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  • Religion and Popular Culture in Americaby Bruce David Forbes; Jeffrey H. Mahan

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    The connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine in The Da Vinci Code to Madonna's "Like a Prayer," and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this... more...

  • The Formation of Islamby Jonathan P. Berkey

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This 2005 book surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from 600?1800. more...

  • The Buddha: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Carrithers

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrineby Colin E. Gunton

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    These fourteen specially commissioned essays provide an exciting new introduction to the content of Christian theology. more...

  • Sacred and Secularby Pippa Norris; Ronald Inglehart

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Sacred and Secular examines the validity of the secularization thesis. more...

  • The Old Testament: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Coogan

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Eminent biblical scholar Michael Coogan offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. He provides a marvelous overview of one of the great pillars of Western religion and culture, a book whose significance has endured for thousands of years and which... more...

  • Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracyby Nader Hashemi

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Islam's relationship to liberal-democratic politics has emerged as one of the most pressing and contentious issues in international affairs. In Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy , Nader Hashemi challenges the widely held belief among social scientists that religious politics and liberal-democratic development are structurally incompatible. more...

  • Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamyby Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    A new collection of essays by the great traditionalist/perennialist Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. This collection has been edited by his son, Rama Coomaraswamy, who is well known for his writings on the Christian tradition. The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy contains 21 essays on topics reflecting the vast scope of Coomaraswamy's intellect, including those... more...

  • The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitorsby Karen Sullivan

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    There have been numerous studies in recent decades of the medieval inquisitions, most emphasizing larger social and political circumstances and neglecting the role of the inquisitors themselves. In this volume, Karen Sullivan sheds much-needed light on these individuals and reveals that they had choices?both the choice of whether to play a part in... more...

  • Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modernby Morwenna Ludlow

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    The fourth-century Christian thinker, Gregory of Nyssa, has been the subject of a huge variety of interpretations over the past fifty years. Morwenna Ludlow analyses these recent readings, and asks: What do they reveal about modern and postmodern interpretations of the Christian past? What do they say about the nature of Gregory's writing? more...