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  • 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...

  • Expanding Religionby Miklós Tomka

    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...

  • 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... 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...

  • Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 2by Jřrgen Nielsen; Samim Akgönül; Ahmet Aliba?i?; Brigitte Maréchal; Christian Moe

    BRILL 2010; US$ 283.00

    The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides up-to-date factual information, statistics and analysis of the situation of Muslims in 46 European countries. more...

  • Religion for Atheistsby Alain De Botton

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 29.99

    From the author of The Architecture of Happiness , a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer.   Alain de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household, and though he was powerfully swayed by his parents' views, he underwent,... more...

  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 22by Ralph L. Piedmont; Andrew Village

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion publishes empirical and theoretical studies of religion from a wide range of disciplines and from all parts of the globe. A special section is devoted to the issue of psychological type and religion and especially how psychological type can increase our understanding of Christian ministry. Alongside... more...

  • Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazilby Stephen Selka

    UPF 2007; US$ 34.95

    A fascinating look at the role religion plays in struggles over identity and racism in Brazil more...

  • The Golden Boughby James George Frazer

    Oxford University Press, UK 1994; US$ 8.99

    A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his... more...

  • Sacred and Secularby Pippa Norris; Ronald Inglehart

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Demonstrates that although advanced societies have been moving toward secular orientation, the world has more people with traditional religious views. more...