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- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
View our feature on Kathleen Norris?s Acedia & Me .Kathleen Norris?s masterpiece: a personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia , or soul-weariness, and brilliantly explores its relevancy to the modern individual and culture. Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn?t drag herself out of bed... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99
Since the first African American denomination was established in Philadelphia in 1818, churches have gone beyond their role as spiritual guides in African American communities and have served as civic institutions, spaces for education, and sites for the cultivation of individuality and identities in the face of limited or non-existent freedom. In... more...
- UPA 2012; US$ 32.99
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...
- 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$ 43.99
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 In Memoriam: Morton Klass Chapter 3 The Anthropology of Conversion: An Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter One: Conversion and Social Processes Chapter 5 Continuous Conversion? The Rhetoric, Practice, and Rhetorical Practice of Charismatic Protestant Coversion Chapter 6 Agency, Bureaucracy and Religious Conversion: Ethiopian... more...
- Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 28.99
In this book, E. Rae Harcum emphasizes the application of psychological principles for the improvement of individual and group behaviors. Applied Psychology for Servant Religion discusses problem solving, interpretation of test results, and ways to improve individual and social behaviors. more...
- The Lutterworth Press 2013; US$ 28.00
The emotional separation of boys from their mothers in early childhood enables them to connect with their fathers and their fathers world. But this separation also produces a melancholic reaction of sadness and sense of loss. Certain religious sensibilities develop out of this melancholic reaction, including a sense of honor, a sense of hope,... more...