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Book Announcement: Migration and Religion (2 volumes)

Book announcement:  Migration and Religion (2 volumes)

Edited by James A. Beckford

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, 1,424 pp.

ISBN: 978 1 78347 257 4 (hardback)

The complex and changing relationship between religion and migration is central to many urgent questions about diversity, inequality and pluralism. This wide-ranging collection of 66 articles explores these questions in different periods of history, regions of the world and traditions of faith. There is a particular emphasis on how religions inspire, manage and benefit from migration as well as how the experience of migration affects religious beliefs, identities and practices. These volumes examine the interface between religion and migration at levels of analysis ranging from the local to the global, and from the individual to the faith community.

With an original introduction by the editor, this collection of papers will serve as an excellent reference source for scholars, practitioners and academics working in the field of migration and religion.