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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
There is a complex relationship between religiosity and secularism in the American experience. America is notable both for its strict institutional separation of church and state, and for the strong role that religion has played in its major social movements and ongoing political life.?This book seeks to illuminate for readers the dynamics underlying... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 72.99
By the early twenty-first century, a phenomenon that once was inconceivable had become nearly commonplace in American society: the public spiritual teacher who neither belongs to, nor is authorized by a major religious tradition. From the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed Eckhart Tolle to figures like Gangaji and Adhyashanti, there are now countless spiritual... 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...
- Springer 2014; US$ 19.99
Die Zehn Gebote markieren soziale Konfliktstellen bei Tieren wie Menschen, an denen der einzelne sich Vorteile auf Kosten der anderen verschaffen kann. Biologen konnen zeigen, warum sich von Natur her keine Lebensordnung einstellt, die das verhindert, und warum entsprechende ethische Normen erst fur den Menschen geboten und verpflichtend sind.Zwar... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 28.95
The connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine in The Da Vinci Code to Madonna's "Like a Prayer," and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Cults examines the history and current status of cults across the United States, Europe, and East Asia. Focusing on the principal controversial religions and movements that have attracted major media attention, the book also includes profiles of hundreds of minority religions, from Jesus People and Rastafarians to voodoo practitioners and the human-cloning... more...
- 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.26
Auch in Deutschland erfreut sich Capoeira, der aus Brasilien stammende Kampftanz, wachsender Beliebtheit. Die Stilrichtung Capoeira Angola findet ihre Anhänger/-innen vor allem im alternativen Spektrum, wobei die Suche nach Selbstentfaltung und persönlicher Entwicklung eine zentrale Rolle spielt. Sarah Lempp geht der Frage nach, wie Capoeira-Angola-Spielerinnen... more...