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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Home Away from Homeby Delroy A. Reid-Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    An estimated two-thirds of Caribbeans live outside their homeland. 'Home Away from Home' identifies the different forms of Caribbean diasporan identity and argues that the faith Caribbean people brought with them into the diaspora plays a central role in their development. The study provides a theological interpretation of the diasporan experience,... 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...

  • Creole Religions of the Caribbeanby Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; Margarite Fernandez Olmos; Joseph M. Murphy

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 21.25

    Creolization?the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious... more...

  • Pillars of Faithby Nancy Tatom Ammerman

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communitiesby William Zellner

    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...

  • Mystics and Messiahsby Philip Jenkins

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    This work gives an account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history. Contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s. Most of the images and stereotypes surrounding religious fringe movements can be traced to the 19th century. more...

  • Sacred Companiesby N. J. Demerath; Peter Dobkin Hall; Terry Schmitt; Rhys H. Williams

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99

    In the RELIGION IN AMERICA series this book addresses the organizational aspects of religion. Topics covered include the historical sources and patterns of US religious institutions, contemporary patterns of denominational authority and the interface between religious and secular institutions. more...