Science Without God? Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism edited by Peter Harrison, Jon H. Roberts

Title: Science Without God? Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism Author: Peter Harrison, Jon H. Roberts, Genre: Religion Publisher: Ian Ramsey Centre Studies in S Release Date: January 17, 2019 Pages: 288 Can scientific explanation ever make reference to God or the supernatural? The present consensus is no; indeed, a naturalistic stance is usually taken […]

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Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies by Oliver Freiberger

Title: Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies Author: Oliver Freiberger Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: 2019-02 Pages: 256 The comparative method is an integral part of religious studies. All the technical terms that scholars of religion use on a daily basis, such as ritual, hagiography, shrine, authority, fundamentalism, hybridity, and, […]

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Secular Nations under New Gods: Christianity’s Subversion by Technology and Politics by Willem H. Vanderburg

Title: Secular Nations under New Gods: Christianity's Subversion by Technology and Politics Author: Willem H. Vanderburg Genre: RELIGION Publisher: University of Toronto Press Release Date: January 18, 2019 Pages: 448 Ever since Max Weber’s study of the role Protestantism played in our civilization, the role of Christianity in our world has been much debated. This […]

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An Unnatural History of Religions: Academia, Post-Truth, and the Quest for Scientific Knowledge by Leonardo Ambasciano

Title: An Unnatural History of Religions Author: Leonardo Ambasciano Genre: Religion Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Release Date: December 27, 2018 Pages: 280 An Unnatural History of Religions examines the origins, development, and critical issues concerning the history of religion and its relationship with science. The book explores the ideological biases, logical fallacies, and unwarranted beliefs that […]

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Identity, Politics and the Study of Islam edited by Matt Sheedy

Title: Identity, Politics and the Study of Islam Author: Matt Sheedy Genre: Identity politics Publisher: Culture on the Edge: Studies in Identity Formation Release Date: 2018 Pages: 312 The volume brings together a variety of scholars both inside and outside of Islamic Studies in order to grapple with such questions as: what, if anything, is […]

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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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