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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 67.99
The Lively Experiment chronicles how Americans have continually demolished traditional prejudices while at the same time erecting new walls between belief systems. Nearly four hundred years after Roger Williams' 1633 Rhode Island colony, the "lively experiment" of religious tolerance remains a core tenet of the American way of life. more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95
New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements is the most extensive study to date of modern American alternative spiritual currents. Hugh B. Urban covers a range of emerging religions from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including the Nation of Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, ISKCON, Wicca, the Church of Satan, Peoples Temple, and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This acclaimed work surveys the varied course of religious life in modern America. Beginning with the close of the Victorian Age, it moves through the shifting power of Protestantism and American Catholicism and into the intense period of immigration and pluralism that has characterized our nation's religious experience. more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 31.95
Religious institutions are often engaged in influencing the beliefs and values that individuals hold. But religious groups can also challenge how people think about democracy, including the extension of equal rights and liberties regardless of viewpoint, or what is commonly called political tolerance. The essays in Religion and Political Tolerance... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Despite its powerful influence on Cuban culture, Espiritismo has often been overlooked by scholars. Developing the Dead is the first in-depth exploration of contemporary Espiritismo in Cuba. Based on extensive fieldwork among religious practitioners and their clients in Havana, this book makes the surprising claim that Spiritist practices are fundamentally... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Religion in America gives students and teachers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated, the Sixth Edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. The author presents the study of religion within the context of the humanities... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00
Despite constituting a fairly small proportion of the U.S. population?roughly 5 percent?Asian Americans are a widely diverse group with equally heterogeneous religious beliefs and traditions. This encyclopedia provides a single source for authoritative information on the Asian American and Pacific Islander religious experience, addressing South Asian... more...
- 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...
- Baylor University Press 2004; US$ 39.95
Pulpit and Politics presents the most current and comprehensive examination of the religious beliefs and political behavior of American clergy at the advent of the new millennium. Based on data gathered during the 2000 Presidential election, this study examines the relationship between belief and behavior, theology and politics, religious commitments... more...
- Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 34.95
While Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone (2000) highlighted the notion of volunteerism, little attention has been paid to religion's role in generating social capital?an ironic omission since religion constitutes the most common form of voluntary association in America today. Featuring essays by prominent social scientists, this is the first book-length... more...