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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 24.95
From the local to the global level, religion is ? more than ever ? an important and hotly debated part of modern life in the twenty-first century. From silver rings to ringtones and from clubs to headscarves, we often find the cultural role and discussion of religion in unexpected ways. Now in its second edition, Religion: The Basics remains... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 34.95
Why do people study religion? How have they studied it in the past? How do we study religion today? Is the academic study of religion the same as religious education? These and many other questions are addressed in this engaging introduction to the discipline of religious studies, written by two experienced university teachers. The authors have crafted... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95
Through reference to plays, poetry, novels, films and painting, this manifesto traces the genealogy of ‘true religion' in the western world and makes six controversial claims about the past, present and future of religion. Traces a transformation in the way religion is understood and performed in the western world. Makes several... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95
Interest in theories of religion has never been greater. Scholars debate single theoretical approaches in different scholarly journals, while the ?new atheists? such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the whole idea of religion. For everyone eager to understand the current state of the field, Contemporary Theories of Religion surveys... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 40.95
What is it about religion that appeals to people? Why do religions and religious beliefs persist in the face of increasing secularisation, harsh criticism and even political persecution? Robert Hinde argues that it is not enough simply to criticize religion, we must understand it - not only how it causes so much conflict, but also how it brings comfort... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
A number of cases of serious child abuse have resulted from beliefs that children may be possessed by evil spirits and may then be given the power to bewitch others. Misfortune, failure, illness and even death may be blamed on them. The 'cure', nowadays called deliverance rather than exorcism, is to expel the spirits, sometimes by violent means.This... more...
- Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 25.00
This book is aimed at addressing two common misconceptions. The first is that belief in G-d is purely a matter of faith and cannot be supported by rational arguments. The second is that rationality is incompatible with mysticism. The first part of this book argues that it is more rational to believe in G-d than not. The second part argues that instead... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 182.00
? Coverage of thousands of goddesses describe their myths and images, as well as how they were honored by their worshipers ? Organization by region permits in-depth study of specific religious traditions ? Includes 40 line drawings by renowned mythic artist Hrana Janto, based on original works from various cultures ? Extensive bibliographies on... more...