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Comparative Religion

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  • A Day Apartby Christopher D Ringwald

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Here is the first book to examine the Sabbath in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A marvelously readable book, it describes the three weekly holy days--the Muslim Juma on Friday, the Jewish Shabbat on Saturday and the Christian Lord's Day on Sunday--and introduces us to three families, including Ringwald's own, and shows how they observe the holy... more...

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Italy?s traditional subcultures - Communist, Socialist, Liberal, Republican, Right-wing - have largely dissolved and yet Catholics have retained their vitality and solidity. How can the vast majority of Italians continue to maintain some connection with Catholicism? How much is the Italian situation influenced by the closeness of the Vatican? Examining... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religionsby James A. Beverley

    Thomas Nelson 2009; US$ 31.99

    Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. It is the most complete and up-to-date Christian guide to world religions. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    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...

  • Los orígenes de la Nueva Eraby César Vidal

    Grupo Nelson 2009; US$ 11.24

    César Vidal desenmascara las doctrinas ocultas del movimiento de la Nueva Era en esta obra bien documentada.La Nueva Era no es un movimiento aparecido de la nada en el siglo veinte. more...