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- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
For six months in 2004, controversy raged in Hamtramck, Michigan, as residents debated a proposed amendment that would exempt the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, from the citys anti-noise ordinance. The call to prayer functioned as a flashpoint in disputes about the integration of Muslims into this historically Polish-Catholic community. No... more...
- SPCK 2013; US$ 11.65
Ever wondered what a mitre is, why ministers wear dog collars or how we came to eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? If so, dip into God, Church, etc. You?ll find lots of short, pithy entries (with highlighted cross references), giving instant information on everything from church furniture to theological ideas to social networking. more...
- Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 27.95
As we enter the 21st century, it becomes increasingly difficult to envisage a world detached from religion or an anthropology blind to its study. Yet, how people become religious is still poorly studied. This volume gathers some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to offer a new perspective for the study of religion, one that examines... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 49.99
Religion and Spirituality in America: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides an introduction to some of the diverse religious practices, traditions, and expressions in the United States and focuses on how teenagers view their particular religious faith?or lack of it?what they believe, what conflicts they encounter, and how they relate to others whose religions... more...
- Findhorn Press 2013; US$ 17.99
Based on his work with the Crystal Oversouls, Unfolding Our Light explores a new vision for an awakening humanity which takes into account the changes to the traditional model of auras and chakras. The book explains Eastwood?s childhood connection to light-beings and a particular experience he had as a child. This experience connected him directly... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 73.50
In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. "Repatriation is a must!" they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since the movement originated in Jamaica in 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2009; US$ 29.95
Based on personal experience as a participant and observer over nearly a decade, Hale explores the unique spiritual beliefs of this Afro-Brazilian religion that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the early twentieth century. more...
- 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...
- 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...