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  • Die Ganja-Picassos: Identität und Kunst bei den Rastafariby Kristin Müller-Wenzel

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 35.94

    "Mein Malen kommt aus dem Beten", diese Worte von Rasta Leonard Daley zeigen, dass Kunst nicht nur einen ästhetischen Wert inne hat, sondern auch immer eine Funktion in der Gesellschaft einnimmt. Anhand von Kunst ist es möglich soziale und religiöse Systeme zu erkennen, nachzuvollziehen und zu verstehen. Auch bei den Rastafari spielt die Kunst eine... more...

  • Weg im Geheimnisby Martin Nicol

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 30.23

    Martin Nicol ergreift Partei für den evangelischen Gottesdienst in seiner traditionellen Form. Mit lutherischem Akzent beschreibt er ihn als gespurten Pilgerweg in der Gotteswirklichkeit. Für eine breite Leserschaft und mit einer Fülle von Beobachtungen aus eigenem und fremdem Erleben erhellt Nicol Schönheiten und Abgründe der traditionellen Liturgie,... more...

  • Milieus praktisch IIby Claudia Schulz; Eberhard Hauschildt; Eike Kohler

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 24.83

    Jeder Einzeltext behandelt ein Thema aus dem Bereich des helfenden Handelns im Raum Kirche / Diakonie. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Fallstudien aus den verschiedenen Praxisbereichen. Das Autorenteam hat Menschen zum Mitschreiben eingeladen, die selbst über viel Praxis oder fachliche Einsichten in die Themenbereiche verfügen. So werden Erfahrungen nutzbar... 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...

  • 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...

  • One Electorate Under God?by E.J. Jr. Dionne; Jean Bethke Elshtain; Kayla M. Drogosz

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    Seeks to promote a greater understanding of American thinking about faith and public office in a pluralistic society. 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...

  • Competitive Spiritsby R.Andrew Chesnut

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 34.99

    This text shows how the development of religious pluralism has radically transformed the "spiritual economy" of Latin America. In order to thrive in this new religious economy, says Chesnut, Latin American spiritual "firms" must develop an attractive product and know how to market. more...

  • New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in Americaby Derek H. Davis; Barry Hankins

    Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    New nontraditional religious movements are the most likely groups to offend mainstream culture and the least likely to have representatives in government to ensure that their liberty is protected. These new religious movements are sometimes ostracized and subject to various forms of discrimination. As America becomes increasingly pluralistic, with... more...