Book Reviews Archive
Education Integration Challenges: the Case of Australian Muslims is a publication which compliments an earlier book by the same author Dr. Abe Ata entitled: Us and Them: Christian Muslim relations and cultural Harmony in Australia (David Lovell Publishing, 2010).
This new book additionally show results from a national survey which was conducted by the author for [...]
The Krio of West Africa – Islam, Culture, Creolization and Colonianism in the Nineteenth Century is a book by Gibril R. Cole. While presenting results from the first sustained historical research after the end of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war, it appeals to those with interested in the history of Islam in West Africa, the [...]
This book by Iren Ozgur is about the Imam-Hatip schools in the wider network of social, cultural and professional Islamic organizations that have expanded in Turkey over the last 40 years >>
This book examines the management of religion in Indonesia. It discusses how Christianity has developed in Indonesia, how the state, though Muslim in outlook and culture, is nevertheless formally secular, and how the principal Christian church, the Java Christian Church, has adapted its practices to fit local circumstances.
David Brigg’s review of Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America’s Landscape (OUP, 2012) by Christopher Scheitle and Roger Finke underscores the linkage between knowledge about each other’s religions and the lessening of prejudice, as well as the similarities and differences between faith communities in the USA.
One of the major issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is history. A long-awaited innovative historical treatment has been the dual histories — juxtaposed literally — in Side By Side: Parallel Histories of Israel and Palestine by Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-on, and Eyal Naveh of PRIME.
Charles C. Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, reviews the late philosopher Warren Nord’s book, Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities , published October 2010 by Oxford University Press.