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  • Passage of Darknessby Wade Davis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1988; US$ 29.99

    Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie 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$ 49.95

    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...

  • Across Bordersby Joerg Rieger; Nestor O. Miguez; Michelle A. Gonzalez; Jung Mo Sung; Miguel A. De La Torre; Nancy Elizabeth Bedford

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    Rarely have scholars of theology and religious studies from North and South America collaborated on a project that argues for reimagining the study of religion. . . .an acute attention to the power differentials at work in the United States and Latin America inform these writings. . . .[the book's] quality owes much to the visionary and distinguished... more...

  • Ritual and Memoryby Harvey Whitehouse; James Laidlaw

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 36.99

    Ethnographers of religion have created a vast record of religious behavior from small-scale non-literate societies to globally distributed religions in urban settings. So a theory that claims to explain prominent features of ritual, myth, and belief in all contexts everywhere causes ethnographers a skeptical pause. In Ritual and Memory, however, a... more...

  • Religion and Public Life in the Mountain Westby Mark Silk; Jan Shipps

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    1 Introduction?Religion in the Mountain West:Geography as Destiny 2 The Religious Demography of an Oasis Culture 3 How Religion Created an Infrastructure for the Mountain West 4 The Mormon Corridor:Utah and Idaho 5 Catholic Heartland in Transition: Arizona and New Mexico 6 Polarized Tribes: Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana 7 Conclusion?Sacred Landscapes... more...

  • A Wall of Separation?by Mary Segers; Ted G. Jelen; Clarke E. Cochran

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 23.99

    Should the wall of separation between church and state be permeable or inviolable? This question has been hotly contested since the nation's founding and contentious debates persist today. With a collection of the most significant documents and an introduction by Clarke E. Cochran that provides the historical context of the debate, prominent scholars... more...

  • Varieties of Southern Religious Experiencesby Samuel S. Hill

    LSU Press 1988; US$ 19.95

    Varieties of Southern Religious Experience reflects the central assumption that there has been a distinct South for a long time, and effectively and engagingly examines the genuine diversity of that region's religious history. more...

  • Religions in Asian Americaby Pyong Gap Min; Jung Ha Kim

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    Religions in Asian America provides a comprehensive overview of the religious practices of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian Americans. How these new communities work through issues of gender, race, transnationalism, income disparities and social service, and the passing along an ethnic identity to the... more...

  • Religion Across Bordersby Helen Rose Ebaugh; Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    Helen Rose Ebaugh, Sociology Professor, University of Houston, received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1975 with specialties in organizational sociology and the sociology of religion. In addition to four books, she has published numerous articles in scholarly journals. She has been a faculty member at the University of Houston since 1973 and... more...