Desire Work: Ex-Gay and Pentecostal Masculinity in South Africa by Melissa Hackman

Title: Desire Work: Ex-Gay and Pentecostal Masculinity in South Africa Author: Melissa Hackman Genre: Religion Publisher: Duke University Press Release Date: 2018 Pages: 232 Melissa Hackman traces the experiences of Pentecostal “ex-gay” men in Cape Town, South Africa, as they attempted to cure their homosexuality, forge a heterosexual masculinity, and enter into heterosexual marriage through […]

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American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975 by Catherine R. Osborne

Title: American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975 Author: Catherine R. Osborne Publisher: University of Chicago Release Date: 2018 Format: Hardback In the mid-twentieth century, American Catholic churches began to shed the ubiquitous spires, stained glass, and gargoyles of their European forebears, turning instead toward startling and more angular […]

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Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family

Title: Practicing What the Doctor Preached Author: Susan B. Ridgely Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: November 1, 2016 Pages: 272 Dr. James Dobson, PhD., founder of the conservative Christian foundation Focus on the Family, is well-known to the secular world as a crusader for the Christian right. But within Christian circles he […]

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The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

Title: The Papacy and the Orthodox Author: A. Edward Siecienski Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: February 9, 2017 Pages: 528 The Papacy and the Orthodox examines the centuries-long debate over the primacy and authority of the Bishop of Rome, especially in relation to the Christian East, and offers a comprehensive history of the debate […]

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John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing

Title: John of God Author: Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the Religion and Society Research Centre Cristina Rocha, Cristina Rocha, Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: January 2, 2017 Pages: 288 This book is the first ethnographic account of the global spiritual movement headed by John of God, a Brazilian faith healer. Renowned […]

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Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine

Title: Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine Author: Aristotle Papanikolaou Genre: Philosophy Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: November 1, 2016 Pages: 272 The collapse of communism in eastern Europe has forced traditionally Eastern Orthodox countries to consider the relationship between Christianity and liberal democracy. Contributors examine the influence of Constantinianism in both the […]

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Peacemakers in Action: Profiles in Religious Peace Building Volume II

Title: Peacemakers in Action Author: Joyce S. Dubensky Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: September 30, 2016 Pages: 400 The second volume of Peacemakers in Action tells the stories of remarkable individuals – peacemakers – across the world who strive to end violence in religiously charged conflicts.

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Angels in Early Medieval England

Title: Angels in Early Medieval England Author: Lecturer in Early Medieval Insular History Richard Sowerby Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: October 4, 2016 Pages: 248 In the modern world, angels can often seem to be no more than a symbol, but in the Middle Ages men and women thought differently. Some offered prayers intended […]

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