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  • Religious Worldsby William E. Paden

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    From Gods, to ritual observance to the language of myth and the distinction between the sacred and the profane, Religious Worlds explores the structures common to all spiritual traditions. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Shadow of a Doubtby Talbot Davis

    Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bring your doubts out of the shadows and into the light. more...

  • The Sensual Godby Aviad M. Kleinberg

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man (and loses). In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made flesh and dwells among humans. For religious thinkers trained in Greek philosophy and its deep distaste for matter, sacred scripture can be distressing.... more...

  • Faithfully Feministby Gina Messina-Dysert; Jennifer Zobair; Amy Levin

    White Cloud Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Why do you stay?? It is a common question women are asked in relation to their faith. These are not women who buy into Candace Cameron?s biblically submissive theory; rather, these are women who claim a feminist identity, have membership in a particular religious tradition, and practice their faith in spite of gendered challenges. In Faithfully... more...

  • American Heathensby Jennifer Snook

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    American Heathens is the first in-depth ethnographic study about the largely misunderstood practice of American Heathenry (Germanic Paganism). Jennifer Snook?who has been Pagan since her early teens and a Heathen since eighteen?traces the development and trajectory of Heathenry as a new religious movement in America, one in which all identities... more...

  • Spirit Possession around the Worldby Joseph Laycock

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    Possession and exorcism are elements that occur in nearly every culture. Why is belief in spiritual possession so universal? This accessible reference volume offers a broad sample of the traditions and cultures involving possession and exorcism, presenting thoughts on this widely popular topic by experts from the fields of anthropology, sociology,... more...

  • Understanding the Religions of the Worldby Willoughby Deming

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29

    Understanding the Religions of the World offers a new approach to the study of religion which moves away from the purely descriptive and instead helps students understand how religions actually ‘work’. Covering all the main faith traditions, it combines historical context, contemporary beliefs and practices, and original theory, with... more...

  • The Great Perhapsby Burton F. Porter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 41.99

    Burton F. Porter explores the philosophical question of the existence of God in an open, yet critical, way, examining the argumentation used by centuries of human society to support or reject divinity. more...

  • Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religionsby Irfan A. Omar; Michael K. Duffey

    Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56

    Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions. Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions Introduces... more...

  • Pagans and Philosophersby John Marenbon

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the "Problem of Paganism," which this book identifies and examines for the first time. How could the wisdom and virtue of the great thinkers of antiquity be reconciled with the fact that they were pagans and, many thought, damned?... more...