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  • American Civil Religionby Gary Laderman

    Fortress Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Fortress Press?s first original eTextbook traces the intersection of religion, politics, and society with a focus on civil religion as a long-standing and still relevant aspect of American culture. Tracing the contemporary landscape in America, this work also reveals how deeply rooted this kind of religious culture is in American history. The... more...

  • Religion and Popular Culture in Americaby Bruce David Forbes; Jeffrey H. Mahan

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95

    The connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine in The Da Vinci Code to Madonna's "Like a Prayer," and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this... more...

  • Religion in Americaby Timothy Beal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 7.99

    It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current... more...

  • Sacred Mattersby Gary Laderman

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95

    Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation?s children,... 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...

  • Bastide on Religionby Michel Despland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Contemporary American Religionby Penny Edgell

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 40.99

    Contemporary American Religion collects qualitative, on-the-ground studies of local congregations by up-and-coming religious scholars. Ethnography combined with more traditional sociological methods, help make sense of complex religious communities?from Messianic Jews to evangelical feminists, from Gospel Hour at a gay bar to exurban megachurches.... more...

  • Creole Religions of the Caribbeanby Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; Margarite Fernandez Olmos; Joseph M. Murphy

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 21.25

    Creolization?the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious... more...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 12.19

    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...