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  • Sacred Mattersby Gary Laderman

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95

    Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation?s children,... more...

  • Religion and Politics in Americaby Robert Booth Fowler; Allen D. Hertzke; Laura R. Olson; Kevin R. Den Dulk

    Westview Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    A lively and accessible exploration of the historical, cultural, and legal contexts that underlie religious political engagement in the United States more...

  • Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politicsby Jeffrey D. Schultz; John G. West; Iain Maclean

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 195.00

    Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims... more...

  • Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communitiesby Marc Petrowsky; William W. Zellner

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 31.95

    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. The groups included in this study are: Heaven's Gate, Jesus People... more...

  • The New Religious Movements Experience in Americaby Eugene V. Gallagher

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    Wherever and whenever they appear, new religious movements always produce conflict. Even as they attract members who enthusiastically embrace their innovative teachings, new religions often provoke strongly negative reactions—often because they challenge established notions of proper religious action, belief, and morality. Opponents of new religious... more...

  • Spirits, Blood and Drumsby James Houk

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    James Houk's field work in Trinidad and subsequent involvement in the Orisha religion allows him a uniquely intimate perspective on a complex and eclectic religion. Originating in Nigeria, Orisha combines elements of African religions (notably Yoruba), Catholicism, Hinduism, Protestantism Spiritual Baptist, and Kabbalah. A religion of spirits and... more...

  • Religion and Democracy in the United Statesby Alan Wolfe; Ira Katznelson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics. Controversy over issues such as abortion is fueled by opposition in the Catholic Church and among conservative Protestants, candidates for the presidency are questioned about their religious beliefs, and the separation of church... more...

  • Society of the Deadby Todd Ochoa

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    In a riveting first-person account, Todd Ramón Ochoa explores Palo, a Kongo-inspired "society of affliction" that is poorly understood at the margins of Cuban popular religion. Narrated as an encounter with two teachers of Palo, the book unfolds on the outskirts of Havana as it recounts Ochoa's attempts to assimilate Palo praise of the dead. As he... more...

  • Religious Diversity and Social Changeby Kevin J. Christiano

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 50.00

    This book examines specific ways in which cultural changes affected the structure of the religious establishment. more...

  • Pathology and Identityby Roland Littlewood

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 62.00

    A 1993 anthropological study of the Earth People, a new Caribbean religion led by Mother Earth. more...