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  • 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...

  • New Centers of Global Evangelicalism in Latin America and Africaby Stephen Offutt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book argues that local and global religious social forces are primarily responsible for the social developments in communities in the global south. more...

  • The Greatest Show on Earthby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 12.24

    Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species , shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all... 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...

  • Bridge or Barrierby Gerrie ter Haar; James J. Busuttil

    BRILL 2004; US$ 62.00

    The book discusses the transformative role of religion in situations of violent conflict. It considers both the constructive and destructive sides of religious belief and particularly explores ways in which religion(s) may contribute to transforming conflict into peace. more...

  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 15by Ralph L. Piedmont; David O. Moberg

    BRILL 2004; US$ 99.00

    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) publishes reports of innovative studies that pertain empirically or theoretically to the scientific study of religion, including spirituality, regardless of their academic discipline or professional orientation. Various articles are presented covering psychological, sociological and cross-cultural... 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...

  • 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...