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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...

  • 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$ 42.00

    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...

  • Religious Diversity and Social Changeby Kevin J. Christiano

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 52.00

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

  • Ranking Faithsby James D. Davidson; Ralph E. Pyle

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 48.99

    Ranking Faiths: Religious Stratification in America discusses how religion shapes access to power, privilege, and prestige in the U.S., both historically and today. Dispelling the idea that the U.S. was founded on the principle of religious equality for all, the authors show how religious inequalities developed, where they remain in society today,... 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...

  • Canada's Religionsby Robert Choquette

    University of Ottawa Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    With nine out of ten Canadians claiming a religious affiliation of some kind - Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Aboriginal, or one of dozens of other religions - faith has huge impact on our personal and social lives. In this book, Robert Choquette offers a comprehensive history of religion in Canada and examines the ongoing... more...

  • Santeriaby Joseph M. Murphy

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Santerķa represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santerķa   community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He traces... more...

  • Ecstatic Encountersby Mattijs van de Port; Michael W. Hansen; Ido de Haan; Joel Cahen

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 49.95

    For over a hundred years, writers, artists, anthropologists and tourists have travelled to Bahia, Brazil, in search of the spirit possession cult called Candomblé. Thus, successive generations of cultists have seen a long, steady stream of curious outsiders coming to their temples with notebooks and cameras, questions and inquisitive gazes,... more...

  • Popvirusby Monique Aerts; Marcel van den Haak

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 28.75

    Er waart een popvirus door het land. Steeds meer sferen in de samenleving lijken gepopulariseerd te worden. Religie vindt een nieuwe weg op de videowebsite GodTube.com; debatten over islam en integratie worden voor een breed en jong publiek gebracht in televisieseries als Dunya en Desie; HEMA-posters en videoclips rukken op in kunstmusea. Soms gebeurt... more...