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  • Religion and Politics in Russia: A Readerby Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Russia is not only vast, it is also culturally diverse, the core of an empire that spanned Eurasia. In addition to the majority Russian Orthodox and various other Christian groups, the Russian Federation includes large communities of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and members of other religious groups, some with ancient historical roots. All are in a state... more...

  • Religion and Public Opinion in Britainby Ben Clements

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Based on extensive analysis of surveys from recent decades, this book provides a detailed study of the attitudes of religious groups in Britain. It looks at continuity and change in relation to party support, ideology, abortion, homosexuality and gay rights, foreign policy, and public opinion towards religion in public life. more...

  • The Britishby Terence Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Popular Religion in Russiaby Stella Rock

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia alongside Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie , is in fact an academic myth. Scholars, citing the medieval origins of the term, have often portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied by paganism, with 'double-believing' Christians consciously... more...

  • New Religions in Global Perspectiveby Peter B. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    Peter B. Clarke?s in-depth account explores the innovative character of new religious movements and new forms of spirituality from a global vantage point. Ranging from North America and Europe to Japan, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, it is the perfect introduction to NRMs such as Falun Gong, Aum Shirikyo, the Brahma Kumaris,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legendby Mike Dixon-Kennedy

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 65.00

    This volume offers a guide in English to the myths and legends of the Russian Empire and other Slavic countries and peoples. Extensive historical, geographical, and biographical background is included to enhance the reader's understanding. more...

  • Gods, Heroes, & Kingsby Christopher R. Fee; David A. Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    This book unearths the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths on which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled. more...

  • Yoruba in Diasporaby Hermione Harris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    The Nigerian diaspora is now world-wide, and when Yoruba travel, they take with them their religious organizations. As a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim church in London for over thirty years, anthropologist Hermione Harris explores a world of prayer, spirit possession, and divination through dreams and visions. more...

  • Sacred Storiesby Mark D. Steinberg; Heather J. Coleman

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Sacred Stories brings together the work of leading scholars writing on the history of religion and religiosity in late imperial Russia during the critical decades preceding the 1917 revolutions. Embodying new research and new methodologies, this book reshapes our understanding of the place of religion... more...

  • Modes of Faithby Theodore Ziolkowski

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    In the decades surrounding World War I, religious belief receded in the face of radical new ideas such as Marxism, modern science, Nietzschean philosophy, and critical theology. Modes of Faith addresses both this decline of religious belief and the new modes of secular faith that took religion?s place in the minds of many writers and poets.... more...