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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Orderby Mette Birkedal Bruun

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Presents the Order's figureheads, practical life and spiritual horizon, and its contribution to medieval Europe's religious, cultural and political climate. more...

  • American Gospelby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    The American Gospel?literally, the good news about America?is that religion shapes our public life without controlling it. In this vivid book, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice. At a time... more...

  • Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in Americaby Gurinder Singh Mann; Paul Numrich; Raymond Williams

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    This book explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion--and consequently culture--is "remade in the U.S.A." Peppered with stories of individual people and how they actually live their religion, this informative book gives an overview of each religion's beliefs, a short history of immigration--and discrimination--for each group,... more...

  • The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals)by Jeffrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    There has been a tendency to the view the history of the early medieval papacy predominantly in ideological terms, which has resulted in the over-exaggeration of the idea of the papal monarchy. In this study, first published in 1979, Jeffrey Richards questions this view, arguing that whilst the papacy?s power and responsibility grew during the period... more...

  • The Sikhsby Patwant Singh

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent... 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...

  • Greek Sacred Law (2nd Edition with a Postscript)by Eran Lupu

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    This volume consists of a general introduction to Greek sacred law and a collection of inscriptions from mainland Greece, the colonies, and the islands (except Cos) published since the late 1960s. more...

  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    From one of the world?s leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God , The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase , comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time. In one astonishing, short period ?... more...

  • The Spiral Staircaseby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 15.50

    The moving story of her own search for God by the highly-acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ; The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism ; and Islam: A Short History . In 1969, after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun -- hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God... more...

  • Winds From the Northby Michael Wilkinson; Peter Althouse

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    This book raises important questions about the origins of Pentecostalism including the role of Azusa, missionaries, women, and the controversy surrounding Oneness Pentecostalism and the Latter Rain revival. The Canadian story highlights important developments that illustrate the transnational and innovative qualities of the movement. more...