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  • Becoming The Enchanterby Lyn Webster Wilde

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 16.23

    After the death of her fianc-, Lyn Webster Wilde sought refuge in alcohol, meaningless affairs and her high-powered job as a film-maker. But a chance encounter changed her life and, after fulfilling a series of tests, she was cautiously welcomed into a secret fraternity. She discovered that her new companions were the guardians of an ancient tradition... more...

  • The Emergence of the Science of Religion in the Netherlandsby Arie L. Molendijk

    BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00

    This book explores the emergence of the science of religion in the Netherlands in the second half of the nineteenth century. The emphasis is on processes of institutionalization, professionalization, and internationalization on the one hand, and on contemporary discussions about method and conceptualization on the other. more...

  • Religious Diversity in Late Antiquityby David Gwynn; Susanne Bangert

    BRILL 2010; US$ 246.00

    This new volume in the well-established Late Antique Archaeology series draws together recent research by archaeologists and historians to shed new light on the religious world of Late Antiquity. A detailed bibliographic essay provides an overview of relevant literature, while individual articles explore the diversity of late antique religion. Rabbinic... more...

  • From Civil to Political Religionby Marcela Cristi

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Prompted by the shattering of the bonds between religion and the political order brought about by the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau devised a "new" religion (civil religion) to be used by the state as a way of enforcing civic unity. Emile Durkheim, by contrast, conceived civil religion to be a spontaneous phenomenon arising from society itself... more...

  • Claiming Sacred Groundby Adrian J. Ivakhiv

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    Claiming Sacred Ground Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona Adrian J. Ivakhiv A study of people and politics at two New Age spiritual sites. In this richly textured account, Adrian Ivakhiv focuses on the activities of pilgrim-migrants to Glastonbury, England and Sedona,... more...

  • Popular Religion in Russiaby Stella Rock

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    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. more...

  • The Britishby Terence Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    A source book for the study of religions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries challenging the view that Britain is and has been a predominantly single religion country. This pluralism is shown to apply within Christianity as well as outside. more...

  • New Religions in Global Perspectiveby Peter B. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    Exploring countries such as North America, Japan and the Caribbean, this fresh in-depth account examines the cultural significance and global impact of new religious movements. It is the most accessible and wide-ranging guide to new religions today. more...

  • Yoruba in Diasporaby Hermione Harris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    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...