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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Santeriaby Joseph M. Murphy

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Santería 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 Santería   community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He traces... 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 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...

  • 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$ 51.31

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    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...