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  • Seeds of Conflict in a Haven of Peaceby Frans Wijsen

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 84.00

    On 7 August 1998 the American embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed and 200 people lost their lives. These bombings shattered the image of Africa’s tradition of peaceful religious coexistence. Since then inter-religious dialogue has been high on the agendas of ecclesial and religious organisations, but not so much of faculties of... more...

  • Fire in the Mindby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Are there really laws governing the universe? Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain? And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods? These questions lie at the heart of George Johnson's audacious exploration of the border between science... more...

  • Religion Crossing Boundariesby Afe Adogame; Jim Spickard

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    The essays in this volume illustrates the variety and power of predominantly pentecostal-charismatic movements between Western and African religious actors and groups that has developed across the past twenty years. In so doing, it also highlights the dramatic change in global "migration" patterns as a result of relatively inexpensive air... more...

  • A Science and Religion Primerby Heidi A. Campbell; Heather Looy

    Baker Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.00

    This unique resource--part A-to-Z encyclopedia, part annotated bibliography, and part survey introduction--examines key concepts in the science and religion dialogue. more...

  • Society of the Deadby Todd Ochoa

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In a riveting first-person account, Todd Ramón Ochoa explores Palo, a Kongo-inspired "society of affliction" that is poorly understood at the margins of Cuban popular religion. Narrated as an encounter with two teachers of Palo, the book unfolds on the outskirts of Havana as it recounts Ochoa's attempts to assimilate Palo praise of the dead. As he... more...

  • Science and the Spiritby James K. A. Smith; Amos Yong

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.20

    What might be described as a Pentecostal worldview has become a powerful cultural phenomenon, but it is often at odds with modernity and globalization. Science and the Spirit confronts questions of spirituality in the face of contemporary science. The essays in this volume illustrate how Pentecostalism... more...

  • Mysteries and Secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeahby Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 24.99

    Arriving in the West in the sixteenth century through the slave trade, the ancient mysteries of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah blended strangely with traditional Christianity. What powers do these old religions still possess? more...

  • Africa?s Ogun, Second, Expanded Editionby Sandra T. Barnes

    Indiana University Press 1997; US$ 23.99

    The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition: "... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of that culture in the changing environments of the Americas."... more...

  • Religious Diversity and Social Changeby Kevin J. Christiano

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book examines specific ways in which cultural changes affected the structure of the religious establishment. more...

  • Ranking Faithsby James D. Davidson; Ralph E. Pyle

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 62.99

    Ranking Faiths: Religious Stratification in America discusses how religion shapes access to power, privilege, and prestige in the U.S., both historically and today. Dispelling the idea that the U.S. was founded on the principle of religious equality for all, the authors show how religious inequalities developed, where they remain in society today,... more...