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  • Beyond Physicalismby Edward F. Kelly; Adam Crabtree; Paul Marshall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 62.99

    In Beyond Physicalism, an interdisciplinary group of physical scientists, behavioral and social scientists, and humanists from the Esalen Institute?s Center for Theory and Research argue that physicalism must be replaced by an expanded scientific naturalism that accommodates something spiritual at the heart of nature. more...

  • City of 201 Godsby Jacob Olupona

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    In a study that challenges familiar Western modes of thought, Jacob K. Olupona focuses on one of the most important religious centers in Africa and in the world: the Yorůbá city of Ilé-Ifč in southwest Nigeria. The spread of Yorůbá traditions in the African diaspora has come to define the cultural identity of millions of black and white people in Brazil,... more...

  • Creole Religions of the Caribbeanby Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; Margarite Fernandez Olmos; Joseph M. Murphy

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 21.25

    Creolization?the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious... more...

  • Natural Theology in the Scientific Revolutionby Katherine Calloway

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the seventeenth century scientific discoveries called into question established Christian theology. It has been claimed that contemporary thinkers contributed to this conflict model by using the discoveries of the natural world to prove the existence of God. Calloway challenges this view by close examination of five key texts of the period. more...

  • Electric Santeríaby Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Santería is an African-inspired, Cuban diaspora religion long stigmatized as witchcraft and often dismissed as superstition, yet its spirit- and possession-based practices are rapidly winning adherents across the world. Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús introduces the term copresence? to capture the current transnational experience of Santería, in which racialized... more...

  • Fire, the Star and the Cross, Theby Aptin Khanbaghi

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 32.00

    Contemporary political events have generated a strong interest in minorities in the Middle East. Although today the region is mostly identified with Islam, it has been home to many other great cultures, and the civilization of the Islamic world is itself indebted to the various peoples that the Arabs subdued in the 7th and 8th centuries. Far from fading... more...

  • The Freedom to do God's Willby James Busuttil; Gerrie ter Haar

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Under the auspices of top international commentators, The Freedom to do God's Will considers the global impact of fundamentalism on religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. With special reference to human rights issues, women's rights and the influence of social factors, it brings a new dimension... more...

  • Shamanismby Margaret Stutley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95

    Shamanism is one of the earliest and farthest-reaching magical and religious traditions, vestiges of which still underlie the major religious faiths of the modern world. The function of the shaman is to show his or her people the unseen powers behind the mere appearances of nature, as experienced through intuition, in trance states, or during ecstatic... more...

  • Varieties of Javanese Religionby Andrew Beatty

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This is the most comprehensive book on Javanese religion since Geertz's famous study of 1960. more...