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  • The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainlineby Elesha J. Coffman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline , Elesha J. Coffman argues that liberal Protestants used cultural capital and persuasive rhetoric to make a strong case for their own status as shepherds of the American soul, but their influence on American culture was ultimately more a social construct than a demographic reality. The... more...

  • The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesusby David Burns

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This unconventional cultural history explores the lifecycle of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created by the freethinkers, feminists, socialists and anarchists who used the findings of biblical criticism to mount a serious challenge to the authority of elite liberal divines during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. more...

  • Religion, Science, and Empireby Peter Gottschalk

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities. more...

  • Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714by Dewey D. Jr. Wallace

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    Dewey Wallace tells the story of several prominent English Calvinist actors and thinkers in the first generations after the beginning of the Restoration, illuminating the religious and intellectual history of the era between the Reformation and modernity. more...

  • The Ming Prince and Daoismby Richard G. Wang

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79

    By illuminating the role princes played in local religion during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Richard Wang demonstrates in The Ming Prince and Daoism that the princedom served to mediate between official religious policy and the commoners' interests. more...

  • Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soulby Matthew Drever

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79

    Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul constructs an interpretation of Augustine's view of the person that acknowledges its classical context while also addressing contemporary theological and philosophical appropriations of Augustine and the issues that animate them. more...

  • Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romaniaby Lavinia Stan; Lucian Turcescu

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    In the post-communist era it has become evident that the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe will be determined by many factors, only some of them political. Throughout the region, the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Greek Catholic churches have tried to impose their views on democracy through direct political engagement. Facing internal challenges... more...

  • Against Smokingby Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari; Yahya Michot

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating cultural history of the Ottoman response to tobacco, which includes one of the earliest fatwas on the subject. more...

  • Redefining Pilgrimageby Antón M. Pazos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical... more...

  • Dreaming in the World's Religionsby Kelly Bulkeley

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh?s dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate... more...