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  • 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 the reader inside... more...

  • Religion and Politics in Americaby Robert Booth Fowler; Allen D Hertzke; Laura R. Olson; Kevin R. Den Dulk

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Robert Booth Fowler is Herbert and Evelyn Howe Bascom Professor of Integrated Liberal Studies and Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An award-winning teacher, he is also the author of numerous books. Allen D. Hertzke is David Ross Boyd Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. ... more...

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

    Springer 2012; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • The Politics of Sacred Rhetoricby Morgan Marietta

    Baylor University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Revealing what lies behind much contemporary political rhetoric, Morgan Marietta shows that the language of America's most prominent leaders often relies on deep, even sacred, ideals. Comprehensively and in great detail surveying the rhetorical inventions employed in influential social movements and into the highest levels of government, The Politics... more...

  • Religion, Race, and the American Presidencyby Gaston Espinosa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • Across The Boundaries Of Beliefby Morton Klass; Maxine Weisgrau

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    "In this collection of anthropological writings drawn from many different world areas, contemporary theoretical issues and conflicts in the anthropological study of religion are explored and illustrate" 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...