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- NYU Press 2009; US$ 75.00
So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and marijuana, Rastafarians were persecuted in their country, becoming a people seeking social justice. Yet new adherents continued to convert to Rastafari despite... more...
- NYU Press 2010; US$ 79.00
By the twentieth century, science had become so important that religious traditions had to respond to it. Emerging religions, still led by a living founder to guide them, responded with a clarity and focus that illuminates other larger, more established religions’ understandings of science. The Hare Krishnas, the Unification Church, and Heaven’s... more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 79.00
While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
At the close of the twentieth century the United States was, by all accounts, among the most religious of modern Western nations. Pillars of Faith describes the diversity of tradition and the commonality of organizational strategy that characterize the more than 300,000 congregations in the United States, arguing that they provide the social bonds,... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 110.00
American society is culturally diverse, with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for their intrinsic interest and because they illustrate a variety of sociological concepts. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 19.99
This work gives an account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history. Contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s. Most of the images and stereotypes surrounding religious fringe movements can be traced to the 19th century. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99
In the RELIGION IN AMERICA series this book addresses the organizational aspects of religion. Topics covered include the historical sources and patterns of US religious institutions, contemporary patterns of denominational authority and the interface between religious and secular institutions. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 34.99
This text shows how the development of religious pluralism has radically transformed the "spiritual economy" of Latin America. In order to thrive in this new religious economy, says Chesnut, Latin American spiritual "firms" must develop an attractive product and know how to market. more...
- Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 34.95
New nontraditional religious movements are the most likely groups to offend mainstream culture and the least likely to have representatives in government to ensure that their liberty is protected. These new religious movements are sometimes ostracized and subject to various forms of discrimination. As America becomes increasingly pluralistic, with... more...