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Welcome! As an American Academy of Religion member, we are delighted to offer you a 25% discount on a selection of our religion titles

Palgrave Macmillan publishes on all religions from a wide range of perspectives, with titles at all levels from undergraduates, to research monographs, to books for the general reader. Simply enter the discount code CONF2013 to receive your discount.

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God Revised

How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age

Over the past few decades, the ever-expanding scientific knowledge of the universe and the human condition, combined with the evolution from religion-based to...

Galen Guengerich

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Divine Vintage

Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age

Winner of the Gourmand Wine Books prize for 'Best Drinks Writing Book' in the UK A fascinating journey through ancient wine country that reveals the...

By Randall Heskett and Joel Butler

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Jesus Was a Liberal

Reclaiming Christianity for All

For the millions of people who identify as liberal Christians. In McLennan's bold call to reclaim ownership of Christianity, he advocates a sense of religion...

Scotty McLennan Scotty McLennan

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Jesus Was a Liberal

Reclaiming Christianity for All

For the millions of people who identify as liberal Christians. In McLennan's bold call to reclaim ownership of Christianity, he advocates a sense of religion...

Scotty McLennan Scotty McLennan

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Behind Locked Doors

A History of the Papal Elections

Since the early seventeenth century, whenever a pope has died, the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have convened in Rome behind locked doors to elect a...

Prof. Frederic J. Baumgartner

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The Islamic Law of War

Justifications and Regulations

Al-Dawoody examines the justifications and regulations for going to war in both international and domestic armed conflicts under Islamic law. Examined are the...

Ahmed Al-Dawoody

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This book presents a theologically-grounded understanding of academic freedom that builds on, completes, and transforms the prevailing secular understanding....

"...This book presents a theologically-grounded understanding of academic freedom that builds on, completes, and transforms the prevailing secular understanding..... This book presents a theologically-grounded understanding of academic freedom that builds on, completes, and transforms  the prevailing secular understanding. Academic freedom in the secular university, while rightly protecting scholars from external interference by ecclesiastical and political authorities, is constricting in practice ..."

Kenneth Garcia

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Judaism and Other Religions

Models of Understanding

With insight and scholarship, Alan Brill crisply outlines the traditional Jewish approaches to other religions for an age of globalization. He provides a fresh...

"...With insight and scholarship, Alan Brill crisply outlines the traditional Jewish approaches to other religions for an age of globalization. He provides a fresh.... With insight and scholarship, Alan Brill crisply outlines the traditional Jewish approaches to other religions for an age of globalization. He provides a fresh perspective on Biblical and Rabbinic texts, offering new ways of thinking about other faiths. In the majority of volume, he develops the categories of theology of religions fo..."

Alan Brill

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Theology and Marxism in Eagleton and Zizek

A Conspiracy of Hope

Far from disappearing after 1989, left-wing political philosophy is today experiencing a renewed vitality. Among the most surprising developments in this...

Ola Sigurdson

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Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis

This edited collection of essays critically examines how diverse religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability...

"...This edited collection of essays critically examines how diverse religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability.... This edited collection of essays critically examines how diverse religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and/or chronic illness. Contributors employ a wide variety of methodological approaches including ethnography, historical, cultural, or textual analysis, personal narrative, and t..."

By Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus

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Using the palace records from the Vatican's Secret Archives, Ruprecht demonstrates that the Vatican museum was the brainchild of J.J. Winckelmann, the...

Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.

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The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other

A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology

For Centuries, tension has existed between the East and West. There appears to be a hierarchy of cultures with the West perceiving the East as inferior, so...

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

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This phenomenological analysis of African American religious subjectivity suggests the tragic, understood as an ontological category, as the seminal...

Matthew V. Johnson

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Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship

The Next Generation

Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship engages third wave Womanist, Latina, Asian, Black and White feminists discussing their approaches to religious scholarship,...

"...Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship engages third wave Womanist, Latina, Asian, Black and White feminists discussing their approaches to religious scholarship,.... Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship engages third wave Womanist, Latina, Asian, Black and White feminists discussing their approaches to religious scholarship, teaching strategies, and participation in communal and social activism. The volume looks at major themes in feminist religious scholarship including our identities as scholars and a..."

By Melanie L. L. Harris and Kate M. Ott

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Imaging Religion in Film

The Politics of Nostalgia

Imaging Religion in Film offers a new methodology for examining the ethico-political dimensions of religion and film, one that foregrounds film's social power...

"...Imaging Religion in Film offers a new methodology for examining the ethico-political dimensions of religion and film, one that foregrounds film's social power.... Imaging Religion in Film offers a new methodology for examining the ethico-political dimensions of religion and film, one that foregrounds film's social power both to shape subjectivity and to image contemporary social contradictions. Specifically, the text develops a Foucauldian ethics of the subject, or 'pedagogy of self,' a Deleuzi..."

M. Gail Hamner

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Religious Conversion and Disaffiliation

Tracing Patterns of Change in Faith Practices

The conversion career, defined as all episodes of participation in religious organizations during a person’s life, is a new and systematic approach to...

"...The conversion career, defined as all episodes of participation in religious organizations during a person’s life, is a new and systematic approach to.... The conversion career, defined as all episodes of participation in religious organizations during a person’s life, is a new and systematic approach to conversion and disaffiliation as a dynamic process. It is a tool to analyze the interplay of factors between the individual actor, the religious organization, and the wider social and cultural ..."

Henri Gooren

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Retracing the contours of a bitter controversy over the meaning of sacred architecture that flared up among some of the leading lights of the Carolingian...

"...Retracing the contours of a bitter controversy over the meaning of sacred architecture that flared up among some of the leading lights of the Carolingian.... Retracing the contours of a bitter controversy over the meaning of sacred architecture that flared up among some of the leading lights of the Carolingian renaissance, Samuel Collins explores how ninth-century authors articulated the relationship of form to function and ideal to reality in the ecclesiastical architecture of the Carolingian ..."

Sam Collins

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No Longer the Same

Religious Others and the Liberation of Christian Theology

This volume offers an accessible yet theologically innovative exploration of a question that is key to Christianity’s relation with the post/modern world: what...

David R. Brockman

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Faith, Fallibility, and the Virtue of Anxiety

An Essay in Religion and Political Liberalism

The relationship between religion and liberal-democratic society has emerged as one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. Drawing together...

Derek Malone-France

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Decolonizing the Body of Christ

Theology and Theory after Empire?

As G. Spivak's Death of a Discipline documented the transformation of world literature, the new Postcolonialism and Religions series ushers in the rebirth of...

"...As G. Spivak's Death of a Discipline documented the transformation of world literature, the new Postcolonialism and Religions series ushers in the rebirth of.... As G. Spivak's Death of a Discipline documented the transformation of world literature, the new Postcolonialism and Religions series ushers in the rebirth of postcolonial studies! Decolonizing the Body of Christ: Theology and Theory After Empire?, the first in the series, offers a preview of the editors' priority for multireligious, in..."

By David Joy and Joseph Duggan

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Indigenous Black Theology

Toward an African-Centered Theology of the African-American Religious Experience

For black people in America, Christian formation historically has come at a steep price—alienation from, even shame for, their African past. This alienation is...

"...For black people in America, Christian formation historically has come at a steep price—alienation from, even shame for, their African past. This alienation is.... For black people in America, Christian formation historically has come at a steep price—alienation from, even shame for, their African past. This alienation is primarily rooted in the acceptance of two orthodox Christian doctrines: the doctrines of original sin and Jesus Christ as exclusive savior. This work is concerned with the way..."

Jawanza Eric Clark

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Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean

Contemporary Catholic Reflections

The Roman Catholic Bishops of the Caribbean, the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC), have over the past forty years written statements addressed to their...

By Anna Kasafi Perkins, Donald Chambers and Jacqueline Porter

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Whiteness and Morality

Pursuing Racial Justice Through Reparations and Sovereignty

What does it mean to "be white"? Harvey asks this question in order to consider how white U.S. Americans can fully participate in racial justice-making....

Jennifer Harvey

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Black Bodies and the Black Church

A Blues Slant

There is a problem in the black church. It is a problem with black bodies and a blues problem. This book addresses these problems head-on. It proclaims that as...

"...There is a problem in the black church. It is a problem with black bodies and a blues problem. This book addresses these problems head-on. It proclaims that as.... There is a problem in the black church. It is a problem with black bodies and a blues problem. This book addresses these problems head-on. It proclaims that as long as the black church cannot be a home for certain bodies, such as LGBT bodies, then it has forsaken its very black faith identity. The black church must find a way back to..."

Kelly Brown Douglas

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