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Sacred Mobilities
Sacred Mobilities
Edited by Avril Maddrell, Alan Terry and Tim Gale

Sacred Mobilities

Journeys of Belief and Belonging

This collection draws on the Mobilities approach to look afresh at notions of the sacred where they intersect with people, objects and other things on the move. Consideration of a wide range of spiritual meanings and practices also sheds light on the motivations and experiences associated with particular mobilities. Drawing on rich, situated ...

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Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities
Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities
Edited by Stephen Hunt

Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities

Critical Essays

This compiled and edited collection provides perspectives from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields on the debates around LGBTQ sexualities and religion/spirituality. The essays draw attention to aspects of religiosity that shape the lived experiences of LGBTQ people, represent the search of sexual minorities for spiritual ‘safe spaces’ ...

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Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Edited by Stefan Gröschl and Regine Bendl

Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Examples from Around the World

Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace presents essays, conceptual papers, empirical studies and case studies about how religious diversity and spirituality are managed in the workplace. The different contributions discuss policies and practices of firms addressing the religious and spiritual beliefs of their employees, how implicit ...

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Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred
Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred
Edited by Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann and Bronislaw Szerszynski

Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred

Transdisciplinary Perspectives

How do the powerful driving forces of religion and technology interact in the way that humans act towards and within the natural world? Deane-Drummond, Bergmann and Szerszynski are concerned with understanding the complex relation between technology and religious belief in their intersections with the natural world. Working from both theoretical ...

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A Philosophy of Christian Materialism
A Philosophy of Christian Materialism
Christopher Baker, Thomas A. James, John Reader

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism

Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good

Baker, James and Reader offer new religious engagement with the public sphere via means of interdisciplinary analysis and empirical examples, developing what we call a Relational Christian Realism building upon interaction with contemporary Philosophy of Religion. This book represents an exciting contribution to philosophy and practice of ...

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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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