The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists? by Charles Kurzman

Title: The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists? Author: Charles Kurzman Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: December 7, 2018 Pages: 264 Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don’t […]

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Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity by Lindsay Kaplan

Title: Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity Author: Lindsay Kaplan Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: December 7, 2018 Pages: 296 “M. Lindsay Kaplan expands the study of the history of racism through an analysis of the medieval Christian concept of Jewish servitude. Developed through exegetical readings of Biblical figures in canon law, […]

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The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V edited by Mark P. Hutchinson

Title: The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V Author: Mark P. Hutchinson Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford History of Protestant D Release Date: 2018-11 Pages: 576 The-five volume Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions series is governed by a motif of migration (‘out-of-England’). It first traces organized church traditions that arose in Britain and […]

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The Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940-1975 by Steven K. Green

Title: The Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940-1975 Author: Steven K. Green Genre: Church and state Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: 2019 Pages: 448 The Third Disestablishment examines the formative period in the development of church-state law and the rise and decline of church-state separation as a legal construct and a […]

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Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition by Roland Boer

Title: Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition Author: Roland Boer Release Date: March 28, 2019 In Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition, Roland Boer presents key moments in the 2,000 year tradition of Christian communism, moving from its roots in New Testament texts to unique developments in North Korea. currently under review

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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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Youth, Religion, and Identity in a Globalizing Context edited by Peter Beyer, Paul L. Gareau, and Spencer Culham Bullivant (e-book)

Title: Youth, Religion, and Identity in a Globalizing Context Author: Peter Beyer, Paul L. Gareau, and Spencer Culham Bullivant Release Date: 2018 Youth, Religion, and Identity in a Globalizing Context investigates how young people navigate the intersections of religion and identity, exploring the different experiences of youth, the impact of community and processes of recognition, […]

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Beyond the Noise of Solemn Assemblies: The Protestant Ethic and the Quest for Social Justice in Canada by Richard Allen

Title: Beyond the Noise of Solemn Assemblies: The Protestant Ethic and the Quest for Social Justice in Canada Author: Richard Allen Genre: History Release Date: January 15, 2019 Pages: 424 Since the 1970s Richard Allen’s scholarship on the social gospel has broken new ground in the field of Canadian social and religious history by recovering […]

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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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