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  • Finding Faith, Losing Faithby Scot McKnight; Hauna Ondrey

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 9.95

    This book examines conversion stories as told by people who have actually undergone a conversion experience, including experiences of apostasy. The stories reveal that there is not just one "conversion story." Scot McKnight and Hauna Ondrey show that "conversion theory" helps explain why some people walk away from one religion, often to another, very... more...

  • The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefsby Solomon Schimmel

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs examines how and why Jewish, Christian, and Muslim fundamentalists defend their belief in the divine authorship of the Bible and the Koran against evidence to the contrary from scholarship and science, and the harmful and dangerous consequences of their beliefs. more...

  • Families and Faithby Vern L. Bengtson; Norella M. Putney; Susan Harris

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    In Families and Faith , Vern Bengtson examines how religion is--or is not--passed down from one generation to the next. Armed with unprecedented data collected over more than four decades from more than 2400 individuals, Bengtson offers remarkable insight into American religion over the course of several decades. more...

  • New World A-Comingby Judith Weisenfeld

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 29.75

    When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942,  he rejected the racial categories presented to him and persuaded the registrar to cross out the check mark she had placed next to Negro and substitute ?Ethiopian Hebrew.?  ?God did not make us Negroes,? declared religious leaders in black communities of the early twentieth-century... more...

  • Waiting for Antichristby Damian Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    How can people believe that the supernatural end of the world lies just around the corner when, so far, every such prediction has been proved wrong? Some scholars argue that millenarians are psychologically disturbed; others maintain that their dreams of paradise on earth reflect a nascent political awareness. In this book Damian Thompson looks at... more...

  • Landscapes of the Soulby Douglas V. Porpora

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Do you believe in God? Nine out of ten Americans unhesitatingly answer yes. But for Douglas Porpora, the real questions begin where pollsters leave off. What, he asks, does religious belief actually mean in our lives? Does it shape our identities and our actions? Or, despite our professions of faith, are we morally adrift? Landscapes of the Soul... more...

  • Born to Believeby Andrew Newberg; Mark Robert Waldman

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 21.99

    Born to Believe was previously published in hardcover as Why We Believe What We Believe . Prayer...meditation...speaking in tongues. What do these spiritual activities share and how do they differ? Why do some people believe in God, while others embrace atheism? From the ordinary to the extraordinary, beliefs give meaning to the mysteries of... more...

  • The Dark Night of the Soulby Gerald G. May

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Now in paperback: a distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counsellor and bestselling author shows how the dark sides of the spiritual life are a vital ingredient in deep, authentic, healthy spirituality. Gerald G. May, MD, one of the great spiritual teachers and writers of our time, argues that the dark 'shadow' side of the true spiritual life... more...

  • Judaism and Other Religionsby Alan Brill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    With insight and scholarship, Alan Brill crisply outlines the traditional Jewish approaches to other religions for an age of globalization. more...

  • Religion in Mindby Jensine Andresen

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Originally published in 2001, Religion in Mind summarizes and extends the advances in the cognitive study of religion throughout the 1990s. more...