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Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora

Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora

1st Edition

William Ackah, Jualynne E. Dodson, R. Drew Smith
October 12, 2017

Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora explores the ways in which religious ideas and beliefs continue to play a crucial role in the lives of people of African descent. The chapters in this volume use historical and contemporary examples to show how people of African...

From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality

From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality

1st Edition

Kevin Carnahan
July 14, 2017

For the last several decades, the Just-War debate amongst theologians has been dominated by two accounts of moral rationality. One side assumes a presumption against harm (PAH), and the other identifies with a presumption against injustice (PAI). From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality...

Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

1st Edition

Victor Roudometof
June 16, 2017

With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive...

Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

1st Edition

Stella Lau
May 31, 2017

Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty...

The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics: Extraordinary Movement

The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics: Extraordinary Movement

1st Edition

C.S. Monaco
May 31, 2017

The path toward modern Jewish politics, a process that required a dramatic reconstruction of Jewish life, may have emerged during a far earlier time frame and in a different geographic and cultural context than has previously been thought. Drawing upon current sociological understanding of social...

A New Science of Religion

A New Science of Religion

1st Edition

Greg Dawes, James Maclaurin
May 31, 2017

Religious belief, once in the domain of the humanities, has found a new home in the sciences. Promising new developments in the study of religion by cognitive scientists and evolutionary theorists put forward empirical hypotheses regarding the origin, spread, and character of religious beliefs....

Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

1st Edition

Ranjan Ghosh
May 31, 2017

This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and...

Theology and the Science of Moral Action: Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience

Theology and the Science of Moral Action: Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience

1st Edition

James A. Van Slyke, Gregory Peterson, Warren S. Brown, Kevin S. Reimer, Michael L Spezio
May 24, 2017

The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in scientific approaches to the study of morality. Once understood to be the domain of moral psychology, the newer approach to morality is largely interdisciplinary, driven in no small part by developments in behavioural economics and evolutionary biology...

Christian and Islamic Theology of Religions: A Critical Appraisal

Christian and Islamic Theology of Religions: A Critical Appraisal

1st Edition

Esra Akay Dag
April 25, 2017

Theologians have had to increasingly engage with beliefs and practises outside of their own traditions. The resultant "theology of religions" is, however, often formulated in isolation from the religions they are describing. This book provides a comparison of the development of theology of...

Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

1st Edition

Richard C. Miller
March 29, 2017

This book offers an original interpretation of the origin and early reception of the most fundamental claim of Christianity: Jesus’ resurrection. Richard Miller contends that the earliest Christians would not have considered the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ resurrection to be literal or...

David’s Jerusalem: Between Memory and History

David’s Jerusalem: Between Memory and History

1st Edition

Daniel Pioske
March 29, 2017

The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about...

Eschatology and the Technological Future

Eschatology and the Technological Future

1st Edition

Michael S. Burdett
March 29, 2017

The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing...

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