic and Protestant, of the positive and transformative aspect of our death when conceived as a dying into the redemptive death of Jesus Christ.

The development of Henry L. Novello's proposed theology of death takes place in conversation with the pre-eminent contemporary contributors to this field of theological inquiry. By offering comprehensive critiques of Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel and Jürgen Moltmann, Novello painstakingly pieces together a positive construal of death as salvific and transformative. What is especially distinctive about Novello's work is that he develops the idea of death as a sharing in the 'admirable exchange of natures' in the person of Jesus Christ, from which emerges his theory of resurrection at death for all. The reach of the work is extended by exploring some pastoral and liturgical implications of a theology of death conceived as the privileged moment for the actualization of God's grace in Jesus Christ, and thus being created anew in the power of the Spirit.
Ashgate, 2011, geb, 260 pp, € 67.50, 9781409423492
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Numrich, P.D.
The Faith Next Door. American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 172 pp, € 19.95, 9780195386219
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Nye, M.
Religion: The Basics
By Order
Routledge, 2008, geb, 232 pp, € 77.95, 9780415449472
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Nye, M.
Religion: The Basics
By Order
Routledge, 2008, pap, 232 pp, € 15.75, 9780415449489
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Nye, M.
Religion. The Basics
The Basics Series, Routledge, 2003, pap, 227 pp, € 17.90, 0415263794
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Obeyesekere, G.
Awakened Ones. Phenomenology of Visionary Experience
While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding. Throughout his career, Obeyesekere has combined psychoanalysis and anthropology to illuminate the relationship between personal symbolism and religious experience. In this book, he begins with Buddha's visionary trances wherein, over the course of four hours, he witnesses hundreds of thousands of his past births and eons of world evolution, renewal, and disappearance. He then connects this fracturing of empirical and visionary time to the realm of space, considering the experience of a female Christian penitent, who stares devotedly at a tiny crucifix only to see the space around it expand to mirror Christ's suffering. Obeyesekere follows the unconscious motivations underlying rapture, the fantastical consumption of Christ's body and blood, and body mutilation and levitation, bridging medieval Catholicism and the movements of early modern thought as reflected in William Blake's artistic visions and poetic dreams. He develops the term "dream-ego" through a discussion of visionary journeys, Carl Jung's and Sigmund Freud's scientific dreaming, and the cosmic and erotic dream-visions of New Age virtuosos, and he defines the parameters of a visionary mode of knowledge that provides a more elastic understanding of truth. A career-culminating work, this volume translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers for western audiences while revitalizing western philosophical and scientific inquiry.
Columbia UP, 2012, geb, 622 pp, € 47.50, 9780231153621
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O`Brien, J. & M. Palmer
The Atlas of Religion
California UP, 2007, pap, geb, 128 pp, € 22.00, 9780520249172
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O’Donoghue, H.
From Asgard to Valhalla. The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths
I.B. Tauris, 2007, geb, 224 pp, € 18.99, 9781845113575
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O’Leary, S.D. and G. S. McGhee
War in Heaven. Heaven on Earth: Theories of the Apocalyptic
Millenialism and Society, Equinox, 2005, pap, 290 pp, € 27.90, 1904768881
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Oliver, P.
Mysticism. A Guide for the Perplexed
A Guide for the Perplexed Series, Continuum, 2009, pap, 170 pp, € 17.90, 9780826421203
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Olmos, M. F., end Lizabeth Paravisini-Gerbert
Creole Religions of the Caribbean. An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo
New York UP, 2011, geb, 320 pp, € 80.95, 9780814762271
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Olmos, M. Fernandez & L. Paravisini-Gebert
Creole Religions of the Caribbean. An introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo
New York UP, 2003, pap, 262pp, € 21.90, 0814727204 / 9780814727201
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Olsen, G. W.
The Turn to Transcendence. The Role of Religion in the Twenty-first Century
B2348
CUA Press, 2010, geb, 404 pp, € 64.50, 9780813217406
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Olson, C. (ed.)
Celibacy and Religious Traditions
By Order
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 325 pp, € 76.75, 9780195306316
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Olson, C. (ed.)
Celibacy and Religious Traditions
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 325 pp, € 23.75, 9780195306323
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Olupona, J. K.
City of 201 Gods. Ile-Ife in Time, Space, and the Imagination
In a study that challenges familiar Western modes of thought, Jacob K. Olupona focuses on one of the most important religious centers in Africa and in the world: the Yoruba city of Ile-Ife in southwest Nigeria. The spread of Yoruba traditions in the African diaspora has come to define the cultural identity of millions of black and white people in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the United States. Seen through the eyes of a native, this first comprehensive study of the spiritual and cultural center of the Yoruba religion tells how the city went from great prominence to near obliteration and then rose again as a contemporary city of gods. Throughout, Olupona corroborates the indispensable linkages between religion, cosmology, migration, and kinship as espoused in the power of royal lineages, hegemonic state structure, gender, and the Yoruba sense of place, offering the fullest portrait to date of this sacred African city.
California UP, 20120, pap, 319 pp, € 29.50, 9780520265561
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Oost, H. & A. Markenhof
Een onderzoek voorbereiden
ThiemeMeulenhoff, 2010, pap, 80 pp, € 18.70, 9789006978131
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Orevillo-Montenegro, M.
The Jesus of Asian Women
Women from the Margins, 2006, pap, pap, 192 pp, € 24.00, 9781570755330
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Orsi, Robert A.
Between Heaven and Earth - The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them
Princeton UP, 2006, pap, 264 pp, € 27.95, 9780691127767
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Orsi, Robert A.
The Madonna of 115th Street. Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950. Third Edition
Third Edition, Yale UP, 2010, pap, 360 pp, € 22.50, 9780300157529
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Orsi, Robert A. (ed)
The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies
The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies is both informative and provocative, introducing readers to key debates in the contemporary study of religion and suggesting future research possibilities. A group of distinguished scholars takes up some of the most pressing theoretical questions in the field. What is a 'religious tradition'? How are religious texts read? What takes place when a religious practitioner stands before a representation of gods or goddesses, ghosts, ancestors, saints, and other special beings? What roles is religion playing in contemporary global society? The volume emphasizes religion as a lived practice, stressing that people have used and continue to use religious media to engage the circumstances of their lives. The volume's essays should prove valuable and interesting to a broad audience, including scholars in the humanities and social sciences and a general readership, as well as students of religious studies.
Cambridge Companions to Religion, Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 428 pp, € 27.50, 9780521710145
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Osei-Bonsu, Joseph
The Inculturation of Christianity in Africa: Antecedents and Guidelines from the New Testament and the Early Church
This book demonstrates that the encounter between Christianity and various African cultures gives rise to a number of problems for Africans who become Christians. It draws attention to certain traditional African beliefs and practices that seem to be incompatible with Christianity and create problems for Africans who embrace Christianity. Against this background it argues for the need to inculturate Christianity. It contends that in this exercise African Christianity can learn from the attempts at inculturation found in the New Testament times and in the early church. It offers examples of how the early church sought to make use of non-Christian categories of thought and elements in its articulation of the Christian message and in worship. It suggests a few areas of Ghanaian and African life where inculturation could and should take place. These include funeral rites, widowhood rites, child-naming rites, the rites of marriage, libation and christology. It concludes by offering some guidelines for use in the process of the inculturation of Christianity in Africa today.
New Testament Studies in Contextual Exegesis. Neutestamentarische Studien zur kontextuellen Exegese - Volume 1, Peter Lang AG, 2005, pap, 144 pp, € 47.00, 9783631537909
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O Toole, J. M.
The Faithful. A History of Catholics in America
Tb.
Belknap Press, 2009, 384 pp, € 18.90, 9780674028180
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Otten, W. & W.J. van Asselt (red)
Kerk en conflict. Identiteitskwesties in de geschiedenis van het christendom
Utrechtse studies 3, Meinema, 2002, pap, 217 pp, € 20.10, 9789021139029
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Otto, R.
Das Heilige. Ueber das Irrationele in der Idee des Goettlichen und sien Verhaeltnis zum Rationalen
Becksche Reihe, C H Beck Verlag, 1997, pap, 229 pp, € 15.50, 3406510914 / 9783406510915
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Otto, R.
De genadereligie van India en het christendom. Overeenkomsten en verschillen & Religieuze overeenstemming in de godsdienstgeschiedenis
Rudolf Otto is beroemd geworden door zijn boek getiteld Das Heilige, uber das Irrationale in der Idee des Gottlichen und sein Verhaltnis zum Rationalen, waarin hij het begrip 'heilig' heeft geanalyseerd op een manier die diepe indruk maakte. Otto is een geleerde met een fijn gevoel voor religieuze kwaliteitsverschillen, maar het is de vraag of de fenomenologie niet meer te danken heeft aan zijn boekje Indiens Gnadenreligion und das Christentum. In de vergelijking van de verschillende typen van mystiek toont Otto zich namelijk een meester. Hier is een waarachtig schouwen van het wezen. Rudolf Otto laat zien, hoe het Voor-Indiase geloof in genade naar de terminologie met het christelijke sterke overeenkomst vertoont, maar naar de godsdienstige houding diep verschilt. Dit is fenomenologisch genuanceerd ontleed.

In het voetspoor van Nathan Soderblom en Rudolf Otto beschouwt de moderne godsdienstwetenschap het heilige meer en meer als een van de voornaamste kernwoorden van de religie. Je kan je afvragen of dit het kenmerkende begrip bij uitmuntendheid is. Maar het kan moeilijk worden ontkend, dat zich in dit heilige het onherleidbare karakter van de godsdienst openbaart.

Fenomenologische bibliotheek, Uitgeverij Abraxas, 2005, pap, 175 pp, € 15.90, 9789080730038
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Otto, R.
Het heilige. Over het buitensporige van het numineuze, het mysterie dat doet huiveren en fascineert
Rudolf Otto maakte in zijn befaamde boek Das Heilige de woorden numineus en het numineuze, als hij 'die eigentumliche Kategorie des Heiligen' wenst te benoemen. Hij heeft het woord afgeleid van numen, dat wenk betekent: gebiedende knik. In het verlengde daarvan: goddelijk bevel, goddelijke macht.

Wij kennen het allen. Niet alleen en zelfs niet allereerst in verband met een kerk of een tempel. Een landschap kan numineus zijn. Een bosrand in de lichte nevel van een herfstavond. De woestijn! Wie de Dode Zee ziet met haar loden water, met de uitgemergelde rotsen aan deze en aan de overzijde van het meer, met de enkele, haast onmogelijke oase, kan vermoeden dat het land daar, hoe anders het wellicht vroeger heeft geleken, eremieten herbergde, profeten voortbracht, en tot de vreemdste bespiegelingen aanleiding gaf.

Daar, in de aanwezigheid van numen, begint elk geloof. Geen mens zou ertoe komen een tempel, een kapel, een kerk te bouwen wanneer de aarde niet verschillend bedeeld was met numen. Waar overvloed bestond van dat numen, daar werd het heiligdom gebouwd.

Uitgeverij Abraxas, 2002/2012, pap, 308 pp, € 24.90, 9789080730014
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Owen, A.
The Place of Enchantment. British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern
BY ORDER
Chicago UP, 2004/2007, pap, 355 pp, € 22.00, 9780226642048
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Owens, E. C. e.a. (eds.)
Religion and the Death Penalty. A Call for Reckoning
The Eerdmans Religion, Ethics, and Public Life Series, Eerdmans, 2004, pap, 294 pp, € 30.25, 0802821723
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Owens, M.L.
God and Government in the Ghetto
op bestelling
Chicago UP, 2007, pap, 304 pp., € 23.50, 9780226642079
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Padilla, Elaine, Peter C. Phan
Contemporary Issues of Migration and Theology
Along with globalization migration poses unprecedented challenges to the Christian churches in the fields of constructive theology, ethics, spirituality, mission, ministry, interreligious dialogue, and theological education. How can the Christian churches successfully meet these challenges posed by global migratory movements? In suggesting ways that help the churches fulfill this task, the essays in this volume draw from a variety of streams of thought, including liberationist, postmodern, and postcolonial theologies, and from a wide range of contexts, such as the U.S., Latin America, and Asia. They probe new ways of interpreting the Bible, the contributions of migrants to Christianity, the function of the city in religious developments, ways of being Christian, Christian mission, theological method, and theological education. The result is a theology of migration that is appropriate for the emerging World Christianity, as its approach is interdisciplinary, interdenominational, interreligious, and intercontinental.
Christianities of the World, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, geb, 278 pp, € 64.50, 9781137032881
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Pahl, J.
Empire of Sacrifice. The Religious Origins of American Violence
B2011
NYU Press, 2010, geb, 257 pp, € 30.90, 9780814767627
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Palacios, Jospeh M.
The Catholic Social Imagination. Activism and the just society in Mexico and the United States
BY ORDER
Chicago UP, 2007, pap, 316 pp, € 27.80, 9780226645018
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Palmer, D. V.
Messianic I and Rastafari in New Testament Dialogue. Bio-narratives, the Apocalypse, and Pauls Letter to the Romans
Anyone familiar with the Rastafari movement and its connection with the Bible is struck by the prevalence of messianic I-locution found in both. As the phenomenon is important in the canonical Testaments, more so within the New Testament, this study seeks to investigate its significance in certain epistolary pieces (Romans 7:14-25; 15:14-33), the bio-Narratives and the Apocalypse in their historical and cultural milieu. The next stage of the investigation then compares the findings of the aforementioned New Testament books with corresponding statements of the Rasta community, in order to determine their relevance for the ongoing Anglophone theological enterprise. In sum, this study seeks to bring into critical dialogue the permutative messianic 'I' of the New Testament with the self-understanding of Rastafari.
University Press of America, 2010, pap, 235 pp, € 31.95, 9780761850458
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Palmer, S.
The Nuwaubian Nation. Black Spirituality and State Control
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Ashgate New Religions, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 218 pp, € 66.50, 9780754662556
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Pals, Daniel L.
Eight Theories of Religion
"Eight Theories of Religion" offers summary, analysis, and appraisal of a number of landmark modern efforts to explain the origin and function of religion. Beginning in the middle decades of the nineteenth century, it considers the Victorian anthropology of E.B. Tylor and James Frazer, the "reductionist" social science of Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim, and Karl Marx, the non-reductionist approaches of Max Weber and Mircea Eliade, and the alternative paradigms that have arisen from the fieldwork of E.E. Evans-Pritchard and the interpretive sociology of Clifford Geertz. The book is ideal for use as a supplementary text in introductory religion courses or as the main text in theory and sociology of religion courses
Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 352 pp, € 42.95, 9780195165708
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Pals, Daniel L.
Introducing Religion. Readings from the Classic Theorists
-Presents eleven classic texts by theorists who played a formative role in the modern enterprise of explaining religion
-Offering a variety of perspectives, including those substantive and functional (such as Freud's and Durkheim's) in character
-With guiding questions, featured in the book's introduction, to help students compare and appraise theories
-Ideally suited as a companion collection to Eight Theories of Religion, Second Edition, also by Daniel L. Pals
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 374 pp, € 43.00, 9780195181494
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Pals, Daniel L.
Introducing Religion. Readings from the Classic Theorists
-Presents eleven classic texts by theorists who played a formative role in the modern enterprise of explaining religion
-Offering a variety of perspectives, including those substantive and functional (such as Freud's and Durkheim's) in character
-With guiding questions, featured in the book's introduction, to help students compare and appraise theories
-Ideally suited as a companion collection to Eight Theories of Religion, Second Edition, also by Daniel L. Pals
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 374 pp, € 69.00, 9780195181487
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Paper, J.
The Deities Are Many: A Polyteistic Theology
Religious Studeis Series, SUNY, 2005, pap, 155 pp, € 16.75, 0791463885
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Paper, J.
The Mystic Experience. A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis
SUNY Series in Religious Studies, SUNY, 2004, pap, 169 pp, € 22.75, 9780791462508
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Pares, L.N., R. Sansi, (eds.)
Sorcery in the Black Atlantic
B2484
Chicago U.P., 2011, pap, 300 pp, € 23.50, 9780226645780
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Park, R L
Superstition. Belief in the Age of Science
Princeton UP, 2008, geb, 223 pp, € 21.00, 9780691133553
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Parsons, W.B., D. Jonte-Pace, S.E. Henking (eds)
Mourning Religion
Studies in Religion and Culture, Virginia UP, 2008, pap, 273 pp, € 23.50, 9780813927466
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Partridge, C.
The Re-Enchantment of the West, Vol 1: Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture an Occulture
T&T Clark, 2004, pap, 265 pp, € 42.50, 9780567084088
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Partridge, C. (ed.)
UFO Religions
BY ORDER
Routledge, 2003, pap, 383pp, € 31.50, 0415263247
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Partridge, Christopher
The Lyre of Orpheus Popular Music, the Sacred, and the Profane
The myth of Orpheus articulates what social theorists have known since Plato: music matters. It is uniquely able to move us, to guide the imagination, to evoke memories, and to create spaces within which meaning is made. Popular music occupies a place of particular social and cultural significance. Christopher Partridge explores this significance, analyzing its complex relationships with the values and norms, texts and discourses, rituals and symbols, and codes and narratives of modern Western cultures. He shows how popular musics power to move, to agitate, to control listeners, to shape their identities, and to structure their everyday lives is central to constructions of the sacred and the profane. In particular, he argues that popular music can be important edgework, challenging dominant constructions of the sacred in modern societies. Drawing on a wide range of musicians and musical genres, as well as a number of theoretical approaches from critical musicology, cultural theory, sociology, theology, and the study of religion, The Lyre of Orpheus reveals the significance and the progressive potential of popular music.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 356 pp, € 24.00, 9780199751402
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Paterson, G.
Still Flowing. Women, God and Church
Risk Book Series, WCC Publications, 1999, pap, 124 pp, € 12.50, 2825413127
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Patton, K. C.
Religion of the Gods, Ritual, Paradox and Reflexivity
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 490 pp, € 62.50, 9780195091069
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Patton, K.C. & J.S. Hawley (eds)
Holy Tears. Weeping in the Religious Imagination
Princeton UP, 2005, pap, 317 pp, € 26.50, 0691114447
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Pearce, L.
A Faith of Their Own. Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America`s Adolescents
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 24.95, 9780199753895
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Pecora, V.P
Secularization and Cultural Criticism. Religion, Nation, & Modernity
BY ORDER
Religion and Postmodernism Series, Chicago UP, 2006, pap, 242 pp, € 23.90, 0226653129 / 9780226653129
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Pedersen, M. A.
Not Quite Shamans. Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia
by order
Cornell UP, 2011, geb, 272 pp, € 61.95, 9780801449109
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Pels, D.
Opium van het volk. Over religie en politiek in seculier Nederland
Hoe moeten we omgaan met de terugkeer van religie in een cultuur die van God los leek te zijn gekomen? De intocht van de islam in het Westen heeft spanningen veroorzaakt in de seculiere cultuur. In Nederland zoeken zowel allochtonen als autochtonen naar zingeving en houvast in een wereld die onvoorspelbaarder wordt. In Opium van het volk onderzoekt Dick Pels de redenen voor een toegenomen verlangen naar godsdienst en verkent hij de relatie met de politiek. Religie is de meest intensieve vorm van gemeenschapsbinding, maar het collectivistische karakter van religies staat haaks op de individualistische waarden die kenmerkend zijn voor de democratie. Een botsing is onvermijdelijk.

Pels stelt dat de religiekritiek gekaapt is door de rechtse politieke krachten en pleit voor een nieuwe vorm van kritiek op godsdienst, een die zich niet alleen keert tegen de orthodoxe islam, maar tegen alle vormen van onderwerping aan hogere machten.

De Bezige Bij, 2008, pap, 181 pp, € 14.90, 9789023435884
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Pena, E.A.
Performing Piety. Making Space Sacred with the Virgin of Guadalupe
The Virgin of Guadalupe, though quintessentially Mexican, inspires devotion throughout the Americas and around the world. This study sheds new light on the long-standing transnational dimensions of Guadalupan worship by examining the production of sacred space in three disparate but interconnected locations - at the sacred space known as Tepeyac in Mexico City, at its replica in Des Plaines, Illinois, and at a sidewalk shrine constructed by Mexican nationals in Chicago. Weaving together rich on-the-ground observations with insights drawn from performance studies, Elaine A. Pena demonstrates how devotees' rituals - pilgrimage, prayers, and festivals - develop, sustain, and legitimize these sacred spaces. Interdisciplinary in scope, "Performing Piety" paints a nuanced picture of the lived experience of Guadalupan devotion in which different forms of knowing, socio-economic and political coping tactics, conceptions of history, and faith-based traditions circulate within and between sacred spaces.
California UP, 2011, pap, 219 pp, € 25.75, 9780520268340
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Perkins, M.A.
Nation and Word, 1770-1850: Religious Metaphysical Language in European National Consciousness
Ashgate, 1999, geb, 370 pp, € 102.00, 1859282865
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Perovic, Sanja
Sacred and Secular Agency in Early Modern France. Fragments of Religion
The opposition between 'religion' and 'modernity' has long held the status of a self-evident truth. Recently, however, there has been a growing realization that religion has not died out and may be more compatible with modern society than previously assumed.This development is particularly striking in France where laicite has long been the official doctrine. How did religion become opposed to the secular and modern? If distinctions between sacred and secular are less adequate than commonly believed, how do these two categories interact?Addressing these questions, this book explores the persistence of religious categories on the cultural landscape of early modern France. France was the birthplace of Europe's first secular state and the centre of two movements considered indispensable to secularization - the Enlightenment and Revolution of 1789. As such France is vital for understanding how religious antecedents informed modern political institutions and ideals. By uncovering the role of religion in shaping categories most often associated with modernity this book offers a new perspective on the master narrative of secularization.
Bloomsbury Academic, 2013, pap, 204 pp, € 27.50, 9781472511485
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Pessers D.
Regels zijn Regels. Paul Witteman in gesprek met Dorien Pessers over de daadkracht van Rita Verdonk
Te bestellen, slechts per 5 stuks
Balans/Buitenhof, 2006, pap, 45 pp, € 19.75, 9789050188111
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Peters, F.E.
The Voice, the Word, the Books. The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Princeton UP, 2007, geb, 320 pp, € 29.50, 9780691131122
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Peterson, A.L.
Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas
Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 181 pp, € 34.00, 0195183339 / 9780195183337
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Peterson, E. ( C. Markschies Hg)
Heis Theos. Epigraphische, formgeschichtliche und religionsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zur antiken 'Ein-Gott'-Akklamation.
Erik Petersons Untersuchungen zur antiken Formel 'Ein Gott' sind seit ihrem Erscheinen 1926 das Standardwerk zum Thema 'Akklamation'. Auch fur die Monotheismus-Forschung und den Problemkreis einer politischen Theologie ist 'Heis Theos' bis heute von Bedeutung.

86 Jahre nach der Publikation der Dissertations- und Habilitationsschrift Petersons ist dieses uber viele Jahrzehnte vergriffene Werk nun wieder in der originalen Fassung verfugbar.

Christoph Markschies, Henrik Hildebrandt u.a. erganzen Petersons Studien mit einem Uberblick uber die weitere Entwicklung der Heis-Theos-Forschung und mit einem umfassenden aktuellen Nachtrag seither aufgefundener Belege der antiken Formel in Epigraphik, Liturgie und Literatur. Thematisch benachbarte Texteditionen aus dem Nachlass Petersons sowie ein Beitrag von Barbara Nichtweiss zur Entstehungsgeschichte und Bedeutung von 'Heis Theos' runden den Band ab.

Erik Peterson Ausgewahlte Schriften, Bnd 8, Echter Verlag, 2012, geb, 651 pp, € 74.75, 9783429026363
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Phillips, A.
The Faith of Girls. Children's Spirituality and Transition to Adulthood
Exploring the spirituality and faith of girls on the verge of adolescence, this book presents fresh insights into children's spirituality and their transition to adulthood. Phillips has listened to girls' voices speaking in depth on the themes of self, God, church, and world, and reflected on their experiences and understandings in the light of current psychological, philosophical and sociological thinking, all placed into dialogue with a feminist approach to contemporary theology and bible. Phillips offers 'wombing' as a metaphor for their transition to young adulthood, and suggests strategies faith communities might adopt to companion girls more effectively through the fragility of puberty. This book will appeal to all those exploring areas of youth ministry, pastoral care, Christian education, nurture and childhood studies, psychology and theology.
Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology, Ashgate, 2011, geb, 218 pp, € 60.90, 9781409421986
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Pickel, G., O. Mueller(Hrsg.)
Church and Religion in Contemporary Europe. Results from Empirical and Comparative Research
Veroeffentlichungen der Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Soziologie, Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2009, pap, 204 pp, € 44.90, 9783531167480
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Pittman, M.S.
Classical Spirituality in Contemporary America. The Confluence and Contribution of G. I. Gurdjieff and Sufism
This is an exploration of the relationship between major contemporary spiritual movements, such as Sufism and Esoteric Christianity, and the work of Gurdjieff.

G.I. Gurdjieff (d. 1949) remains an important, if controversial, figure in early 20th-century Western Esoteric thought. For a number of years, Gurdjieff traveled around Central Asia, Asia, Turkey, and elsewhere seeking spiritual knowledge. Of particular importance in Gurdjieff's accounts is his experience with a number of Sufi teachers and orders. Yet, what has been looked at far less is the later influence and exchange of those involved in Gurdjieff's ideas and Sufism.

This book explores the introduction of Gurdjieff's discourse on spiritual transformation in the late 20th century and its relation to Sufism. This book does not simply show or demonstrate the influence of Gurdjieff and his ideas, but analyzes and assesses the specific discourse on and about Sufism in the context of contemporary spiritual and religious teachings, particularly in the United States, and highlights some of the adaptive, boundary-crossing, and hybrid features that have led to the development and continuing influence of Sufism.

Continuum, 2012, geb, 249 pp, € 88.50, 9781441165237
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Plas, Bas van der
Opium, religie in het oude en nieuwe Rusland
te bestellen
Berichten uit de voormalige Sovjet-Unie 5, Papieren tijger, 2011, pap, 156 pp, € 17.50, 9789067282444
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Poewe, K.
New Religions and the Nazis
Routledge, 2005, pap, 218 pp, € 29.90, 9780415290258
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Poggi, G.
Weber: A Short Introduction
Polity Press, 2006, pap, 137 pp, € 22.95, 0745634907
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Pollefeyt, D.
Wil er iemand mijn Messias zijn? Nieuwe verlossers en hedendaagse spirituele meesters
Het verlangen naar verlossing is van alle tijden. Je komt verlossers niet alleen tegen in de grote religies en levensbeschouwingen, maar ook in vele moderne vormen en gedaanten, zoals in popmuziek, computerspelen, films en zelfs reclame.
In dit boek reflecteren experts over het hedendaagse menselijke verlangen naar verlossing. Wie wil verlost worden, waarvan en waarom? En waar wordt vandaag verlossing beloofd en gezocht? Wat maakt iemand tot een schijnheilige of een heilige, een charlatan of een verlosser, een zakkenroller of een echte redder en hoe kunnen we vandaag mensen ondersteunen om zelf dit onderscheid te leren vinden?
Is verlossing hetzelfde voor een boeddhist, een christen, een moslim of een jood? Wie zijn de spirituele meesters vandaag in de grote wereldgodsdiensten en kan hun boodschap of visie iets betekenen voor de hedendaagse mens op zoek naar verlossing? Welke zijn de grote spirituele meesters die vandaag nog te (her)ontdekken zijn?
In het eerste deel van dit boek wordt het accent voornamelijk gelegd op de betekenis van idolen, heiligen en verlossers voor de moderne mens. In de tweede helft wordt vooral ingegaan op specifieke hedendaagse spirituele meesters binnen jodendom, christendom, islam en boeddhisme.

Wil er iemand mijn Messias zijn? bevat bijdragen van Henk Tieleman, Anne-Marie Korte, Ruard Ganzevoort, Geertje de Vries, Leo van der Tuin, Johan Verstraeten, Meins Coetsier, Dirk Boone, Jan Leyers en Frans Goetghebeur.
Acco, 2010, pap, 251pp, € 22.50, 9789033476358
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Poloma, M. M.
Main Street Mystics, The Toronto Blessing & Reviving Pentecostalism
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Altamira Press, 2003, pap, 288 pp, € 36.25, 0759103542
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Porterfield, A. & J. Corrigan (eds)
Religion and American History
B1804
Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pap, 345p, € 27.90, 9781405161381
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Prentiss, C.R. (ed)
Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity. An Introduction.
by order
NYUP, 2003, pap, 243 pg, € 22.50, 081476701x
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Price, Daniel E.
Sacred Terror: How Faith Becomes Lethal
Religion-based terrorism is perceived as one of the most significant threats to U.S. homeland security in the 21st century. Sacred Terror: How Faith Becomes Lethal makes the central argument that religion-based violence and terrorism is primarily a result of political, socioeconomic, and psychological forces, thereby demystifying religion-based terrorism and revealing its inherent similarity to other forms of terrorism and war.

Daniel Price examines religious texts and traditions in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; looks at the history of religion-based terrorism; and explores why religion facilitates violence. He builds upon this foundation to explain how religion as an ideological force that motivates violence is not as powerful as commonly believed, and that religious fervor is not unlike other non-religious ideologies such as Marxism, nationalism, and anarchism. The work also presents in-depth analysis of the political, socioeconomic, and psychological forces that are behind religion-based violence, and discusses case studies from multiple religions that illustrate the author's argument.

Praeger, 2013, geb, 268 pp, € 49.95, 9780313386381
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Proctor, J.D.(ed.)
Science, Religion, and the Human Experience
The relationship between science and religion is generally depicted in one of two ways. In one view, they are locked in an inevitable, eternal conflict in which one must choose a side. In the other, they are separate spheres, in which the truth claims of one have little bearing on the other. This collection of provocative essays by leading thinkers offers a new way of looking at this problematic relationship. The authors begin from the premise that both science and religion operate in, yet seek to reach beyond, specific historical, political, ideological, and psychological contexts. How may we understand science and religion as arising from, yet somehow transcending, human experience? The volume is divided into four sections. The first takes a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion in broad terms: as spheres of knowledge or belief, realms of experience, and sources of authority. The other three sections take on topics that have been focal points of conflict between science and religion: the nature of the cosmos, the origin of life, and the workings of the mind. Ultimately, the authors argue, by seeing science and religion as irrevocably tied to human experience we can move beyond simple either/or definitions of reality and arrive at a more rich and complex view of both science and religion.
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 336 pp, € 38.50, 9780195175332
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Prothero, S.
God is niet een
In het controversiële boek God is niet één laat Stephen Prothero zien dat de grootste godsdiensten van de wereld verschillende vragen stellen, andere doelen nastreven en voor uiteenlopende problemen komen te staan. Wereldgodsdiensten bewandelen dus niet verschillende paden met dezelfde bestemming, zoals veel mensen denken. Prothero geeft met dit ingenieuze boek inzicht in elke grote wereldreligie. Hij begint met de omstreden islam en gaat vervolgens verder in op christendom, confucianisme, boeddhisme, hindoeïsme, jodendom, Yoruba-religie en taoïsme. Hij wijst op de unieke aspecten van deze religies en pleit zowel voor het behoud als voor de afzonderlijke goden en doelen van deze religies. God is niet één geeft de lezer een hedendaags inzicht in de grootste religies die nog steeds het spirituele leven van miljarden mensen over de hele wereld bepalen, en hun uitwerking hebben op de politiek en economie.
Bert Bakker, 2010, pap, 446 pp, € 29.95, 9789035135895
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Putnam, R.D., D.E. Campbell
American Grace. How Religion Divides and Unites Us
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Simon & Schuster, 2010, geb, 673 pp, € 29.95, 9781416566717
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Putnam , R., D.E. Campbell
American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us
by order
Simon & Schuster, 2010, geb, 673 pp, € 29.95, 9781416566717
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Pyssiainen, I.
Supernatural Agents. Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas
Oxford University Press, 2009, geb, 285 pp, € 55.90, 9780195380026
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Pyysiainen, I. &Anttonen, V. (edit.)
Current Approaches in the Cognitive Science of Religion
Continuum, 2002, pap, 270 pp, € 36.00, 9780826457103
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Raboteau, A.J.
Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South
Oxford UP, 2005, updated edition, pap, 397 pp, € 19.50, 0195174127
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Radden. J.
Moody Minds Distempered. Essays on Melancholy and Depression
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 240 pp, € 49.90, 9780195338287
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Raei, S.
Die Endzeitvorstellungen der Zoroastrier in iranischen Quellen
Harrassowitz, 2010, geb, ca 240 pp, € 63.30, 9783447061629
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Rajkumar, P.
Dalit Theology and Dalit Liberation. Problems, Paradigms and Possibilities
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New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies, Ashgate, 2010, geb, 218 pp, € 63.50, 9780754665137
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Ramsbotham, O. , T. Woodhouse , H. Miall
Contemporary Conflict Resolution: The Prevention, Management and Transformation of Deadly Conflicts
Since the end of the Cold War, conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding have risen to the top of the international agenda. The second edition of this hugely popular text charts the development of the field from its pioneers to its contemporary exponents and offers an assessment of its achievements and the challenges it faces in today's changed security environment. Existing material has been thoroughly updated and new chapters added on peacebuilding from below, reconciliation, responses to terror, gender issues, the ethics of intervention, dialogue, discourse and disagreement, culture and conflict resolution, and future directions for the field.The authors argue that a new form of cosmopolitan conflict resolution is emerging, which offers a hopeful means for human societies to transcend and celebrate their differences. Part I offers a comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of conflict resolution. Part II enters into the controversies that have surrounded conflict resolution as it has become part of the mainstream. "Contemporary Conflict Resolution" is essential reading for students of peace and security studies, conflict management and international politics, as well as those working in non-government organizations or think-tanks.
Polity Press, 2005, pap, 320 pp, € 28.50, 9780745632131
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Ramsbotham, O., T. Woodhouse, H. Miall
Contemporary Conflict Resolution. The Prevention, Management and Transformation of Deadly Conflicts. 3rd Edition
The third edition of this hugely popular text explains the key concepts, charts the development of the field, evaluates successes and failures, and assesses the main current challenges and debates in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Existing material has been thoroughly updated and seven new chapters added, on conflict resolution in a changing international order; environmental conflict resolution; conflict resolution in the arts and popular culture; conflict resolution, the media and the communications revolution; managing radical disagreement in intractable conflict; theories and critiques of the field; and upcoming challenges and tasks for the next generation. The authors argue that a new form of cosmopolitan conflict resolution is emerging, which offers a hopeful means for human societies to handle their conflicts non-violently and eventually to transcend and celebrate their differences. Part I offers a comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of conflict resolution. Part II sets the field within the context of rapid global change and addresses the controversies that have surrounded conflict resolution as it has entered the mainstream
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 480 pp, € 36.00, 9780745649740
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Rankin, M.
An Introduction to Religious & Spiritual Experience
Continuum, 2008, geb, 286 pp, € 87.90, 9780826498205
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Rankin, M.
An Introduction to Religious & Spiritual Experience
By Order
Continuum, 2008, pap, 286 pp, € 32.90, 9780826498212
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Reck, H. U.
Traum Enzyklopadie
B2447
Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2010, geb, 760 pp, € 54.00, 9783770543960
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Reddie, A. G. (ed.)
Theology, Slavery and Contemporary Christianity. 200 Years and No Apology
Tb
Ashgate, 2010, geb, 242 pp, € 72.95, 9780754667278
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Reece, G. L.
Creatures of the Night: In Search of Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves and Demons
Vampires and werewolves; phantoms and phantasms: looming out of the fog leaps the menacing spectre of the lycanthrope, ghoul or blood-crazed zombie. Why, the author asks, is our culture obsessed by the eerie and the macabre? Why, despite its horrors, does the 'dark side' of the supernatural - its seances and ghost-hunting, demonic possession and the occult - call to us with such dangerous allure? Whether tracking night-stalking werewolves, chanting black magic mantras with Satanists, or interviewing a funereal modern-day Count Dracula, Reece is determined to uncover the truth. A wry exploration of a secret and secretive subculture, Creatures of the Night is at the same time a bold and startling journey into a wraithlike world that has so often seemed to lie beyond the limits of rational comprehension - until now.
IB Tauris, 2012, pap, 208 pp, € 16.90, 9781848853850
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Rees, Valery
From Gabriel to Lucifer: A Cultural History of Angels
'Fiery the angels fell; slow thunder rolled around their shores, burning with the fires of Orc.' Whether in recent popular culture, or back across countless centuries, angels have perpetually enthralled and even terrified us. 'Every single angel is terrible,' wrote the German Romantic poet Rilke: 'and so I hold myself back from the dark bird-cry of my anguished sobbing.' For sceptics, angels may be no more than metaphors: poetic devices to convey, at least for those with a religious sensibility, an active divine interest in creation. But for others, angels are absolutely real creatures: manifestations of cosmic power with the capacity either to enlighten or annihilate those whose awestruck paths they cross. Valery Rees offers the first comprehensive history of these beautiful, enigmatic and sometimes dangerous beings, whose existence and actions have been charted across the eons of time and civilization. Whether exploring the fevered visions of Ezekiel and biblical cherubim; Persian genii; Arab djinn; Islamic archangels; the austere and haunting icons of Andrei Rublev; or Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire and the more benign idea of the watchful guardian angel, the author shows that the ubiquity of these celestial messengers reveals something profound, if not about God or the devil, then about ourselves: our perennial preoccupation with the transcendent.
IB Tauris, 2012, geb, 272 pp, € 28.50, 9781848853720
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Reff, D.T.
Plagues, Priests, and Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New
Cambridge UP, 2005, pap, 290 pp, € 28.50, 9780521600507
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Regnerus, M.D.
Forbidden Fruit. Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 320 pp, € 25.90, 9780195320947
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Reid-Salmon, D.A.
Home Away from Home: The Caribbean Diasporan Church in the Black Atlantic Tradition
"Home Away from Home" explores how Caribbean diasporan people understand themselves in light of their faith in Jesus Christ. Taking the Caribbean diasporan experience as a source for theological discourse, the book argues that the faith Caribbean people brought with them into the diaspora plays a central role in their development. The study identifies three forms of Caribbean diasporan identity, provides a theological interpretation of the diasporan experience, delineates the foundational theological principles, traces the patterns of and proposes the distinctives of the Caribbean diasporan church and thus, offers a Caribbean diasporan ecclesiology. As the title suggests, this book, while focusing primarily on the Caribbean diaspora in the American society, incorporates aspects of the Caribbean British diaspora and is thereby located in the Black Atlantic tradition.Being in this tradition, a Caribbean diasporan theology seeks to forge a Black Atlantic theology which both engages a wider and more inclusive theological discourse on the Black diaspora and connects the diaspora through faith and gives theological voice to the Black Atlantic Caribbean diasporan experience. In this regard, "Home Away from Home" de-African Americanizes Black Christian religion and theology and also de-Europeanizes Euro-American Christian religion and theology and therefore, marks a significant milestone in the development of Caribbean diasporan theological scholarship.
Cross Cultural Theologies, Equinox, 2008, pap, 235 pp, € 32.50, 9781845533847
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Rennie, B. (ed.)
Mircea Eliade. A Critical Reader. Critical Categories in the Study of Religion
Equinox, 2006, pap, 448 pp, € 29.50, 1904768946 / 9781904768944
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Rennie, B. & P.L. Tite (eds)
Religion, Terror, and Violence: Religious Studies Perspectives
By Order
Routledge, 2008, geb, 291 pp, € 85.50, 9780415442305
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Rennie, B. & P.L. Tite (eds)
Religion, Terror, and Violence: Religious Studies Perspectives
By Order
Routledge, 2008, pap, 291 pp, € 29.75, 9780415442312
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Rensma, R.
The Innateness of Myth. A New Interpretation of Joseph Campbells Reception of C. G. Jung
B2194
Continuum Advances in Religious Studies, Continuum, 2009, geb, 224 pp, € 81.50, 9781441151124
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Rezania, K.
Die zoroastrische Zeitvorstellung. Eine Untersuchung uber Zeit- und Ewigkeitskonzepte und die Frage des Zurvanismus
Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010, geb, 368 pp, € 74.00, 9783447062664
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Ribbens, K., J. Schenk & M. Eickhoff
Oorlog op vijf continenten: Nieuwe Nederlanders & de geschiedenissen van de tweede wereldoorlog
Boom, 2008, pap, 341pp, € 19.90, 9789085066439
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Richardson, Louise
Wat terroristen willen
Contact, 2007, pap, 352pp, € 34.90, 9789025425449
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Richman, M.H.
Sacred Revolutions. Durkheim and the College de Sociologie
Contradicions Series, Minnesota UP, 2002, pap, 248 pp, € 29.90, 0816639744
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Ridgeon, L. (ed.)
Major World Religions. From their Origins to the Present
Routledge, 2003, pap, 386 pp, € 34.50, 9780415297967
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Riesebrodt, M.
The Promise of Salvation: A Theory of Religion
Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. Meanwhile, scholars of religion have expanded their field to such an extent that we lack a basic framework for making sense of the chaos of religious phenomena. To remedy this state of affairs, Martin Riesebrodt here undertakes a task that is at once simple and monumental: to define, understand, and explain religion as a universal concept. Instead of propounding abstract theories, Riesebrodt concentrates on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events. In analyzing these practices, his scope is appropriately broad, taking into consideration traditions in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto. Ultimately, Riesebrodt argues, all religions promise to avert misfortune, help their followers manage crises, and bring both temporary blessings and eternal salvation. And, as "The Promise of Salvation" makes clear through abundant empirical evidence, religion will not disappear as long as these promises continue to help people cope with life.
Chicago UP, 2009, geb, 228 pp, € 34.75, 9780226713915
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Riesebrodt, Martin
The Promise of Salvation: A Theory of Religion
Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. Meanwhile, scholars of religion have expanded their field to such an extent that we lack a basic framework for making sense of the chaos of religious phenomena. To remedy this state of affairs, Martin Riesebrodt here undertakes a task that is at once simple and monumental: to define, understand, and explain religion as a universal concept. Instead of propounding abstract theories, Riesebrodt concentrates on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events. In analyzing these practices, his scope is appropriately broad, taking into consideration traditions in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto. Ultimately, Riesebrodt argues, all religions promise to avert misfortune, help their followers manage crises, and bring both temporary blessings and eternal salvation. And, as "The Promise of Salvation" makes clear through abundant empirical evidence, religion will not disappear as long as these promises continue to help people cope with life.
Chicago University Press, 2010 / 2012, pap, 228 pp, € 21.00, 9780226006932
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Riis, O. & L. Woodhead
A Sociology of Religious Emotion
This timely book aims to change the way we think about religion by putting emotion back onto the agenda. It challenges a tendency to over-emphasise rational aspects of religion, and rehabilitates its embodied, visceral and affective dimensions. Against the view that religious emotion is a purely private matter, it offers a new framework which shows how religious emotions arise in the varied interactions between human agents and religious communities, human agents and objects of devotion, and communities and sacred symbols.

It presents parallels and contrasts between religious emotions in European and American history, in other cultures, and in contemporary western societies. By taking emotions seriously, A Sociology of Religious Emotion sheds new light on the power of religion to shape fundamental human orientations and motivations: hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, loves and hatreds.

Oxford UP, 2010, geb, 270pp, € 45.80, 9780199567607
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Rijk, L.M. de
Geloven en weten. Pleidooi voor een sober atheisme
Bert Bakker, 2010, pap, 216 pp, € 22.50, 9789035135437
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Riley, A. T.
Godless Intellectuals? The Intellectual Pursuit of the Sacred Reinvented
T.B.
Berghahn Books, 2011, geb, 328 pp, € 73.50, 9781845456702
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Ring, Nancy, Kathleen S. Nash, Mary Macdonald
Introduction to the Study of Religion
Used in classrooms as diverse as Florida A&M, the University of Dayton, Le Moyne College, and Gettysburg College, this introductory text helps students think through the basic questions that arise in the study of religion. What is the nature of religious experience? How does religion shape the actions of individuals and communities? How does religion promote or inhibit human development and well-being?

Based on classroom use, this edition has been updated throughout, including new examples and themes such as religious fundamentalism and violence. It consolidates some sections that seemed not to work as well and puts more emphasis on environmental issues. All resources at the end of the chapters have been updated.

Developed and tested through team teaching and refined and revised through classroom use, Introduction to the Study of Religion brings together examples from a variety of world religions to explore these questions. Each chapter contains illustrations and sidebars that relate more abstract concepts to the student's life experience as well as study/research activities, suggested readings, and audiovisual resources. The final chapter explores current issues such as patriarchy, alienating images of God, religion in the face of suffering, and cults. A glossary of terms used is included.

Orbis, 2012, pap, 409 pp, € 34.00, 9781570759970
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Robbins, Dr. M.
Clergywomen in the Church of England: a Psychological Study.
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
Edwin Mellen Press, 2008, geb, 248 pp, € 86.50, 9780773449480
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Rodrigues, H. e.a.
Introduction to the Study of Religion
Routledge, 2008, pap, 177 pp, € 22.50, 9780415408899
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Roes, S.
Cultura Anima. Een pleidooi voor veredeling van de ziel
Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap, Valkhof Pers, 2010, pap, 86 pp, € 9.95, 9789056253325
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Rose, A.
Showdown in the Sonoran Desert. Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy
How should we treat those who enter a country illegally?

To understand the experience of those directly confronted by this problem, Ananda Rose traveled to the Sonoran desert at the border between the U.S. and Mexico. There she gathered opinions from Minutemen, Border Patrol agents, Catholic nuns, humanitarian air workers, left-wing protestors, ranchers, and other ordinary citizens in southern Arizona. She depicts the results of these interviews as two starkly opposed ideological perspectives: that of religious activists who embrace a biblically-inspired model of hospitality that stresses love of stranger and a 'borderless' compassion; and that of law enforcement, which is concerned with safety, security, and strict respect for international borders.

Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 224 pp, € 29.50, 9780199890934
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Rose, J.
Zoroastrianism. A Guide for the Perplexed
This is an insightful guide to the history, development and beliefs of this ancient religion, and its continuation as a lived religion today. The history of the development of Zoroastrianism spans over 3000 years, beginning in prehistory as an oral tradition, with roots in a common Indo-Iranian mythology. It then became established as part of an imperial Iranian ideology within an Ancient Near Eastern setting, and eventually emerged in variant forms in Iran, Central Asia and India in late antiquity. Zoroastrianism continues as a living faith for an estimated 150,000 adherents in the world today. Most Zoroastrians, if asked the question, 'In a nutshell, what do Zoroastrians believe?' would begin their answer with 'Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds'. "Zoroastrianism: A Guide for the Perplexed" takes this foundational trifold ethic to form the framework for discussing the ideological complexities and ethical underpinning of the religion; the current discussion concerning text and 'author'; and the practical outworking and historical impact of the religion. "Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging - or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.
Guides for the Perplexed, Continuum, 2011, pap, 207 pp, € 22.50, 9781441113795
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Rose, J.
Zoroastrianism. An Introduction
Zoroastrianism is one of the world's great ancient religions. In present-day Iran, significant communities of Zoroastrians (who take their name from the founder of the faith, the remarkable religious reformer Zoroaster) still practise the rituals and teach the moral precepts that once undergirded the officially state-sanctioned faith of the mighty Sasanian empire. Beyond Iran, the Zoroastrian disapora is significant especially in India, where the Gujarati-speaking community of emigrants from post-Sasanian Iran call themselves 'Parsis'. But there are also significant Zoroastrian communities to be found elsewhere, such as in the USA, Britain and Canada, where western cultural contexts have shaped the religion in intriguing ways and directions. This new, thorough and wide-ranging introduction will appeal to anyone interested in discovering more about the faith that bequeathed the contrasting words 'Magi' and 'magic', and whose adherents still live according to the code of 'Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.' The central Zoroastrian concept that human beings are continually faced with a choice between the path of 'good' and 'evil', represented by the contrasting figures of Ahura Mazda and Ahriman, inspired thinkers as diverse as Voltaire, Mozart and Nietzsche. Jenny Rose shows why Zoroastrianism remains one of the world's most inspiring and perennially fascinating systems of ethics and belief.
I.B.Tauris, 2011, pap, 303 pp, € 21.95, 9781848850880
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Rossano, M, J.
Supernatural Selection. How Religion Evolved.
In 2006, scientist Richard Dawkins published a blockbuster bestseller, The God Delusion. This atheist manifesto sparked a furious reaction from believers, who have responded with numerous books of their own. By pitting science against religion, however, this debate overlooks what science can tell us about religion. According to evolutionary psychologist Matt J. Rossano, what science reveals is that religion made us human. In Supernatural Selection, Rossano presents an evolutionary history of religion. Neither an apologist for religion nor a religion-basher, he draws together evidence from a wide range of disciplines to show the valuable--even essential--adaptive purpose served by systematic belief in the supernatural. The roots of religion stretch as far back as half a million years, when our ancestors developed the motor control to engage in social rituals--that is, to sing and dance together. Then, about 70,000 years ago, a global ecological crisis drove humanity to the edge of extinction. It forced the survivors to create new strategies for survival, and religious rituals were foremost among them. Fundamentally, Rossano writes, religion is a way for humans to relate to each other and the world around them--and, in the grim struggles of prehistory, it offered significant survival and reproductive advantages. It emerged as our ancestors' first health care system, and a critical part of that health care system was social support. Religious groups tended to be far more cohesive, which gave them a competitive advantage over non-religious groups, and enabled them to conquer the globe. Rather than focusing on one aspect of religion, as many theorists do, Rossano offers an all-encompassing approach that is rich with surprises, insights, and provocative conclusions.
Oxford UP, 2010, geb, 294 pp, € 26.50, 9780195385816
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Roudometof, V., V. N. Makrides (eds.)
Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece. The Role of Religion in Culture, Ethnicity and Politics
By order
Ashgate, 2010, geb, 274 pp, € 74.50, 9780754666967
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Rougeau, V. D.
Christians in the American Empire. Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order
By order
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 233 pp, € 26.90, 9780195188097
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Roy, O.
Holy Ignorance. When Religion and Culture Part Ways
B2085, by order
Hurst & Company, 2010, geb, 288 pp, € 27.95, 9781850659921
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Rue, L.
Religion is Not About God
Rutgers UP, 2007, pap, 393 pp, € 23.75, 9780813539553
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Ruether, R.R.
Goddesses and the Divine Feminine. A Western Religious History
California UP, 2005, pap, 381, € 16.50, 9780520250055
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Ruether, R.R.
Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization and World Religions
by order/ te bestellen
Nature s Meanings, Rowman&Littlefield, 2005, pap, 195 pp, € 26.00, 0742535304 / 9780742535305
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Ruether, R.R. (ed)
Gender, Ethnicity & Religion. Views from the other side.
Fortress Press, 2002, pap, 262 pg, € 25.80
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Ruse, M.
The Philosophy of Human Evolution. A Philosophical Introduction.
This book provides a unique discussion of human evolution from a philosophical viewpoint, looking at the facts and interpretations since Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man. Michael Ruse explores such topics as the nature of scientific theories, the relationships between culture and biology, the problem of progress and the extent to which evolutionary issues pose problems for religious beliefs. He identifies these issues, highlighting the problems for morality in a world governed by natural selection. By taking a philosophical viewpoint, the full ethical and moral dimensions of human evolution are examined. This book engages the reader in a thorough discussion of the issues, appealing to students in philosophy, biology and anthropology.
Cambridge Introduction to Philosophy and Biology, Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 271 pp, € 25.90, 9780521133722
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Ruse, Michael
The Gaia Hypothesis. Science on a Pagan Planet
In 1965 English scientist James Lovelock had a flash of insight: the Earth is not just teeming with life; the Earth, in some sense, is life. He mulled this revolutionary idea over for several years, first with his close friend the novelist William Golding, and then in an extensive collaboration with the American scientist Lynn Margulis. In the early 1970s, he finally went public with the Gaia hypothesis, the idea that everything happens for an end: the good of planet Earth. Lovelock and Margulis were scorned by professional scientists, but the general public enthusiastically embraced Lovelock and his hypothesis. People joined Gaia groups; churches had Gaia services, sometimes with new music written especially for the occasion. There was a Gaia atlas, Gaia gardening, Gaia herbs, Gaia retreats, Gaia networking, and much more. And the range of enthusiasts was - and still is - broad.
University of Chicago Press, 2013, geb, 251 pp, € 24.95, 9780226731704
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Ruthven, M.
Fundamentalism. The Search for Meaning
Oxford, 2004, geb, 246 pp, € 22.75, 0192840916
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Sager, R.
Faith, Politics, and Power. The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives
There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. In its original form, the Initiative was intended to ensure that small religious groups were not discriminated against in the awarding of government funding to provide social services. While this was the beginning of the story for the initiative, it is not the end. Instead Charitable Choice served as the launching pad for growing implementation of Faith-Based Initiatives. These new policies and practices exist despite the fact that all levels of government already contract with religious organizations to provide social services. Nevertheless, government actors have been implementing the Initiative in myriad ways, creating new policies where none appear necessary.

Using data from multiple sources this book examines how and why states have been creating these policies and practices. The data reveal three key aspects of faith-based policy implementation by states: appointment of state actors known as Faith-Based Liaisons, passage of legislation, and development of state Faith-Based Policy conferences. These practices created a system in which neither the greatest hopes of its supporters, nor the greatest fears of its opponents have been realized. Supporters had hoped the Faith-Based Initiative would be about solving problems of poverty and an over-burdened welfare system, while opponents feared rampant proselytizing with government funds. Instead, these initiatives by and large did not offer substantial new fiscal support to those in need. In the place of this hope and fear, and despite the good intentions of many, these initiatives became powerful political symbols in the fight to reshape church/state relationships and distribution of political power.

Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 264 pp, € 24.50, 9780199920266
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Saha, A.
Ethnic Identity and Religion in the India-Bangladesh Borderlands
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
Edwin Mellen Press, 2008, geb, 248 pp, € 86.50, 9780773452602
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Salamone, F.A. (ed.)
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals
Routledge Encyclopedias of Religion and Society, Routledge, 2004/2010, pap, 512 pp, € 47.00, 9780415880916
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Salemink, O. A. v. Harskamp & A.K.Giri (eds)
The Development of Religion/The Religion of Development
Eburon, 2004, pap, 196 pp, € 22.50, 9059720385
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Saler, B.
Conceptualizing Religion. Immanent Anthropologists, Transcendent Natives, and unbounded Categories
Berghahn Books, 2000, pap, 292 pp, € 31.60, 1571812199
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Sanders, Theresa
Approaching Eden. Adam and Eve in Popular Culture
Rowman & Littlefield, 2009, geb, 245 pp, € 34.50, 9780742563339
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Sanneh, L.
Disciples of All Nations. Pillars of World Christianity
by order
Oxford UP, 2007, pap, 362 pp, € 19.90, 9780195189612
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Sanneh, L. & J.A. Carpenter
The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World
by order, POD
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 233 pp, € 22.50, 0195177282 / 9780195177282
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Sasson, V.R. & J.M. Law (eds)
Imagining the Fetus The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture
Oxford UP, 2009, pap, 305 pp, € 21.90, 9780195380057
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Saunders, B.
Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes
This title is a consideration of the modern Superhero comic as an expression of spiritual desire, showing what Superheroes can teach about our most essential human needs. Ben Saunders shows that Superhero comics address deep emotional needs. From their earliest days, Superheroes have engaged with some of the most profound spiritual questions that a human being can face: What does it mean to be good? Why is there evil? Why can't I have what I want? How should I live, knowing that I must die? The book suggests these fantasies of power and romance are attempts to wrestle and negotiate with some fundamentally spiritual issues: the problem of evil, the inescapability of human imperfection, and the stark fact of mortality. Saunders argues that the best Superhero comics are not only significant aesthetic achievements - expressions of a misunderstood and under-appreciated art-form as distinctly American as Jazz or Rock & Roll - but that their aesthetic significance derives at least in part from their unique handling of these religious and spiritual themes. With chapters on Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Iron-Man, he considers these characters as artistic projections of our most primitive desires, and our highest aspirations.
New Directions in Religion and Literature, Continuum, 2011, pap, 178 pp, € 23.50, 9780826441980
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Sax, W.S., J. Quack & J. Weinhold (eds)
The Problem of Ritual Efficacy
B2364
Oxford UP, 2010, geb, 193pp, € 81.00, 9780195394405
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Schaeken, W
Rosa Parks
Meesters in spiritualiteit, Averbode, 2006, pap, 148 pp, € 15.25, 9031723592 / 9789031723591
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Scheer, Arnold-Jan
Wild geraas, mijn wonderlijke reizen met Sinterklaas en kerstman
Een onderzoek naar de oorsprong van het Sinterklaasfeest.

De auteur bezocht dertig jaar lang op afgelegen en voorhaan geisoleerde plekken heidense en vaak extatische Sinterklaasriten en concluddert - ondersteunt door literatuuronderzoek - dat het feest vele duizenden jaren, mogelijk tienduizenden jaren oude wortels heeft en vooral gezien moet worden als een vruchtbaarheidsfeest.

In verband met de oplaaiende Zwarte Piet-discussie is zijn analyse van de oorsprong van Zwarte Piet interessant:'deze behoort tot het arche-type van 'The Trickster', die de omkering van de 'normale' wereld, en het contact met de 'andere wereld' bewerkstelligt'.

Aspekt, 2009, pap, 228 pp, € 19.95, 9789059119017
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Scher, P. (ed.)
Perspectives on the Caribbean
Global perspectives, Wiley Blackwell, 2009, pap, 302pp, € 26.90, 9781405105668
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Schimmel, S.
The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs, Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 280 pp, € 26.50, 9780195188264
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Schinkel, W.
Denken in een tijd van sociale hypochondrie. Aanzet tot een theorie voorbij de maatschappij
Dit boek legt de bijl aan de wortel van een van de meest hardnekkige schijnproblemen in het hedendaagse politieke en sociale denken: de maatschappelijke obsessie met 'integratie'. Het biedt een even scherpzinnige als radicale kritiek op het in sociologie en sociale filosofie nog altijd aanwezige organicistische denken en op het verschijnsel van sociale hypochondrie als typische hedendaagse vorm daarvan.

Nu de samenleving, na het einde van de ideologie, geen doel meer kent en niet langer in vooruitgang gelooft, is het sociaal lichaam tot stilstand gekomen en onderzoekt het zichzelf op allerhande kwalen. De angst voor criminaliteit en terrorisme, de islamofobie, de aanhoudende bezorgdheid omtrent 'integratie' en de reflectie op de 'culturele canon' worden in Schinkels fascinerende 'archeologie van het heden' geanalyseerd als uitingen van obsessieve zelfgerichtheid. Deze sociale hypo-chondria (letterlijk: onderbuikgevoelens) produceert onafgebroken tegenstellingen tussen 'de samenleving' en de 'niet geintegreerden' die 'buiten de samenleving staan'.

Klement, 2007, pap, 517 pp, € 38.95, 9789086870172
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Schipper, M.
In het begin was er niemand. Hoe het komt dat er mensen zijn
Waar komen de eerste mensen vandaan? Werden ze uit de hemel gegooid, kropen ze uit de aarde naar boven, of kwamen ze uit een ei? Zijn we uit het niets geschapen? Of van goddelijk zweet, zaad of tranen, of misschien van goud, zilver, steen of klei? Er was niemand bij, maar in alle culturen hebben mensen zich afgevraagd hoe en waarom de eerste mensen ontstonden. En overal is door de eeuwen heen in verhalen uitgelegd hoe het komt dat er mannen en vrouwen zijn. Over die orthodoxe, onorthodoxe, en soms ook hilarische oorsprongsverhalen schreef Mineke Schipper een uniek boek dat inzicht geeft in universele vragen, onzekerheden en angsten. De echo's van oude oorsprongsmythen galmen nadrukkelijk na in hedendaagse menselijke verhoudingen.
Bert Bakker, 2010, pap, 320 pp, € 24.95, 9789035137073
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Schipper, Mineke
Overal Adam en Eva. De eersten mensen in jodendom, christendom en islam
Adam en Eva zijn de eerste voorouders in het gemeenschappelijke scheppingsverhaal van joden, christenen en moslims. Vanuit het Midden-Oosten hebben de drie religies dit verhaal in eigen varianten over de wereld verspreid, onder meer dankzij rabbi's, priesters, kerkvaders, imams, kolonialen, missionarissen, migranten en moderne media. Populaire verhalen over Adam en Eva die niet in de Bijbel of de Koran staan, leefden voort in de mondelinge overlevering. Het hoe en waarom van schepping, paradijs, slang en zondeval heeft vertellers in alle windstreken geinspireerd tot onthullende verhalen en kunstenaars tot verrassende afbeeldingen. Over deze rijke verhaal- en beeldtradities in de drie religies schreef Mineke Schipper een intrigerend boek, voor hedendaagse gelovige en ongelovige, onwennige, nieuwsgierige of wantrouwige nazaten van Adam en Eva.
Bert Bakker, 2012, pap, 240 pp, € 19.95, 9789035136458
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Schlee, G.
How Enemies are made. Towards a Theory of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts. Volume 1
Berghan Books, 2008/2010, pap, 194 pp, € 25.00, 9780845457792
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Schloss, J. & M. Murray (eds)
The Believing Primate. Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion
By Order
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 365 pp, € 25.80, 9780199557028
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Schroeder, J.L.
The Triumph of Venus. The Erotics of the Market
University of California Press, 2004, geb, 318 pp, € 88.25, 0520234316
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Schwarke, Christian
Technik und Religion. Religiose Deutungen und theologische Rezeption der Zweiten Industrialisierung in den USA und in Deutschland.
Technische Innovationen sind oft von ursprunglich religiosen Utopien bestimmt. In der Offentlichkeit werden sie mit religiosen Bedeutungen aufgeladen. Umgekehrt fuhren Veranderungen des Weltbildes auch zu Verschiebungen im religiosen Haushalt einer Gesellschaft. Dieser enge Zusammenhang zwischen Technik und Religion wird exemplarisch an den Entwicklungen in den USA zwischen den Weltkriegen dargestellt und der Situation in Deutschland gegenubergestellt.

Pragend fur das sogenannte Machine-Age in den USA war ein Verstandnis der Technik als "New God", wahrend in Deutschland das Wort von der "Damonie der Technik" dominierte. Um die religiosen Deutungen und Dimensionen der Technik zu erfassen, werden besonders auch Bilder als Quellen genutzt. Die theologischen Zeitdeutungen werden dagegen neben Monographien und Predigten vor allem in auflagenstarken Zeitschriften wie dem Christian Century oder der Christlichen Welt sichtbar.

Kohlhammer, 2014, pap, 269 pp, € 33.50, 9783170224988
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Schweiker, W. (ed.)
The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics
Blackwell Companion Series, Blackwell Publishing, 2008, pap, 613 pp, € 38.90, 9781405177580
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Schweitzer, F. (Hg.)
Religion, Politik und Gewalt
By order
Guetersloher Verlag, 2006, pap, 600 pp, € 75.00, 9783579053561
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Schweizer, B.
Hating God. The Untold Story of Misotheism
B2740
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 264 pp, € 29.50, 9780199751389
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Scott, R. A. A.
Miracle Cures, Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief,
Why, in an age of advanced biotechnology and medicine, do millions still go on pilgrimages? Why do journeys to important religious shrines - such as Lourdes, Compostela, Fatima, and Medjugorje - constitute a major industry? In "Miracle Cures", Robert A. Scott explores these provocative questions and finds that pilgrimage continues to offer answers for many. Its benefits can range from a demonstrable improvement in health to complete recovery. Using research in biomedical and behavioral science, Scott examines accounts of miracle cures at medieval, early modern, and contemporary shrines. He inquires into the power of relics, apparitions, and the transformative nature of sacred journeying and shines new light on the roles belief, hope, and emotion can play in healing
California UP, 2010 / 2011, pap, 235 pp, € 18.50, 9780520271340
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Scott, R. A. A.
Miracle Cures. Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief
California UP, 2010, geb, 235 pp, € 24.50, 9780520262751
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Seager, R.H.
The World`s Parliament of Religions; The East/West Encounter, Chicago, 1893
Indiana UP, 2009, pap, 207pp, € 19.95, 9780253221667
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Sedgwick, M.
Against the Modern World. Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century
Oxford UP, 2004 / 2009, pap, 370 pp, € 21.00, 9780195396010
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Segal, H.P.
Utopias. A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities
Utopias explores the purpose of utopias, what they reveal about the societies who conceive them, and how utopias have changed over the centuries. The title is unique in including both non-Western and Western visions of utopia. Segal explores the many forms utopias have taken - prophecies and oratory, writings, political movements, world's fairs, physical communities - and also discusses high-tech and cyberspace visions for the first time.

This is the first book to analyze the implicitly utopian dimensions of reform crusades like Technocracy of the 1930s and Modernization Theory of the 1950s, and the laptop classroom initiatives of recent years

Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pap, 290 pp, € 29.50, 9781405183284
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Segal, R.A. (ed.)
The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion
Blackwell Companion to Relgion Series, Blackwell Publishing, 2006, geb, 471 pp, € 120.00, 0631232168
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Segal, R.A. (ed)
The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion
Blackwell Companions to Religion, Wiley- Blackwell, 2008, pap, 471 pp, € 39.90, 9781405185981
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Sehat, D.
The Myth of American Religious Freedom
B2740
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 384 pp, € 29.95, 9780195388763
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Selengut, Ch.
Sacred Fury, Understanding Religious Violence
Altamira Press, 2003, pap, 269pp, € 33.40, 0759103623
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Seligman, A.B., R.P. Weller, M.J. Puett & B. Simon
Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 229 pp, € 16.95, 9780195336016
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Sengers, E. (ed.)
The Dutch and Their Gods: Secularization and Transformation of Religion in the Netherlands since 1950
ReLiC Studies in Dutch Religious History Series, Uitgeverij Verloren, 2005, pap, 207 pp, € 21.00, 9789065508676
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Sengers, E. & T. Sunier (eds)
Religious Newcomers and the Nation State. Political Culture and Organized Religion in France and the Netherlands
Eburon, 2010, pap, 168 pp, € 19.95, 9789059723986
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Setzer, C. & D.A. Shefferman (eds)
The Bible and American Culture. A Sourcebook
From political speeches to pop songs, the biblical presence in American culture is hard to ignore. This sourcebook gathers and contextualizes a remarkable series of primary texts to illuminate the varied uses of the Bible in American life. Topics covered include the publication and distribution of the Bible, the use of the Bible in debates over slavery, homosexuality, feminism and civil rights, and biblical sources in works of art, music, poetry and fiction. The book provides a clear understanding of the centrality and influence of the Bible from the period of the first European settlers to the present day. It is invaluable for students taking courses on religion and American culture, and on the history of religion in the United States.
Routledge, 2011, pap, 288 pp, € 32.50, 9780415578110
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Sharma, A.
One Religion Too Many. The Religiously Comparative Reflections of a Comparatively Religious Hindu
Enlightening encounters with the world’s religions from a Hindu perspective. One Religion Too Many is a Hindu pilgrim’s progress through the world’s religious traditions. An eminent scholar of comparative religion, Arvind Sharma provides a firsthand account of how he came to be a party to the dialogue of religions—first with his own religion, then with the comparative study of religion, and finally with the religious universalism he has come to espouse because of this heritage. Starting with an account of the Hinduism of his family in Varanasi, India, Sharma then heads west, finding himself initially dumbfounded by the Christian Eucharist, wondering if there is a “Hinjew connection,” grappling with Zen in Massachusetts, and pressed into service to teach about Islam. Sharma writes with a light touch, but even when his encounters and perceptions are amusing, they are always insightful and thought provoking. Western readers, in particular, will enjoy seeing their own traditions through the eyes of an Easterner who has come to know them well. Sharma’s ultimate perspective on religious universalism is a welcoming vision for the globalizing world of the twenty-first century.
SUNY Press, 2011, pap, 164 pp, € 23.50, 9781438432489
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Sharma, A.
Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology. The case for reciprocal illumination
BY ORDER
State University of New York Press, 2005, pap, 314 pp, € 24.75, 0791464563 / 9780791464564
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Sharma, A.
Religious Studies and Coparative Methodology. The Case for Reciprocal Illumination
SUNY, 2005, geb, 314 pp, € 63.90, 0791464555 / 97807914644557
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Sharma, A. (ed)
Methodology in Religious Studies. The Interface with Women’s Studies.
McGill Studies in the History of Religions, SUNY, 2002, pap, 253 pp, € 32.50, 9780791453483
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Sharma, A. & K.K. Young (eds)
Fundamentalism and Women in World Religions
T&T Clark, 2007 / 2008, pap, 195 pp, € 25.75, 9780567027498
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Sharpe, E.
Comparrative Religion. A History
Duckworth, 2003, pap, 341 pp, € 29.50, 0715610813 / 9780715610817
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Sheffer, G.
Diaspora Politics. At Home Abroad
Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 304 pp, € 31.00, 9780521009874
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Shepherd, Gordon, Gary Sheperd
Talking with the Children of God. Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group
B2433
Illinois UP, 2010, pap, 250 pp, € 30.00, 9780252077210
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Shiffrin, S. H.
The Religious Left and Church-State Relations
tb
Princeton University Press, 2009, geb, € 35.90, 9780691141442
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Shore, M.
Religion and Conflict Resolution. Christianity and South Africas Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Tb
Ashgate, 2009, geb, 230 pp, € 63.90, 9780754667599
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Shupe, A. & S.E. Darnell
Agents of Discord. Deprogramming, Pseudo-Science, and the American Anticult Movement
BY ORDER
Transaction Publishers, 2006, geb, 312 pp, € 42.50, 0765803232 / 9780765803238
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Sindima, H. J.
Introduction to Religious Studies
B2087
University Press of America, 2009, pap, 179 pp, € 22.90, 9780761847618
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Skjaervo, P.O. (Intr., ed., transl.)
The Spirit of Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism is one of the world's oldest religions, though it is not among the best understood. Originating with Iranian tribes living in Central Asia in the second millennium BCE, Zoroastrianism was the official religion of the Iranian empires until Islam superseded it in the seventh century AD. Centered on the worship of Ahura Mazda, the All-knowing Ruler, Zoroastrianism follows the practices and rituals set out by the prophet Zarathustra, according to the indigenous tradition. As one of the world's great religions, Zoroastrianism has a heritage rich in texts and cultic practices. The texts are often markedly difficult to translate, but in this volume, Prods Oktor Skjaervo, professor of ancient Iranian languages and culture at Harvard, provides modern and accurate translations of Zoroastrian texts that have been selected to provide an overview of Zoroastrian beliefs and practices. In a comprehensive introduction to these sacred texts, Skjaervo outlines the history and essence of Zoroastrianism and discusses its major themes.
The Sacred Literature Series, Yale UP, 2011, pap, 270 pp, € 14.95, 9780300170351
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Skrimshire, S.
Politics of Fear, Practices of Hope. Depoliticisation and Resistance in a Time of Terror
Continuum Studies in Religion and Political Culture, Continuum, 2008, geb, 221 pp, € 92.00, 9781847060754
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Slessarev-Jamir, H.
Prophetic Activism. Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America
T.B.
New York UP, 2011, pap, 288 pp, € 26.50, 9780814783856
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Slone, D.J. (red)
Religion and Cognition. A Reader
BY ORDER
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion, Equinox, 2006, pap, 362 pp, € 29.50, 1904768717/9781904768715
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Slyomovics, S. (ed.)
Clifford Geertz in Morocco
Tb
Routledge, 2009, geb, 208 pp, € 93.90, 9780415559072
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Smeets, W.
Tegenstrijdig ongeloof. Een verkenning van geloofsontwikkeling bij ongodsdienstige studenten
te bestellen
Valkhof Pers, 2004, pap, 352 pp, € 25.00, 9056251759
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Smelser, N.J.
The Odyssey Experience: Physical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys
California UP, 2009, geb, 272 pp, € 23.90, 9780520258976
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Smidt, C. E., K. R. den Dulk, B. T. Froehle, J. M. Penning, S. V. Monsma, D. L. Koopman
The Disappearing God Gap? Religion in the 2008 Presidential Election
B2364
Oxford UP, 2010, pap, 278 pp, € 21.95, 9780199734702
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Smith, Ch.
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers
Oxford UP, 2005, geb, 346 pp, € 31.90, 019518095x
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Smith, Ch.
Souls in Transition. The Religious & Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 355 pp, € 22.00, 9780195371796
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Smith-Christopher, D.L.
Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Nonviolence in Religious Traditions
Orbis, 2007, pap, 210 pp, € 18.00, 978157075471
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Smith, G. S.
Heaven in the American Imagination
Does heaven exist? If so, what is it like? And how does one get in? Throughout history, painters, poets, philosophers, pastors, and many ordinary people have pondered these questions. Perhaps no other topic captures the popular imagination quite like heaven. In this book, Gary Scott Smith looks at heaven through an American lens, tracing the history of heaven in the American imagination from the Puritans to the present. Concepts of heaven, he argues, are ever-changing, constantly adapting to the spirit of the age. In the colonial era, heaven focused primarily on the glory of God. For the Victorians, heaven was a warm comfortable home where people would live forever with their family and friends. Today, heaven has less Christian identity; many see it as a celestial entertainment center or a paradise where everyone can reach their full potential. Drawing on an astounding array of sources, including works of art, music, sociology, psychology, folklore, liturgy, sermons, poetry, fiction, and devotional books, Smith paints a sweeping, provocative portrait of what Americans--from Jonathan Edwards to Mitch Albom--have thought about heaven.
Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 339 pp, € 26.95, 9780199738953
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Smith, G.S.
Faith and the Presidency. From George Washington to George W. Bush
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 678 pp, € 34.00, 9780195300604
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Smith, J.Z.
Imagining Religion. From Babylon to Jonestown
by order
Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism, Chicago UP, 2003, pap, 165pp, € 25.00, 0226763609
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Smith, J.Z.
Relating Religion. Essays in the Study of Religion.
BY ORDER
Chicago UP, 2004, pap, 412 pp, € 29.90, 0226763870
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Snels, B., N. Thijssen (red.)
De grote kloof. Verhitte politiek in tijden van verwarring
Tb. Nawoord van Femke Halsema en Tom van der Lee
Boom, 2008, pap, 293 pp, € 16.50, 9789085066248
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Snels, B. (red.)
Vrijheid als ideaal
SUN, 2005, pap, 224 pp, € 16.90, 9789085061465
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Sniderman, P.M. & L. Hagendoorn
When Ways of Life Collide
BY ORDER
Princeton UP, 2007, geb, 155 pp, € 27.90, 9780691129068
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Sommerville, C.J.
The Decline of the Secular University
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 147 pp, € 22.90, 0195306953 / 9780195306958
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Sperling, J.
Across the Religious Divide. Gender, Property, and Law in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Communities in the Wider Mediterranean 1300-1800
Tb. sKB
Routledge Research in Gender and History v. 11, Routledge, 2010, geb, 318 pp, € 86.50, 9780415995863
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Staaij, K. van der
Woord Houden : Christelijke Politiek in de Praktijk
Kees van der Staaij kwam in 1998 in de Tweede Kamer als jongste Kamerlid van de oudste politieke partij. Dit jaar volgt Kees van der Staaij de nestor Bas van der Vlies op als lijsttrekker van de SGP. Tijd voor een kijkje achter de schermen. Waar staat deze jonge politicus voor, wat is zijn visie op huidige thema’s en hoe vertaalt dit zich in de praktijk? Kun je als kleine partij iets betekenen, en zo ja wat? Kees van der Staaij vertelt in een persoonlijk interview uitvoerig over zijn roeping, diepte en hoogtepunten, en kijkt vooruit naar wat komen gaat.
Boekencentrum, 2010, pap, 181pp, € 14.90, 9789023925477
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Stackhouse, M. L.
Globalization and Grace. God and Globalization, Volume 4
B2194
Theology for the 21st Century, T & T Clark, 2010, pap, 254 pp, € 24.90, 9780567114822
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Stackhouse, M. L. & D. B. Obenchain (eds.)
Christ and the Dominions of Globalization. God and Globalization, Volume 3
B2194
Theology for the 21st Century, T & T Clark, 2010, pap, 347 pp, € 26.90, 9780567439314
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Stark, R.
For the Glory of God. How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery
By order
Princeton UP, 2003, pap, 488 pp, € 22.50, 0691119503
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Stark, R.
One True God. Historical Consequences of Monotheism
Princeton UP, 2001, geb, 319 pp, € 32.90, 069108923x
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Stark, R.
The Victory of Reason. How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
Random House, 2006, pap, 281 pp, € 15.00, 9780812972337
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Stark, R. & R. Finke
Acts of Faith. Explaining the Human Side of Religion
California UP, 2000, pap, 343 pp, € 23.50, 9780520222021
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Stausberg, M.
Religion im modernen Tourismus
Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2010, geb, 170 pp, € 26.00, 9783458710271
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Stausberg, M.
Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism
This book, first published in German in 2005, offers a compact, concise and accessible survey of Zoroastrianism. This tiny religious community traces its root to Zarathustra who lived some 2,500-3,500 years ago. Chapters address Zarathustra and the origins of the religion, religious concepts and narratives, ethics and gender, priesthoods and rituals, transitions and festivals. A postscript by Anders Hultgard, one of the leading experts on this field, discusses the influences of Zoroastrianism on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Equinox, 2008, pap, 128 pp, € 22.50, 9781845533205
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Stausberg, M. (ed.)
Contemporary Theories of Religion. A Critical Companion
Routledge, 2009, pap, 309 pp, € 27.50, 9780415463478
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Stausberg, M. (ed.)
Contemporary Theories of Religion. A Critical Companion
Routledge, 2009, geb, 309 pp, € 89.50, 9780145463461
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Stausberg, M. & S. Engler
The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion
This is the first comprehensive survey in English of research methods in the field of religious studies. It is designed to enable non-specialists and students at upper undergraduate and graduate levels to understand the variety of research methods used in the field. The aim is to create awareness of the relevant methods currently available and to stimulate an active interest in exploring unfamiliar methods, encouraging their use in research and enabling students and scholars to evaluate academic work with reference to methodological issues. A distinguished team of contributors cover a broad spectrum of topics, from research ethics, hermeneutics and interviewing, to Internet research and video-analysis. Each chapter covers practical issues and challenges, the theoretical basis of the respective method, and the way it has been used in religious studies,illustrated by case studies.
Routledge, 2011, geb, 543 pp, € 176.00, 9780415559201
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Stears, M.
Demanding Democracy. American Radicals in Search of a New Politics
Tb
Princeton UP, 2010, geb, 256 pp, € 28.50, 9780691133409
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Steinbock, A.J.
Phenomenology and Mysticism. The Verticality of Religious Experience
B2433
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion, Indiana UP, 2009, pap, 309 pp, € 26.50, 9780253221810
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Steinbock, A.J.
Phenomenology and Mysticism. The Verticality of Religious Experience
by order
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion, Indiana UP, 2007, geb, 312 pp, € 36.50, 9780253349347
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Steiner, M.A.
The Rhetoric of Operation Rescue. Projecting the Christian Pro-Life Message
BY ORDER
T & T Clark, 2006, pap, 226 pp, € 31.00, 0567025721 / 9780567025722
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Stevens, J.W.
God-fearing and Free. A Spriritual History of America`s Cold War
B2448
Harvard UP, 2010, geb, 434 pp, € 41.50, 9780674055551
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Stevenson, Leslie , David Haberman, Peter Matthews Wright
Twelve Theories of Human Nature: Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Plato, Aristotle, The Bible, Islam, Kant, Marx, Freud, Sartre, Darwinian Theories - sixth edition
Over five previous editions, Ten Theories of Human Nature has been a remarkably popular introduction to some of the most influential developments in Western and Eastern thought. Now titled Twelve Theories of Human Nature, the sixth edition adds chapters on Islam (by Peter Wright) and Freud to those on Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Plato, Aristotle, the Bible, Kant, Marx, Sartre, and Darwinism. The authors juxtapose the ideas of these and other thinkers and traditions in a way that helps students understand how humanity has struggled to comprehend its nature. To encourage students to think critically for themselves and to underscore the similarities and differences between the many theories, the book examines each one on four points--the nature of the universe, the nature of humanity, the diagnosis of the ills of humanity, and the proposed cure for these problems. Ideal for introductory courses in human nature, philosophy, religious studies, and intellectual history, this unique volume will engage and motivate students and other readers to consider how we can understand and improve both ourselves and human society.
Oxford UP, 2013, pap, 301 pp, € 39.95, 9780199859030
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Stewart, D.M.
Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 332 pp, € 25.90, 0195175573
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Stier, O.B. & J. S. Landres (eds)
Religion, Violence, Memory, and Place
Indiana UP, 2007, pap, 304 pp, € 26.90, 9780253218643
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Stokkum, B. van
Wat een hufter! Ergernis, lichtgeraaktheid en maatschappelijke verruwing
Te bestellen
Boom, 2010, pap, 240 pp, € 17.90, 9789085069041
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Stokvis, Ruud
Lege kerken en volle stadions
In het verleden stond religie aan het fundament van een stabiele samenleving. Maar wat nu het aantal gelovigen steeds verder afneemt in West-Europa? Waar kunnen wij nu onze sociale cohesie vandaan halen? In dit boek stelt Ruud Stokvis dat andere instituties de sociale functie van religie in de samenleving hebben overgenomen. In het bijzonder speelt sport hierin een belangrijke rol. Sport draagt bij aan morele vorming, sociale binding en zingeving. Niet alleen sportende jeugd, maar ook sportfans worden beinvloed door de sociale werking die van de sportwereld uitgaat, wat de toenemende maatschappelijke relevantie van de sport verklaart. In het eerste deel van Lege kerken en volle stadions laat Stokvis zien dat religie en sport zeer verschillende instituties zijn, maar dat zij ook veel met elkaar gemeen hebben en zelfs met elkaar vervlochten kunnen zijn. Vervolgens past hij zijn theorie toe op Nederland situatie, waar de betekenis van religie al een tijd aan het afnemen is, terwijl de rol van sport juist toeneemt. In het derde en laatste deel laat de auteur zien hoe sport op het gebied van morele vorming, sociale binding en zingeving de functies van religie overneemt.

Ruud Stokvis werkte van 1970 tot 2008 als sociologie docent en onderzoeker bij de afdeling Sociologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Hij publiceerde vooral over ondernemingen en over sport.

Amsterdam University Press, 2014, pap, 220 pp, € 29.95, 9789089645753
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Stone, R.
Prophetic Realism. The limits of pacifism in an age of terror
BY ORDER
T&T Clark, 2005, pap, 208 pp, € 34.00, 0567026418
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Stone, R.H.
Prophetic Realism: Beyond Militarism and Pacifism in an Age of Terror
BY ORDER
T&T Clark, 2005, geb, 192 pp, € 34.50, 0567026418 / 9780567026415
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Storme, M.
Tussen God en Caesar? Levensbeschouwelijke visies op staat, recht en civil society
Pelckmans, 2011, pap, 102 pp, € 17.85, 9789028963450
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Stout, D.A. (ed.)
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media
Routledge, 2006/2010, pap, 467p, € 46.50, 9780415880909
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Strenski, I.
Thinking about Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion
Blackwell Publishing, 2006, pap, 358 pp, € 32.50, 9781405120128
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Strenski, I.
Why Politics Cant Be Freed From Religion
B2093
Blackwell Manifestos, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pap, 204 pp, € 24.50, 9781405176484
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Strenski, I. (ed)
Thinking about Religion. A Reader
Blackwell, 2006, pap, 256 pp, € 31.00, 140512167x / 9781405121675
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Stringer, M.D.
Contemporary Western Ethnography and the Definition of Religion
Exploring whether the widespread activity of sitting next to a grave and talking to a deceased person is a religious act forms the basis of this book, and the author argues that it is probably much more typical of a fundamental religious act than much of what happens in churches, synagogues or mosques. Beginning with the definitions of religion provided by a number of anthropologists and sociologists this book claims that the large majority of these definitions have been influenced by Christian thinking, so leading to definitions that stress the systematic nature of religion, the importance of the transcendental and the transformative activity of religion. Through a detailed exploration of a number of ethnographic studies of religious activity, these aspects of traditional definitions are challenged. Borrowing Durkheim's language, Martin D. Stringer argues that the most elementary form of religious life in many Western societies today, and by implication in many other societies around the world, is situational, mundane and concerned with helping people to cope with their day-to-day lives.
Continuum Advances in Religious Studies, Continuum, 2008/2011, pap, 128 pp, € 27.50, 9781441141460
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Strohm, H.
Uber den Ursprung der Religion
T.B.
Wilhelm Fink, 2003, geb, 328 pp, € 37.95, 9783770537952
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Stroumsa, G. G.
A New Science. The Discovery of Religion in the Age of Reason
B2296
Harvard UP, 2010, geb, 223 pp, € 36.50, 9780674048607
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Stuckrad, K. von
Schamanismus und Esoterik. Kultur- und wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Betrachtungen
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Gnostica 4, Peeters, 2003, pap, 336 pp, € 62.00, 9042912537
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Stuckrad, K.von (ed.)
The Brill Dictionary of Religion:Volumes1-4
The new and impressively comprehensive Brill Dictionary of Religion addresses religion as an element of daily life and public discourse. Richly illustrated and with more than 500 entries, the dictionary is a multi-media reference source on the many and various forms of religious commitment. It is unusual in that it not only addresses the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the official institutionalized religions but it also gives equal weight and consideration to a multiplicity of other religious phenomena. People perceive and express religious experiences in many different ways: through dance, sensuality, in relations between sexes and in compassion at death. Religions help determine how people form and perceive their identity as part of a social group. The diverse effects of religions can also be perceived in the environment, society and the public sphere.

The Brill Dictionary of Religion helps map out and define the networks and connections created by various religions in contemporary societies, and provides models for understanding these complex phenomena.

Brill, 2005, geb, 556 + 602 + 538 + 458 pp, € 599.00, 9789004124332
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Sullivan, Lawrence (ed)
Religions of the World: An Introduction to Culture and Meaning
Traditional organization and content informs this new text which is distinguished by its anthropological and sociological analysis. Sacred space, ritual performance, and sacred texts figure significantly in each religious traditions portrait, along with historical overviews and phenomenological insights and a focus on diverse groups or sects within each tradition. Unlike other texts, Christianity is broken out among its major divisions (early/primitive, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant). Features include a full-color interior, numerous photographs of art and artifacts, maps, timelines, tables, textboxes, pedagogy (outlines, questionsend of chapter and possibly integrated into the text, key terms, reading lists), and a glossary.
Augsburg Fortress, 2012, pap, 371 pp, € 61.00, 9780800698799
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Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers
The Impossibility of Religious Freedom
Hardback voor paperbackprijs
Princeton UP, 2005 / 2007, pap, 286 pp, € 29.95, 9780691130583
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Super, J.C. and B.K. Turley
Religion in World History
by order / te bestellen
Themes in World History, Routledge, 2005, pap, 182 pp, € 24.50, 0415314585
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Sutton, M.A.
Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
Harvard UP, 2007, geb, 294 pp, € 31.00, 9780674025318
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Sutton, M.A.,
Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
Harvard UP, 2009, pap, 351 pp, € 21.00, 9780674032538
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Swain, T. & G. Trompf
The Religions of Oceania
Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices, Routledge, 1995, pap, 244 pp, € 34.50, 0415060192 / 9780415060196
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Sykes, E.
Who`s Who in Non-Classical Mythology
Routledge, 2002, pap, 235 pp, € 17.70, 9780415260404
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Sythove, M.
Moderne hekserij. Wicca - portret van een natuurreligie
Wegwijs, Kok, 1999, pap, 103 pp, € 9.96, 9043500100 / 9789043500104
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Szeman, I. & T. Kaposy (eds.)
Cultural Theory. An Anthology
Tb
Wiley Blackwell, 2010, pap, 584 pp, € 33.50, 9781405180825
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Tassi, Nico, Diana Espirito Santo (eds)
Making Spirits: Materiality and Transcendence in Contemporary Religions
The analysis of religion has often placed an emphasis on beliefs and ideologies, prioritizing these elements over those of the material world. Through the ethnographic analysis of a variety of contemporary religious practices, Making Spirits questions the presumed separation of spirit and matter, and sheds light on the dynamics between spiritual and material domains. By examining the cultural contexts in which material culture is central to the creation and experience of religion and belief, this volume analyses the different ways in which the concepts of the material and spiritual worlds intersect, interact and inform each other in the reproduction of religious rites. Using examples such as spirit mediums, fetishes and ritual objects across a variety of cultures such as Latin America, Japan and Central Africa, Nico Tassi and Diana Espirito Santo offer insights that challenge accepted categories in the study of religion, making this book important for scholars of comparative religion, anthropology and sociology.
I.B. Tauris, 2013, geb, 260 pp, € 78.00, 9781848857964
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Taubes, J.
From Cult to Culture. Fragments Towards a Critique of Historical Reason
Cultural Memory in the Present Series, Stanford UP, 2009, pap, 397 pp, € 29.95, 9780804739849
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Taubes, J.
Occidental Eschatology
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Cultural Memory in the Present Series, Stanford UP, 2009, geb, 215 pp, € 64.50, 9780804760287
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Taubes, J.
Occidental Eschatology
by order
Cultural Memory in the Present Series, Stanford UP, 2009, pap, 215 pp, € 29.95, 9780804760294
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Taves, A.
Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things
Ann Taves shifts the focus from "religious experience", conceived as a fixed and stable thing, to an examination of the processes by which people attribute meaning to their experiences. She proposes a new approach that unites the study of religion with fields as diverse as neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, and psychology to better understand how these processes are incorporated into the broader cultural formations we think of as religious or spiritual. Taves addresses a series of key questions: How can we set up studies without obscuring contestations over meaning and value? What is the relationship between experience and consciousness? How can research into consciousness help us access and interpret the experiences of others? Why do people individually or collectively explain their experiences in religious terms? How can we set up studies that allow us to compare experiences across times and cultures? "Religious Experience Reconsidered" demonstrates how methods from the sciences can be combined with those from the humanities to advance a naturalistic understanding of the experiences that people deem religious.
Princeton UP, 2009 / 2011, pap, 212 pp, € 22.50, 9780691140889
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Taves, A.
Religious Experience Reconsidered. A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things
Ann Taves shifts the focus from "religious experience", conceived as a fixed and stable thing, to an examination of the processes by which people attribute meaning to their experiences. She proposes a new approach that unites the study of religion with fields as diverse as neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, and psychology to better understand how these processes are incorporated into the broader cultural formations we think of as religious or spiritual. Taves addresses a series of key questions: How can we set up studies without obscuring contestations over meaning and value? What is the relationship between experience and consciousness? How can research into consciousness help us access and interpret the experiences of others? Why do people individually or collectively explain their experiences in religious terms? How can we set up studies that allow us to compare experiences across times and cultures? "Religious Experience Reconsidered" demonstrates how methods from the sciences can be combined with those from the humanities to advance a naturalistic understanding of the experiences that people deem religious.
Princeton UP, 2009, geb, 212 pp, € 34.95, 9780691140872
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Taylor, B.
Dark Green Religion. Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future
B1964
Calfornia UP, 2010, pap, 338 pp, € 23.50, 9780520261006
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Taylor, B. (ed)
Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature
Two Volumes
T & T Clark, 2008, pap, 1863 pp, € 153.50, 9781847062734
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Taylor, C.
The Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault. A Genealogy of the Confessing Animal
Routledge, 2009, geb, 298 pp, € 76.00, 9780415963718
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Taylor, M.C.
Field Notes from Elsewhere. Reflections on Dying and Living
B1964
Columbia University Press, 2009, geb, 295 pp, € 23.50, 9780231147804
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Taylor, M.C. (ed.)
Critical Terms for Religious Studies
University of Chicago Press, 1998, pap, 423pp, € 23.95, 0226791572
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Teehan, J.
In the Name of God. The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence
B2093
Wiley-Blackwell, 2007-2010, pap, 272p, € 21.00, 9781405183819
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Temes, P.S.
The Just War. An American Reflection on the Morality of War in Our Time
Ivan R. Dee Press, 2004, pap, 217 pp, € 19.40, 9781566636018
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Temminck Tuinstra, J.
Defence Counsel in International Criminal Law
Asser Press, 2009, geb, 323 pp, € 79.90, 9789067043052
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Thatcher, A.
God, Sex and Gender. An Introduction
Engagingly and clearly written by a highly respected theologian, God, Sex, and Gender is the first comprehensive introduction to a theology of both sexuality and gender available in a single volume. Makes a theological contribution to understanding the unprecedented changes in sexual and gender relationships of the last fifty years Discusses many topics including: sexual difference; sexual equality; gender and power; the nature of desire; the future of marriage in Christian sexual ethics; homosexuality and same-sex unions; the problems of sexual minorities; contraception in a time of HIV/AIDS; the separation of sexual experience from marriage; and offers new arguments for marriage and for chastity Offers a consistent and engaging introduction at the cutting edge of theological inquiry, which is contemporary, undogmatic, questioning, and relevant to readers' experience, interests, and needs Written lucidly and engagingly by an established and respected academic who has published widely in this area
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 271 pp, € 27.50, 9781405193702
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Thomas, K.
The Religious Dancing of American Slaves, 1820-1865 Spiritual Ecstasy at Baptisms, Funerals and Sunday Meetings
prijs onder voorbehoud: By Order
Edwin Melllen Press, 2008, geb, 148 pp, € 86.00, 9780773449268
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Thorshezi, S.H. Mousavi
Gepraktizeerde religie thuis en sociale limieten. Een vergelijkende studie van de opvoeding en houding van jongeren bij gereformeerd vrijgemaakte, hindoe-, joodse, islamitische en seculiere gezinnen in de Nederlandse samenleving
Garant, 2009, pap, 302 pp, € 33.00, 9789044125566
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Thuesen, P. J.
Predestination. The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine
Oxford University Press, 2009, geb, € 26.90, 9780195174274
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Tigay, J.H.
The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002, pap, 384 pp, € 15.00, 9780865165465
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Tillo, G. van
Dit volk siert zich met de toga. Achtergronden van het academisch onbehagen
Damon, 2005, pap, 152 pp, € 16.90, 9055736511
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Tillo, G. van
Extremisme, terrorisme, vrede. Een weg naar hoop?
Acb.
Voltaire, 2009, pap, 198 pp, € 27.50, 9789058480880
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Till, R.
Pop Cult. Religion and Popular Music
B2569
Continuum, 2010, pap, 215 pp, € 25.90, 9780826432360
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Tishken, J. E., T. Falola & A. Akinyemi (eds.)
Sango in Africa and the African Diaspora
Indiana University Press, 2009, pap, € 24.90, 9780253220943
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Torre, M.A. De La
The Quest for the Historical Satan
Fortress Press, 2011, pap, 248 pp, € 19.50, 9780800663247
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Torre, M. De La
Santeria. The Beliefs and Rituals of a Growing Religion in America
Eerdmans, 2004, pap, 246 pp, € 20.75, 0802849733
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Townshend, C.
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
Is one person's terrorist another's freedom fighter? Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'War on Terror'? For many, the terrorist attacks of September 2001 changed the face of the world, pushing terrorism to the top of many political agendas, and leading to a series of world events including the war in Iraq and the invasion of Afghanistan. Charting a clear path through the efforts to understand and explain modern terrorism, Charles Townshend unravels a series of complex questions, including 'Are terrorists criminals?', 'How far does media publicity sustain terrorism?', and 'What can be done about it?' Fully updated for 2011, this Very Short Introduction examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence. Townshend explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, nationalism, and religious extremism, considering the successes of specific terrorist and anti-terrorist campaigns in the distant past, and in recent years. Providing a discussion surrounding the on-going debates about the erosion of civil liberties in response to increased terrorist activities, Townshend addresses the question we are all facing: how does terrorism end?
A Very Short Introduction Series, Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 161 pp, € 12.00, 9780199603947
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Tracy, J.D. and M. Ragnow (eds.)
Religion and the Early Modern State: Views from China, Russia, and the West
Studies in Comparative Early Modern History, Cambridge UP, 2004, geb, 415 pp, € 81.00, 0521828252
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Tremlin, T.
Minds and Gods. The Cognitive Foundations for Religion
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2006, geb, 222 pp, € 29.95, 0195305345 / 9780195305340
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Tremlin, T.
Minds and Gods. The Cognitive Foundations of Religion.
Oxford University Press, 2006 / 2010, pap, 222 pp, € 29.90, 9780199739011
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Trigg, R.
Equality, Freedom, and Religion
Is religious freedom being curtailed in pursuit of equality, and the outlawing of discrimination? Is enough effort made to accommodate those motivated by a religious conscience? All rights matter but at times the right to put religious beliefs into practice increasingly takes second place in the law of different countries to the pursuit of other social priorities. The right to freedom of belief and to manifest belief is written into all human rights charters. In the United States religious freedom is sometimes seen as 'the first freedom'. Yet increasingly in many jurisdictions in Europe and North America, religious freedom can all too easily be 'trumped' by other rights. Roger Trigg looks at the assumptions that lie behind the subordination of religious liberty to other social concerns, especially the pursuit of equality. He gives examples from different Western countries of a steady erosion of freedom of religion. The protection of freedom of worship is often seen as sufficient, and religious practices are separated from the beliefs which inspire them. So far from religion in general, and Christianity in particular, providing a foundation for our beliefs in human dignity and human rights, religion is all too often seen as threat and a source of conflict, to be controlled at all costs. The challenge is whether any freedom can preserved for long, if the basic human right to freedom of religious belief and practice is dismissed as of little account, with no attempt to provide any reasonable accommodation. Given the central role of religion in human life, unnecessary limitations on its expression are attacks on human freedom itself.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 224 pp, € 35.00, 9780199576852
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Trigg, R.
Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?
By Order
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 262 pp, € 22.75, 9780199543670
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Trigg, R.
Religion in the Public Life. Must Faith be Privatized
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 272 pp, € 49.95, 9780199279807
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Troostwijk, C.van, E.v.d. Berg en L.Oosterveen (red.)
Buigzame gelovigen
Buigzame gelovigen is een bundel essays bij het succesvolle webproject Reliflex en sluit aan bij de groeiende actuele mediabelangstelling voor de interreligieuze dialoog.

Dit boek beschrijft de culturele bepaaldheid van religies en de steeds groter wordende groep multireligieuze gelovigen: mensen die aan meerdere tradities tegelijk hun levensbeschouwing ontlenen. Er is een voortgaande verandering van religieuze visies die wij door opvoeding en onderwijs meegekregen hebben. Mensen definieren in onze multiculturele samenleving hun religieuze identiteit telkens opnieuw: het is een kwestie van aanpassen, bijstellen, heroverwegen en creatief zijn.

Buigzame gelovigen is van belang voor elke lezer die de moderne samenleving aan het hart gaat, en in het bijzonder voor zingevingsprofessionals (veldwerkers, beleidsmakers en leidinggevenden uit godsdienst, politiek, onderwijs en bedrijfsleven).

Boom, 2008, pap, 175 pp, € 21.90, 9789085065272
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Trzebiatowska, M. & S. Bruce
Why are Women more Religious than Men?
Women are more religious than men. Despite being excluded from leadership positions, in almost every culture and religious tradition, women are more likely than men to pray, to worship, and to claim that their faith is important to them. Women also dominate the world of 'New Age' spirituality and are far more superstitious than men.

This book reviews the now-sizeable body of social research to consider if the gender gap in religion is indeed universal. Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce extensively critique competing explanations of the differences found. They conclude that the gender gap is not the result of biology but is rather the consequence of important social differences over-lapping and reinforcing each other. Responsibility for managing birth, child-bearing and death, for example, and attitudes to the body, illness and health, each play a part. In the West, the gender gap is exaggerated because the social changes that undermined the plausibility of religion bore most heavily on men first. Where the lives of men and women become more similar, and where religious indifference grows, the gender gap gradually disappears.

Written in an accessible style whilst drawing some robust conclusions, the book's main purpose is to serve as a state-of-the-art review for those interested in one of the largest differences between male and female behaviour.

Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 205 pp, € 44.00, 9780199608102
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Tumminia, D.G.
When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group
Oxford UP, 2005, geb, 216 pp, € 34.00, 0195176758
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Turner, B.S.
Religion and Modern Society. Citizenship, Secularisation and the State
Religion is now high on the public agenda, with recent events focusing the world's attention on Islam in particular. This book provides a unique historical and comparative analysis of the place of religion in the emergence of modern secular society. Bryan S. Turner considers the problems of multicultural, multi-faith societies and legal pluralism in terms of citizenship and the state, with special emphasis on the problems of defining religion and the sacred in the secularisation debate. He explores a range of issues central to current debates: the secularisation thesis itself, the communications revolution, the rise of youth spirituality, feminism, piety and religious revival. Religion and Modern Society contributes to political and ethical controversies through discussions of cosmopolitanism, religion and globalisation. It concludes with a pessimistic analysis of the erosion of the social in modern society and the inability of new religions to provide 'social repair'.
Cambridge UP, 2011, pap, 344p, € 27.95, 9780521675321
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Turner, F.
Natural Religion
Transaction Publishers, 2006, geb, 285 pp, € 55.50, 9780765803320
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Turner, L.
Theology, Psychology and the Plural Self
Ashgate Science and Religion Series, Ashgate, 2008, geb, 227 pp, € 55.00, 9780754665199
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Turner. V.
From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of Play
Performing Arts, 1982, pap, 127 pp, € 16.95, 9780933826175
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Tweed, T. A.
Americas Church: The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic Presence in the Nations Capital
The National Shrine in Washington, DC has been deeply loved, blithely ignored, and passionately criticized. It has been praised as a "dazzling jewel" and dismissed as a "towering Byzantine beach ball."

In this intriguing and inventive book, Thomas Tweed shows that the Shrine is also an illuminating site from which to tell the story of twentieth-century Catholicism. He organizes his narrative around six themes that characterize U.S. Catholicism, and he ties these themes to the Shrine's material culture--to images, artifacts, or devotional spaces. Thus he begins with the Basilica's foundation stone, weaving it into a discussion of "brick and mortar" Catholicism, the drive to build institutions. To highlight the Church's inclination to appeal to women, he looks at fund-raising for the Mary Memorial Altar, and he focuses on the Filipino oratory to Our Lady of Antipolo to illustrate the Church's outreach to immigrants. Throughout, he employs painstaking detective work to shine a light on the many facets of American Catholicism reflected in the shrine.

Oxford UP, 2012, pap, € 31.50, 9780199782987
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Tweed, T.A.
Crossing and Dwelling. A Theory of Religion
BY ORDER
Harvard UP, 2006, geb, 278 pp, € 31.00, 9780674019447
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Twelftree, G.H. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to Miracles
The miracle stories of the founders and saints of the major world religions have much in common. Written by international experts, this Companion provides an authoritative and comparative study of miracles in not only Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, but also, indigenous religions. The authors promote a discussion of the problems of miracles in our largely secular culture, and of the value of miracles in religious belief. The miracles of Jesus are also contextualized through chapters on the Hebrew Bible, classical culture to the Romans, Second Temple and early rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. This book provides students with a scholarly introduction to miracles, which also covers philosophical, medical and historical issues.
Cambridge Companions to Religion, Cambridge UP, 2011, pap, 336 pp, € 27.00, 9780521728515
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Tworuschka, M. & U.
Als die Welt entstand...Schoepfungsmythen der Voelker und Kulturen in Wort und Bild
k 84
Herder, 2005, geb, 184 pp, € 18.00, 3451285975 / 9783451285974
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Uden, M. van & J. Pieper (red.)
Zichtbare en onzichtbare religie. Over de varianten van religieuze zin
Aangeboden aan Rein Nauta bij zijn afscheid als hoogleraar godsdienst- en pastoraalpsychologie aan de Universiteit van Tilburg
Valkhof Pers, 2009, pap, 159 pp, € 19.90, 9789056253158
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Ullrich, H.
Rudolf Steiner. Leben und Lehre
t.b.
C. H. Beck, 2011, geb, 266 pp, € 23.95, 9783406612053
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Urban, Hugh B.
Tantra. Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion.
A complex body of religious practices that spread throughout the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions; a form of spirituality that seemingly combines sexuality, sensual pleasure, and the full range of physical experience with the religious life - Tantra has held a central yet conflicted role within the Western imagination ever since the first 'discovery' of Indian religions by European scholars. Always radical, always extremely Other, Tantra has proven a key factor in the imagining of India. This book offers a critical account of how the phenomenon has come to be. Tracing the complex genealogy of Tantra as a category within the history of religions, Hugh B. Urban reveals how it has been formed through the interplay of popular and scholarly imaginations. Tantra emerges as a product of mirroring and misrepresentation at work between East and West - a dialectical category born out of the ongoing play between Western and Indian minds. Combining historical detail, textual analysis, popular cultural phenomena, and critical theory, this book shows Tantra as a shifting amalgam of fantasies, fears, and wish-fulfillment, at once native and Other, that strikes at the very heart of our constructions of the exotic Orient and the contemporary West.
California UP, 2003, pap, 372 pg, € 29.95, 9780520236561
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Urban, Hugh B.
The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion
Scientology is one of the wealthiest and most powerful new religions to emerge in the past century. To its detractors, L. Ron Hubbard's space-age mysticism is a moneymaking scam and sinister brainwashing cult. But to its adherents, it is humanity's brightest hope. Few religious movements have been subject to public scrutiny like Scientology, yet much of what is written about the church is sensationalist and inaccurate. Here for the first time is the story of Scientology's protracted and turbulent journey to recognition as a religion in the postwar American landscape. Hugh Urban tells the real story of Scientology from its cold war-era beginnings in the 1950s to its prominence today as the religion of Hollywood's celebrity elite. Urban paints a vivid portrait of Hubbard, the enigmatic founder who once commanded his own private fleet and an intelligence apparatus rivaling that of the U.S. government. One FBI agent described him as "a mental case," but to his followers he is the man who "solved the riddle of the human mind." Urban details Scientology's decades-long war with the IRS, which ended with the church winning tax-exempt status as a religion; the rancorous cult wars of the 1970s and 1980s; as well as the latest challenges confronting Scientology, from attacks by the Internet group Anonymous to the church's efforts to suppress the online dissemination of its esoteric teachings. The Church of Scientology demonstrates how Scientology has reflected the broader anxieties and obsessions of postwar America, and raises profound questions about how religion is defined and who gets to define it.
Princeton University Press, 2013, pap, 268 pp, € 22.00, 9780691158051
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Urban, Hugh B.
The Church of Scientology. A History of a New Religion
Scientology is one of the wealthiest and most powerful new religions to emerge in the past century. To its detractors, L. Ron Hubbard's space-age mysticism is a moneymaking scam and sinister brainwashing cult. But to its adherents, it is humanity's brightest hope. Few religious movements have been subject to public scrutiny like Scientology, yet much of what is written about the church is sensationalist and inaccurate. Here for the first time is the story of Scientology's protracted and turbulent journey to recognition as a religion in the postwar American landscape. Hugh Urban tells the real