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  • 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...

  • Hijacking Americaby Susan George

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    George Bush leaves the White House in January 2009 and the United States goes back to "normal", right? Wrong, argues Susan George in this fascinating, thorough and often chilling account of the decades-long transformation of American society and political culture. Using the four "Ms" - money, media, marketing, management--but above all with a keen... 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...

  • 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$ 35.99

    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$ 24.99

    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...

  • Interfaith Advocacyby Katherine E. Knutson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Using the historic Minnesota state government shutdown of 2011 as a backdrop, Interfaith Advocacy describes the work of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith advocacy group that brings together leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim traditions to advocate on behalf of a range of policies. As the nation?s first statewide... more...

  • Religion in Public and Private Life (Routledge Revivals)by Clarke E. Cochran

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran?s interdisciplinary study brings political theory and the sociology of religion together in a fresh interpretation of liberal culture. First published in 1990, this... more...

  • Formed From This Soilby Thomas S. Bremer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 51.95

    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... 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...