Book Reviews

Kitts, M. (ed.) (2018) Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide. New York: Oxford University Press. — 360 p.

Inclusion and Images of the Other

Review of: Robert E. Shore-Gross and Joseph N. Goh. (eds.) (2020) Unlocking Orthodoxies for Inclusive Theologies. London and New York: Routledge. — 281 p.

Crossing the Abyss: The Goddess Babalon, Queer Femininity, and Erotic Soteriology

Review of: Manon Hedenborg White. (2020) The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism. Oxford University Press. — 392 p.

Bergmann Sigurd & Mika Vähäkangas. (eds.) (2021). Contextual Theology: Skills and Practices of Liberating Faith. London & New York: Routledge. — 242 p.

From Revived Traditions to Modern Practices: The Religious Boom in Post-Secular Vietnam in an Anthropological Perspective

This article gives a review of two books examining the religious situation in “post-secular” Vietnam. The book of American anthropologist Shaun Malarney “Culture, Ritual, and Revolution in Vietnam” (2002) offers a research of the transformations of religious practices and morality caused by the 1945 communist revolution: the author shows the polyphony of understanding of morality and ritual in Vietnamese society. The edited volume “Religion, Place and Modernity: Spatial Articulation in Southeast Asia and East Asia” (Ed. by M. Dickhardt and A.

Helena Kupari and Elina Vuola (eds) (2020) Orthodox Christianity and Gender: Dynamics of Tradition, Culture and Lived Practice. London: Routledge. — 214 p.

Tsypylma Darieva, Florian Mühlfried, Kevin Tuite (eds) (2018) Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces. Religious Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus. Oxford, N.Y.: Berghahn Books. – 246 p.

Dmitry Uzlaner (2020) Postsekuliarnyi povorot. Kak myslit’ o religii v XXI veke [Postsecular Turn. How to Think about Religion in the 21st Century?]. M.: Izdatel’stvo Instituta Gaiidara. — 416 p.

Josephson-Storm, J. (2017) The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity and the Birth of Human Sciences. Chicago: Chicago University Press. — 400 p.

McGuinness, M. and Fisher, J.T. (eds) (2019) Roman Catholicism in the United States: A Thematic History. New York: Fordham University Press. — 335 p.