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- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99
In Travels in the Netherworld, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the delok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. These narratives enjoy audiences ranging from the most sophisticated monastic scholars to pious townsfolk,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 11.99
Ann Braude demonstrates the important role of women in American religious history. Although women have until recently been barred from public religious leadership, their support has sustained American religious organizations for centuries. Focusing on this crucial role, Braude examines the influence of women on religious history, and the influence... 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...
- Profile 2012; US$ 14.38
Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?' remains the most curious and most enduring of all metaphysical mysteries. Moving away from the narrower paths of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, the celebrated essayist Jim Holt now enters this fascinating debate with his broad, lively and deeply informed narrative that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00
Halal : Arabic, literally "permissible" or "lawful." Johan Fischer's illuminating study proves that in the modern world, halal is no longer an expression of esoteric forms of production, trade, and consumption, but part of a huge and expanding globalized market. Exploring contemporary forms of halal understanding and practice among Malay Muslims in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
This book offers an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. Drawing on insights from comparative politics, sociology, international relations and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between political Islam, nationalism, state and society, and globalization. An ideal teaching text, Global... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.99
Protestant-Catholic-Jew . . . . [It] spoke precisely to the mid-century condition and speaks in still applicable ways to the American condition and, at its best, the human condition." ?Martin E. Marty, from the Introduction "In Protestant-Catholic-Jew Will Herberg has written the most fascinating essay on the religious sociology of America... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 259.00
Lists more than 10,000 English-language publications, including books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies. This work contains sections on subjects such as Sikh gurus, Sikh philosophy, Sikh politics and Sikh religion. more...