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  • Religion in Evolution (Routledge Revivals)by F. B. Jevons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1906, these four lectures were originally delivered in the Vacation Term for Biblical Study at Cambridge. Evidence is derived from the native tribes of Australia in particular, whom Jevons compares for his discussion. The first lecture considers whether religion has evolved from, or was preceded by a pre-religion, or non-religious,... more...

  • Religious Change and Indigenous Peoplesby Helena Onnudottir; Adam Possamai; Bryan S. Turner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95

    Exploring religious and spiritual changes which have been taking place among Indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand , this book focuses on important changes in religious affiliation in census data over the last 15 years. Drawing on both local social and political debates, while contextualising the discussion in wider global debates about... more...

  • Evolutionary Theory and Christian Beliefby David Lack

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book is concerned with the conflict between "Darwinism" as the Victorians called it, and Christianity, a conflict here re-stated in modern terms because it so vitally affects our understanding of human nature and human values today.   more...

  • Myths & Legends of the Polynesiansby Johannes C. Andersen

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 37.50

    Myths & Legends of the Polynesians is an account of the history, art and mythology of the Polynesian races, this stirring book glows like a beacon on a South Pacific island. more...

  • Preachers, Prophets and Heretics: Anglican Women's Ministryby Elaine Lindsay; Janet Scarfe

    University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the first ordination of women priests in the Australian Anglican Church, this book analyzes the ordination debate and reviews how it occupied church synods, ecclesiastical tribunals, civil courts, and media headlines. It also highlights the accomplishments of the more than 500 ordained female priests since 1992.... more...

  • Hindu Perspectives on Evolutionby C. Mackenzie Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 160.00

    Providing new insights into the contemporary creationist-evolution debates, this book looks at the Hindu cultural-religious traditions of India, the Hindu Dharma traditions. By focusing on the interaction of religion and science in a Hindu context, it offers a global context for understanding contemporary creationist-evolution conflicts and tensions... more...

  • Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai‘iby H. Arlo Nimmo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    When the first Europeans arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, the volcano goddess Pele was the central deity of a complex religion in the volcano districts of Hawai'i Island. While native Hawaiians were quickly converted to Christianity, Pele remained remarkably relevant as a deity. This book is a critical biography of the volcano goddess,... more...

  • Whitlamby Brian Carroll

    Rosenberg Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    Governor-General Sir John Kerr’s dismissal of the elected Whitlam Government in 1975, more or less at the behest of the Liberal-Country Party Coalition led by Malcolm Fraser, was among the most momentous events in Australian political history. Born into a privileged life Whitlam joined the Australian Labor Party, rose to be its Parliamentary leader... more...

  • Creation and Evolutionby Lenn E. Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Can religion survive Darwinism? Do scientists entering the lab or heading for the field have to bracket, or reject outright, all religious commitments and convictions? Trenchantly laying out the evidence for natural selection and carefully following and underscoring the themes and theses of Genesis, L. E. Goodman traces the historical and conceptual... more...

  • Creationism and the Conflict over Evolutionby Tatha Wiley

    James Clarke & Co 2009; US$ 34.50

    How do our current notions of the workings of the universe fit with our deepest convictions about its meaning and value? From religion, we grasp the world as created, given, gift. From science, we apprehend it as evolving, in process, changing. How do we bring these apprehensions together? Or can we? Is our impulse to find the two complementary: creation... more...