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Publication: Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts (Fabrizio Ferrari)

charming_beauties_and_frightful_beasts_non_human_animals_in_soProfessor Fabrizio M. Ferrari (University of Chester) and Professor Thomas Dähnhardt (University of Venice) are the editors of Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts: Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore (Equinox, 2013). The study of non-human animals as other-than-human persons (including animal-spirits and divine animals) has marked a significant shift in the ethics and politics of the academic study of religion. Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts investigates Continue reading


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Publication: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Elaine Graham)

Cover Image for Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceBetween a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age

This book begins with sociological theories of secularization and the ‘post-secular’, and proceeds, via public theology, to Christian apologetics. My concern is to respond to social and cultural trends in the West which suggest that religion, far from becoming marginal to society, is returning to public prominence as a significant factor in global politics and civil society. Tony Blair’s recent comment that ‘religious extremism’ will Continue reading