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  • Approaching the EndApproaching the End
    Stanley Hauerwas

    In this book Stanley Hauerwas explores the significance of eschatological reflection for helping the church negotiate the contemporary world.

  • Nahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power Within Islam and Politics in IndonesiaNahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power Within Islam and Politics in Indonesia
    Robin Bush

    This book explores the political and ideological motivations behind the formation of the Nahdlatul Ulama-affiliated political party, and Abdurrahman Wahid's rise to the Presidency of Indonesia after having led NU for 15 years away from …

  • Radical Islam and the Revival of Medieval TheologyRadical Islam and the Revival of Medieval Theology
    Daniel Lav

    With a scope that bridges the gap between the study of classical Islam and the modern Middle East, this book uncovers a profound theological dimension in contemporary Islamic radicalism and explores the continued relevance of medieval …

    Stephen L. Carter

  • Cosmo LangCosmo Lang
    Robert Beaken, Foreword by Rowan Williams

    In this book, Robert Beaken provides a new perspective on Lang, including his considerable relationship with the Royal Family.

  • Ireland and the VaticanIreland and the Vatican
    Dermot Keogh

    A comprehensive examination of the complex triangular relationship between the Irish government, the bishops and the Holy See from the origins of the Irish State in 1922 to the end of the de Valera government.

  • Confessional CinemaConfessional Cinema
    Jorge Perez

    In Confessional Cinema, Jorge Pérez analyzes how cinema engaged the shifting role of religion during the last fifteen years of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship.

  • Awaiting the King Cultural LiturgiesAwaiting the King (Cultural Liturgies)
    James K. A. Smith

    This book offers a well-rounded public theology as an alternative to contemporary debates about politics.

  • Varieties of Religion TodayVarieties of Religion Today
    Charles Taylor

    Lucid, readable, and dense with ideas that promise to transform current debates about religion and secularism, Varieties of Religion Today is much more than a revisiting of James's classic.

  • Tolerance Democracy and Sufis in SenegalTolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal
    Mamadou Diouf

    This collection critically examines "tolerance," "secularism," and respect for religious "diversity" within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods.

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