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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95
This book poses new questions about the religious, the secular and the implications of each for the process known as secularization. Looking carefully at the gendered nature of care, they ask why women predominate so noticeably in both religion and welfare at least in the delivery of service. The topical issues in this book include the increased visibility... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 112.00
In sharp contrast to Western developments post-communist Europe experienced a spectacular religious revival after 1989. Previously marginalized believers and churches became accepted and active participants of social life. Several successive surveys of three international projects studied religious revival and variations of religiosity, the social... more...
- 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... more...
- 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...