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  • Ernesto De Martino on Religionby Dr. Fabrizio M. Ferrari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ernesto de Martino was a major critical thinker in the study of vernacular religions, producing innovative analyses of key concepts such as 'folklore', 'magic' and 'ritual'. His methodology stemmed from his training under the philosopher Benedetto Croce whilst his philosophical approach to anthropology borrowed from Marx and Gramsci. Widely celebrated... more...

  • Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religionby William E. Arnal; Willi Braun; Russell T. McCutcheon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion presents a provocative critique of the unwillingness of modern scholars to publically distinguish research into comparative religion from confessional studies written within denominationally-affiliated institutions. The book offers the 19th Century founders of the study of religion as a bracing corrective... more...

  • Vernacular Religion in Everyday Lifeby Marion Bowman; A. Lo Valk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Vernacular religion is religion as people experience, understand, and practice it. It shapes everyday culture and disrupts the traditional boundaries between 'official' and 'folk' religion. The book analyses vernacular religion in a range of Christian denominations as well as in indigenous and New Age religion from the nineteenth century to today.... more...

  • Reinventing Religious Studiesby Scott S. Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    "Reinventing Religious Studies" offers readers an opportunity to trace the important trends and developments in Religious Studies over the last forty years. Over this time the study of religion has been transformed into a critical discipline informed by a wide range of perspectives from sociology to anthropology, politics to material culture, and economics... more...

  • Away With All Gods!by Bob Avakian

    Insight Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Bringing a revolutionary communist voice to the current discourse about god, atheism, and morality, this treatise demystifies religious belief and examines how, even in its most progressive interpretations, religion stands in the way of the emancipation of humanity. Addressing numerous questions—such as Is believing in gods actually harmful? How... more...

  • The Question of the Animal and Religionby Aaron S. Gross

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful case for elevating the category of the animal in the study of religion. Major theorists have almost without exception approached religion as... more...

  • Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sitesby Elazar Barkan; Karen Barkey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of “sharing,? exploring... more...

  • Confucianismby Paul R. Goldin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    "Confucianism" presents the history and salient tenets of Confucian thought, and discusses its viability, from both a social and a philosophical point of view, in the modern world. Despite most of the major Confucian texts having been translated into English, there remains a surprising lack of straightforward textbooks on Confucian philosophy in any... more...

  • Levi-Strauss on Religionby Paul-Francois Tremlett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Levi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology', is one of the most influential thinkers of the Twentieth Century. His development of 'structuralism' - the identification of patterns of human cognition and behaviour - greatly influenced Althusser, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida. -Levi-Strauss on Religion- presents one of the only examinations of the... more...

  • 50 Great Myths About Religionsby John Morreall; Tamara Sonn

    Wiley 2014; US$ 27.95

    50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a lively,... more...