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  • A New Religious Americaby Diana L. Eck

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque. There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world. There are more American Muslims than... 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...

  • Formed From This Soilby Thomas S. Bremer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Formed from This Soil offers a complete history of religion in America that centers on the diversity of sacred traditions and practices that have existed in the country from its earliest days. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest Europeans searching for new routes to Asia, through to the global context of post-9/11 America of the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Prophets and Protonsby Benjamin E. Zeller

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 89.00

    By the twentieth century, science had become so important that religious traditions had to respond to it. Emerging religions, still led by a living founder to guide them, responded with a clarity and focus that illuminates other larger, more established religions’ understandings of science. The Hare Krishnas, the Unification Church, and Heaven’s... more...

  • Prophetic Activismby Helene Slessarev-Jamir

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination... more...

  • Becoming Rastaby Charles Price

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and marijuana, Rastafarians were persecuted in their country, becoming a people seeking social justice. Yet new adherents continued to convert to Rastafari despite... more...