The Transition of Religion to Culture in Law and Public Discourse
by Lori Beaman
This book explores the recent trend toward the transformation of religious symbols and practices into culture in Western democracies. Analyses of three legal cases involving religion in the public sphere are used to illuminate this trend: a municipal council chamber; a town hall; and town board meetings. Each case involves a different national context—Canada, France and the United States—and each illustrates something interesting about the shape-shifting nature of religion, specifically its flex...
The ISIS Apocalypse
by William McCants
The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq, subjugating millions, enslaving women, beheading captives, and daring anyone to stop them. Thousands more have spread terror beyond the Middle East under the Islamic State's black flag. How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more apocalyptic, and more de...
Head and Heart
by Garry Wills
Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What the Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017. Gary Wills has won significant acclaim for his bestselling works of religion and history. Here, for the first time, he combines both disciplines in a sweeping examination of Christianity in America throughout the last 400 years. Wills argues that the struggle now, as throughout our nation's history, is between the head and the heart, reason and emotion, enlightenment and Evangelism. A landmark volume for anyone i...
Political and Legal Status of Apostles in Islam
by Maryam Namazie, Nuala Mahmoud, and Atoosa Khatiri
Vom politischen Anreiz zur liberalen UEberzeugung (Religiose Kulturen Im Europa Der Neuzeit, #19)
by Fabian Poetke
Wahrend Religionsgemeinschaften haufig zugeschrieben wird, inharent demokratieaffin oder demokratiefeindlich zu sein, stehen sie tatsachlich in einer komplexen wechselseitigen Beziehung zu ihrer Gesellschaft. Ob eine religioese Gemeinschaft ein liberaldemokratisches politisches System bejaht, wird entscheidend von der Erfahrung religioeser Freiheit in diesem System abhangen. Religionspolitik kann hier ansetzen und durch die kooperative Einbindung der Religionsgemeinschaften Anreizstrukturen scha...
Strange New World Video Study
by Carl R. Trueman
In the Strange New World Video Study, Trueman walks through each of the book's 9 chapters in 10-12 minute sessions, summarizing key points and giving biblical application of the key themes.
Islam and Turks in Belgium (New Directions in Islam)
by Mehmet Orhan
Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present
by Professor Mark A Noll
What We're Scared Of
by Keren David
Evie and Lottie are twin sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Evie's sharp and funny. Lottie's a day-dreamer. Evie's the fighter, Lottie's the peace-maker. What they do have in common is their Jewishness - even though the family isn't religious. When their mother gets a high-profile job and is targeted by antisemitic trolls on social media, the girls brush it off at first - but then the threats start getting uglier....
Undoing Babel (Toronto Anglo-Saxon)
by Tristan Major
The Tower of Babel narrative is one of the most memorable accounts of the Bible, and its interpretative potential has produced a vast array of literary adaptations. Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel narrative amongst Anglo-Saxon authors from late antiquity to the eleventh century. Tristan Major's illuminating and original insight into Anglo-Latin and Old English works, including the writings of Aldhelm, Bede, Alcuin, Aelfric, and Wulfstan, reveals t...