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Featured in Religion 2012

Featured titles in this year’s 2012

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

November 17th – 20th

 

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There and Back Again

JRR Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." The prophetic words of Galadriel, addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlórien...

Mark Atherton

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Encounters with Islam

On Religion, Politics and Modernity

For many years Malise Ruthven has been at the forefront of discerning commentary on the Islamic world and its relations with the predominantly secularized and...

Malise Ruthven

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Christmas

A History

This book provides an original perspective on the West's most enduring social and cultural institution. The author covers all the vital themes contributing to...

"...This book provides an original perspective on the West's most enduring social and cultural institution. The author covers all the vital themes contributing to.... This book provides an original perspective on the West's most enduring social and cultural institution. The author covers all the vital themes contributing to the modern Christmas: its Anglo-German origins and the idea of the bourgeois Christmas expressing family virtues; the need for a touchstone with the past in an age of rapid expa..."

Mark Connelly

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Palgrave Macmillan

Religion, Politics, and the Earth

The New Materialism

This book takes its leave with the realization that Western-driven culture is quickly reaching the limits of global capitalism, and that this reality manifests...

By Clayton Crockett and Jeffrey W. Robbins

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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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Palgrave Macmillan

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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Palgrave Macmillan

Theology in the Age of Global AIDS & HIV

Complicity and Possibility

Today's shifting discourses regarding life and death are about theology, medicine, economics, and politics as much as they are about life and death. At the...

"...Today's shifting discourses regarding life and death are about theology, medicine, economics, and politics as much as they are about life and death. At the.... Today's shifting discourses regarding life and death are about theology, medicine, economics, and politics as much as they are about life and death. At the heart of one of these discourses is HIV & AIDS, a pandemic that allows for a slippery discussion about its origins and nature. Those who live in the borderland this pandemic creates a..."

Cassie J. E. H. Trentaz

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Pluto Press

The Islamic Utopia

The Illusion of Reform in Saudi Arabia

Will Saudi Arabia join the democratic wave in the Middle East? Despite being surrounded by states experiencing uprisings and revolutions, Saudi Arabia appears...

Andrew Hammond

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Pluto Press

The Islamophobia Industry

How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

The Islamophobia Industry reflects the rising tide of anti-Muslim feeling sweeping through the United States and Europe.  Lean takes us inside the minds of...

Nathan Lean Nathan Lean

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Manchester University Press

Catholic Police Officers in Northern Ireland

Voices out of Silence

This exciting new monograph aims to establish the historical and cultural reasons why there was only a participation rate of 7-8% by the Catholic population in...

"...This exciting new monograph aims to establish the historical and cultural reasons why there was only a participation rate of 7-8% by the Catholic population in.... This exciting new monograph aims to establish the historical and cultural reasons why there was only a participation rate of 7-8% by the Catholic population in policing Northern Ireland when the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) came into being in 2001, even though Catholics constituted 46% of the total population. It also ai..."

Mary Gethins

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