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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 206.00
Leading scholars examine the growth of new religious movements or cults in the US and Europe over the last 50 years and state attempts to monitor and control them, debating the political, practical and ethical issues which arise. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95
In The Frankfurt School on Religion, Mendieta has brought together a selection of readings and essays which will make available the significant and much-needed, contribution of the thinkers of the Frankfurt School on the religion. more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 109.99
Offering a feminist perspective on the significance of the body in the context of religious life and practice, this treatise examines the evidence, ranging from the novels of Toni Morrison to the paintings of Frida Kahlo. more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 26.95
This bold, pioneering book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. Arthur J. Magida explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual practice of Jewish bar and bat mitzvahs, Christian confirmations, Hindu sacred thread ceremonies, Muslim shahadas and Zen jukai ceremonies.... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 239.00
Provides insights into the relationships between religion and demography during the crucial period of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. This book shows the similarities as well as the differences in the positions of the various churches on matters important for reproduction in Western Europe, the US and Canada in the period 1850-1950. more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2008; US$ 27.95
What I have compiled in this extraordinary treasury are the very private thoughts of American philosophers, farmers, athletes, statesmen, mothers, laborers, scientists, industrialists, and others in their relationship with God. Some are simple, straightforward entreaties; others are elaborate invocations. All of them, however, provide indelible imprints... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 154.00
In light of the current popularity enjoyed by the subject of religion and questions about the consequences arising from this situation, especially for practical theology, the early essays on the sociology of religion by Volker Drehsen (born 1949) have once again become poignant. They continue to retain their power of illuminating the self-conception... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95
Ritual and the Sacred discusses some of the most important issues of modern socio-political life through the lens of a neo-Durkheimian perspective. Building on the main lesson of Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life, this book articulates values and practices common to non-Western and religious traditions that have the capacity to shape... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 31.95
Describing the use of symbols in philosophy and religion, this book connects the Taoist symbol of the self—the diamond body—to the tetrahedron, as well as to the four valences of the carbon molecule, the basis of all life. Following these ideas further, the discussion details the close correspondence between the ancient wisdom of Lao Tsu and the... more...