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  • 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...

  • An Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformationby George O'Brien; Dr. Edward McPhail

    IHS Press 2003; US$ 12.95

    This work offers a unique perspective on the rise of capitalism and socialism and the effect of the Reformation. Specific topics include consequences of belief in the private judgment of scriptures; separation of spiritual and secular life; difference between Lutheran and Calvinist teachings on economics; the Calvinist concept of vocation; its perception... more...

  • Those Who Forget the Pastby Ron Rosenbaum; Cynthia Ozick

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Something has changed. After the horrors of World War II, people everywhere believed that it could never happen again, but today the evidence is unmistakable that anti-Semitism is dramatically on the rise once more. The torching of European synagogues, suicide terror in Israel, the relentless comparison of the Israelis to Nazis, the paranoid post?September... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politicsby Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    From the United States to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, religion has become an increasingly important factor in political activity and organisation. This Handbook provides a definitive global survey of the interaction of religion and politics. Featuring contributions from an international team of experts, it examines the political aspects... more...

  • Wicca's Charmby Catherine Sanders

    The Crown 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...

  • 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...

  • How People Growby Henry Cloud; John Townsend

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 9.74

    How People Grow reveals why all growth is spiritual growth and how you can grow in ways you never thought possible. Unpacking the practical and passionate theology that forms the backbone of their counseling, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates to reveal how growth really happens. more...

  • Faith in the Public Realmby Adam Dinham; Robert Furbey; Vivien Lowndes

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Faith in the public realm takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenges prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm. more...

  • Religion, Globalization, and Cultureby Peter Beyer; Lori Beaman

    BRILL 2007; US$ 158.00

    The topic of religion and globalization is complex, susceptible to a great variety of approaches. This book combines contributions from many authors who examine a wide range of subjects ranging from overall theoretical considerations to detailed regional perspectives. No single understanding of either religion or globalization is privileged. 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...