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

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Patricia O'Connell Killen is a professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University. Mark Silk is the founding director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and adjunct associate professor of religion at Trinity College. more...

  • Interfaith Advocacyby Katherine E. Knutson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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$ 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

    Bremer's text combines features that classroom teachers desire - including a clear chronological narrative as well as images and sidebars on fascinating historical characters and questions  - along with provocative challenges to conventional ways of thinking that students will bring to courses. The result is a text that should receive wide usage.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...