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  • 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...

  • The Politics of Sacred Rhetoricby Morgan Marietta

    Baylor University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Revealing what lies behind much contemporary political rhetoric, Morgan Marietta shows that the language of America's most prominent leaders often relies on deep, even sacred, ideals. Comprehensively and in great detail surveying the rhetorical inventions employed in influential social movements and into the highest levels of government, The Politics... more...

  • Pulpit and Politicsby Corwin E. Smidt

    Baylor University Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    Pulpit and Politics presents the most current and comprehensive examination of the religious beliefs and political behavior of American clergy at the advent of the new millennium. Based on data gathered during the 2000 Presidential election, this study examines the relationship between belief and behavior, theology and politics, religious commitments... more...

  • Religion as Social Capitalby Corwin E. Smidt

    Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    While Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone (2000) highlighted the notion of volunteerism, little attention has been paid to religion's role in generating social capital?an ironic omission since religion constitutes the most common form of voluntary association in America today. Featuring essays by prominent social scientists, this is the first book-length... more...

  • 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...

  • New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in Americaby Derek Davis; Barry Hankins

    Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    New nontraditional religious movements are the most likely groups to offend mainstream culture and the least likely to have representatives in government to ensure that their liberty is protected. These new religious movements are sometimes ostracized and subject to various forms of discrimination. As America becomes increasingly pluralistic, with... 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...

  • Trusting the Spiritby Richard Cimino

    Wiley 2002; US$ 27.95 US$ 19.57

    Can renewal and reform groups rekindle spiritual vitality and fervor in today's religious institutions? The call to revive one's faith fills more pages of the Christian and Jewish scriptures than any other theme. Today, reform and renewal organizations and movements play a key role in most denominations, whether conservative, moderate, or liberal.... more...

  • Nation Danceby Patrick Taylor

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Nation Dance Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean Edited by Patrick Taylor Addresses the interplay of diverse spiritual, religious, and cultural traditions across the Caribbean. Dealing with the ongoing interaction of rich and diverse cultural traditions from... more...

  • Handbook of Denominations in the United Statesby Frank S. Mead; Samuel S. Hill; Craig D. Atwood

    Abingdon Press 2003; US$ 14.00

    The new, revised edition of a perennial reference favorite! The Handbook of Denominations is widely recognized as the most accurate, objective, and comprehensive source of information on America?s religious denominations. more...