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- University of California Press 2000; US$ 31.95
Finally, social scientists have begun to attempt to understand religious behavior rather than to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish?and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have played a major role in this new approach. Acknowledging that science cannot assess the supernatural side of religion (and therefore should not claim to do so), Stark... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.98
This book addresses the eclipse of shame in Christian theology by showing how shame emerges in Christian texts and practice in ways that can be neither assimilated into a discourses of guilt nor dissociated from embodiment. Stephanie N. Arel argues that the traditional focus on guilt obscures shame by perpetuating the image of the lonely sinner in... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99
African American Religion offers a provocative historical and philosophical treatment of the religious life of African Americans. Glaude argues that the phrase, African American religion, is meaningful only insofar as it singles out the distinctive ways religion has been leveraged by African Americans to respond to different racial regimes in the... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
This book is a revealing and insightful study about Gods and Goddesses (Abosom) as key to unlocking the mystery of the human being. Thus, this book will be of interest to Africanists, African Americanists, those interested in black spirituality and hermeneutics, cultural anthropologists, and scholars of religion and theology. more...
- UPA 2012; US$ 35.99
The author, a traditional king and professor, studies the Akan in Ghana to demonstrate that ancestor worship is as pragmatic, systematic, theological, teleological, soteriological - with a highly trained clerical body and elders as mediators - and symbolic as any other religion in the world. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Afro-Eccentricity explores three overlapping stories of Black Religion: the soul, the black church, and ancestor narratives. Hart contends that these narratives dominate most accounts of Black Religion that, collectively, he calls the "Standard Narrative of Black Religion." more...
- Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99
This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression. The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues to profoundly influence its expression. The book focuses... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 13.95
A guided tour through the burgeoning business of exorcism and the darker side of American life . There is no other religious ritual more fascinating, or more disturbing, than exorcism. This is particularly true in America today, where the ancient rite has a surprisingly strong hold on our imagination, and on our popular entertainment industry. We?ve... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 49.99
The Anthropology of Religious Conversion paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies. Conversion is very seldom simply a sudden moment of insight or inspiration; it is a change both of individual consciousness and of social belonging, of mental attitude and of physical experience, whose... more...