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  • The Analects of Confuciusby Confucius; James Legge

    The Floating Press 1872; US$ 4.99

    The Analects of Confucius gathers the teachings or aphorisms of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). He discusses the morality of government and the individual, social relationships, justice and sincerity. The philosophical movement of confucianism sprang from the study of these writings. more...

  • Undergroundby Haruki Murakami

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.97

    In spite of the perpetrators' intentions, the Tokyo gas attack left only twelve people dead, but thousands were injured and many suffered serious after-effects. Murakami interviews the victims to try and establish precisely what happened on the subway that day. He also interviews members and ex-members of the doomsdays cult responsible, in the hope... more...

  • Exploring Earthinessby Anne Primavesi

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book is a gift to all who are concerned about global warming, climate change, poisonous living environments, and the growing disparity between the 1 percent and the 99 percent. Completed when Hurricane Sandy had wreaked havoc on the Northeast seaboard of the United States, this book is a timely wake-up call to all the inhabitents of our shared... more...

  • Unintelligent Designby Robyn Williams

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 16.31

    Using all sorts of examples from the natural and scientific world Robyn Williams takes on the stalking monster of fundamentalist religion and creationism in a short, wicked and witty debunk of the nonsense that is intelligent design - a book to infuriate the religious right and amuse the rest of us. more...

  • The Jewish Social Contractby David Novak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 62.95

    The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity. David Novak takes issue with the view--held by the late philosopher John Rawls and his followers--that citizens of a liberal... more...

  • Virtuosity, Charisma and Social Orderby Ilana Friedrich Silber

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 47.00

    Studies monasticism and society in Theravada Buddhism and Medieval Catholicism. more...

  • The Afterlife Surveyby Maureen Milliken

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 18.95

    Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from... more...

  • Tomorrow's Islam: The Power of Progress and Moderation Where Two Worlds Meetby Geraldine Doogue

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 20.29

    September 11. Bali. Iraq. The threat of extremism has made many in the Western world fearful of Islam. But should they be? Geraldine Doogue and Peter Kirkwood set out to ask the hard questions. Originating from the acclaimed ABC television Compass special of the same name, Tomorrow's Islam is a thoughtful and highly accessible insight into Islam from... more...

  • Jewish Orthodoxy and Its Discontentsby Marta F. Topel

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Marta T. Topel utilizes anthropological research to analyze both macro and micro social processes among secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel. Topel approaches religious dissidence within the Jewish Israeli Orthodoxy through the lens of the inverse phenomenon: religious conversion to Jewish Orthodoxy. more...

  • Religion on the Edgeby Courtney Bender; Wendy Cadge; Peggy Levitt

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99

    The thirteen essays in this volume challenge conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking... more...