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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.68
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is no stranger to controversy. From racism and social injustice, to the threat of AIDS, the continuing crisis in the Middle East and the importance today of 'ubuntu' (the concept of shared humanity), the Archbishop expresses his views powerfully and honestly, showing how faith and politics are inextricably linked. A forceful... more...
- Beacon Press 2000; US$ 24.95
William Paden's classic exploration in religious studies, with a new introduction In the current climate, Interpreting the Sacred provides a fresh, thorough way to consider and compare various religious belief systems. Paden puts forth the idea that our understanding of religion influences our understanding of ourselves and our world. Updated with... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00
The New Sciences of Religion is a critical analysis of new scientific research on religious and spiritual phenomena. William Grassie takes a two-staged phenomenological approach working from the "outside in" and the "bottom up" without privileging at the outset any religious traditions or philosophical assumptions. Using insights from economics,... more...
- Beacon Press 2006; US$ 18.00
The Tent of Abraham provides readers with stories that can bring all the faiths together. Written by Saadi Shakur Chishti, a Scottish American Sufi, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, an American Jew, and Joan Chittister, a Benedictine sister, the book explores in accessible language the mythic quality and the teachings of reconciliation that are embedded in... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 99.00
Packed into all the major monotheistic religions that burst out of the Middle East is an immensely powerful theological punch: apocalypse. While these visions have expressed themselves in different ways in each of the four monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, the phenomenon itself is intrinsically similar. How... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1974; US$ 8.00
Unworldly Wise, Wei Wu Wei's eighth and final book, is an enlightened parable in the form of a conversation between an owl and a rabbit about God, love, and the way to be free from the traps of our minds. Using the further pseudonym O.O.O., the author was obviously having some fun with his readers. In this most accessible of his remarkable works... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 36.00
An exploration of the sometimes contentious, sometimes conciliatory, and often complex relationship between Jews and Muslims in the United States, this book was written by important scholars, religious leaders, and activists from the two communities. Each essay discusses a different episode from the twentieth or twenty-first century American milieu... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 154.00
The revival of religious belief and practice in China over the past thirty years, after decades of severe repression, has attracted much attention by scholars. Social scientific studies of religion by mainland Chinese scholars has also increased in recent years, using theories and methods developed mainly outside China. Increasingly, mainland scholars... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 82.40
The richness and vibrancy of Vietnamese spirituality are vividly portrayed in these twelve essays that shed light on the remarkable reflorescence of religion in this communist country. Ancestor worship, mediumship, sacrifices, and communal rituals have not only survived Vietnams reintegration into the capitalist world; they are intrinsic to the... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36
This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship... more...