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  • 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...

  • Afro-Eccentricityby William David Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Afro-Eccentricity explores three overlapping stories of Black Religion: the soul, the black church, and ancestor narratives. Hart contends that these narratives dominate most accounts of Black Religion that, collectively, he calls the "Standard Narrative of Black Religion." more...

  • The Kebra Nagastby Gerald Hausman; Ziggy Marley

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    A sacred text to Ethiopian Christians and Jamaican Rastafarians, The Kebra Nagast tells of the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and their son Menyelik, who hid the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. This edition of the Ethiopian text is edited by Gerald Hausman, with an introduction by Ziggy Marley. 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, or ogling... 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; 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...

  • Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbeanby Keith McNeal

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    The first book-length work to compare and contrast Afro- and Indo-Caribbean materials in a systematic and multidimensional manner, this volume makes fresh and innovative contributions to anthropology, religious studies, and the historiography of modernity. By giving both religious subcultures and their intersections equal attention, McNeal offers a... more...

  • Erinnerung an Jesusby Ulrich Busse; Michael Reichardt; Michael Theobald

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 50.07

    Diese Band verfolgt nicht das Ziel, hinter den Evangelien den historischen Jesus ausfindig zu machen. Vielmehr möchte er in der Kontinuität und Diskontinuität der Überlieferungen die Mehrstimmigkeit neutestamentlicher Erinnerungen an Jesus hörbar machen. Es werden ganz unterschiedliche Facetten seines Wirkens beleuchtet: Jesus im frühjüdischen Kontext,... more...

  • Prophetic Activismby Helene Slessarev-Jamir

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 23.80

    While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination... more...

  • Caribbean Religious Historyby Ennis B. Edmonds; Michelle A. Gonzalez

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 22.10

    The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious life. Caribbean Religious History offers the first comprehensive religious history of the region. Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez begin their... more...

  • Creole Religions of the Caribbeanby Margarite Fernandez Olmos; Joseph M. Murphy; Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Creolization—the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices—is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African... more...