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  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.49

    In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World , New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different... 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...

  • Unorthodoxby Deborah Feldman

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman?s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali?s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop?s Escape , featuring a new epilogue by the author. As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced... more...

  • Secularism and State Policies toward Religionby Ahmet T. Kuru

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Comparing policy in America, France, and Turkey, this book analyzes the impact of ideological struggles on public policies toward religion. more...

  • American Graceby Robert D. Putnam; David E. Campbell

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.99

    American Grace is a major achievement, a groundbreaking examination of religion in America. Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse, and remarkably tolerant. But in recent decades the nation?s religious landscape has been reshaped. America has experienced three seismic shocks, say Robert Putnam and David Campbell.... more...

  • In the Wake of Disasterby Harold G Koenig

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    In a timely book with a powerful and persuasive message, Dr. Harold G. Koenig addresses federal, state, and local government policy leaders, urging them to more fully integrate religious organizations into the formal disaster response system, and he then provides recommendations on how this can effectively be done. Koenig also advocates faith communities... more...

  • Rethinking Ghosts in World Religionsby Mu-chou Poo

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This volume addresses the idea of ghost in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Europe, India, and China. It proposes a multi-cultural apprach to construct a wider and complicated picture of the phenomenon of ghosts and spirits in human societies. more...

  • The Missionary Self-Perception of Pentecostal/Charismatic Church Leaders from the Global South in Europeby Claudia Währisch-Oblau

    BRILL 2009; US$ 212.00

    Building on long-time research and extensive interviews, this ground-breaking study offers a portrait of pentecostal / charismatic immigrants from the global South who do not define themselves as victims but as expatriate agents with a calling to change Europe. more...

  • From Pews to Polling Placesby J. Matthew Wilson

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Does religion promote political mobilization? Are individuals motivated by their faith to focus on issues of social justice, personal morality, or both? What is the relationship between religious conviction and partisanship? Does religious identity reinforce or undermine other political identifications like race, ethnicity, and class? The answers to... more...

  • Islamby F. E. Peters

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    The Quran is a sacred book with profound, and familiar, Old and New Testament resonances. And the message it promulgated, Islam, came of age during an extraordinarily rich era of interaction among monotheists. Jews, Christians, and Muslims not only worshipped the same God, but shared aspirations, operated in the same social and economic environment,... more...