The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make by J. Lorand Matory

Title: The Fetish Revisited Author: J. Lorand Matory Genre: Africa Release Date: October 5, 2018 Pages: 392 J. Lorand Matory casts an Afro-Atlantic eye on European social theory to show how Marx’s and Freud’s conceptions of the fetish illuminate and misrepresent the nature of Africa’s gods while demonstrating that Afro-Atlantic gods have their own social […]

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Irreverence and the Sacred: Critical Studies in the History of Religions by Hugh Urban and Greg Johnson

Title: Irreverence and the Sacred Author: Hugh Urban, Greg Johnson, Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: November 19, 2018 Pages: 352 Irreverence and the Sacred brings together some of the most cutting edge, interdisciplinary, and international scholars working today in order to debate key issues in the critical and comparative study of […]

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Righteous Gentiles: Religion, Identity, and Myth in John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel by Sean Durbin

Title: Righteous Gentiles: Religion, Identity, and Myth in John Hagee's Christians United for Israel Author: Sean Durbin Genre: Religion Publisher: Studies in Critical Research on Religion Release Date: November 29, 2018 In Righteous Gentiles Sean Durbin critically analyses the rhetoric of prominent Christian Zionists in America and the way their strategies of mythmaking function to […]

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Bringing Back the Social into the Sociology of Religion by Véronique Altglas and Matthew Wood

Title: Bringing Back the Social Into the Sociology of Religion Author: Véronique Altglas, Matthew Wood, Genre: Religion Publisher: Studies in Critical Research o Release Date: July 26, 2018 Pages: 220 The contributors to this book explore how ‘bringing the social back into the sociology of religion’ allows a better understanding of contemporary religious life. They […]

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Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East

Title: Friedrich Max Muller and the Sacred Books of the East Author: Professor of the History of Christianity and Philosophy Arie L Molendijk Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: October 4, 2016 Pages: 256 This volume offers a critical analysis of one the most ambitious editorial projects of late Victorian Britain: the edition of the […]

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