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Religion and science

  • Home Away from Homeby Delroy A. Reid-Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    An estimated two-thirds of Caribbeans live outside their homeland. 'Home Away from Home' identifies the different forms of Caribbean diasporan identity and argues that the faith Caribbean people brought with them into the diaspora plays a central role in their development. The study provides a theological interpretation of the diasporan experience,... more...

  • Another World is Possibleby Dwight N. Hopkins; Marjorie Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    'Another World is Possible' examines the many peoples who have mobilized religion and spirituality to forge identity. Some claim direct links to indigenous spiritual practices; others have appropriated externally introduced religions, modifying these with indigenous perspectives and practices. The voices of Black people from around the world are presented... more...

  • Bastide on Religionby Michel Despland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. The volume focuses on Bastide's study of Afro-Brazilian religions, in particular his study of Candomble,... more...

  • Ayahuasca: Plant Teacherby Don Jose Campos; Charles Grob

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 3.95

    Ayahuasca is an Amazonian plant mixture that is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness. Though used for centuries by the indigenous cultures of the Amazon, in recent years the use of Ayahuasca has caught on in the West and has become exceedingly trendy. After recent studies doctors and researchers suggest that Ayahuasca has the potential... more...

  • Inspiration and Innovationby Todd M. Kerstetter

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95

    Covering more than 200 years of history from pre-contact to the present, this textbook places religion at the center of the history of the American West, examining the relationship between religion and the region and their influence on one another. A comprehensive examination of the relationship between religion and the American West and their influence... more...

  • Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thoughtby Ph.D Alessandra Benedicty

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 109.99

    This book recuperates the important history that Haitian thought around Vodou possession has had in French critical theory. more...

  • The Physics of Theismby Jeffrey Koperski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.50

    The Physics of Theism provides a timely, critical analysis of the ways in which physics intertwines with religion. Koperski brings clarity to a range of arguments including the fine-tuning argument, naturalism, the laws of nature, and the controversy over Intelligent Design. A single author text providing unprecedented scope and depth of analysis... more...

  • Heaven's Gateby Benjamin E. Zeller; Robert W. Balch

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    In March 1997, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was a mass suicide. To insiders, it was a graduation. This act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven?s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth,... more...

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diasporaby 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...

  • Exploring Religion in Ancient Egyptby Stephen Quirke

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – a belief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels... more...