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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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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Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America by Michael Winship

Title: Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America Author: Michael Winship Release Date: February 26, 2019 Pages: 368 An innovative and compelling study of puritanism that follows the full sweep of the movement’s history in England and America Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England’s church and […]

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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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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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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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