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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95
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...
- 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...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 15.99
Discover how in almost every area of our lives, our behaviour is influenced far more by others than we?d like to imagine Teenage cliques, jihadist cells, army units, polar expeditions, and football hooligans on the face of it, each of these groups might seem exceptional, but the forces that bind and drive them can affect us all. In recent decades,... more...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
For the first time in human history, a significant percentage of the world?s population no longer believes in God. This is especially true in developed nations, where in some societies nonbelievers now outnumber believers. Unless religion collapses completely, or undergoes a remarkable resurgence, countries across the globe must learn to carefully... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95
Widely used as a primer, a text and a provocation to critical thinking, 'Studying Religion' aims to develop students' skills. The book clearly explains the methods and theories employed in the study of religion. Essays are offered on a range of topics: from the history and functions of religion to public discourse on religion and the classification... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 14.00
Atheism is becoming increasingly popular and it sometimes feels that much of the western world is now post-religious. But now the initial charge of Richard Dawkins and the new atheists has past, what does atheism really mean ?. This is the question that Dylan Evans addresses in Atheism: All That Matters , providing a thoughtful and engaging atheist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
The apocalypse is a motif that lies behind many religious beliefs and practices. 'War in Heaven/Heaven on Earth' theorizes the apocalyptic as it has arisen in a variety of religious traditions, from Native American religion to Islam in Northern Nigeria and new terrorist movements. Millennial theory and history are explored from the perspective of social... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
Religion has flourished in cyberspace, bringing individuals together, helping to consolidate fringe religions, promoting activism and evangelism, and providing sites for the promotion and examination of specific issues. 'E-Religion' is one of the first systematic scholarly studies of religion on the Web. Providing a clear outline of Web epistemology... more...
- Stanford University Press 2003; US$ 23.95 US$ 21.99
Opening with the provocative query ?what might an anthropology of the secular look like?? this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism. The focus is on major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes towards Islam in the modern West and the Middle East. more...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
Dan Barker , a former evangelical minister, is copresident of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, cohost of Freethought Radio, and cofounder and board member of the Clergy Project. He is the author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists . A widely sought-after lecturer, debater, and performer, he regularly... more...