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Secularism and Identity
Secularism and Identity
Reza Gholami

Secularism and Identity

Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the UK, this book examines the ways in which a ...

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology
The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology
Edited by Joshua R. Farris and Charles Taliaferro

The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology

Philosophers and theologians address the relationship between body and soul and its implications for theological anthropology, interacting with cognitive science, biological evolution, psychology, and sociology. Reflecting these exciting new developments, The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology is a resource for philosophers and theologians, students and scholars, interested in the constructive, critical exploration of a theology ...

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Sacred Selves, Sacred Settings
Sacred Selves, Sacred Settings
Edited by Douglas J. Davies and Adam J. Powell

Sacred Selves, Sacred Settings

Reflecting Hans Mol

As a sociologist, Hans Mol significantly influenced the sociological study of religion by developing ideas of identity. This biography brings current social-religious topics to sharp focus as international scholars analyse, challenge, and apply Mol’s theoretical assertions. This biographical material supports the overall content by describing ...

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The Making of a Postsecular Society
The Making of a Postsecular Society
Massimo Rosati

The Making of a Postsecular Society

A Durkheimian Approach to Memory, Pluralism and Religion in Turkey

Based on a rigorous construction of theoretical categories and on a close scrutiny of the common challenges confronting Europe and its Turkish neighbour long considered ‘other’ with regard to the accommodation of religious difference, this book sheds light on the possibilities for Europe to find new ways of arranging the relationship between ...

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Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion
Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion
Edited by Andrew McKinnon and Marta Trzebiatowska

Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion

This book offers a variety of theoretical perspectives on the study of religion that bridge the gap between mainstream concerns of sociologists and the sociology of religion. Following an assessment of the current state of the field, the authors develop an emerging critical perspective within the sociology of religion with particular focus on the importance of historical background. Re-assessing the themes of aesthetics, listening and different degrees ...

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Religion Italian Style
Religion Italian Style
Franco Garelli

Religion Italian Style

Continuities and Changes in a Catholic Country

This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates ...

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The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora
The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora
Edited by Afe Adogame

The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora

Imagining the Religious ‘Other’

This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems ...

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Armenian Christianity Today
Armenian Christianity Today
Edited by Alexander Agadjanian

Armenian Christianity Today

Identity Politics and Popular Practice

Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars from a range of countries and disciplines explore current trends and everyday religiosity, particularly within the Armenian Apostolic ...

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