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The changing world religion map : sacred places, identities, practices and politics

Author: Stanley D Brunn
Publisher: Dordrecht [etc.] : Springer, cop. 2015.
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The book presents a vast array of examples to illustrate the changes that have taken place and have led to a new world map of religions.Beginning with an introduction of the concept of the "changing  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley D Brunn
ISBN: 9789401793759 9401793751 9789401793766 940179376X
OCLC Number: 911573207
Description: 5 zv. (XLVII, 3926 str.) : ilustr.
Contents: VOLUME 1PART I: INTRODUCTION.- Chapter 1.1: The Changing World Religion Map: Status, Literature and Challenges; Stanley D. Brunn.- PART II: NATURE, ETHICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE.- Chapter 2.1: Nature, Culture and the Quest of the Sacred; Anne Buttimer.- Chapter 2.2: Church, Politics, Faceless Men and the Face of God in Early 21st Century Australia; Mary C. Tehan.- Chapter 2.3: The Island Mystic/que: Seeking Spiritual Connection in a Postmodern World; Laurie Brinklow.- Chapter 2.4: The Spatial Turn in Planetary Theologies: Ambiguity, Hope and Ethical Imposters; Whitney A. Bauman.- Chapter 2.5: The Age of the World Motion Picture: Cosmic Visions in the Post-Earthrise Era; Adrian Ivakhiv.- Chapter 2.6: Weber's Protestant Ethic Thesis and Ecological Modernization: The Continuing Influence of Calvin's Doctrine on 21st Century Debates over Capitalism, Nature and Sustainability; Ernest J. Yanarella.- Chapter 2.7: Exploring the Green Dimensions of Islam; Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz.- Chapter 2.8: Making Oneself at Home in Climate Change: Religion as a Skill of Creative Adaptation; Sigurd Bergmann.- Chapter 2.9: Scale-jumping and Climate Change in the Geography of Religion; Michael P. Ferber and Randolph Haluza-DeLay.- Chapter 2.10: All My Holy Mountain: Imaginations of Appalachia in Christian Responses to Mountaintop Removal Mining; Andrew R. H. Thompson.- Chapter 2.11: God, Nature and Society: Views of the Tragedies of Hurricane Katrina and the Asian Tsunami; Janel Curry.- Chapter 2.12: Japanese Buddhism and its Responses to Natural Disasters: Past and Present; Yukio Yotsumoto.- Chapter 2.13: Reshaping the Worldview: Case Studies of Faith Groups' Approaches to a New Australian Land Ethic; Justin Lawson, Kelly Miller and Geoff Wescott.- Chapter 2.14: "Let My People Grow." The Jewish Farming Movement: A Bottom-up Approach to Ecological and Social Sustainability; Rachel Berndtson and Martha Geores.- Chapter 2.15: Religious and Moral Hybridity of Vegetarian Activism at Farm Animal Sanctuaries; Timothy Joseph Fargo.- PART III: SACRED SPACES AND PLACES.- Chapter 3.1: Religions and Ideologies; Paul Claval.- Chapter 3.2: Sacred Space and Globalization; Alyson L. Greiner.- Chapter 3.3: Dark Green Religion: Advocating for the Sacredness of Nature in a Changing World; Joseph Witt.- Chapter 3.4: Reinventing Agency, Sacred Geography and Community Formation: The Case of Displaced Kashmiri Pandits in India; Devinder Singh.- Chapter 3.5: Symbiosis in Diversity: The Specific Character of Slovakia's Religious Landscape; Juraj Majo.- Chapter 3.6: Religion Inscribed in the Landscape: Sacred Sites, Local Deities and Natural Resource Use in the Himalayas; Elizabeth Allison.- Chapter 3.7: Suppression of Tibetan Religious Heritage; P. P. Karan.- Chapter 3.8: Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Landscapes and Rituals of Place Making; Edward Swenson.- Chapter 3.9: Sacred Caves of the World: Illuminating the Darkness; Leslie E. Sponsel.- Chapter 3.10: Space, Time and Heritage on a Japanese Sacred Site: The Religious Geography of Koyasan; Ian Astley.- Chapter 3.11: Greening the Goddess: Sacred Landscape, History and Legislation on the Camundi Hills of Mysore; Caleb Simmons.- Chapter 3.12: Pollution and the Renegotiation of River Goddess Worship and Water Use Practices among the Hindu Devotees of India's Ganges/Ganga River; Sya Buryn Kedzior.- Chapter 3.13: Privileged Places of Marian Piety in South America; David Pereyra.- Chapter 3.14: The Fleas in God's Coat: Protestant Monasteries in 20th Century Europe; Linda Pittman.- Chapter 3.15: Cemeteries as a Template of Religion, Non-religion and Culture; Daniel W. Gade.- Chapter 3.16: Visualizing the Dead: Contemporary Cemetery Landscapes; Donald J. Zeigler.- Chapter 3.17: Sacred, Separate Places: African American Cemeteries in the Jim Crow South; Carroll West.VOLUME 2PART IV: PILGRIMAGE LANDSCAPES AND TOURISM.- Chapter 4.1: Tourism and Religion: Spiritual Journeys and Their Consequences; Noga Collins-Kreiner and Geoffrey Wall.- Chapter 4.2: The Way of Saint James: A Contemporary Geographical Aanalysis; Ruben C. Lois-Gonzalez, Valeria Paul, Miguel Pazos-Oton, and Xose M. Santos Solla.- Chapter 4.3: Religious Contents of Popular Guidebooks: The Case of Catholic Cathedrals in South Central Europe; Anton Gosar and Miha Koderman.- Chapter 4.4: Sacred Crossroads: Landscape and Aesthetics in Contemporary Christian Pilgrimage; Veronica della Dora, Avril Maddrell and Alessandro Scafi.- Chapter 4.5: Just Like Magic: Activating Landscape of Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rural Tourism, Iceland; Katrin Anna Lund.- Chapter 4.6: Hindu Pilgrimages: The Contemporary Scene; Rana P. B. Singh and Martin J. Haigh.- Chapter 4.7: A World Religion from a Chosen Land: The Competing Identities of the Contemporary Morman Church; Airen Hall.- Chapter 4.8: Religious Nationalism and Christian Zionist Pilgrimages to Holy Landscapes; Tristan Sturm.- Chapter 4.9: Spaces of Rites and Locations of Risk: The Great Pilgrimage to Mecca; Sven Muller.- Chapter 4.10: Finding the Real America on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail: Landscapes and Meanings of a Contemporary Secular Pilgrimage; Thomas W. Crawford.- PART V: EDUCATION AND CHANGING WORLDVIEWS.- Chapter 5.1: Geographies of Faith in Education; Peter J. Hemming.- Chapter 5.2: Religion, Education and the State: Rescaling the Confessional Boundaries in Switzerland; Mallory Schneuwly Purdie and Andrea Rota.- Chapter 5.3: Missionary Schools for Children of Missionaries: Juxtaposing Mission Ideals with Children's Worldviews; John Benson.- Chapter 5.4: The Role of Place and Ideology in the Career Choices of Missionary Children Who Grew up in Tanzania; John Benson.- Chapter 5.5: Evangelical Short Term Missions: Dancing with the Elephant? Lisa La George.- Chapter 5.6: Creating Havens of Westernization in Nigerian Higher Education; Jamaine Abidogun.- Chapter 5.7: Religious Influence on Education and Development in 20th Century Tanzania; Orville Nyblade.- Chapter 5.8: Kansas Versus the Creationists: Religious Conflict and Scientific Controversy in America's Heartland; Alexander Thomas T. Smith.- Chapter 5.9: Religious and Territorial Identities in a Cosmopolitan City: Youth in Amsterdam; Virginie Mamadouh and Inge van der Welle.- Chapter 5.10: Religiosity in Slovakia after the Social Change in 1989; Rene Matlovic, Viera Vlckova and Kvetoslava Matlovicova.- Chapter 5.11: Milwaukee Catholicism Intersects with Deindustrialization and White Flight, 1950-1990; Steven M. Avella and Thomas Jablonsky.- Chapter 5.12: The View from Seminary: Using Library Holdings to Measure Christian Seminary Worldviews; Katherine Donohue.- Chapter 5.13: Intersections of Religion and Language Revitalization; Jenny L. Davis.- Chapter 5.14: Bible Translation: Decelerating the Process of Language Shift; Dave Brunn.- Chapter 5.15: Archaeology, the Bible and Modern Faith; John T. Fitzgerald.- PART VI: BUSINESS, FINANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LAW.- Chapter 6.1: Belief Without faith: The Effect of Business of Religion in Nigeria; Ibrahim Badamasi Lambu.- Chapter 6.2: Economic Development and Cultural Change in Islamic Context: The Malaysian Experience; Samuel Zalanga.- Chapter 6.3: Unveiling Islamic Finance: Economics, Practice and Outcomes; David Bassens.- Chapter 6.4: A Marriage of Convenience? Islamic Banking and Finance Meet Neoliberalization; Michael Samers.- Chapter 6.5: Pious Merchants as Missionaries and the Diffusion of Religions in Indonesia; Chad F. Emmett.- Chapter 6.6: Tithes, Offerings and Sugar Beets: The Economic Logistics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; J. Matthew Shumway.- Chapter 6.7: Entrepreneurial Spirituality and Community Outreach in African American Churches; James H. Johnson, Jr. and Lori Carter-Edwards.- Chapter 6.8: Environmental Governance, Property Rights and Judeo-Christian Tradition; Kathleen Braden.- Chapter 6.9: The Camel and the Eye of the Needle: Religion, Moral Exchange and Social Impacts; Lucas F. Johnston and Robert H. Wall.- Chapter 6.10: Law and Religion: The Peculiarities of the Italian Model: Emerging Issues and Controversies; Maria Cristina Ivaldi.VOLUME 3PART VII: GLOBALIZATION, DIASPORAS AND NEW FACED IN THE GLOBAL NORTH.- Chapter 7.1: Four Corners of the Diaspora: A Psychological Comparison of Jewish Continuity in Major Cities in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States; Michelle Gezentsvey Lamy.- Chapter 7.2: Global Dispersion of Jews: Determinants and Consequences; Sergio DellaPergola and Ira M. Sheskin.- Chapter 7.3: The Narration of Space: Diaspora Church as a Comfort Zone in the Resettlement Process for Post-communist Bulgarians in Toronto; Mariana Mastagar.- Chapter 7.4: Temples in Diaspora: From Moral Landscapes to Therapeutic Religiosity and the Construction of Consilience in Tamil Toronto; Mark Whitaker.- Chapter 7.5: Golden States of Mind: A Geography of California Consciousness; Erik Davis and Jonathan Taylor.- Chapter 7.6: Lived Experience of Religion: Hindu Americans in Southern California; Shampa Mazumdar and Sanjoy Mazumdar.- Chapter 7.7: Multiscalar Analysis of Religious Geography in the United States; Samuel Otterstrom.- Chapter 7.8: Bible Belt Membership Patterns, Correlates and Landscapes; Gerald R. Webster, Robert H. Watrel, J. Clark Archer, and Stanley D. Brunn.- Chapter 7.9: Transnationalism and the Soka Gakkai: Perspective and Representation Outside and Inside Japan; Alexandre Benod.- Chapter 7.10: The Place and Role of Alternative Forms of Religiousness in Contemporary Russia; Demyan Belyaev.- Chapter 7.11: The Cow and the Cross: South Asians in Russia and the Russian Christian Orthodox Church; Igor Kotin.- Chapter 7.12: Islam and Buddhism in the Changing Post-Soviet Religious Landscape; Edward C. Holland and Meagan Todd.- Chapter 7.13: Back to the Future: Popular Belief in Russia Today; Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby and Tatiana Filosofova.- Chapter 7.14: The Changing Religious Mosaic of Ukraine; Esther Long Ratajeski.- Chapter 7.15: An Exception in the Balkans: Albania's Multiconfessional Identity; Peter Jordan.- Chapter 7.16: Social and Spatial Visibility of Religion in Question: The Case of Pluricultural and Multiconfessional France; Lionel Obadia.- Chapter 7.17: "A Most Difficult Assignment": Mapping the Emergence of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ireland; David J. Butler.- Chapter 7.18: The Multifaith City in an Era of Post-secularism: The Complicated Geographies of Christians, Non-Christians and Non-faithful across Sydney, Australia; Kevin M. Dunn and Awais Piracha.- Chapter 7.19: Russian Rodnoverie: Revisiting Eastern and Western Paganisms; Kaarina Aitamurto.- Chapter 7.20: Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches in Montreal and Paris: Between Local Territories and Global Networks; Frederic Dejean.- Chapter 7.21: Towards a Catholic North America? Anne Goujon, Eric Caron Malenfant and Vegard Skirbekk.- Chapter 7.22: Changing Geographies of Immigration and Religion in the U.S. South; Patricia Ehrkamp, Caroline Nagel and Catherine Cottrell:.- Chapter 7.23: New Ecclesiologies and New Ecclesio-geographical Challenges: The Emergence of Post-ecclesiological Modernity; Grigorios D. Papathomas.- Chapter 7.24: Hinduism Meets the Global Order: The "Easternization" of the West; Ake Sander and Clemens Cavallin.- PART VIII: GLOBALIZATION, DIASPORAS AND NEW FACED IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH.- Chapter 8.1: The World's Fastest Growing Religion: Comparing Christian and Muslim Expansion in the Modern Era; Philip Jenkins.- Chapter 8.2: The Emerging Geography of Global Christianity: New Places, Faces and Perceptions; Robert Strauss.- Chapter 8.3: Deterritorialization in Havana: Is There an Alternative Based on the Santeria? Yasser Farres Delgado, Alberto Mataran Ruiz and Yulier Avello Pereiro.- Chapter 8.4: Calling a Trickster Deity a "Bad" Name in Order to Hang it? Deconstructing Indigenous African Epistemologies within Global Religious Maps of the Universe; Afe Adogame.- Chapter 8.5: Christianity in Africa: Pentecostalism and Sociocultural Change in the Context of Neo-liberal Globalization; Samuel Zalanga.- Chapter 8.6: Negotiating Everyday Islam After Socialism: A Study of the Kazakhs of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia; Namara Brede, Holly R. Barcus and Cynthia Werner.- Chapter 8.7: How the West was "One" (Hinduism and the Aquarian West); Martin Haigh.- Chapter 8.8: Hinduism and Globalization; Rana P. B. Singh and Mikael Aktor.- Chaper 8.9: The Diasporic Hindu Home Temple; Carolyn V. Prorok.- Chapter 8.10: Liberation Theology in Latin America: Dead or Alive? Thia Cooper.- Chapter 8.11: Africa's Liberation Theologies: An Historical-hermeneutical Analysis; Gerald West.- Chapter 8.12: Asian Liberation Theologies: An Eco-feminist Approach for a More Equitable and Justice Oriented World; Kathleen Nadeau.- Chapter 8.13: Cuba's Distinct Religious Traditions: Better Social Changes come oh sooo slowly; Jualynne Dodson.- Chapter 8.14: Global Networks and the Emergent Sites of Contemporary Evangelism; Jeff Garmany and Hannes Gerhardt.- Chapter 8.15: Legacy of a Minority Religion: Christians and Christianity in Contemporary Japan; Christina Ghanbarpour.- Chapter 8.16: The Chinese Church: A Post-denominational Reality? Chloe Starr.- Chapter 8.17: Protestant Christianity in China, Urban and Rural: Negotiating the State and Propagating the Faith; Teresa Zimmerman-Liu and Teresa Wright.- Chapter 8.18: Analysis of the Emergence of Missionary Territorial Strategies in a Mexican Urban Context; Renee de la Torre Castellanos and Cristina Gutierrez Zuniga.VOLUME 4PART IV: SECULARIZATION.- Chapter 9.1: Secularization and Transformation of Religion in Post-war Europe; Hans Knippenberg.- Chapter 9.2: Visualizing Secularization through Changes in Religious Stamp Issues in Three Catholic European Countries; Stanley D. Brunn.- Chapter 9.3: Demographic Forces Shaping the Religious Landscape of Vienna; Anne Goujon and Ramon Bauer.- Chapter 9.4: Secularization in Mexico City as a Constant, Current Paradigm; Armando Garcia Chiang.- Chapter 9.5: Secularization and Church Property: The Case of Czechia; Martina Hupkova, Tomas Havlicek and Daniel Reeves.- Chapter 9.6: Indian Secular Nationalism Versus Hindu Nationalism in the 2004 General Elections; Igor Kotin.- Chapter 9.7: Atheist Geographies and the Geographies of Atheism; Barney Warf.- Chapter 9.8: Representing the Unrepresentable: Towards a Strong Cultural Geography of Spirituality; Justin Wilford.- Chapter 9.9: Postsecular Stirrings? Geographies of Rapprochement and Crossover Narratives in the Contemporary City; Paul Cloke.- Chapter 9.10: Faith Islands in Hedonopolis: Ambivalent Adaptation in Las Vegas; Rex J. Rowley.- Chapter 9.11: Marketing Religion and Church Shopping: Does one Size fit All? Stanley D. Brunn, Wesley Jetton and Barbara Palmquist.- PART X: MEGACHURCHES AND ARCHITECTURE.- Chapter 10.1: Sacred Ambitions, Global Dreams: Inside the Korean Megachurch Phenomenon; Mike Begin and Caleb Kwang-Eun Shin.- Chapter 10.2: Megafaith for the Megacity: The Global Megachurch Phenomenon; Scott L. Thumma and Warren Bird.- Chapter 10.3: Houston Mosques: Space, Place and Religious Meaning; Akel Ismail Kahera and Bakama BakamaNume.- Chapter 10.4: Sacred Place-making: The Presence and Quality of Archetypal Design Principles in Sacred Place; Arsenio Rodrigues.- Chapter 10.5: Reinventing Muslim Space in Suburbia: The Salaam Centre in Harrow, North London; Claire Dwyer.- Chapter 10.6: Islam and Urbanism in Indonesia: The Mosque as Urban Identity in Javanese Cities; Hafid Setiadi.- Chapter 10.7: The Catholic Church and Neo-Gothic Architecture in Latin America: Scales for their Analysis; Martin M. Checa-Artasu.- Chapter 10.8: Changing Russian Orthodox Landscapes in Post-Soviet Moscow; Dmitrii Sidorov.- PART XI: CULTURE: MUSEUMS, DRAMA, FASHION, FOOD, MUSIC, SPORTS AND SCIENCE FICTION.- Chapter 11.1: The Nature Theatres of the Occult Revival: Performance and Modern Esoteric Religions; Edmund B. Lingan.- Chapter 11.2: Affect, Medievalism and Temporal Drag: Oberammergau's Passion Play Event; Jill Stevenson.- Chapter 11.3: Windows on the Eternal: Spirituality, Heritage and Interpretation in Faith Museums; Margaret Gold.- Chapter 11.4: The Creationist Tales: Understanding a Postmodern Museum Pilgrimage; Jeffrey Steller.- Chapter 11.5: The Religious Exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing: What it Tells Us and Does Not Tell Us; Shangyi Zhou and Stanley D. Brunn.- Chapter 11.6: Islam on the Catwalk: Marketing Veiling-fashion in Turkey; Banu Goekariksel and Anna J. Secor.- Chapter 11.7: Fashion, Shame and Pride: Constructing the Modest Fashion Industry in Three Faiths; Reina Lewis.- Chapter 11.8: Putting Christian Congregational Song on the Geographer's Map; Andrew M. McCoy and John D. Witvliet.- Chapter 11.9: Tracing the Migration of a Sacred/Secular Tune Across Tunebooks and its Traditions in Evangelical 19th Century America: "The Peacock" Variations; Nikos Pappas.- Chapter 11.10: Landscapes and Soundscapes: How Place shapes Christian Congregational Song; C. Michael Hawn.- Chapter 11.11: Streams of Song: The Landscape of Christian Spirituality in North America; C. Michael Hawn.- Chapter 11.12: Streams of Song: Developing a New Hymnal for the Presbyterian Church (USA); Beverly Howard.- Chapter 11.13: "Tune Your Hearts with One Accord": Compiling Celebrating Grace, a Hymnal for Baptists in English-speaking North America; David W. Music.- Chapter 11.14: The Musical Shape of Cultural Assimilation in the Religious Practice of Pennsylvania-Dutch Lutherans; Daniel Jay Grimminger.- Chapter 11.15: Understanding Churchscapes: Theology, Geography and Music of the Closed Brethren in Germany; Friedlind Riedel and Simon Runkel.- Chapter 11.16: The Bible, the Hymns and Identity: The Prophet Isaiah Shembe and the Hymns of his Nazareth Baptist Church; Nkosinathi Sithole.- Chapter 11.17: Music as Catechesis and Cultural Transformation in the East African Revival; Anna Swynford.- Chapter 11.18: Zen Buddhism and Music: Spiritual Shakuhachi Tours to Japan; Kiku Day.- Chapter 11.19: The Festival of World Sacred Music: Creating a Destination for Tourism, Spirituality, and the Other; Deborah Justice.- Chapter 11.20: More Than Meets the Ear: The Agency of Hindustani Music in the Lives and Careers of John Coltrane and George Harrison; Kevin Kehrberg.- Chapter 11.21: Eating, Drinking and Maintenance of Community: Jewish Dietary Laws and the Effects on Separateness; Stanley Waterman.- Chapter 11.22: The Shrines of Sport: Sacred Space and the World's Athletic Venues; Arthur Remillard.- Chapter 11.23: Religion's Future and the Future's Religions Through the Lens of Science Fiction; James F. McGrath.- PART XII: ORGANIZATIONS.- Chapter 12.1: Global Reach and Global Agenda: The World Council of Churches; Katharina Kunter.- Chapter 12.2: Religious Presence in the Context of the United Nations Organization: A Survey; Karsten Lehmann.- Chapter 12.3: Preparing Professional Interculturalists for Interfaith Collaboration; Naomi Ludeman Smith.- Chapter 12.4: Multifaith Responses to Global Risks; Anna Halafoff.- Chapter 12.5: Effecting Environmental Change: The Challenges of Transnational Environmental Faith-based Organizations; Deborah Lee and Lily Kong.- Chapter 12.6: Mapping Methodism: Migration, Diversity and Participatory Research in the Methodist Church in Britain; Lia Dong Shimada and Christopher Stephens.- Chapter 12.7: Territoriality and the Muslim Spiritual Boards of Post-Soviet Russia; Matthew A. Derrick.- Chapter 12.8: A Needs-based GIS Approach to Accessibility and Location Efficiency of Faith-based Social Programs; Jason E. VanHorn and Nathan A. Mosurinjohn.- Chapter 12.9: Welcome the Stranger or Seal the borders? Conflicting Religious Responses to Migrants; Thia Cooper.- Chapter 12.10: Evangelical Geopolitics: Practices of Worship, Justice and Peacemaking; Nick Megoran.- Chapter 12.11: From the Church of the Powerful to the Church of the Poor: Liberation Theology and Catholic Praxis in the Philippines; William Holden.- Chapter 12.12: Faith Based Organizations and International Responses to Forced Migration; Sarah Deardorff Miller.VOLUME 5PART XIII: IDENTITY, GENDER AND CULTURE.- Chapter 13.1: Islam and Assisted Reproduction in the Middle East: Comparing the Sunni Arab World, Shia Iran and Secular Turkey; Zeynep B. Gurtin, Marcia C. Inhorn and Soraya Tremayne.- Chapter 13.2: The Perpetration of Abuse in Intimate Relationships: Does Religion Make a Difference? Claire M. Renzetti, Amy Messer, C. Nathan DeWall, and Richard Pond.- Chapter 13.3: Chinese Hui Muslim Pilgrims - Back Home from Mecca: Negotiating Identity and Gender, Status and Afterlife; Maria Jaschok and Shui Jingjun.- Chapter 13.4: The Freedom of Wandering, the Protection of Settling in Place: Gendered Symbolizations of Space in the Practices of Hindu Renouncers in Rajasthan; Antoinette E. DeNapoli.- Chapter 13.5: Religious Identity and Gender on the Edges of the Nation: The Leh District of India's Jammu and Kashmir State; Sara Smith.- Chapter 13.6: Zooming-in on Terms and Spaces: Women's Perspectives and Cognitive Mapping in a West Bank Settlement; Hannah Mayne.- Chapter 13.7: The Geography of Jewish Intermarriage in Five U.S. Urban Areas; Bruce Phillips.- Chapter 13.8: The Transnational Debate over Homosexuality in the Anglican Communion; Robert M. Vanderbeck, Joanna Sadgrove, Gill Valentine, Johan Andersson and Kevin Ward.- Chapter 13.9: Religion and State in Marriage, Cohabitation and Civil Partnership: Examples, Typologies and Contestations from the United Kingdom; Paul G. Weller.- Chapter 13.10: Religion and Attitudes Towards Gay Rights in Northern Ireland: The God Gap Revisited; Bernadette C. Hayes and Lizanne Dowds.- Chapter 13.11: Moral Hazard: Governing Culture and the Localized Christian Right Gay Panic in Indiana; Christopher A. Airriess.- Chapter 13.12: Geographic Support for the Ordination of Same Sex Clergy by American Lutheran and Presbyterian Denominations; Bradley C. Rundquist and Stanley D. Brunn.- PART XIV: POLITICS, RECONCILIATION AND ADVOCACY.- Chapter 14.1: Are High Levels of Existential Security Conducive to Secularization? A Response to Our Critics; Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart.- Chapter 14.2: The Religious Context in Political Place-making; Herman van der Wusten.- Chapter 14.3: The Geography of Religious Freedom; Daniel McGowin and Gerald R. Webster.- Chapter 14.4: Geographies of Cosmic War: Comparing Secular and Religious Terrorism in Space and Time; Steven M. Radil and Colin Flint.- Chapter 14.5: A Content Analysis of Session-opening Prayers in the U.S. Congress; Fred M. Shelley.- Chapter 14.6: Political Pilgrimages: American Presidents and Religious Communities, 1933-2012; Kevin Coe, David Domke and Anthony Schmidt.- Chapter 14.7: Walking on the Razor's Edge: Religious Groups and the Arab 2011 Spring; Ghazi-Walid Falah and Laura J. Khoury.- Chapter 14.8: The Role of Religion in the Formation of a New State on the World Map: South Sudan; Rainer Rothfuss and Yakubu Joseph.- Chapter 14.9: Quaker Lobbying on Behalf of the New START Treaty in 2010: A Window into the World of the Friends Committee on National Legislation; Stephen W. Angell.- Chapter 14.10: Interpreting the Transforming Geographic Mosaic of Religion in America: The Impact of Congressional Representation and Increasing Political Polarization; Josiah R. Baker.- Chapter 14.11: Interfaith Advocacy Groups in American Politics; Katherine Knutson.- Chapter 14.12: The Election of a Lesbian Mayor in a Religiously Conservative City: The Case of Houston, Texas; Nancy Palmer Stockwell and Ira M. Sheskin.- Chapter 14.13: Moral Imperatives: Faith-based Approaches to Human Trafficking; Martha Bettis Gee and Ryan D. Smith.- Chapter 14.14: Violence, Tolerance and Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland; John D. Brewer and Francis Teeney.- Chapter 14.15: Religion, Space and Peace in Sri Lanka: Transforming Spaces of Freedom Threatened by Violence into Islands of Civility; Shirley Lal Wijesinghe.- Chapter 14.16: Religion and the Social Reconstruction of Memory Amid Violence in Bojaya, Choco (Colombia): Creating Transitional Justice from Below: Sandra Rios Oyola.- Chapter 14.17: From Nasser's Revolution to the Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood; Seif Da'Na.- PART XV: VIRTUAL WORLDS AND THE VISUAL MEDIA.- Chapter 15.1: A Breath of Narcissism: Hollywood as Proselytizer of Secular Religion; C. K. Robertson.- Chapter 15.2: Towards a Virtual Geography of Religion; Paul Emerson Teusner.- Chapter 15.3: The Creation of Secularist Space on the Internet; Christopher Smith and Richard Cimino.- Chapter 15.4: Technology and the Changing Geography of Religious Media; Thomas A. Wikle.- Chapter 15.5: Introducing the Study of Religion at The Open University: The Scope and Limitations of a Distance Learning Approach to the Study of Religions; Gwilym Beckerlegge.- Chapter 15.6: Facebook gets Religion: Fund-raising by Religious Organizations on Social Networks; Mark D. Johns.- Chapter 15.7: My (Second) Life's Mission: Landscapes of Virtual Reality Proselytization; Andrew Boulton.- Chapter 15.8: Christianity and Digital Media; Tim Hutchings.- Chapter 15.9: The People of the Nook: Jewish Use of the Internet; Ira Sheskin and Micah Liben.- Chapter 15.10: Mapping Japanese Religions on the Internet; Danilo Giambra and Erica Baffelli.- Chapter 15.11: Virtual Buddhism: Online Communities, Sacred Places and Objects; Louise Connelly.- Chapter 15.12: German-based Cyber-Da'wah 2.0: Back to the Roots with Forward Technology; Erik Munder.- Chapter 15.13: The "Almost" Territories of the Charismatic Christian Internet; Anna Rose Stewart.- Chapter 15.14: Christian-Atheist Billboard Wars in the United States; Daniel H. Olsen.
Responsibility: Stanley D. Brunn, editor ; Donna A. Gilbreath, assistant editor.


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