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Comparative Religion

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  • Possession, Power and the New Ageby Matthew Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which are usually classed as part of a New Age Movement. Drawing on his extensive ethnography carried out in the UK, alongside comparative studies in America and Europe, Matthew Wood criticises the view... more...

  • Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movementsby Eileen Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    New Religious Movements tend to start their lives with a number of unequivocal statements, not only of a theological nature but also about the world and appropriate behaviours for the believer. Yet these apparently inalienable Truths and their interpretations frequently become revised, ?adjusted? or selectively adopted by different believers. This... more...

  • Prophecy in the New Millenniumby Suzanne Newcombe; Sarah Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Secular and spiritual prophets of doom abound in the information-rich twenty-first century - as they have for millennia. But there has yet to be worldwide floods, meteor impact, global computer failure, obvious alien contact, or direct intervention from God to end the world as we know it. Considering the frequency with which prophecy apparently fails,... more...

  • Global Religious Movements Across Bordersby Stephen M. Cherry; Helen Rose Ebaugh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    From global missionizing among proselytic faiths to mass migration through religious diasporas, religion has traveled from one side of the world and back again. It continues to play a prominent role in shaping world politics and has been a vital force in the continued emergence, spread, and creation of a transnational civil society. Exploring how... more...

  • Critical Reflections on Indigenous Religionsby James L. Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The study of indigenous religions has become an important academic field, particularly since the religious practices of indigenous peoples are being transformed by forces of globalization and transcontinental migration. This book will further our understanding of indigenous religions by first considering key methodological issues related to defining... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movementsby James R. Lewis; Inga B. Tollefsen

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99

    In this second volume, James R. Lewis and Inga B. Tollefsen bring together established and rising scholars of New Religious Movements Studies for a collection that expands upon the topics covered in the first volume of The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements and incorporates new theoretical approaches. more...

  • Syncretism in Religionby Anita Maria Leopold; Jeppe Sinding Jensen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    Long a fascinating but problematic category of religious studies, "syncretism" is an elastic term that describes a wide range of practices characterized by the mixing or overlap of traditions. Syncretism in Religion offers the student a broad selection of essays, both classical contributions to the study of syncretism and new essays commissioned... more...

  • Why Study Religion?by Terry C. Muck

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 19.99

    This brief primer by a senior religion scholar explains why Christian students should study religion, how they should go about it, and why it is important in our contemporary, pluralistic context. more...

  • Understanding World Religionsby Irving Hexham

    Zondervan 2011; US$ 31.99

    Irving Hexham?s introductory world religions text explores various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. He presents an appreciative yet realistic approach, noting both the strengths and inherent problems of various world religions. more...

  • Common Prayersby Harvey Cox

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.99

    Harvey Cox, the distinguished Christian theologian and scholar of religion, has a Jewish wife and son. From the Passover meal to the weekly Sabbath candles, from the marriage chuppah to the walls of old Jerusalem, he has shared in the joys and responsibilities of the Jewish faith. Celebrating the Jewish holidays, he has had the opportunity to reflect... more...