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  • Exploring the Postsecularby Arie Molendijk; Justin Beaumont; Christoph Jedan

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This book examines contemporary relations between religion, politics and urban societies from a theoretical perspective. Special attention is paid to those authors (e.g. Habermas, Taylor) who analyze new global constellations in terms of a shift from the secular to the postsecular. more...

  • Pray Without Ceasingby Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    Why and how should one pray? Pray Without Ceasing is an attempt at answering this question in the most essential and direct way. The treasury of spiritual texts that have been collected in this volume is focused on the way of the invocation of divine Names, or sacred formulae. more...

  • How I Prayby Jim Castelli

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Religion writer Jim Castelli set out to answer these profound questions by talking with twenty-six spiritual leaders and practitioners representing the wide spectrum of faith in America today. How I Pray gathers these remarkable conversations into a thought-provoking, personal, and deeply meaningful volume. In How I Pray Christians and Jews, Muslims... more...

  • Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200by Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    A study of animal sacrifice within Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity during the period of their interaction between about 100 BC and AD 200. After a vivid account of the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards this practice.... more...

  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 19by Ralph L. Piedmont

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This volume provides a wide range of research on the psychological and sociological aspects of spirituality and religiousness. Volume 19 also contains a special section focusing on issues related to adolescent spirituality. more...

  • History, Time, Meaning, and Memoryby Barbara Jones Denison

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    It can be said that history is poor sociology that does not account sufficiently for present social circumstances, while sociology is bad history in that it does not go back in time. This volume in the Religion and Social Order series sets out to address these conjoint problems of history and sociology within the disciplinary boundaries of the sociology... more...

  • Understanding Faithby Stephen R.L. Clark

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99

    Militant atheists often mirror the worst kind of ignorance and hostility that they condemn in traditional believers. Writing both as a philosopher and an Anglican Christian, Professor Clark explores this initial perception, considering such topics as the alleged openness of ‘scientists’ compared with the ‘dogmatism’ of ‘believers’;... more...

  • Civic Ideology, Organization, and Law in the Rule Scrollsby Yonder M. Gillihan

    BRILL 2011; US$ 242.00

    Using insights from modern sociology, this book argues that the organization, law, and literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls sect expressed an "alternative civic ideology" by which members claimed citizenship in a superior commonwealth that would soon replace the existing Judean state. more...

  • Encounters of Body and Soul in Contemporary Religious Practicesby Anna Fedele; Ruy Llera Blanes

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 85.00

    Social scientists and philosophers confronted with religious phenomena have always been challenged to find a proper way to describe the spiritual experiences of the social group they were studying. The influence of the Cartesian dualism of body and mind (or soul) led to a distinction between non-material, spiritual experiences (i.e., related to... more...

  • The Little Book of Prayersby David Schiller

    Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 8.95

    The perfect gift for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry, The Little Book of Prayers now has a stunning new cover and a more prayer book?like format. Gathered from holy books and prayer books, from songs and spirituals, spoken traditions and poets, it is an unexpectedly approachable collection of common and uncommon prayers from around... more...