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  • 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...

  • Buddhismby Huston Smith; Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions. more...

  • The Direct Pathby Andrew Harvey

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2002; US$ 19.00

    " The Direct Path is the Path to God without dogma or priests or gurus, the Path of DIRECT self-empowerment and self-awakening. Whether you know it yet or not, you have been on it since the day you were born." Today more Americans than ever consider themselves to be "spiritual" people, and yet regular attendance at religious institutions is down,... more...

  • World Christianity and Marxismby Denis R. Janz

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 114.99

    Denis Janz argues that the encounter with Marxism has been the defining event for twentieth century Christianity. No other worldview shook Christianity more dramatically and no other movement had as profound an impact on so many. Now the Cold War is over and as we approach the end of the century we need, Janz says, to ask ourselves what happened.This... more...

  • The Twilight of Atheismby Alister Mcgrath

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.99

    In this bold and provocative new book, the author of In the Beginning and The Reenchantment of Nature challenges the widely held assumption that the world is becoming more secular and demonstrates why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance essential for coping with the complexities of modern life. Atheism is one of the most... more...

  • Onenessby Jeffrey Moses

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    "An impressive array of selections. They show common ethics that transcend the narrow confines of sectarianism." ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION Beneath the seeming differences of all the world's great religions, lies a pool of universal truth. ONENESS collects these beliefs together for the first time, in the actual words of each religion's scriptures.... more...

  • Regional, Critical, and Historical Approachesby Peter Antes

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 252.00

    Internationally recognized scholars from many parts of the world provide a critical survey of recent developments and achievements in the global field of religious studies. The work follows in the footsteps of two former publications: Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion , edited by Jacques Waardenburg (1973), and Contemporary Approaches... more...