Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis by Donald Westbrook

Title: Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis Author: Donald Westbrook Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: December 3, 2018 Pages: 336 The Church of Scientology is one of the most recognizable American-born new religions, but perhaps the least understood. With academic and popular interest on the rise, many books have been […]

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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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Tradition: Understanding Christian Tradition by Gerald O’Collins, Gerald O’Collins SJ

Title: Tradition: Understanding Christian Tradition Author: Gerald O'Collins, Gerald O'Collins Sj, Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: January 8, 2019 Pages: 160 A 1963 report on tradition from the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches signalled a substantial convergence between the churches over Christian tradition and its relationship […]

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Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh by Philip Michael Forness

Title: Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East Author: Philip Michael Forness Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford Early Christian Studies Release Date: 2018-11 Pages: 352 Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East focuses on a poetic genre of early Christian literature from the Middle East that has challenged historians for decades: the metrical sermons or homilies […]

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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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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 Body and Desire: Gregory of Nyssa’s Ascetical Theology by Raphael A. Cadenhead

Title: The Body and Desire Author: Raphael A. Cadenhead Genre: Religion Publisher: University of California Press Release Date: November 27, 2018 Pages: 288 Although the reception of the Eastern Father Gregory of Nyssa has varied over the centuries, the past few decades have witnessed a profound awakening of interest in his thought. The Body and […]

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