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  • Jesuit Science and the End of Nature?s Secretsby Dr Mark A Waddell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Jesuit Science and the End of Nature?s Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. The search for hidden causes lay at the heart of the early modern study of nature, and included phenomena... more...

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

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 21.25

    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...

  • Person werdenby Dorothea Gnau

    Echter Verlag 2015; US$ 27.71

    Im Mittelpunkt des theologischen Denkens von Panagiotis Nellas (1936-1984), Christos Yannaras (*1935) und Ioannis Zizioulas (* 1931) steht das Verständnis des Menschen als Person. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die theologische Anthropologie dieser drei griechisch-orthodoxen Theologen in ihrem zeitgeschichtlichen und theologischen Kontext. In den... more...

  • Wissenschaft und Menschby Ernst Peter Fischer

    Komplett Media GmbH 2011; US$ 7.00

    Gebildete Menschen verstehen, dass die Wissenschaft in Ihnen steckt. Sie leben bewusst in einer Kultur, deren Gegenwart vom Wissen geprüft ist. Wir fragen uns oft, was neu und zu wenig, was gut ist. Die gefährliche Idee des Fortschritts kam mit Descartes, Kepler und Galilei in die Welt. Ob Atom, Energie, Entropie, Gene oder Raumzeit. Ernst Peter... more...

  • The Scientification of Religionby Kocku von Stuckrad

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The enigmatic relation between religion and science still presents a challenge to European societies and to ideas about what it means to be ?modern.? This book argues that secularism, rather than pushing back religious truth claims, in fact has been religiously productive itself. A historical analysis demonstrates that religious discourses... 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...

  • Pillars of Faithby Nancy Tatom Ammerman

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    At the close of the twentieth century the United States was, by all accounts, among the most religious of modern Western nations. Pillars of Faith describes the diversity of tradition and the commonality of organizational strategy that characterize the more than 300,000 congregations in the United States, arguing that they provide the social bonds,... 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... 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...

  • Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspectiveby David N. Livingstone; D. G. Hart; Mark A. Noll

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    Comprising papers by such distinguished scholars as John Headley Brooke, James R. Moore, Ronald Numbers, and George Marsden, this collection shows that questions of science have been central to evangelical history in the United States, as well as in Britain and Canada. more...