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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
This book examines the role popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics. The popular religion of Nuo will be used as an example of how the new role has enabled the religion to be directly incorporated into the Chinese Community Party's policies, to be viewed as supporting the legitimacy of the regime, and to function as a tool to enhance... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
Serge Augier explains the theory, concepts and practice of the Daoist tradition of Da Xuan with a unique simplicity, allowing practitioners of all levels to gain insight into the reasoning behind different elements of their practice. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99
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...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 32.95
This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95
The conflicts between the three great monotheistic religions ? Christianity, Judaism and Islam ? are shaping our world more than ever before. In this important new book Peter Sloterdijk returns to the origins of monotheism in order to shed new light on the conflict of the faiths today. Following the polytheism of the ancient civilizations of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
Based on a rigorous construction of theoretical categories and on a close scrutiny of the common challenges confronting Europe and its Turkish neighbour long considered other with regard to the accommodation of religious difference, this book sheds light on the possibilities for Europe to find new ways of arranging the relationship between... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.50
Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa casts a critical look at Africa's rapidly evolving religious media scene. Following political liberalization, media deregulation, and the proliferation of new media technologies, many African religious leaders and activists have appropriated such media to strengthen and expand their communities and... more...
- Clink Street Publishing 2015; US$ 3.70
In the distant past, life was pretty harsh – most work was manual labor, medicine was primitive and there was little law & order - the perfect opening to religions that promised an easy afterlife. Life was mocked as sin, “up there? awaited a magical land of plenty. These religions kept us weak, God made in the image of the local King reduced followers... more...
- Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00
The relationships between science and religion are about to enter a new phase in our contemporary world, as scientific knowledge has become increasingly relevant in ordinary life, beyond the institutional public spaces where it traditionally developed. The purpose of this volume is to analyze the relationships, possible articulations and contradictions... more...