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Religion and science

  • Originsby Philip A. Rolnick

    Baylor University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Examines the relationship of the Christian faith and evolution. 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...

  • New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movementsby Hugh B. Urban

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements is the most extensive study to date of modern American alternative spiritual currents. Hugh B. Urban covers a range of emerging religions from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including the Nation of Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, ISKCON, Wicca, the Church of Satan, Peoples Temple, and the... more...

  • Evolution 2.0by Perry Marshall

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 24.95

    In the ongoing debate about evolution, science and faith face off. But the truth is both sides are right and wrong. In one corner: Atheists like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Jerry Coyne. They insist evolution happens by blind random accident. Their devout adherence to Neo-Darwinism omits the latest science, glossing over crucial questions... more...

  • The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religionby Jeffrey Anderson

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 100.00

    Unlike its fictional depiction in zombie films and popular culture, Voodoo is a full-fledged religion with a pantheon of deities, a priesthood, and communities of believers. Drawing from the expertise of contemporary practitioners, this encyclopedia presents the history, culture, and religion of Haitian Vodou and Mississippi Valley Voodoo. Though... more...

  • Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes]by Jonathan Lee; Fumitaka Matsuoka; Edmond Yee; Ronald Nakasone

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    Despite constituting a fairly small proportion of the U.S. population?roughly 5 percent?Asian Americans are a widely diverse group with equally heterogeneous religious beliefs and traditions. This encyclopedia provides a single source for authoritative information on the Asian American and Pacific Islander religious experience, addressing South Asian... more...

  • Developing the Deadby Diana Espírito Santo

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Despite its powerful influence on Cuban culture, Espiritismo has often been overlooked by scholars. Developing the Dead is the first in-depth exploration of contemporary Espiritismo in Cuba. Based on extensive fieldwork among religious practitioners and their clients in Havana, this book makes the surprising claim that Spiritist practices are fundamentally... 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...

  • Washington's Rebuke to Bigotryby Adam Strom; Dan Eshet; Michael Feldberg

    Facing History and Ourselves 2015; US$ 9.95

    George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, a foundational document in the history of religious freedom in the United States, embodies a vision of religious harmony that remains deeply pertinent in our increasingly diverse society. In Washington’s Rebuke to Bigotry, scholars from across the disciplines... more...

  • 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...