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  • Taking Religious Pluralism Seriouslyby Barbara A. McGraw; Jo Renee Formicola

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    The clash between the religious right and the secular left undermines any serious debate about the role of religion in American public life. Such strident cultural rhetoric often ignores the positive contributions of America's many religions. By contrast, this volume celebrates America's religious diversity, demonstrating that religious pluralism is... more...

  • Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Landby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 14.99

    Should prayer be allowed in public schools? Should biology be taught according to Darwin or to the book of Genesis? Why is polygamy against the law? These are just a few of the questions that touch our lives directly and emerge out of the separation of church and state. In this volume, one of the most distinguished scholars of American religious history... more...

  • Nation of Religionsby Stephen Prothero

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side. This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and,... more...

  • The Holy Pibyby Robert Athlyi Rogers

    The Floating Press 1928; US$ 4.99

    In the 1920s, Robert Athlyi Rogers founded the Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly religion in the West Indies. He wrote The Holy Piby as a guiding text, seeing Ethiopians - in the classical meaning of all Africans - as God's chosen people, and he preached self-determination and self-reliance. The Holy Piby is a major source of influence to the... more...

  • Politics and Religion in the United Statesby Michael Corbett; Julia Corbett-Hemeyer; J. Matthew Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    There is a complex relationship between religiosity and secularism in the American experience. America is notable both for its strict institutional separation of church and state, and for the strong role that religion has played in its major social movements and ongoing political life.?This book seeks to illuminate for readers the dynamics underlying... more...

  • God's Democracyby Emilio Gentile

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 49.95

    Considers how the Bush presidency has affected religion in political life. more...

  • Spiritual Weaponsby T. Jeremy Gunn

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    While some may argue that religion has & continues to influence U.S. foreign policy, others would argue that foreign policy has significantly influenced an American National Religion after 1947. Here, Gunn shows that in the wake of World War II, Americans quickly returned to their traditional peacetime suspicion of the military & engaged in disputes... more...

  • Der Arbeitgeber Kirche und sein Verhältnis zu Muslimen und Konfessionslosenby Altan Ari

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 15.16

    Die Kirchen und ihr zugehörige Wohlfahrtsverbände gehören zusammengefasst zu den größten Arbeitgebern hierzulande. Insbesondere in der Wohlfahrtspflege stehen die Angebote der kirchlichen Träger jedem, ungeachtet der Religionszugehörigkeit offen. Doch wie verhält es sich mit der Einstellung von Muslimen und Konfessionslosen in den kirchlichen Dienst?... more...

  • Die Ganja-Picassos: Identität und Kunst bei den Rastafariby Kristin Müller-Wenzel

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.51

    "Mein Malen kommt aus dem Beten", diese Worte von Rasta Leonard Daley zeigen, dass Kunst nicht nur einen ästhetischen Wert inne hat, sondern auch immer eine Funktion in der Gesellschaft einnimmt. Anhand von Kunst ist es möglich soziale und religiöse Systeme zu erkennen, nachzuvollziehen und zu verstehen. Auch bei den Rastafari spielt die Kunst eine... more...

  • Communities of Dissentby Stephen J. Stein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 14.99

    Alternative religious groups have had a profound influence on American history-they have challenged the old and opened up new ways of thinking about healing, modes of meaning, religious texts and liturgies, the social and political order, and the relationships between religion and race, class, gender, and region. Virtually always, the dramatic, dynamic... more...