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  • 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...

  • Prophets and Protonsby Benjamin E. Zeller

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    By the twentieth century, science had become so important that religious traditions had to respond to it. Emerging religions, still led by a living founder to guide them, responded with a clarity and focus that illuminates other larger, more established religions? understandings of science. The Hare Krishnas, the Unification Church, and Heaven?s Gate... 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...

  • 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...

  • Competitive Spiritsby R.Andrew Chesnut

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 35.99

    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...