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- 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...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00
Until recently, African Americanist scholarship has been dominated by programmatic searches for African origins. This book aims to transcend this research agenda by exploring the ritual and discursive production and reproduction of conceptions of Africa and Africanity in the Americas. more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 42.95
Religion is one of the most important elements of Afro-Caribbean culture linking its people to their African past, from Haitian Vodou and Cuban Santeria?popular religions that have often been demonized in popular culture?to Rastafari in Jamaica and Orisha-Shango of Trinidad and Tobago. In Afro-Caribbean Religions, Nathaniel Samuel Murrell provides... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Afro-Eccentricity explores three overlapping stories of Black Religion: the soul, the black church, and ancestor narratives. Hart contends that these narratives dominate most accounts of Black Religion that, collectively, he calls the "Standard Narrative of Black Religion." more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95
Robert Wuthnow shows how music and art are revitalizing churches and religious life across the nation in this first-ever consideration of the relationship between religion and the arts. All in Sync draws on more than four hundred in-depth interviews with church members, clergy, and directors of leading arts organizations and a new national survey... 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
The American Gospel?literally, the good news about America?is that religion shapes our public life without controlling it. In this vivid book, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice. At a time... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.99
CHAPTER 1 RELIGIOUS POLARIZATION AND PLURALISM IN AMERICA In the 1950s, the Fraternal Order of Eagles teamed up with movie director Cecil B. DeMille for a unique promotion of the epic movie The Ten Commandments . In a form of reverse product placement, the Eagles and DeMille donated monuments of the biblical Ten Commandments to communities all... 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...