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  • Politics and Religion in the United Statesby Michael Corbett; Julia Corbett-Hemeyer; J. Matthew Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    There is a complex relationship between religiosity and secularism in the American experience. America is notable both for its strict institutional separation of church and state, and for the strong role that religion has played in its major social movements and ongoing political life.?This book seeks to illuminate for readers the dynamics underlying... more...

  • Die missverstandene Religionsfreiheitby Oliver Smiljic

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.50

    Wie weit reicht das Menschenrecht der Religionsfreiheit? Darf die Religionsfreiheit über andere Menschenrechte gestellt werden? Nach einem Urteil des Landgerichts Köln aus dem Jahr 2012 nicht: Dieses verurteilte rituelle Beschneidung als unzulässige Verletzung des Rechts auf körperliche Unversehrtheit. Die Welle der Proteste religiöser Organisationen... more...

  • Religion in China and Its Modern Fateby Paul R. Katz

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    An original study of Chinese religious life during the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century more...

  • Empire of Religionby David Chidester

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 100.00

    How is knowledge about religion and religions produced, and how is that knowledge authenticated and circulated? David Chidester seeks to answer these questions in  Empire of Religion , documenting and analyzing the emergence of a science of comparative religion in Great Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century and its complex relations... more...

  • Über den Black Atlanticby Sarah Lempp

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Auch in Deutschland erfreut sich Capoeira, der aus Brasilien stammende Kampftanz, wachsender Beliebtheit. Die Stilrichtung Capoeira Angola findet ihre Anhänger/-innen vor allem im alternativen Spektrum, wobei die Suche nach Selbstentfaltung und persönlicher Entwicklung eine zentrale Rolle spielt. Sarah Lempp geht der Frage nach, wie Capoeira-Angola-Spielerinnen... more...

  • Religion and Politics in the United Statesby Kenneth D. Wald; Allison Calhoun-Brown

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 58.99

    From marriage equality, to gun control, to immigration reform and the threat of war, religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large. Now in its seventh edition, Religion and Politics in the United States includes analyses of the nation's most pressing political matters regarding religious... more...

  • Religious Fundamentalism and Social Identityby Peter Herriot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in the United States of September 11th, 2001 brought the phenomenon of religious fundamentalism to the world's attention.Sociological research has clearly demonstrated that fundamentalists are primarily reacting against modernity, and believe that they are fighting for the very survival of their... more...

  • God in the Machineby Liel Leibovitz

    Templeton Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    If he were alive today, what might Heidegger say about Halo, the popular video game franchise? What would Augustine think about Assassin’s Creed ? What could Maimonides teach us about Nintendo’s eponymous hero, Mario? While some critics might dismiss such inquiries outright, protesting that these great thinkers would never concern... more...

  • Religio Duplexby Jan Assmann

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    In this important new book, the distinguished Egyptologist Jan Assmann provides a masterful overview of a crucial theme in the religious history of the West - that of 'religio duplex', or dual religion. He begins by returning to the theology of the Ancient Egyptians, who set out to present their culture as divided between the popular and the elite.... more...

  • Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWomanby Jeanne Christensen

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity examines the complex ways that gender and race intersected in the shaping of a liberation movement propelled by conscious contact with an African spiritual ethos in the Caribbean. Countering the predominant static view of Rastafari women, Jeanne... more...