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- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00
Wherever and whenever they appear, new religious movements always produce conflict. Even as they attract members who enthusiastically embrace their innovative teachings, new religions often provoke strongly negative reactionsoften because they challenge established notions of proper religious action, belief, and morality. Opponents of new religious... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 39.95
The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics. Controversy over issues such as abortion is fueled by opposition in the Catholic Church and among conservative Protestants, candidates for the presidency are questioned about their religious beliefs, and the separation of church... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99
Ranking Faiths: Religious Stratification in America discusses how religion shapes access to power, privilege, and prestige in the U.S., both historically and today. Dispelling the idea that the U.S. was founded on the principle of religious equality for all, the authors show how religious inequalities developed, where they remain in society today,... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2004; US$ 34.99
With nine out of ten Canadians claiming a religious affiliation of some kind - Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Aboriginal, or one of dozens of other religions - faith has huge impact on our personal and social lives. In this book, Robert Choquette offers a comprehensive history of religion in Canada and examines the ongoing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
Afro-Eccentricity explores three overlapping stories of Black Religion: the soul, the black church, and ancestor narratives. Hart contends that these narratives dominate most accounts of Black Religion that, collectively, he calls the "Standard Narrative of Black Religion." more...
- Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00
Santerķa represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santerķa community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He traces... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 25.99
A sacred text to Ethiopian Christians and Jamaican Rastafarians, The Kebra Nagast tells of the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and their son Menyelik, who hid the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. This edition of the Ethiopian text is edited by Gerald Hausman, with an introduction by Ziggy Marley. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 54.95
Ecstatic Encounters takes its readers to the threshold of Candomblé temples in Bahia, Brazil, where - for many generations - members of this spirit-possession cult and curious outsiders have been meeting to marvel at each other's otherness. Having allowed himself to be baffled by Candomblé's mysteries and miracle productions, the... more...