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  • 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...

  • Researching New Religious Movementsby Elisabeth Arweck

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond... more...

  • Modern Religious Cults and Movementsby Gaius Glenn Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1924, this title explores the schools of religious thought and practice that sprung up towards the end of the nineteenth century and at the start of the twentieth: sects, mystics and spiritualists, theological sciences and scientific theologies, personal philosophies, and a huge range of new trajectories of thought within the established... more...

  • Queen of the Nightby Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha

    Red Wheel Weiser 2004; US$ 24.95

    Queen of the Night helps readers understand the role and power of the moon in the ancient religions, folklore, and mythology of Ireland and the British isles and then discover how to tap that power in their daily lives. Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Celtic Wisdomby Carl McColman

    DK Publishing 2003; US$ 18.95

    A comprehensive look at Irish, Scottish, Welsh and continental Celtic traditions, both Pagan and Christian , this guide includes the Celtic approach to shamanism, fairies, Wicca, neopaganism, magic and Druidism. It draws a map for today's Celtic quest, with the way of the pilgrim, honor of one's ancestors and the language and culture. Exploring the... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 26.99

    The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the... more...

  • Druidsby Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Who were the Druids? What do we know about them? Do they still exist today? The Druids first came into focus in Western Europe - Gaul, Britain, and Ireland - in the second century BC. They are a popular subject; they have been known and discussed for over 2,000 years and few figures flit so elusively through history. They are enigmatic and puzzling,... more...