Comparative religion

    Religion

    By Christian Smith

    Hardback £18.66

    A groundbreaking new theory of religion Religion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book builds on recent developments in science, theory, and philosophy to advance an innovative theory of religion that goes beyond...

    Little History of Religion

    By Richard Holloway

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    For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times

    Living with the Living Dead

    By Greg Garrett

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    In Living with the Living Dead, Greg Garrett shows that the zombie apocalypse has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can represent a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to mental illness.

    Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Edition

    By Mark Juergensmeyer

    Paperback Save £7.14 = £16.86

    Why would anybody believe that God could sanction terrorism? Why has the rediscovery of religion's power in recent years manifested in such a bloody way? What, if anything, can be done about it? This book answers these questions and more. It analyzes in detail terrorism related to almost all the...

    The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

    By Wendy Doniger

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    In The Ring of Truth, Wendy Doniger expertly unfolds the cultural and historical significance of rings and other kinds of circular jewelry through timeless stories taken from mythology, religious traditions, and literature.

    Sacred Fury

    By Charles Selengut

    Paperback Save £1.28 = £23.67

    Updated throughout, the third edition of the acclaimed Sacred Fury explores violence in world religion. Featuring new material on violence in Buddhism and Hinduism, the rise of ISIS, "lone wolf terrorists," and more, this is an essential text for understanding the connections between religion and violence both historically and today.

    Shinto

    By Helen Hardacre

    Hardback Save £0.66 = £25.33

    Helen Hardacre offers for the first time in any language a sweeping, comprehensive history of Shinto, the tradition that is practiced by some 80% of the Japanese people and underlies the institution of the Emperor.

    Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality, and Gender

    Paperback £25.65

    How do religion, gender and sexuality interact? How have they impacted, and continue to impact, human culture? The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender brings together, for the first time, the key texts in the field. Designed as a textbook for use in a classroom setting, it offers thought-provoking...

    Ritual Participation and Interreligious Dialogue

    Paperback £28.05

    Shared ritual practices, multi-faith celebrations, and interreligious prayers are becoming increasingly common in the USA and Europe as more people experience religious diversity first hand. While ritual participation can be seen as a powerful expression of interreligious solidarity, it also carries with it challenges of a particularly sensitive nature. Though...

    God on Our Side

    By Kirk W. Larsen T. Hunter

    Paperback £27.92

    This book offers an accessible introduction to religion in world politics, highlighting its growing importance and analyzing its multifaceted interaction with other key factors. Hunter's work will be essential reading for anyone needing a better understanding of why and, more important, how, religion influences the behavior of international actors.

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