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This book offers a new account for the emergence of the Hare Krishna movement from the perspective of cognitive science of religion. It focuses especially on the charisma of its founder guru, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (1896-1997) through the writings of his disciples.
Through oral history research in Congo this book studies the reconfiguration of Christian identity during migration. It examines the intersection of contemporary influences upon group expressions of identity. It demonstrates how religious affiliation aids a sense of belonging.
Edited by Stephan Palmié
Until recently, African Americanist scholarship has been dominated by programmatic searches for African origins. This book aims to transcend this research agenda by exploring the ritual and discursive production and reproduction of conceptions of Africa and Africanity in the Americas.
Edited by Lori G. Beaman and Peter Beyer
Multiculturalism, diversity and globalization have become important conceptual identity markers in Canadian society. This book explores the intersections of diversity, foregrounding religion as the primary focus of analysis. While situated in the Canadian context, the analyses have global relevance.
Edited by Paul David Numrich
The first multi-author collection of social scientific scholarship on North American Buddhists, this volume examines the current state of research and key aspects of Buddhist life and experience in social context. Case studies feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, ...
Edited by Judit Bokser Liwerant, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yossi Gorny, and Raanan Rein
This volume offers a multidimensional and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary Jewish identities amidst globalization processes, with special emphasis on Latin American socio-political, communal, and cultural milieu. Stretching from political science to sociology, from art to cultural ...
Edited by Alexandra Heidle and Jan A.M. Snoek
This volume concentrates on two aspects of the participation of women in Freemasonry: Women’s agency (i.e. the power women gained and exercised in this context) and rituals (i.e. the role of man and women in changing and shaping the rituals women work with).
Edited by Sean McCloud and William A. Mirola
Drawing on a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, this book compiles fresh data to revitalize a long overdue discussion about how class matters in the study of religion by examining the many ways class interacts with the theologies, practices, beliefs, and affiliations that ...
Editor in Chief: Heinz Streib, Universität Bielefeld Co-Editors: James Day, Université catholique de Louvain, Michael Nielsen, Georgia Southern University, and Wade C. Rowatt, Baylor University.
The peer-reviewed, international Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv für Religionspsychologie is the oldest periodical in the psychology of religion. It is open to all scientific methodologies, quantitative and qualitative.
Edited by Heinz Streib, Astrid Dinter, Kerstin Söderblom
This volume presents empirical studies, exegetical and historical investigations, contributions on practical theology and religious education gravitating around the concept of ‘lived religion,’ which suggests fresh attention to the body, perception, experience, everyday life, and biography.
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