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  • The World Turned Upside Downby Melanie Phillips

    Encounter Books 2011; US$ 18.99

    In what we tell ourselves is an age of reason, we are behaving increasingly irrationally. An astonishing number of people subscribe to celebrity endorsed cults, Mayan armageddon prophecies, scientism, and other varieties of new age, anti-enlightenment philosophies. Millions more advance popular conspiracy theories: AIDS was created in a CIA laboratory,... more...

  • Queer Religion [2 volumes]by Donald Boisvert; Jay Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 121.00

    Queer Religion provides a systematic and detailed overview of the challenges and issues that the intersections of religion, same-sex desire, and gender variance have generated, both now and in the past. It focuses upon the development of these areas of overlap through three distinct historical periods: modern religious history, LGBT liberation movements,... more...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justiceby Michael D. Palmer; Stanley M. Burgess

    Wiley 2012; US$ 227.00 US$ 196.73

    The Wiley - Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions , exploring viewpoints... more...

  • Religious Inventionsby Max Charlesworth

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book argues for the diversity of religions and the human element in the development of religion. more...

  • How to be a Good Atheistby Nick Harding

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Join the fastest growing minority there is and become an atheist. Fed up of religion telling you it has all the answers when it doesn't? Tired of hearing about divine mysteries when there aren't any? Irritated by the pious evangelistas telling you you're going to hell when you're obviously not? Exhausted by creationistsfor simply being creationists?... more...

  • How to Meditateby Jyotish Novak

    Crystal Clarity Publishers 2009; US$ 10.99

    As Yogananda explains the operation of karma, death, and reincarnation, he also shares the deeper purpose of existence for every soul. Understanding these truths can bring clarity, confidence, and inspiration into your life. more...

  • Religion in Americaby Denis Lacorne; Tony Judt; George Holoch

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    America is unique in that its political institutions preceded the development of a national identity. The American Revolution and drafting of the constitution did not deepen a preexisting national self. Rather, it created a new political framework to which the "walls" of culture, particularly references to a distant past, were later added. Revisiting... more...

  • Saved and Sanctifiedby Deidre Helen Crumbley

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    During the early twentieth century, millions of southern blacks moved north to escape the violent racism of the Jim Crow South and to find employment in urban centers. They transplanted not only themselves but also their culture; in the midst of this tumultuous demographic transition emerged a new social institution, the storefront sanctified church.... more...

  • Die Vermittlung geistlicher Inhalte im deutschen Mittelalterby Timothy R. Jackson; Nigel F. Palmer; Almut Suerbaum

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 154.00

    This volume is the fruit of a symposium held in Roscrea (Ireland) in 1994 and concentrates on literature in praise of the Virgin Mary, chronicles, manuscripts, illustration and editing procedures. Also dealt with are Yiddish Bible translations, religious plays and various literary forms of veneration of the saints. The authors referred... more...

  • Schrift - Macht - Heiligkeitby Karl Bertau; Sonja Glauch

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 210.00

    The use of an alphabetic script links the Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures in the Middle Ages. There have always been intensive interrelationships between the religions of these cultures, inter alia through translations of important (sacred) texts. Cultural transmissions such as these also involved conflicts of translation, as... more...