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  • Religion for Atheistsby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists looks at the God debate with fresh eyes All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have... more...

  • Taking Religious Pluralism Seriouslyby Barbara A. McGraw; Jo Renee Formicola

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    The clash between the religious right and the secular left undermines any serious debate about the role of religion in American public life. Such strident cultural rhetoric often ignores the positive contributions of America's many religions. By contrast, this volume celebrates America's religious diversity, demonstrating that religious pluralism is... more...

  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World , New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different... more...

  • Nation of Religionsby Stephen Prothero

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side. This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and,... more...

  • Religious Literacyby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life's basic questions,... more...

  • Rethinking Ghosts in World Religionsby Mu-chou Poo

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    As a religious phenomenon, the realm of ghosts has been less studied than the realm of the divine. This work examines the received concepts and images of ghosts in various religious cultures ranging from the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the Old Testament, the Classical Era, Early medieval and Early Modern Europe, Early India, and Medieval China. more...

  • The Destiny of Modern Societiesby Milan Zafirovski

    BRILL 2009; US$ 215.00

    Applying the idea of the destiny of societies or nations, the book argues, demonstrates, and illustrates the Calvinist societal "predestination," through the Puritan determination, of American society. more...

  • Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissiby Raja Rhouni

    BRILL 2010; US$ 186.00

    This book offers a thorough and critical analysis of the work of one of the major figures in a oeIslamic feminism, a Fatima Mernissi. This work traces Mernissia (TM)s intellectual trajectory from a oeseculara to a oeIslamic feminisma in order to engage in the theorization of this emerging feminism. more...

  • The Missionary Self-Perception of Pentecostal/Charismatic Church Leaders from the Global South in Europeby Claudia Währisch-Oblau

    BRILL 2009; US$ 212.00

    Building on long-time research and extensive interviews, this ground-breaking study offers a portrait of pentecostal / charismatic immigrants from the global South who do not define themselves as victims but as expatriate agents with a calling to change Europe. more...

  • From Pews to Polling Placesby J. Matthew Wilson

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Does religion promote political mobilization? Are individuals motivated by their faith to focus on issues of social justice, personal morality, or both? What is the relationship between religious conviction and partisanship? Does religious identity reinforce or undermine other political identifications like race, ethnicity, and class? The answers to... more...