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  • After Migration and Religious Affiliationby Chee-Beng Tan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 179.00

    This is a timely book that fills the gap in the study of Chinese overseas and their religions in the global context. Rich in ethnographic materials, this is the first comprehensive book that shows the transnational religious networks among the Chinese of different nationalities and between the Chinese overseas and the regions in China. The book highlights... more...

  • Bounded Choiceby Janja Lalich

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves. more...

  • Congregations in Conflictby Penny Edgell Becker

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the nature of American congregations as institutions. more...

  • Liberty and Powerby Bryan Hehir; Michael Walzer; Louise Richardson; Shibley Telhami; Charles Krauthammer

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 17.95

    Can religious convictions promote a more moral foreign policy? The contributors to this volume come at the issue from very different perspectives and offer unexpected insights on a question now at the forefront of American foreign policy. more...

  • Speaking of Faithby Krista Tippett

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    An intimate, thought-provoking, and original appraisal of the meaning of religion in our time- from the creator and host of public radio's Speaking of Faith Krista Tippett, widely becoming known as the Bill Moyers of radio, is one of the country's most intelligent and insightful commentators on religion, ethics, and the human spirit. With this... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Intelligent Designby Christopher M.Div Carlisle; W. Smith Jr.

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 18.95

    An objective overview of the biggest controversy in American education. Intelligent Design is one of the hottest issues facing parents and educators to day, but it can be hard to separate the facts from the heated rhetoric. This expert and objective guide gets to the bottom of the questions: What is Intelligent Design? Should it replace... more...

  • Gott oder Darwin?by Joachim Klose; Jochen Oehler

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.99

    Gott oder Darwin? Widersprechen sich die Bilder der Religionen und die Theorien der Naturwissenschaften oder sind sie komplementäre Darstellungsweisen einer Wirklichkeit? Während Naturwissenschaften beschreiben, wie sich die Welt entwickelt hat und kausal den Wirklichkeitsprozess erklären, geben Religionen jeweils eine Antwort darauf, wozu die Welt... more...

  • For God's Sakeby Lee Marsden

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Religious fundamentalism is a powerful force not only in American domestic politics but also in the way America acts abroad. In For God’s Sake Lee Marsden investigates the way that the Christian Right have influenced US foreign policy, arguing that this influence will continue to fuel hostility against the country for many years to come. more...

  • Wicca's Charmby Catherine Sanders

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.99

    How Wiccan Spirituality Is Filling a Spiritual Hunger in America Hundreds of thousands of people practice Wicca and other forms of modern Pagan spirituality in America today, and journalist Catherine Edwards Sanders wanted to understand why such belief systems are rapidly attracting followers. When a routine magazine assignment led her to realize... more...

  • Handbook of Religion and Healthby Harold G. Koenig; Michael E. McCullough; David B. Larson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 174.99

    What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance... more...