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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 62.99

    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 US$ 27.96

    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 Yorůbá city of Ilé-Ifč in southwest Nigeria. The spread of Yorůbá 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$ 29.99

    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...

  • Sacred Science?by Simen Andersen Řyen; Tone Lund-Olsen; Nora Sřrensen Vaage

    Wageningen Academic Publishers 2012; US$ 42.68

    This book investigates whether the symbols of academia can take on a quality of sacrality, whether the rule of experts can be said to have the character of a 'priesthood of knowledge', whether religion has a place in scientific contexts, and other questions. more...

  • Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communitiesby William Zellner

    Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 110.00

    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. more...

  • Spiritual Informationby Charles L. Harper Jr.

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    Spiritual Information is a collection of one hundred essays that explore a portion of the vast interdisciplinary approaches to the study of science and religion. Individually and together, the essays show how the study of ourselves, our planet, and the universe helps us understand our place as spiritual beings within God?s universe. The book is... more...

  • Tongnaabby Jean Allman; John Parker

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    For many Africanist historians, traditional religion is simply a starting point for measuring the historic impact of Christianity and Islam. In Tongnaab, Jean Allman and John Parker challenge the distinction between tradition and modernity by tracing the movement and mutation of the powerful Talensi... more...

  • God For The 21St Centuryby Russell Stannard

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Just as modern science has revolutionized our understanding of the natural world, so can it expand our understanding of the Divine.In topics as varied as astronomy and cosmology, evolution, genetic engineering, extraterrestrial life, psychology and religious experience, spirituality and medicine, and artificial intelligence, fifty key thinkers discuss... more...