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  • Mysteries and Secrets: The 16-Book Complete Codexby Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 99.99

    A special 16-book compendium of the wonders and mysteries of the paranormal world, brought to you by the masters of the arcane and mysterious, Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe. more...

  • Home Away from Homeby Delroy A. Reid-Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    An estimated two-thirds of Caribbeans live outside their homeland. 'Home Away from Home' identifies the different forms of Caribbean diasporan identity and argues that the faith Caribbean people brought with them into the diaspora plays a central role in their development. The study provides a theological interpretation of the diasporan experience,... more...

  • Bastide on Religionby Michel Despland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. The volume focuses on Bastide's study of Afro-Brazilian religions, in particular his study of Candomble,... more...

  • Selected Themes in The Study of Religions in Nigeriaby S.G.A. Onibere; M.P. Adogbo

    Malthouse Press 2010; US$ 27.55

    This volume presents comprehensive case studies on various topics in Religious Studies. It aims at bringing about the dynamics of change and innovations that characterise the study of religions in contemporary Nigerian society. The work focusses on Biblical Studies, Church History, Islamic Studies and African Traditional Religions. more...

  • New Media and Religious Transformations in Africaby Rosalind I. J. Hackett; Benjamin F. Soares; Francis B. Nyamnjoh

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa casts a critical look at Africa's rapidly evolving religious media scene. Following political liberalization, media deregulation, and the proliferation of new media technologies, many African religious leaders and activists have appropriated such media to strengthen and expand their communities and... more...

  • Beyond Physicalismby Edward F. Kelly; Adam Crabtree; Paul Marshall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 58.99

    In Beyond Physicalism, an interdisciplinary group of physical scientists, behavioral and social scientists, and humanists from the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory and Research argue that physicalism must be replaced by an expanded scientific naturalism that accommodates something spiritual at the heart of nature. more...

  • City of 201 Godsby Jacob Olupona

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    In a study that challenges familiar Western modes of thought, Jacob K. Olupona focuses on one of the most important religious centers in Africa and in the world: the Yorùbá city of Ilé-Ifè in southwest Nigeria. The spread of Yorùbá traditions in the African diaspora has come to define the cultural identity of millions of black and white people in Brazil,... more...

  • Creole Religions of the Caribbeanby Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; Margarite Fernandez Olmos; Joseph M. Murphy

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Creolization—the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious... more...

  • Natural Theology in the Scientific Revolutionby Katherine Calloway

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the seventeenth century scientific discoveries called into question established Christian theology. It has been claimed that contemporary thinkers contributed to this conflict model by using the discoveries of the natural world to prove the existence of God. Calloway challenges this view by close examination of five key texts of the period. more...

  • Electric Santeríaby Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Santería is an African-inspired, Cuban diaspora religion long stigmatized as witchcraft and often dismissed as superstition, yet its spirit- and possession-based practices are rapidly winning adherents across the world. Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús introduces the term copresence” to capture the current transnational experience of Santería, in which racialized... more...