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  • Islam's Quantum Question by Nidhal Guessoum
    Islam's Quantum Question (English, Paperback) Nidhal Guessoum

    In secular Europe the veracity of modern science is almost always taken for granted. This book states that evolutionary theory does not contradict core Muslim beliefs, but that many scholars, from Islam's golden age to the present, adopted a worldview that accepted evolution as a given.

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  • Secularism by Andrew Copson
    Secularism (English, Hardback) Andrew Copson

    Secularism, the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education, is an increasingly hot topic in global public, political, and religious debates. Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, discussing secular republics and the challenges they can face from resurgent religious identity politics.

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  • Inventing the Universe by Alister McGrath
    Inventing the Universe (English, Paperback) Alister McGrath

    From the author of the bestselling The Dawkins Delusion - an accessible account of the biggest questions around science and faith, grounded in the very best scholarship.

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  • The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere by Judith Butler
    The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (English, Paperback) Judith Butler, Jurgen Habermas

    The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive contemporary concern: what role doesor shouldreligion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her recent work concerning state violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the potential of religious perspectives for renewing cultural...

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  • Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe by James Renton
    Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe (English, Paperback) James Renton

    With case studies ranging from the Balkans to the UK, the contributors take the debate away from politicised polemics about whether or not Muslims are the new Jews. As well as a study of prejudice, this book also opens up a new area of inquiry: how Muslims, Jews, and others have responded to these historically connected racisms.

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  • Is Critique Secular? by Talal Asad
    Is Critique Secular? (English, Paperback) Talal Asad, Wendy Brown

    Four leading thinkers confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values.

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  • The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Cheese and the Worms (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Menocchio's 500-year-old challenge to authority remains evocative and vital today.

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  • The First Crusade by Peter Frankopan
    The First Crusade (English, Paperback) Peter Frankopan

    1 bestseller The Silk Roads: A New History of the WorldThe First Crusade is one of the best-known and most written-about events in history but in this new book Dr Peter Frankopan asks vital questions that have never been posed before.

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  • Faith in the Public Square by Dr. Rowan Williams
    Faith in the Public Square (English, Paperback) Dr. Rowan Williams

    Rowan Williams on critical contemporary issues in his final book as Archbishop of Canterbury.

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  • Mind and Cosmos by Thomas Nagel
    Mind and Cosmos (English, Hardback) Thomas Nagel

    The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary...

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  • Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed by Simon Oliver
    Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed (English, Paperback) Simon Oliver

    This addition to our popular Guides for the Perplexed series tackles a subject that is enjoying renewed debate: Christianity, along with Judaism and Islam, claims that the universe is not a brute fact. It is 'created'. But what do we mean by 'creation'? Do we mean that the universe is 'designed'? Is it the product of an evolutionary process? How are creatures related to God, and does God act...

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  • Grounding Religion by Whitney A. Bauman
    Grounding Religion (English, Paperback) Whitney A. Bauman

    Now in its second edition, Grounding Religion explores relationships between the environment and religious beliefs and practices. Established scholars introduce students to the ways in which religion shapes human?earth relations, surveying a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems....

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  • Imitating Christ in Magwi by Todd D. Whitmore
    Imitating Christ in Magwi (English, Paperback) Todd D. Whitmore

    Imitating Christ in Magwi: An Anthropological Theology achieves two things. First, focusing on indigenous Roman Catholics in northern Uganda and South Sudan, it is a detailed ethnography of how a community sustains hope in the midst of one of the most brutal wars in recent memory, that between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army. Whitmore finds that the belief that the...

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  • The Desert and the Sea by Michael Scott Moore
    The Desert and the Sea (English, Hardback) Michael Scott Moore

    Chronicles the author's three years of captivity by Somali pirates, offering an exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival in the process.

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  • A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire
    A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary (English, Paperback) Voltaire

    Voltaire's Pocket Philosophical Dictionary is a major work of the European Enlightenment. It consists of a series of short essays, arranged alphabetically, whose unifying thread is an attack on religious and political intolerance. Highly entertaining, its concern with intolerance and its consequences is still relevant today.

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  • Three Big Bangs by Holmes Rolston
    Three Big Bangs (English, Hardback) Holmes Rolston

    By dividing the creation of matter, energy, life, and mind into three big bangs, Holmes Rolston III brings into focus a history of the universe that respects both scientific discovery and the potential presence of an underlying intelligence. Matter-energy appears, initially in simpler forms but with a remarkable capacity for generating heavier elements. The size and expansion rate of the universe,...

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  • Faith of the Faithless by Simon Critchley
    Faith of the Faithless (English, Paperback) Simon Critchley

    Discusses how the secular age has been replaced by a new era of politcal action and metaphysical conflict.

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  • Cambridge Companions to Religion: The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics by Robin Gill
    Cambridge Companions to Religion: The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics (English, Paperback) Robin Gill

    Robin Gill brings together twenty essays to create an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to Christian ethics. This second edition boasts four entirely new chapters plus fully updated versions of those from the original book. The volume addresses the topical issues of war, the arms trade, social justice, economics and genetics.

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  • Resting on the Future by John F. Haught
    Resting on the Future (English, Paperback) John F. Haught

    Science has now demonstrated without a doubt that we live in an ?unfinished universe.? Discoveries in geology, biology, cosmology and other fields of scientific inquiry have shown that the cosmos has a narrative character and that the story is far from over. The sense of a universe that is still coming into being provides a fertile new framework for thinking about the relationship of faith to...

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  • Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics: The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism by Kenneth D. Wald
    Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics: The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism (English, Paperback) Kenneth D. Wald

    American Jews have built a political culture based on the principle of equal citizenship in a secular state. This book examines how this worldview developed and how it has influenced American Jews' political behavior since the founding. It offers insights for readers interested in history, law, politics, religion, and Judaism.

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