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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 17.99
The Story of the Transformation of Jesus from Divinity to Celebrity The United States (it is often pointed out) is one of the most religious countries on earth, and most Americans belong to one Christian church or another. But as Stephen Prothero argues in American Jesus , many of the most interesting appraisals of Jesus have emerged outside... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 19.99
Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as ?one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time? takes on his biggest subject yet?the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell?s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris?s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith ,... more...
- Transworld 2009; US$ 12.83
Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species , shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.49
Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief , she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org?the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Jon Krakauer?s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 29.95
An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda?s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists?both famous and less well known?and years... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
Why can?t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00
As a religious phenomenon, the realm of ghosts has been less studied than the realm of the divine. This work examines the received concepts and images of ghosts in various religious cultures ranging from the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the Old Testament, the Classical Era, Early medieval and Early Modern Europe, Early India, and Medieval China. more...