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Comparative Religion

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates, forms of... more...

  • We Are Amphibiansby R. S. Deese

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    We Are Amphibians tells the fascinating story of two brothers who changed the way we think about the future of our species. As a pioneering biologist and conservationist, Julian Huxley helped advance the "modern synthesis" in evolutionary biology and played a pivotal role in founding UNESCO and the World Wildlife Fund. His argument that we must accept... more...

  • The Crisis of the Holyby Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Vincent J. Cornell; Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Sidney H. Griffith; Maria Reis Habito; B. Barry Levy; Deepak Sarma; Michael von Brück

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    The modern world threatens the foundations of the world?s religions and the cohesive assurances of their societies. The Crisis of the Holy reflects on how all religions are changing under the common pressures of recent decades and, by identifying commonalities across traditions, suggests how religions might cope with these changes. more...

  • World Religionsby Thomas A. Robinson; Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    This masterful survey of world religions, now revised throughout, presents a concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of eastern and western religions. more...

  • Handbook of Religionby Terry C. Muck; Harold A. Netland; Gerald R. McDermott

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 44.99

    Written by top scholars, this comprehensive handbook introduces world religions, indigenous religious traditions, and new religious movements from a Christian perspective. more...

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness?something... more...

  • Encountering Godby Diana L. Eck

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing presence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in today's interdependent... more...

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diasporaby Afe Adogame

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual... more...

  • Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faithsby James T. Richardson; François Bellanger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring cases in different parts of the world, this book offers a practical insight for understanding the relations of NRMs and other minority religions and the law from the perspective of legal cases. Including contributions from scholars, legal practitioners, actual or former members, this book presents an objective approach to understanding why... more...

  • The Ecology of Coexistence and Conflict in Cyprusby Irene Dietzel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    What is the significance of sustainable resource management for the functioning of Mediterranean island societies? How do human-environment relations reflect in a multi-ethnic religious landscape? This book poses these questions in the context of the Ottoman, British, and modern history of Cyprus. It explores the socio-ecological dimension of the Cyprus... more...