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  • Religion for Atheistsby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.50

    Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists looks at the God debate with fresh eyes All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of the major religions and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes... more...

  • The Hammer of Witchesby Christopher S. Mackay

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    The only complete, reliable English translation of this famous fifteenth-century text. more...

  • Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islamby Asma Sayeed

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    Asma Sayeed's book traces the history of Muslim women's religious education over the course of nearly ten centuries. 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 US$ 21.56

    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$ 37.50 US$ 30.00

    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...

  • The Everything Jewish History and Heritage Bookby Richard D Bank

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.08

    Prepare yourself for an extraordinary adventure! In the following pages, you?ll traverse a time continuum spanning more than 4,000 years as you learn about the history of the Jewish people. We?ll begin in the area known as the Fertile Crescent, the cradle of civilization and the home of the early Hebrews. Then, we?ll move forward in time and place... more...

  • De umulige børn og det ordentlige menneskeby Laura Gilliam

    Aarhus University Press 2009; US$ 37.52

    De umulige børn og det ordentlige menneske handler om etniske minoritetsbørns identitetserfaringer i den danske folkeskole. Den viser, at de etniske minoritetsbørn - stik imod skolens og lærernes intentioner om integration - oplever, at der er et skarpt skel mellem danskere og etniske minoriteter. Børnene føler, at den danske og andre nationale identiteter... more...

  • Myths, Models and Paradigmsby Ian G. Barbour

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.00

    Scientist and philosophers have more in common than might first appear, especially when the language used in the two disciplines receives a closer scrutiny, Ian G. Barbour treats three scientific view-points that can clarify the specific nature of religious language. The first theme is the diverse function of language . Science and religion each... more...