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  • (Un)Believing in Modern Societyby Dr Jörg Stolz; Dr Mallory Schneuwly Purdie; Dr Michael Krüggeler; Mr Thomas Englberger; Prof Dr Judith Könemann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    This landmark study in the sociology of religion sheds new light on the question of what has happened to religion and spirituality since the 1960s in modern societies. Exposing several analytical weaknesses of today?s sociology of religion, (Un)Believing in Modern Society presents a new theory of religious-secular competition and a new typology of... more...

  • That Was The Church That Wasby Andrew Brown; Linda Woodhead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today 'religion' has become a toxic brand,... more...

  • The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christby Levi Dowling

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This visionary text professes to tell the complete story of Jesus' life, including the "lost" years, during which he traveled and studied in Tibet, Egypt, India, Persia, and Greece. First published in 1908, this mystical work is the cornerstone of a Christian denomination, the Aquarian Christine Church Universal, and it offers intriguing, controversial... more...

  • An Atheist's History of Beliefby Matthew Kneale

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.38

    What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, leading us to invent heaven and hell, sin and redemption, and above all, gods? Religion reflects our deepest hopes and fears; whether you are a believer or, like Matthew Kneale, a non-believer... more...

  • Baptists in America: A Historyby Thomas S. Kidd; Barry Hankins

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The Puritans called Baptists "the troublers of churches in all places" and hounded them out of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Four hundred years later, Baptists are the second-largest religious group in America, and their influence matches their numbers. They have built strong institutions, from megachurches to publishing houses to charities to... more...

  • Catholic Pentecostalism and the Paradoxes of Africanizationby Ludovic Lado

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    The anthropological literature on religious innovation and resistance in African Christianity has tended to focus almost exclusively on what have come to be known as African Independent Churches. This book explores the dialectics between 'Pentecostalization' and 'Africanization' within contemporary African Catholicism. more...

  • The Devilby Darren Oldridge

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    Why do the innocent suffer in a world created by a loving God? Does this mean that God cannot prevent this suffering, despite His supposed omnipotence? Or is God not loving after all? This in brief is 'the problem of evil'. The Devil provides one solution to this problem: his rebellion against God and hatred of His works is responsible for... more...

  • Esotericism and the Academyby Wouter J. Hanegraaff

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 48.00

    The neglected history of how intellectuals since the Renaissance have approached ideas of the occult which challenged biblical religion. more...

  • The Essence of the Gnosticsby Bernard Simon

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 1.99

    For what is it that the All lacked, if not the knowledge of the Father?' - Gnostic text from the Gospel of Truth Long before there was a system of belief called Gnosticism there were those who reached for a special intimate knowledge of God and His mysterious ways. The possession of such knowledge, they believed, would bring salvation from s... more...

  • The Gay Discipleby John Henson

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    What exactly was Jesus's relationship with the Beloved Disciple, with Mary and Martha? What was he like to be with, and how did he have such an impact on followers from diverse backgrounds? This faction story is an eye-opening look at what life was like in Palestine during the life of Jesus, at how society functioned, the social pressures of the time,... more...