Category Archives: Religion

When Religion Meets New Media

When Religion Meets New Media by Heidi Campbell looks at the relationship between religion and new media technologies. Issues examined in this book include Christian e-vangelism movement, Muslims and computers, and the Jewish kosher cell phone. Also included is an … Continue reading

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Webster University & Eden Theological Seminary Close Deal

Here is the official press release regarding the closure of Luhr Library at Eden Theological Seminary and the transfer of their collection to Webster University Library: http://www.webster.edu/news/releases/edenseminarypartnership_101113.shtml

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Apocalypse

Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity by John R. Hall takes a look at social theory and history behind apocalyptic movements and how it intersects with religion and philosophy. By examining the concept of apocalypse from the ancient … Continue reading

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Details on Future Webster-Eden Library Collaboration

As announced earlier, with the planned new use of the Luhr Library as a science building, the joint Webster-Eden Library System is entering a new phase in its 40+ year history.  You may be wondering what this will mean for … Continue reading

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Christian Approaches to Other Faiths

The two-volume work, Christian Approaches to Other Faiths by Alan Race and Paul Hedges, examines different approaches to theology and religion and how Christians respond to other faiths. After each essay is a bibliography for further reading and research.

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Statistics on Religion in America Report

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has released the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. According to Pew’s website this survey “details statistics on religion in America and explores the shifts taking place in the U.S. religious landscape. Based on interviews … Continue reading

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Heroic Wives

Heroic Wives: Rituals, Stories, and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood by M. Whitney Kelting looks at the role of Jain wives in South Asia. By using oral tellings,  narratives and songs, Kelting explores how Jain women create ideal marriages and … Continue reading

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The Edge of Vision

The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography by Lyle Rexer takes a look at how abstraction has influenced and affected photography. This work includes full-color photographs, interviews with photographers, and a brief bibliography for further reading and … Continue reading

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Association of Religion Data Archives

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) hosted at Pennsylvania State University, is an online archive of qualitative and quantitative data on religion research. The data includes statistics about churches, membership, individuals, congregations, and denominations. The site also contains a list of … Continue reading

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Inside the Gender Jihad

Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam by Amina Wadud takes a look at how women fight for justice and equality in the Islamic community. Topics in this book include motherhood and family, leadership, education, the Qur’an and more.

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