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  • Sustaining Faith Traditionsby Carolyn Chen; Russell Jeung

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures of their home countries. Rather, modern immigrants would base their identities on their religions. The landscape of U.S. immigration has changed dramatically... more...

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

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • New York Gloryby Tony Carnes; Anna Karpathakis

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 79.00

    Is New York a post-secular city? Massive immigration and cultural changes have created an increasingly complex social landscape in which religious life plays a dynamic role. Yet the magnitude of religion's impact on New York's social life has gone unacknowledged. New York Glory gathers together for the first time the best research on religion... more...

  • Asian American Religionsby Tony Carnes; Fenggang Yang

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 79.00

    Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across... 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...

  • Whose God Rules?by Rev. Nathan C. Walker; Edwin J. Greenlee; Tony Blair

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book demonstrates that the United States, whether we like it or not, is a theolegal nation - a democracy that simultaneously guarantees citizens the right to free expression of belief while preventing the establishment of a state religion. more...

  • Cyborg Selvesby Jeanine Thweatt-Bates

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    What is the "posthuman?" Is becoming posthuman inevitable-something which will happen to us, or something we will do to ourselves? Why do some long for it, while others fearfully reject it? This book aims to clarify current theological and philosophical dialogue on the posthuman by arguing that theologians must pay attention to which form... more...

  • God and Warby Raymond Jr. Haberski

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

     Raymond Haberski argues that since 1945 the common moral assumptions expressed in an American civil religion have become increasingly defined by the nation's experience with war. God and War traces how three great postwar "trials"--the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terror--have revealed the promise and terror of an American... more...

  • Religion in America Since 1945by Patrick Allitt

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and... more...

  • Truth in Motionby Martin Holbraad

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    Embarking on an ethnographic journey to the inner barrios of Havana among practitioners of Ifá, a prestigious Afro-Cuban tradition of divination, Truth in Motion reevaluates Western ideas about truth in light of the practices and ideas of a wildly different, and highly respected, model. Acutely focusing on Ifá, Martin Holbraad takes... more...