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- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00
Burns describes the birth of Christianity as a function of the Jewish past, surveying a range of ancient evidences. more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.86
<p>How new is atheism?</p><p>In <i>Battling the Gods</i>, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean to recover the stories of those who first refused the divinities.</p><p>Long before the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of disbelief in a deeply... more...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 8.99
In this clever and entertaining look at the United States and religious freedom, Robert C. Fuller introduces us to religious revolutionaries who, in very unique ways, shaped American religious tradition and fought to establish new forms of spirituality. Chronological in scope, Religious Revolutionaries takes us from Puritanism and Calvinism in America's... more...
- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 15.99
In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today?s heated culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular to reveal how, ultimately, liberals always win. Though they... more...
- UPA 2015; US$ 32.99
This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and signi?cance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world. It connects the practice of libation throughout time, connects Afrikans to their social history, and so to themselves, across generations in different spaces and times. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
Louis XIV - the ?Sun King? - casts a long shadow over the history of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. Yet while he has been the subject of numerous works, much of the scholarship remains firmly rooted within national frameworks and traditions. Thus in France Louis is still chiefly remembered for the splendid baroque culture his reign ushered... more...