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  • Gods of the Mississippiby Michael Pasquier

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    From the colonial period to the present, the Mississippi River has impacted religious communities from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Exploring the religious landscape along the 2,530 miles of the largest river system in North America, the essays in Gods of the Mississippi make a compelling case for American religion in motion?not just from east... more...

  • Religion and the Bodyby David Cave; Rebecca Sachs Norris

    BRILL 2012; US$ 144.00

    This book reflects on the implications of neurobiology and the scientific worldview on aspects of religious experience, belief, and practice, focusing especially on the body and the construction of religious meaning. more...

  • Religion and Diversity in Canadaby Lori G. Beaman; Peter Beyer

    BRILL 2008; US$ 123.00

    Multiculturalism, diversity and globalization have become important conceptual identity markers in Canadian society. This book explores the intersections of diversity, foregrounding religion as the primary focus of analysis. It elucidates the Canadian case while also having relevance for understanding this critical issue globally. more...

  • Divine Hierarchiesby Sean McCloud

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Placing the neglected issue of class back into the study and understanding of religion, Sean McCloud reconsiders the meaning of class in today's world. More than a status grounded in material conditions, says McCloud, class is also an identity rhetorically and symbolically made and unmade through representations. It entails relationships, identifications,... more...

  • Ecstatic Encountersby Mattijs van de Port

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 54.95

    Ecstatic Encounters takes its readers to the threshold of Candomblé temples in Bahia, Brazil, where - for many generations - members of this spirit-possession cult and curious outsiders have been meeting to marvel at each other's otherness. Having allowed himself to be baffled by Candomblé's mysteries and miracle productions, the... more...

  • Popvirusby Monique Aerts; Marcel van den Haak

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 28.75

    Er waart een popvirus door het land. Steeds meer sferen in de samenleving lijken gepopulariseerd te worden. Religie vindt een nieuwe weg op de videowebsite GodTube.com; debatten over islam en integratie worden voor een breed en jong publiek gebracht in televisieseries als Dunya en Desie; HEMA-posters en videoclips rukken op in kunstmusea. Soms gebeurt... more...

  • Passage of Darknessby Wade Davis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1988; US$ 29.99

    Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie more...

  • Society of the Deadby Todd Ochoa

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In a riveting first-person account, Todd Ramón Ochoa explores Palo, a Kongo-inspired "society of affliction" that is poorly understood at the margins of Cuban popular religion. Narrated as an encounter with two teachers of Palo, the book unfolds on the outskirts of Havana as it recounts Ochoa's attempts to assimilate Palo praise of the dead. As he... more...

  • Die Biologie der Zehn Gebote und die Natur des Menschenby Wolfgang Wickler

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Die Zehn Gebote markieren soziale Konfliktstellen bei Tieren wie Menschen, an denen der einzelne sich Vorteile auf Kosten der anderen verschaffen kann. Biologen konnen zeigen, warum sich von Natur her keine Lebensordnung einstellt, die das verhindert, und warum entsprechende ethische Normen erst fur den Menschen geboten und verpflichtend sind.Zwar... more...

  • American Gurusby Arthur Versluis

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 72.99

    By the early twenty-first century, a phenomenon that once was inconceivable had become nearly commonplace in American society: the public spiritual teacher who neither belongs to, nor is authorized by a major religious tradition. From the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed Eckhart Tolle to figures like Gangaji and Adhyashanti, there are now countless spiritual... more...