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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Faith, Morality, and Civil Societyby Peter Augustine Lawler; Dale McConkey

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 34.99

    Editors Dale McConkey and Peter Augustine Lawler explore the contributions that religious faith and morality can make to a civil society. more...

  • Contemporary American Religionby Penny Edgell

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Piety, Politics, and Pluralismby Mary C. Segers; George E. Garvey; Bette Novitt Evans; Ted G. Jelen; Clyde Wilcox; Rachel Goldberg; Elizabeth A. Hull; Mark Rozell; Molly W. Andolina

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    Piety, Politics, and Pluralism skillfully confronts the question: Is liberal democracy hostile to religion or is it compatible with the rights of believers? Prominent scholars analyze the controversy about religious freedom by examining two areas at the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary American society: the Supreme Court's 1990... more...

  • Religion, Politics, and American Identityby David S. Gutterman; Andrew R. Murphy

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 37.99

    Scholarship on the role of religion in American public life has taken on a new urgency in the increasingly contentious wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001. This volume brings together an impressive group of scholars to build on past work and broaden the scope of this crucial inquiry in two respects: by exploring aspects of the religion-politics... more...

  • Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwestby Patricia O'Connell Killen; Mark Silk

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    When asked their religious identification, more people answer 'none' in the Pacific Northwest than in any other region of the United States. But this does not mean that the region's religious institutions are without power or that Northwesterners who do attend no place of worship are without spiritual commitments. With no dominant denomination, Evangelicals,... more...

  • Ayahuasca: Plant Teacherby Don Jose Campos; Charles Grob

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 3.95

    Ayahuasca is an Amazonian plant mixture that is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness. Though used for centuries by the indigenous cultures of the Amazon, in recent years the use of Ayahuasca has caught on in the West and has become exceedingly trendy. After recent studies doctors and researchers suggest that Ayahuasca has the potential... 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...