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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pulpit and Politicsby Corwin E. Smidt

    Baylor University Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    Pulpit and Politics presents the most current and comprehensive examination of the religious beliefs and political behavior of American clergy at the advent of the new millennium. Based on data gathered during the 2000 Presidential election, this study examines the relationship between belief and behavior, theology and politics, religious commitments... more...

  • Religion as Social Capitalby Corwin E. Smidt

    Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    While Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone (2000) highlighted the notion of volunteerism, little attention has been paid to religion's role in generating social capital-an ironic omission since religion constitutes the most common form of voluntary association in America today. Featuring essays by prominent social scientists, this is the first book-length... more...

  • The Faith Factorby John C. Green

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    Examines the role of faith and religion in American elections, including most recently the 2004 election more...

  • Religion and the Politics of Toleranceby Marie A. Eisenstein

    Baylor University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Challenging a widespread belief that religious people are politically intolerant, Marie Ann Eisenstein offers compelling evidence to the contrary. In this surprising and significant book, she thoroughly re-examines previous studies and presents new research to support her argument that there is, in fact, a positive correlation between religious belief... more...

  • Divine Hierarchiesby Sean McCloud

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Placing the neglected issue of class back into the study and understanding of religion, Sean McCloud reconsiders the meaning of class in today's world. More than a status grounded in material conditions, says McCloud, class is also an identity rhetorically and symbolically made and unmade through representations. It entails relationships, identifications,... more...

  • Religion, Economics and Demographyby Evelyn Lehrer

    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... more...

  • Religion in Americaby Timothy Beal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 9.99

    It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current... more...