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Religion and science

  • Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjureby JEFFREY ANDERSON

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 77.00

    Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of African American spirituality that has long captured the popular imagination. These magical beliefs and practices have figured in literary works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed, and they have been central to numerous films, such as The Skeleton Key. Written... more...

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diasporaby Dr Afe Adogame

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual... 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...

  • Popvirusby Monique Aerts; Marcel van den Haak

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 28.75

    Er waart een popvirus door het land. Steeds meer sferen in de samenleving lijken gepopulariseerd te worden. Religie vindt een nieuwe weg op de videowebsite GodTube.com; debatten over islam en integratie worden voor een breed en jong publiek gebracht in televisieseries als Dunya en Desie; HEMA-posters en videoclips rukken op in kunstmusea. Soms gebeurt... more...

  • Mathematical Theologiesby David Albertson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 72.99

    The writings of theologians Thierry of Chartres (d. 1157) and Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464) represent a lost history of momentous encounters between Christianity and Pythagorean ideas before the Renaissance. Their robust Christian Neopythagoreanism reconceived the Trinity and the Incarnation within the framework of Greek number theory, challenging our... more...

  • Religion in America Since 1945by Patrick Allitt

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and... 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...

  • The Development of Yoruba Candomble Communities in Salvador, Bahia, 1835-1986by Miguel C. Alonso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This project is an attempt to bring together the many fragments of history concerning the Yoruba religious community and their rise to prominence in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, from the mid-nineteenth to the late-twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Quaker Wayby Rex Ambler

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Although fairly well known, Quakerism is not well understood. The purpose of this book is to make it intelligible, to explain how it works. 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...