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  • Religion and Politics in Americaby Robert Booth Fowler; Allen D. Hertzke; Laura R. Olson; Kevin R. Den Dulk

    Westview Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    A lively and accessible exploration of the historical, cultural, and legal contexts that underlie religious political engagement in the United States more...

  • Conjure in African American Societyby Jeffrey E. Anderson

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    From black sorcerers' client-based practices in the antebellum South to the postmodern revival of hoodoo and its tandem spiritual supply stores, the supernatural has long been a key component of the African American experience. What began as a mixture of African, European, and Native American influences within slave communities finds expression today... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politicsby Jeffrey D. Schultz; John G. West; Iain Maclean

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 195.00

    Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims... more...

  • Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communitiesby Marc Petrowsky; William W. Zellner

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 31.95

    American society is culturally diverse with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults, and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for their intrinsic interest and because they illustrate a variety of sociological concepts. The groups included in this study are: Heaven's Gate, Jesus People... more...

  • Science and Religionby Thomas Dixon; Geoffrey Cantor; Stephen Pumfrey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Leading historians explore the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science, and challenge the famous 'conflict thesis'. more...

  • The New Religious Movements Experience in Americaby Eugene V. Gallagher

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    Wherever and whenever they appear, new religious movements always produce conflict. Even as they attract members who enthusiastically embrace their innovative teachings, new religions often provoke strongly negative reactions—often because they challenge established notions of proper religious action, belief, and morality. Opponents of new religious... more...

  • African Traditional Religionby Aloysius Muzzanganda Lugira

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    The African continent is home to more than 6,000 different ethnic and cultural groups, each with its own religious traditions. Yet these many traditions have much in common, including an almost universal belief in a supreme being, a close interconnection between the sacred and nonsacred, and a reliance on oral tradition to transmit teachings and beliefs... more...

  • When Religion Meets New Mediaby Heidi Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95

    This lively book focuses on how different Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities engage with new media. Rather than simply reject or accept new media, religious communities negotiate complex relationships with these technologies in light of their history and beliefs. Heidi Campbell suggests a method for studying these processes she calls the "religious-social... more...

  • Science and Religionby Nancy Morvillo

    Wiley 2010; US$ 119.95

    From the heliocentric controversy and evolution, to debates on biotechnology and the environment, this book offers a balanced introduction to the key issues in science and religion. A balanced, introductory textbook which fully spans the interface between science and religion, and includes illustrations of scientific concepts throughout Explores... more...

  • Voodoo Queenby Martha Ward

    University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 30.00

    Biography ¨ Voodoo-->. Each year, thousands of pilgrims visit the celebrated New Orleans tomb where Marie Laveau is said to lie. They seek her favors or fear her lingering influence. Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau is the first study of the Laveaus, mother and daughter of the same name. Both were legendary leaders of religious... more...