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  • History and Religionby Bernd-Christian Otto; Susanne Rau; Jörg Rüpke; Andrés Quero-Sánchez

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 145.96

    This volume is the first systematic scholarly study that analyses the complex relationship between history and religion. It considers religious groups as both producers of historical narratives and topics of historiography. From different disciplinary perspectives, the authors explore how religions are historicised. In so doing, they address... more...

  • The Dark Boxby John Cornwell

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    Would you tell your deepest secrets to a relative stranger? And if you did, would you feel vulnerable? Cleansed? Or perhaps even worse than you did before? Confession has always performed a complex role in society, always created mixed feelings in its practitioners. As an acknowledgement of sinfulness, it can provide immense psychological relief;... more...

  • God's New Israelby Conrad Cherry

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The belief that America has been providentially chosen for a special destiny has deep roots in the country's past. As both a stimulus of creative American energy and a source of American self-righteousness, this notion has long served as a motivating national mythology. God's New Israel is a collection of thirty-one readings that trace the... more...

  • A Nation of Religionsby Stephen Prothero

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side. This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and,... more...

  • Understanding Celtic Religionby Katja Ritari; Alexandra Bergholm

    University of Wales Press 2015; US$ 150.00

    This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles which critically reevaluates the methodological challenges of the study of ‘Celtic religion’; the authors are eminent scholars in the field of Celtic Studies representing the disciplines of theology, literary studies, history, law and archaeology, and the book represents a... 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...

  • The Quest for Mary Magdaleneby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    From the international bestselling author of The Templars and The Tragedy of the Templars comes a fascinating account of one of the most mysterious and controversial figures in religious history. Mary Magdalene is a larger figure than any text, larger than the Bible or the Church; she has taken on a life of her own. She has been portrayed as... more...

  • The Second Disestablishmentby Steven Green

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Study of the American relationship between church and state tends to focus either on the founding period or the modern era. Steven Green argues that a crucial development occurred during the 19th century: a "second disestablishment." By the early 1800s, formal, political disestablishment had occurred nationally and among the states. Yet America remained... more...