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  • Egyptian Mythology A to Zby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Manufacturing is crucial to the economy in the United States, accounting for 62 percent of research and development and almost a third of productivity growth. In terms of job creation, this industry has the highest multiplier effect: Every $1 million of final sales supports eight manufacturing jobs and six jobs in other industries, such as services... more...

  • Spirits, Blood and Drumsby James Houk

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    James Houk's field work in Trinidad and subsequent involvement in the Orisha religion allows him a uniquely intimate perspective on a complex and eclectic religion. Originating in Nigeria, Orisha combines elements of African religions (notably Yoruba), Catholicism, Hinduism, Protestantism Spiritual Baptist, and Kabbalah. A religion of spirits and... more...

  • Religion and Democracy in the United Statesby Alan Wolfe; Ira Katznelson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics. Controversy over issues such as abortion is fueled by opposition in the Catholic Church and among conservative Protestants, candidates for the presidency are questioned about their religious beliefs, and the separation of church... more...

  • 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...

  • Society of the Deadby Todd Ochoa

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 8.99

    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...