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  • Americas Secular Challengeby Herbert London

    Encounter Books 2008; US$ 17.99

    In this timely and wide-ranging book, one of America's leading public intellectuals explores the rise of radical secular humanism as a religious experience. London shows that while secular humanism has it's saints, sinners, and even its quasi-religious rituals, it is too anemic and self-centered a philosophy of life to serve America and the West in... more...

  • Early Chinese Religion: Part One: Shang through Han (1250 BC-220 AD) (2 vols)by John Lagerwey; Marc Kalinowski

    BRILL 2008; US$ 369.00

    Together, and for the first time in any language, the 24 essays gathered in these volumes provide a composite picture of the history of religion in ancient China from the emergence of writing ca. 1250 BC to the collapse of the first major imperial dynasty in 220 AD. It is a multi-faceted tale of changing gods and rituals that includes the emergence... more...

  • Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 1970'sby Daniel Salinas

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    With reception history methodology this book presents the development of Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 1970s from the perspective of the participants both from North America and Latin America. more...

  • Sustain Me with Raisin-Cakesby Rachel A. Anisfeld

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    Through close textual analysis as well as a study of historical and literary context, this book shows how the amoraic midrashic collection Pesikta deRav Kahana developed a fresh homiletical language in an age of religious outreach and persuasion. more...

  • Pentecostal Churches in Transitionby Shane Clifton

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    This book develops an ecclesiological method used to describe and analyse the transitions in culture and structure of Australian Pentecostal churches during the course of the twentieth century. These changes provide a case study of global developments in Pentecostalism more...

  • Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourseby Philip L. Tite

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Offering a fresh assessment of the presence and function of paraenesis within Valentinianism, this book places Valentinian moral exhortation within the context of early Christian moral discourse. Like other Christians, Valentinians were not only interested in ethics, but used moral exhortation to discursively shape social identity. more...

  • The Evangelicals: A Historical, Thematic, and Biographical Guideby Robert Krapohl; Charles Lippy

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 75.00

    The different facets of American religious life are more thoroughly understood with an awareness of the Evangelical heritage that intersects the different denominational boundaries. Since Evangelicalism is not confined to one religious denomination or group, it has associations with a number of American religious movements such as Fundamentalism,... more...

  • Power of Religious Publics, The: Staking Claims in American Societyby William Swatos; James Wellman

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 122.00

    Currently, public religion is in a time of flux and the notion of the common good?once associated with the Protestant voice in America?is openly contested by new religious coalitions seeking to communicate their version of the truth and plant their stake in the public domain. This edited volume reflects on the changing tone and form of the public... more...

  • God's Lunaticsby Michael Largo

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.74

    God?s Lunatics is an eyebrow-raising encyclopedia of the strange and shocking side of history?s religions, cults, and spiritual movements, by Michael Largo, the bestselling author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning Final Exits . A fascinating compendium of ?Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns, and Other Victims... more...

  • Original Sinby Alan Jacobs

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    Essayist and biographer Alan Jacobs introduces us to the world of original sin, which he describes as not only a profound idea but a necessary one. As G. K. Chesterton explains, "Only with original sin can we at once pity the beggar and distrust the king." Do we arrive in this world predisposed to evil? St. Augustine passionately argued that... more...