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Religion (General)

  • Seeing Krishna in Americaby E. Allen Richardson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Hindu sect the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in India in the 15th century by a devotional saint, Vallabhacharya. Their Bhakti tradition worships a variety of forms of Krishna as a seven year old child. Following U.S. immigration reforms in 1965, members of the sect established a spiritual headquarters for the faith in Pennsylvania and began to... more...

  • Sacred Suicideby James R. Lewis; Carole M. Cusack

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass suicide, such as the mass suicide of the... more...

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diasporaby Afe Adogame

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual... more...

  • The "Bhagavad Gita"by Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Bhagavad Gita , perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world?s spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five... more...

  • Fremde unter einem Dach?by Martin Fritz; Markus Buntfuß

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    It is no longer possible to regard the heterogeneous disciplines of theology in terms of a unitary and dominant thematic dictum. Nevertheless, a common perspective is essential if theological research and studies are to develop an integrated body of knowledge rather than disparate islands of understanding. Using a critical application of Schleiermacher?s... 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...

  • Mind, Morality and Magicby Istvan Czachesz; Risto Uro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The cognitive science of religion that has emerged over the last twenty years is a multidisciplinary field that often challenges established theories in anthropology and comparative religion. This new approach raises many questions for biblical studies as well. What are the cross-cultural cognitive mechanisms which explain the transmission of biblical... more...

  • Feminism and Religion in the 21st Centuryby Gina Messina-Dysert; Rosemary Radford Ruether

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This anthology will explore the new directions of conversations occurring in relation to feminism and religion, as well as the technological modes being utilized to continue dialogue, expand borders, and create new frontiers in feminism. It is a cross generational project bringing together the voices of foremothers with those of the twenty-first century... more...

  • Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasusby Alexander Agadjanian; Ansgar Jödicke; Evert van der Zweerde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book explores developments in the three major societies of the South Caucasus ? Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia ? focusing especially on religion, historical traditions, national consciousness, and political culture, and on how these factors interact. It outlines how, despite close geographical interlacement, common historical memories and inherited... more...

  • Formed From This Soilby Thomas S. Bremer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Formed from This Soil offers a complete history of religion in America that centers on the diversity of sacred traditions and practices that have existed in the country from its earliest days. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest Europeans searching for new routes to Asia, through to the global context of post-9/11 America of the... more...