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  • The New Black Godsby Edward E. IV Curtis; Danielle Brune Sigler

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    Taking the influential work of Arthur Huff Fauset as a starting point to break down the false dichotomy that exists between mainstream and marginal, a new generation of scholars offers fresh ideas for understanding the religious expressions of African Americans in the United States. Fauset's 1944 classic,... more...

  • God in the White House: A Historyby Randall Balmer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"? Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century?from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American... more...

  • The Rebbeby Samuel Heilman; Menachem Friedman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    From the 1950s until his death in 1994, Menachem Mendel Schneerson--revered by his followers worldwide simply as the Rebbe--built the Lubavitcher movement from a relatively small sect within Hasidic Judaism into the powerful force in Jewish life that it is today. Swept away by his expectation that the Messiah was coming, he came to believe that he... more...

  • The Homemade Atheistby Betty Brogaard

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    Why is homemade pie better than store-bought? Because it is made with love, special care and personal attention. Betty Brogaard's atheism is just like that. She knows that life without faith is not only intellectually justified, it is emotionally fulfilling. Betty's story is proof that atheism leads not just to truth, but to happiness. --Dan Barker,... more...

  • Religious Policy in the Soviet Unionby Sabrina Petra Ramet

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 72.00

    This 1992 book contains contributions from fifteen of the West's leading scholars of religion in the USSR. more...

  • Understanding the 'Imago Dei'by Fr Dominic Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    As theologians across confessional divides try to say something significant about human dignity in our contemporary society, there is fresh interest in the ancient Christian doctrine that the human being is created in the 'imago Dei'. Robinson examines the 'imago Dei' debate through three giants of twentieth century theology - Karl... more...

  • Worldly Wonderby Mary Evelyn Tucker; Judith Berling

    Open Court 2011; US$ 24.95

    History illustrates the power of religion to bring about change. Mary Evelyn Tucker describes how world religions have begun to move from a focus on God-human and human-human relations to encompass human-earth relations. She argues that, in light of the environmental crisis, religion should move from isolated orthodoxy to interrelated dialogue and... more...

  • Science and the Search for Meaningby Jean Staune

    Templeton Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    As the organizer of some of the most important meetings in science and religion in Europe, Jean Staune is in a core position to report on the dialogue between science and religion, primarily from the views of scientists. In this book, the translation of a recent French edition, he presents "audacious and rigorous" articles by fifteen renowned leaders... more...

  • What Should I Believe?by Dorothy Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 20.95

    Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we?re religious or not. If we?re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we?ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We?re beset by people who demand that we give ourselves to Jesus while they smugly assure us... more...

  • Marks of an Absolute Witchby Dr Orna Alyagon Darr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    Exploring the crime of witchcraft in early modern England, this book focuses on legal questions of proof. As a capital crime - yet one that was uniquely difficult to prove - witchcraft investigations and trials offer a fascinating lens through which to observe social and judicial attitudes towards crime, punishment and evidentiary standards. more...