Shaping debate on religion in public life.

Temple Tracts

Temple Tracts is a series of short and accessible e-books presenting engaging analysis on key debates in religion and public life.

Click here to buy Religion and Sexual Minorities: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Muslims by Shanon Shah

What role does religion play in modern British society? Which are the key debates in religion and public life? Temple Tracts are short, accessible e-books that offer engaging analysis, case studies and discussions on current issues in religion and society.

Bringing together the expertise and research of William Temple Foundation staff, Associate Research Fellows and trustees, this collection of downloadable books offers fresh and innovative perspectives on enduring issues about the role of religion in public life.

OUT NOW! Download Volume 1 here >>

Following the success of the six book collection Temple Tracts Volume 1, in 2016 we present five exciting new titles. In the first book in the second volume, ’21st Century Religion: Violent Extremism to Civil Society?’ Chris Baker and John Reader explore contrasting expressions of contemporary religion including violent extremism and the impulse to build a stronger civil society. The second title, written by very special guest Professor Craig Calhoun challenges readers to reimagine a collective future through our shared public life. Published in June, Eve Poole guides the reader through a personal audit in ‘Ethical Consumerism’. In the fourth release, Greg Smith asks, ‘What on earth is religion?’ Ending the series, Shanon Shah reflects on the experiences of LGBT Muslims.



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Volume 2

21st Century Religion: Violent Extremism to Civil Society?
by Chris Baker and John Reader (Out now)

Religion, Government and the Public Good
by Craig Calhoun (Out now)

Ethical Consumerism
by Eve Poole (Out now)

The Seven Pillars of Religion in the Public Sphere (Out now)
by Greg Smith

Religion and Sexual Minorities: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Muslims (Out now)
by Shanon Shah