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- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 67.00
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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 127.95 US$ 110.89
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 ... more...
- Atria Books/Beyond Words 2010; US$ 24.00
The Kalahari Bushmen are the keepers of the world?s oldest living culture. In spite of colossal challenges and never-ending crises, they have survived for over 60,000 years with joy and peace?yet their spiritual teachings, the source of their enduring wisdom, have never been fully presented. For the first time, these ancient oral traditions have... more...
- 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 $1 million of final sales supports eight manufacturing jobs and six jobs in other industries, such as services... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 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...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 47.95 US$ 38.36
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...
- 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 Africas 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...