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Comparative Religion

  • Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Editionby Bruce David Forbes; Jeffrey H. Mahan

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With seventy-five percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised and updated throughout to provide greater religious diversity in its topics and address critical developments in the study of religion and popular... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of A History of God tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Karen Armstrong?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.    This short summary and analysis of A History of God... more...

  • The FBI and Religionby Sylvester A. Johnson; Steven Weitzman

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a long and tortuous relationship with religion over almost the entirety of its existence. As early as 1917, the Bureau began to target religious communities and groups it believed were hotbeds of anti-American politics. Whether these religious communities were pacifist groups that opposed American wars, or... more...

  • The Secular Landscapeby Kevin McCaffree

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.91

    This book proposes a comprehensive theory of the loss of religion in human societies, with a specific and substantive focus on the contemporary United States. Kevin McCaffree draws on a range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, anthropology, and history to explore topics such as the origin of religion, the role of religion in recent American... more...

  • The Varieties of Religious Experienceby Dr. William James

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In 'The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature', Dr. William James takes aim at the nature of religion from a scientific/academic point of view--something that had, until this landmark work, been sorely missed. James believed that the study of the origin of an object or concept should not play a role in the study of its value. As... more...

  • Finding God Among our Neighborsby Kristin Johnston Largen

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    For too many students, Christian theology is learned in isolation from other religions traditions. With this, the second volume of her important work, Kristin Johnston Largen returns to expand the systematic theology she began in the original volume. Largen places the work of Christian theology soundly within the interreligious dialogue that is the... more...

  • Classical Approaches to the Study of Religionby Jacques Waardenburg; Russell T. McCutcheon

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 42.41

    Jacques Waardenburg?s Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion , first published in 1973 and updated in 1999, was groundbreaking in establishing religious studies as an independent academic field. The volume consists of two parts. The first is Waardenburg?s magisterial essay tracing the rise and development of the academic study of religion... more...

  • The Jew as Legitimationby David J. Wertheim

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.91

    This book traces the historical phenomenon of ?the Jew as Legitimation.? Contributors discuss how Jews have been used, through time, to validate non-Jewish beliefs. The volume dissects the dilemmas and challenges this pattern has presented to Jews. Throughout history, Jews and Judaism have served to legitimize the beliefs of Gentiles. Jews functioned... more...

  • Psychotherapy East & Westby Alan Watts

    New World Library 2017; US$ 14.95

    A classic exploration of the relationship between Western psychotherapy and the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism, Vedanta, Yoga, and Taoism ? now back in print more...

  • Sacred Furyby Charles Selengut

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.99

    Updated throughout, the third edition of the acclaimed Sacred Fury explores violence in world religion. Featuring new material on violence in Buddhism and Hinduism, the rise of ISIS, ?lone wolf terrorists,? and more, this is an essential text for understanding the connections between religion and violence both historically and today. more...