Sociology of Religion

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Hindu Mission, Christian Mission

Offers a new, interreligious approach to questions of mission and conversion, grounded in a close study of the Chinmaya Mission, Ramakrishna Mission and other movements associated with the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedānta.

Bedeviled

A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.

Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective

An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.

Sacred and Secular

Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.

Christianity and Politics in Tribal India

Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.

Faith, Hope, and Sustainability

A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably.

From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond

Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.

Words of Destiny

Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.

The Science of Satyug

The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.

Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart

Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.

Becoming an Ancestor

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Sacred Play

Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.

Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount

Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur

Edited by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'
Introduction by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'
Subjects: Area Studies

Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.

Islam at the Crossroads

Sheds light on one of the most important religious thinkers in the modern Muslim world.

Religion and Economics

New perspectives on the bond between religion and economics.

Religious and Social Ritual

Examines particular rituals (social and religious) as a special kind of cultural performance or interaction in a wide variety of traditions and locations.

Muslim Communities in North America

This book provides the first in-depth look at Muslim life and institutions forming in North America. It considers the range of Islamic life in North America with its different racial-ethnic and cultural ...

The Political Dimensions of Religion

This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics. It brings a varied sample of richly detailed comparative and case studies together with a set of analytical paradigms in an integrated ...

Living Banaras

By focusing on contemporary popular religious traditions, the book represents a substantial contribution to the study of modern religious practices in Banaras, holy city of India. This book offers in-depth, ...