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  • 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 civil religion.... 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 the reader inside... 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...

  • Self-Orientalization in South East Europeby Plamen K. Georgiev

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; Not Available

    The collapse of communist systems in South East Europe resulted in a landscape to be newly arranged. Diverse forces compete to capture the popular energies released by the embrace of old and new identities. Deficits of modernization in a post communist nexus have deepened cultural asymmetries and challenge EU integration in new ways. Drives to rule... more...

  • Religion, Race, and the American Presidencyby Gaston Espinosa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 29.99

    The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and religious voting constituencies, including African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, women,... more...

  • Gods of the Mississippiby Michael Pasquier

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    From the colonial period to the present, the Mississippi River has impacted religious communities from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Exploring the religious landscape along the 2,530 miles of the largest river system in North America, the essays in Gods of the Mississippi make a compelling case for American religion in motion?not just from east... more...

  • Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cubaby Jualynne Dodson; Charles Long; Davíd Carrasco

    University of New Mexico Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Dodson examines the history of traditional religious practices in the Oriente region of contemporary Cuba. more...

  • Strange Jeremiahsby Carole Stewart; Davíd Carrasco; Charles Long

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Stewart studies the writings of three American authors who all helped define civil religion through their expressions of the tradition of the jeremiad, or prophetic judgment of a people for backsliding from their destiny. more...

  • American Civil Religionby Gary Laderman

    Fortress Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Fortress Press?s first original eTextbook traces the intersection of religion, politics, and society with a focus on civil religion as a long-standing and still relevant aspect of American culture. Tracing the contemporary landscape in America, this work also reveals how deeply rooted this kind of religious culture is in American history. The... more...

  • Religion in Contemporary Americaby Charles H. Lippy; Eric Tranby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a fresh, engaging multi-disciplinary introduction to religion in contemporary America. The chapters explore the roots of contemporary American religion from the 1950s up to the present day, looking at the major traditions including mainline Protestantism, the evangelical-pentecostal surge, Catholicism, Judaism, African-American... more...