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- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
At the close of the twentieth century the United States was, by all accounts, among the most religious of modern Western nations. Pillars of Faith describes the diversity of tradition and the commonality of organizational strategy that characterize the more than 300,000 congregations in the United States, arguing that they provide the social bonds,... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 110.00
American society is culturally diverse, with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for their intrinsic interest and because they illustrate a variety of sociological concepts. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
In this wide-ranging book Paul Christopher Johnson explores the changing, hidden face of the Afro-Brazilian indigenous religion of Candombl?. Despite its importance in Brazilian society, Candombl? has received far less attention than its sister religions Vodou and Santeria. Johnson seeks to fill this void by offering a comprehensive look at the development,... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95
From How Would God Vote? ?The Bible commands a style of politics that in the American context could only be described as deeply conservative. Is, then, the politics of God theocratic? ?A strong case could be made for theocracy, American-style, if the word were defined not in the conventional way but according to its root meaning. Democracy signifies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Using the tools of economics, this book analyses how religion affects decisions and outcomes in a wide range of areas, including education, employment, family size, entry into cohabitation and formal marriage, the choice of spouse and divorce. In each case, the relationships are rigorously quantified based on multivariate statistical analyses of... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 87.00
Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims... more...